Demands of Expanding Populations and Development Planning
The world's ever increasing population is suffering from bad air, unsafe water and insufficient nutrition. This is often the result of chemical contamination of the atmosphere, hydrosphere and soils by human activities. This book discusses growing populations emphasizing both regional and national situations, the effects of chemical contamination on them and ways to alleviate or eliminate these effects through the application of knowledge, technology and proactive and integrated planning, including investment stimulated by government tax incentives and environmental legislation. For the first time topics including population growth, ecosystem chemistry and development planning have been melded into a single text appropriate for both advance graduate studies and use by development planners.