Noise and air pollution from motor vehicles have a major impact on the physical and mental well-being of urban residents worldwide. Although control measures have already been implemented in most developed countries, noise and air pollution have only recently become major problems in many developing countries, as rapid industrial growth, population increase and improved living standards have led to an increase in car ownership. If control measures are not implemented swiftly in developing countries, the effects on public health will be extremely serious.
This book, which has been prepared by WHO in collaboration with the Ecotoxicology Service of the Department of Public Health in Geneva, discusses global trends in noise and air pollution from motor vehicles, their effects on public health, and the control measures available.
This book discusses:
* global trends of motor vehicle air pollution
* its effects on public health
* the various control measures available
'Well written…useful as background reading as to how the different countries have tried to reduce vehicle emissions.' - Progress in Environmental Science
Effects from Road Traffic Noise. Exposure to Exhaust and Evaporative Emissions from Motor Vehicles. Motor Vehicle Emission Control Measures. Case Studies from Cities Around the World. Motor Vehicle Pollution Control in Geneva. Conclusions and Recommendations.