Chemistry of Pollutants: Impacts & Solutions
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The intense human activities during the past century have been characterized by the dispersal of a wide range of wastes into air, water and soil which contributed enormously to environmental pollution. Therefore, it is imperative that our society understands the widespread impacts of environmental pollution and continually improves the solutions of these problems. As a part of this stream, this course has an intention to reveal what we know about types of pollutants, their sources and releases, their pathways through the three major environmental media: air, water and soil, and their effects on human society (health, education, politics and economy). The state of health of World's and Canada's environments stressing areas where environmental pollution is the subject of public debate and concern will also be incorporated in this course.
Emphasis will be placed on practical solutions on how to improve the quality of our environment. The course will conclude with an assessment of environmental sustainability, policies, laws and how individuals can contribute to understanding and protecting our common environment.