environmental chemistry

GC: n

S: http://www.estis.net/includes/community_file.asp?community=cien&file=424A19A4-EE2A-4E23-BFC6-5E8AC67770A5 (last access: 28 February 2013); http://www.chem.utoronto.ca/research/environmental/home.htm (last access: 3 September 2014).

N: 1. Environmental chemistry is a very focused branch of chemistry, containing aspects of organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry and inorganic chemistry, as well as more diverse areas, such as biology, toxicology, biochemistry, public health and epidemiology. Environmental chemists work in a variety of public, private and government laboratories.
2. Environmental chemistry is socially important because it deals with the environmental impact of pollutants, the reduction of contamination and management of the environment. Environmental chemistists study the behavior of pollutants and their environmental effects on the air, water and soil environments, as well as their effects on human health and the natural environment.
3. Not to be confused with green chemical, which seeks to reduce potential pollution at its source.

S: 1 & 2. http://environmentalprograms.net/resources/environmental-chemistry-academic-requirements-professional-outlook (last access: 29 July 2015). 3. http://degrees.science.unsw.edu.au/node/3054 (last access: 29 July 2015); FCB.


CR: environment