Environmental Health: Ecological Perspectives is intended as an environmental health text for both undergraduate and graduate levels. This text provides balanced coverage of how humans are affected by the quality of air, water, and food as well as how humans affect these survival necessities. The evolution and prosperity of the human species has resulted in concerns about pollution, overpopulation, and several other issues that are having a harmful effect on humans and our environment. This knowledge, along with an understanding of the legislation and history of environmental issues, will help students to make positive changes in their behavior and in the world around them.
"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 sp...
Exposure to toxic chemicals or environmental pollutants may harm the health of the nation¿s 74 million children and contribute to increases in asthma and developmental impairments. In 1997, Executive Order 13045 mandated that agencies place a high priority on children¿s risks and required that policies, programs, activities, and standards address those risks. In response, the EPA created the Office of Children¿s Health Protection and convened the Children¿s Health Protection Advisory Comm. This report assesses the extent to which EPA has institutionalized consideration of children¿s health through: (1) strategies and priorities; (2) key offices and other child-focused resources; and (3) participation in interagency efforts. Charts and tables.
Environmental Health Ethics illuminates the conflicts between protecting the environment and promoting human health. In this study, David B. Resnik develops a method for making ethical decisions on environmental health issues. He applies this method to various issues, including pesticide use, antibiotic resistance, nutrition policy, vegetarianism, urban development, occupational safety, disaster preparedness, and global climate change. Resnik provides readers with the scientific and technical background necessary to understand these issues. He explains that environmental health controversies cannot simply be reduced to humanity versus environment and explores the ways in which human values and concerns - health, economic development, rights, and justice - interact with environmental protection.
Now in its revised and updated Second Edition, this volume is the most comprehensive and authoritative text in the rapidly evolving field of environmental toxicology. The book provides the objective information that health professionals need to prevent environmental health problems, plan for emergencies, and evaluate toxic exposures in patients.Coverage includes safety, regulatory, and legal issues; clinical toxicology of specific organ systems; emergency medical response to hazardous materials releases; and hazards of specific industries and locations. Nearly half of the book examines all known toxins and environmental health hazards. A Brandon-Hill recommended title.
While covering all the traditional Environmental Health topics, this text is uniquely structured around the things we do as individuals and societies that result in environmental health hazards. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.
This comprehensive interdisciplinary text introduces the principles and methods needed to assess and manage environmental health risk. It presents an overview of the scientific basis of environmental health hazards and a basic approach to risk assessment and risk management. The book provides a thorough discussion of routes of exposure and addresses the relationship between environmental health and sustainable development. It also covers ethical issues and action planning.
Occupational and environmental health is the public health and multidisciplinary approach to the recognition, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control of disease, injuries, and other adverse health conditions resulting from hazardous environmental exposures in the workplace, the home, or the community. These are essential elements of public health practice and the core course in Environmental Health in Masters of Public Health programs. Thoroughly updated and expanded upon, the sixth edition of Occupational and Environmental Health provides comprehensive coverage and a clear understanding of occupational and environmental health and its relationships to public health, environmental scie...