TY - CHAP A1 - Lyda Espitia-Pérez A2 - Luisa Jiménez-Vidal A3 - Pedro Espitia-Pérez ED1 - Abdelhadi Makan Y1 - 2020-01-08 PY - 2020 T1 - Particulate Matter Exposure: Genomic Instability, Disease, and Cancer Risk N2 - It took a long time for humans to recognize the existence of a direct link between environmental pollution and health deterioration. In the 1990s, scientists demonstrated the existence of this link through epidemiological studies and new technical materials that can measure accumulation effects of small toxic quantities. Consequently, concerns about human health were accentuated, and the notion of environmental health has emerged. This book covers some practices for managing, controlling, and preventing environmental factors that may affect current and future generations' health. Topics relate to either the natural or the built environment and include air and water pollution, rainwater harvesting, climate change effects, marine pollution, and ecological indicators. BT - Environmental Health SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.86536 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.86536 SN - 978-1-78984-895-3 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-01-25 ER -