Title: Selections from the history of environmental pollution, with special attention to air pollution. Part 1.

Authors: Laszlo Makra, Peter Brimblecombe

Addresses: University of Szeged, Department of Climatology and Landscape Ecology, H-6701 Szeged, PF. 653, Hungary. ' School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK

Abstract: Several comprehensive publications have been issued recently on the environmental pollution of past times (e.g. Tylecote, 1976; Nriagu, 1983a; Brimblecombe, 1987a; Goldstein, 1988; Healy, 1988; Brimblecombe and Pfister, 1990; Hughes, 1993; Markham, 1994; Brimblecombe, 1995; Karatzas, 2000, 2001; McNeill, 2001; Meszaros, 2001). The aim of this study is to give an overview of information on the subject – mainly related to ancient times.

Keywords: copper mining; copper pollution; atmospheric pollution; lead mining; lead pollution; teeth; environmental pollution; air pollution; history; evolution.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2004.006044

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2004 Vol.22 No.6, pp.641 - 656

Published online: 27 Jan 2005 *

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