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Environmental Health Engineering in the Tropics An Introductory Text

ISBN-10: 0471938858

ISBN-13: 9780471938859

Edition: 2nd 1993 (Revised)

Authors: Sandy Cairncross, Richard G. Feachem

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Many major infectious diseases in tropical and developing countries are amenable to control by environmental measures. This book describes these infections and the measures that may be used effectively against them. The infections described include the diarrhoeal diseases, the common gut worms, guinea worm, schistosomiasis, malaria, bancroftian filariasis and other mosquito-borne infections. The environmental interventions that receive most attention are domestic water supplies and improved excreta disposal. Appropriate technology for these interventions, and also their impact in infectious diseases, are documented in detail. The book is intended both for those from an engineering background and those whose training is in medicine or public health. The second edition has been extensively revised to incorporate the lessons learned from the International Drinking Water and Sanitation Decade (1981 - 1990). These have included technical advances, particularly regarding composting, the safe re-use of wastes, and low-cost sewerage, but the chief lessons relate to policy and the strategies for implementing water and sanitation programmes. A new chapter on surface water drainage has been added. The references have been brought up to date to cover the extensive recent literature in this field.
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Book details

List price: $73.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/20/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 324
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Health and Pollution
Engineering and Infectious Disease
Health and Water Chemistry
Water Quality and Standards
Water Supply
Water Supplies in Developing Countries
Rural Water Supply
Urban Water Supply and Water Treatment
Excreta and Refuse: Treatment, Disposal and Re-Use
Excreta Disposal in Developing Countries
Types of Excreta Disposal System
Planning a Sanitation Program
Waste Water Treatment
Surface Water Drainage
Refuse Collection and Disposal
Composting
Health Aspects of Waste Re-use
Environmental Modifications and Vector-Borne Diseases
Engineering Control of Arthropod Vectors
Dams, Irrigation and Health
Schistosomiasis
Appendices
Index