Environmental Health

ISBN-10: 0674014944

ISBN-13: 9780674014947

Edition: 3rd 2004

Authors: Dade W. Moeller

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Environmental Health has established itself as the most succinct and comprehensive textbook on the subject. This extensively revised and rewritten third edition continues this tradition by incorporating new developments and by adding timely coverage of topics such as environmental economics and terrorism. As in previous volumes, the new edition presents balanced assessments of environmental problems, examining their local and global implications, their short- and long-range impacts, and their importance in both developed and less developed countries of the world. The Third Edition also addresses emerging issues such as environmental justice, deforestation, the protection of endangered species, multiple chemical sensitivity, and the application of the threshold concept in evaluating the effects of toxic and radioactive materials. Whether discussing acid rain, ozone depletion, global warming, or more traditional subjects such as the management and control of air, water, and food, Dade Moeller emphasizes the need for a systems approach. As with previous volumes, Environmental Health, Third Edition, offers a depth of understanding that is without peer. While it covers technical details, it is also a book that anyone with an interest in the environment can pick up and browse at random.
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Book details

List price: $83.50
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 12/30/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.574
Language: English

Dade W. Moeller is Professor of Engineering in Environmental Health, Emeritus, at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Preface
Abbreviations
The Scope
Defining the Environment
The Systems Approach
Intervention and Control
The General Outlook
Toxicology
Pathways of Exposure and Excretion
Conventional Tests for Toxicity
Endpoints for Toxicological Evaluations
Extrapolation of Animal Data
Establishment of Exposure Limits
Applying Toxicological Data to the Environment
The General Outlook
Epidemiology
A Classic Example
Modern Environmental Epidemiology
Major Challenges
Conduct of an Environmental Epidemiological Study
Case Studies
The General Outlook
The Workplace
Protective Legislation
Identification of Occupational Health Problems
Types and Sources of Occupational Exposures
Occupational Exposure Standards
Physical and Psychological Factors
Control of Occupational Exposures
The General Outlook
Air In the Home and Community
The Body's Responses to Air Pollution
Standards for Air Pollution
Monitoring Air Pollution. Outdoor Air Pollution
Indoor Air Pollution
The General Outlook
Food
Foodborne Illnesses and Their Causes
Chemical Contaminants
Organic Contaminants, Antibiotics, and Hormones
Care in Food Preservation and Handling
Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
The General Outlook
Drinking Water
Human Uses of Water
Health Risks
Sources of Drinking Water
Drinking-Water Standards
Water Purification
The General Outlook
Liquid Waste
Individual Household Disposal Systems
Liquid Wastes--A Broader Perspective
Water Pollution Regulations
Treatment of Municipal Sewage
Treatment of Industrial Wastes
Land Disposal of Treated Wastewater
The General Outlook
Solid Waste
Types and Classifications
Cleanup of Disposal Sites
Management of Radioactive Waste
Public Concerns
The General Outlook
Rodents and Insects
Rodents. Insects
Trends in Pest Control
The General Outlook
Injury Control
Vehicular Accidents
Sports and Recreational Injuries
Intentional Injuries (Violence)
Other Types of Injuries
The General Outlook
Electromagnetic Radiation
Nonionizing Radiation
Ionizing Radiation
Natural Background Radiation
Artificial Sources
Nuclear Power Operations
Nuclear Weapons Testing
Consumer Products
Control and Benefits of Radiation
The General Outlook
Environmental Law
The Clean Air Act and Amendments
The Clean Water Act
Safe Drinking Water Act
Pollution Prevention Act
Solid Waste Disposal Act
Radioactive Wastes
Toxic Substances Control Act
Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
Occupational Safety and Health Act Atomic Energy Act
Other Environmental Laws
The General Outlook
Standards
Factors to be Considered
Assessment of Internal
Exposures
The General
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