Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

This chapter focuses on the adverse effects of air pollution on the developing brain and discusses the evidence from human and animal studies suggesting that exposure to elevated air pollution during pre- and early postnatal development is associated with a number of behavioral and biochemical adverse effects.

Indigenous People and Nature, Insights for Social, Ecological, and Technological Sustainability, 2022, Pages 3-27

This chapter provides a comprehensive strategy to assess ecological systems’ involvement in indigenous wellbeing, signifying how natural systems are intertwined with people’s communal, economic, and cultural environments, along with their skills.

Indigenous People and Nature, Insights for Social, Ecological, and Technological Sustainability, 2022, Pages 171-197

Understanding livelihood vulnerability to hydrometeorological hazards is a crucial challenge for policymakers to create a clear foundation for vulnerable coastal residents. Using microlevel livelihood vulnerability research employing LVI and Socioeconomic Vulnerability Index, this chapter measures the magnitude of indigenous peoples' vulnerability to the detrimental consequences of hydrometeorological hazards on socioeconomic conditions.

Indigenous People and Nature, Insights for Social, Ecological, and Technological Sustainability, 2022, Pages 199-216

The indigenous peoples make a lasting impact on the society and people through their activities such as protection of the ecosystem, agriculture, and the maintenance of ethnic origin; these people are faced with many risks regarding health, sanitation, water, climate change, and pandemic. The chapter aims to determine the integration of the indigenous population into society and the functions of social work in this regard.

Handbook of Algal Biofuels. Aspects of Cultivation, Conversion, and Biorefinery, 2022, Pages 167-179

This chapter advances SDGs 6 & 7 by describing the use of halophilic algae for the desalination of seawater for drinking and other uses.

Handbook on the Toxicology of Metals (Fifth Edition), Volume I: General Considerations, 2022, Pages 137-182

In this chapter, we review the relevant scientific literature providing insights on health-related effects caused by inhalation of particulate metals, and their potential causal pathways.
As the rapid development of population leads to increasing demand for food and land resources, issues such as deforestation, land restoration from lakes, and the recuperation of grassland can lead to a ferocious cycle. This chapter reviews issues and challenges of the land reclamation process and strategic solutions proposed for its sustainable development.
This chapter introduces the fields of green and sustainable chemistry and outlines how they can be applied to the stewardship of endocrine-disrupting chemicals. The goal of green and sustainable chemistry is to create chemical technologies with strong technical performance that are also safe for human health and the environment.

Contamination of Water, Health Risk Assessment and Treatment Strategies, 2021, Pages 99-107

Pesticides have the potential to contaminate groundwater resources and have become a serious concern worldwide. In this chapter, we have discussed the mechanism of pesticide pollution along with its trajectory from the land surface into aquifers. Additionally, the harmful effects of pesticides on human health and promising remedies for reducing pesticide pollution have also been discussed.
This chapter advances SDG 7, 11, and 13 by presenting the different ways valorizing agricultural residues for energy production, as a sustainable alternative to carbon emitting fossil fuels, while simultaneously reducing agricultural waste products.