Today, more so than in the past, modern cities are affected by multiple sources of contamination and pollution, the effects of which overlap in both space and time Toxic metal contamination, organic pollution, smog, acid rain, and greenhouse gas accumulation are the most widespread legacies of an often uncontrolled growth that has deeply changed the geochemical character of the urban environment over the last four millennia. Even though progress over the last 4000 years, has changed human habits and positively influenced the quality of city life, the past is frequently revealed as a hidden source of environmental problems with the potential to affect the public health of both current and future urban residents.

Legacy Problems in Urban Geochemistry

CICCHELLA D.
2012

Abstract

Today, more so than in the past, modern cities are affected by multiple sources of contamination and pollution, the effects of which overlap in both space and time Toxic metal contamination, organic pollution, smog, acid rain, and greenhouse gas accumulation are the most widespread legacies of an often uncontrolled growth that has deeply changed the geochemical character of the urban environment over the last four millennia. Even though progress over the last 4000 years, has changed human habits and positively influenced the quality of city life, the past is frequently revealed as a hidden source of environmental problems with the potential to affect the public health of both current and future urban residents.
urban environment; megacities; toxic metals; smog; acid rain; public health
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