A remote analysis of conflict pollution threats in the conflict in Syria.
This desktop study does not provide a list of verified “hotspots” of environmental damage. The ongoing war in Syria does not currently allow for systematic field measurements in most areas of concern. What this desktop study does aim to do, is link known civilian exposure scenarios to known cases of possible or probable environmental pollution from the war in Syria. In doing so it considers pollution incidents in other conflicts and examples of peacetime military pollution. It also explores an experimental approach to assessing the toxic footprint of the constituents of conventional munitions.