Watershed pollutants: Risk assessment and management of chemicals and hazardous substances

Mazlin Mokhtar, Goh Choo Ta, Lubna Alam, Mohd Talib Latif

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Abstract

Watersheds provide ecological services that benefit flora and fauna, and people are also benefited from the ecological services, particularly for living and development purposes. Hence, watersheds must be managed in holistic and integrated manners to ensure their sustainability. Nonetheless, rapid development has polluted watersheds, and some of the watershed pollutants are chemicals and hazardous substances. This chapter explains the concept of chemical risk and introduces a framework for chemical risk assessment and management that takes into account the importance of human and environmental health. The chapter also discusses chemicals that cause air pollution (such as ground-level ozone and asbestos) andwater pollution (such as different types of heavy metals). In the conclusion, this chapter highlights that we cannot avoid dealing with chemicals in our daily life but we can reduce the risks associated with them.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnvironmental Risk Analysis for Asian-Oriented, Risk-Based Watershed Management
Subtitle of host publicationJapan and Malaysia
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Pages3-15
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9789811080906
ISBN (Print)9789811080890
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2018

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Hazardous Substances
chemical substance
Risk Management
Risk management
Watersheds
Risk assessment
risk assessment
Chemical Phenomena
watershed
Environmental Health
pollutant
Ozone
Asbestos
Air Pollution
Heavy Metals
asbestos
Air pollution
flora
atmospheric pollution
ozone

Keywords

  • Chemical assessment
  • Chemical management
  • Chemical risk
  • Pollution
  • Watershed pollutants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Mokhtar, M., Ta, G. C., Alam, L., & Latif, M. T. (2018). Watershed pollutants: Risk assessment and management of chemicals and hazardous substances. In Environmental Risk Analysis for Asian-Oriented, Risk-Based Watershed Management: Japan and Malaysia (pp. 3-15). Springer Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-8090-6_1

Watershed pollutants : Risk assessment and management of chemicals and hazardous substances. / Mokhtar, Mazlin; Ta, Goh Choo; Alam, Lubna; Latif, Mohd Talib.

Environmental Risk Analysis for Asian-Oriented, Risk-Based Watershed Management: Japan and Malaysia. Springer Singapore, 2018. p. 3-15.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Mokhtar, M, Ta, GC, Alam, L & Latif, MT 2018, Watershed pollutants: Risk assessment and management of chemicals and hazardous substances. in Environmental Risk Analysis for Asian-Oriented, Risk-Based Watershed Management: Japan and Malaysia. Springer Singapore, pp. 3-15. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-8090-6_1
Mokhtar M, Ta GC, Alam L, Latif MT. Watershed pollutants: Risk assessment and management of chemicals and hazardous substances. In Environmental Risk Analysis for Asian-Oriented, Risk-Based Watershed Management: Japan and Malaysia. Springer Singapore. 2018. p. 3-15 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-8090-6_1
Mokhtar, Mazlin ; Ta, Goh Choo ; Alam, Lubna ; Latif, Mohd Talib. / Watershed pollutants : Risk assessment and management of chemicals and hazardous substances. Environmental Risk Analysis for Asian-Oriented, Risk-Based Watershed Management: Japan and Malaysia. Springer Singapore, 2018. pp. 3-15
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