This dissertation focuses on the application of urban metabolism metrology (UMM) to process streams of the natural and built water environment to gauge public health concerning exposure to carcinogenic N-nitrosamines and abuse of narcotics. A survey of sources of exposure to N-nitrosamines in the U.S. population identified contaminated food products (1,900 ± 380 ng/day) as important drivers of attributable cancer risk (Chapter 2). Freshwater sediments in the proximity of U.S.
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- Environmental engineering
- Environmental health
- public health
- Water quality management--United States.
- Municipal water supply--Environmental aspects--United States.
- Municipal water supply
- Nitrosoamines--Environmental aspects--United States.
- Narcotics--Environmental aspects--United States.
- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2018Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-144)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Civil, environmental and sustainable engineering