Current Status of Air Toxics Management and Its Strategies for Controlling Emissions in Taiwan
AbstractSince the 1970s, hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), so-called air toxics, have been of great concern because they can cause serious human health effects and have adverse effects on the environment. More noticeably, some of them are known to be human carcinogens. The objective of this paper is to investigate the regulatory systems and human health effects of air toxics which have been designated by the Taiwan government under the Air Pollution Control Act. These toxic air pollutants include acutely toxic gas (i.e., ammonia, chlorine, fluorides, hydrochloric acid, hydrogen cyanide, hydrogen sulfide, nitric acid, phosphoric acid and sulfuric acid), gas containing heavy metals, and carcinogenic chemicals (including formaldehyde, vinyl chloride, asbestos and matter containing asbestos, dioxins and furans, volatile organic compounds, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and polychlorinated biphenyls). In line with international concern about the carcinogenic risk and environmental persistence of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDDs/PCDFs) and heavy metals in recent years, the current status in monitoring and reducing the emissions of PCDDs/PCDFs from stationary sources was analyzed as a case study in the present study. Furthermore, the control strategies for reducing emissions of air toxics from stationary sources in Taiwan were also addressed. View Full-Text
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Tsai, W.-T. Current Status of Air Toxics Management and Its Strategies for Controlling Emissions in Taiwan. Toxics 2016, 4, 8.
Tsai W-T. Current Status of Air Toxics Management and Its Strategies for Controlling Emissions in Taiwan. Toxics. 2016; 4(2):8.Chicago/Turabian Style
Tsai, Wen-Tien. 2016. "Current Status of Air Toxics Management and Its Strategies for Controlling Emissions in Taiwan." Toxics 4, no. 2: 8.
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