Basic Environmental Health

ISBN-10: 019513558X
ISBN-13: 9780195135589
Edition: 2001
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Description: Drawing from the social sciences, the natural sciences and the health sciences, this text introduces students to the principles and methods applied in environmental health. Topics range from toxicology to injury analysis.

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Book details

List price: $67.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/29/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 456
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Drawing from the social sciences, the natural sciences and the health sciences, this text introduces students to the principles and methods applied in environmental health. Topics range from toxicology to injury analysis.

Introduction
Birth, Life, Death, and the Environment
Health and the environment
Historical Perspective
Basic requirements for a healthy environment
Measuring environmental quality, human exposure, and health impact
Pattern of illness throughout the world
Impact of environmental factors on health
Links between environmental and occupational health
Obstacles to and opportunities for resolving environmental health problems
Role of the environmental health professional
Nature of environmental health hazards
Hazards and risks
Biological hazards
Chemical hazards
Physical hazards
Mecanical hazards
Psychosocial hazards
Risk Assessment
The health risk assessment and risk management framework
Epidemiologic methods
Hazard identification in the field
Relationship between dose and health outcome
Human exposure assessment
Health risk characterization
Health in Environmental Impact Assessment
Risk Management
The approach to managing risk
Risk evaluation
Factors affecting the perception and acceptance of risk
Prevention and control of exposure
Risk monitoring and use of indicators
Special problems in managing environmental health risks
Cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis of interventions
Air
Overview of air pollution
Common health effects of ambient air pollution
Health effects of specific air pollutants
Industrial air pollution
Air pollution and the community
Water and sanitation
Why water is essential
Water quality, sanitation, and health
Adequacy of freshwater supply to meet the world's needs
Drinking-water quality criteria
Drinking-water supply and monitoring
Sanitation: Contol of water pollution
Recreational water quality guidelines
Ensuring a safe and sufficient water supply
Food and agriculture
Health and nutrition
Foodborne diseases and food poisoning
Food quality criteria
Food quality assurance
Global food production capacity and food security
Environmental and occupational health hazards in agriculture
Human Settlement and urbanization
The nature and requirements of human settelments
Housing and health
Factors causing increased urbanization
Rural and economic social development
Urbanization and health
The "Healthy Cities" approach to prevention
Healthy and energy use
Human energy needs
Biomass fuels
Fossil fuels
Hydropower
Nuclear power
Alternative energy sources
Comparing risks
Priorities for action
Industrial pollution and chemical safety
Extent of industrial pollution
Public exposure from industrial sources
Hazards by industry
Major chemical contaminants of concern in the general environment and the workplace
The social context of occupational health and safety
Dimensions and types of occupational health problems
Industrial environmental accidents
Approaches to prevention
Transboundary and global health concerns
Health consequences of war
Ozone depletion and ultraviolet radiation
Climate change and the greenhouse effects
Deforestation and desertification
Biodiversity
Acid precipitation
Transboundary movement of hazardous waste
Disasters
Global chemical contamination
Action to protect health and the environment
From knowledge to action
Ethical principles that guide action on environmental health
Role of environmental health professionals
Index

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