Environmental Health / Edition 4

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Dramatic changes in the field of environmental health since the Third Edition was published in 2004 demand a new, radically updated version of this essential textbook. Based on the recommendations of advisory bodies and federal agency regulations, as well as a thorough review of the scientific literature, Moeller's Fourth Edition is the only fully current text in this burgeoning field. It features new tables and figures, and revisions of those retained from previous editions. Environmental Health is also enriched with the knowledge and insights of professionals who are deeply involved in "real world" aspects of each subject covered. In eighteen chapters, students receive a complete but manageable introduction to the complex nature of the environment, how humans interact with it, and the mutual impact between people and the environments where they work or live. This new edition emphasizes the challenges students will face in the field: the local and global implications of environmental health initiatives, their short- and long-range effects, their importance to both developing and developed nations, and the roles individuals can play in helping to resolve these problems. Whether discussing toxicology, injury prevention, risk assessment, and ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, or more traditional subjects like the management and control of air, water, and food, Dade Moeller emphasizes the need for a systems approach to analyzing new projects prior to their construction and operation. Environmental Health is indispensable reading for practitioners, students, and anyone considering a career in public health.

Emphasis on interrelations of local/regional/global impacts & their short- & long-term effects on hlth of living things.

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Editorial Reviews

Journal of the American Medical Association
Environmental Health compresses a vast subject into a thorough, easily readable, 400+-page survey. Compiled as the syllabus for a course that the author taught at Harvard, this text spans a wide landscape covering subjects as diverse as toxicology, injury control, waste management, epidemiology, and disaster response....For beginning students, individuals considering career paths in environmental health, and anyone simply interested in exploring the field, Environmental Health is an excellent place to begin.
A resource for students, public health professionals, and interested general readers, reviewing factors in environmental health such as workplace exposure, air, food, injury control, electromagnetic radiation, environmental law, monitoring, risk assessment, energy, and disaster response. An appendix lists related journals. This revised edition contains four new chapters on environmental toxicology, epidemiology, environmental law, and risk assessment, and covers drinking water and liquid wastes in separate chapters. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Moeller (Harvard School of Public Health) has given us a broadly accessible survey of personal, indoor, outdoor, and global environmental health issues and developments. A great contribution to an increasingly important and noticed set of problems. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674047402
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 518
  • Sales rank: 500,313
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Dade W. Moellerwas Emeritus Professor of Engineering in Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health.
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Table of Contents

1 The scope 1
2 Toxicology 27
3 Epidemiology 50
4 The workplace 71
5 Air in the home and community 102
6 Food 129
7 Drinking water 158
8 Liquid waste 188
9 Solid waste 215
10 Rodents and insects 246
11 Injury control 269
12 Electromagnetic radiation 295
13 Environmental economics 329
14 Environmental law 351
15 Standards 385
16 Monitoring 408
17 Risk assessment 439
18 Energy 468
19 Disasters 497
20 A global view 532
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