Environmental Health: From Global to Local / Edition 1by Howard Frumkin
Pub. Date: 09/09/2005
Environmental Health: From Global to Local offers students a comprehensive introduction to environmental health. It provides an overview of methods and paradigms used in this exciting field, ranging from ecology to epidemiology, from toxicology to environmental psychology, and from genetics to ethics to religion. The authors/i>/b>
Environmental Health: From Global to Local offers students a comprehensive introduction to environmental health. It provides an overview of methods and paradigms used in this exciting field, ranging from ecology to epidemiology, from toxicology to environmental psychology, and from genetics to ethics to religion. The authors survey the major issues in contemporary environmental health, ranging from global issues such as climate change and war to regional issues such as air, water, transportation, and energy to local issues such as food safety, pest control, and occupational health. The book includes a strong focus on the real-world practice of environmental public health, offering chapters on such applied topics as risk assessment, risk communication, health services, regulations, and legal remedies. While Environmental Health is grounded in the U.S. experience, it also emphasizes global issues and perspectives on such topics as economic development, population, urbanization, and sanitation.
Environmental Health: From Global to Local is an ideal starting point for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in environmental health. It is also an ideal text for students in other public health specialties who want to learn about environmental health and for students of environmental studies and environmental sciences who want to learn about the human health aspects of the environment.
Table of Contents
Tables and Figures.
Introduction (Howard Frumkin).
PART ONE: METHODS AND PARADIGMS.
1. Ecology and Human Health (John Wegner).
2. Toxicology (Jason R. Richardson, Gary W. Miller).
3. Epidemiology (Kyle Steenland, Christine Moe).
4. Exposure Assessment, Industrial Hygiene, and Environmental Management (P. Barry Ryan).
5. Environmental Psychology (Daniel Stokols, Chip Clitheroe).
6. Genetics and Environmental Health (Samuel H. Wilson).
7. Environmental Health Ethics (Andrew Jameton).
8. Environmental Justice (Charles Lee).
9. Religious Approaches to Environmental Health (Daniel J. Swartz).
PART TWO: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ON THE GLOBAL SCALE.
10. Population Pressure (Don Hinrichsen).
11. Climate Change (Jonathan A. Patz).
12. War (Barry S. Levy, Victor W. Sidel).
13. Developing Nations (Jerome Nriagu, Jaymie Meliker, Mary Johnson).
PART THREE: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ON THE REGIONAL SCALE.
14. Air Pollution (Michelle L. Bell, Jonathan M. Samet).
15. Energy Production (Richard Rheingans).
16. Urbanization (Sandro Galea, David Vlahov).
17. Transportation and Health (John Balbus, Dushana Yoganathan Triola).
18. Water and Health (Timothy Ford).
PART FOUR: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ON THE LOCAL SCALE 517
19. Solid and Hazardous Waste (Sven Rodenbeck, Kenneth Orloff, Harvey Rogers, Henry Falk).
20. Pest Control and Pesticides (Mark G. Robson, George C. Hamilton).
21. Food Safety (David McSwane).
22. Indoor Air (Michael J. Hodgson).
23. Workplace Health and Safety (Melissa Perry, Howard Hu).
24. Radiation (Arthur C. Upton).
25. Injuries (Junaid A. Razzak, Jeremy J. Hess, Arthur L. Kellermann).
26. Disaster Preparedness (Eric K. Noji, Catherine Y. Lee).
27. Nature Contact: A Health Benefit? (Howard Frumkin).
28. Children (Maida Galvez, Joel Forman, Philip J. Landrigan).
PART FIVE: THE PRACTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH.
29. Prevention (Joel A. Tickner).
30. The Practice of Environmental Health (Sarah Kotchian).
31. Geographic Information Systems (Lance A. Waller).
32. Risk Assessment (Scott Bartell).
33. Environmental Health Policy (Barry L. Johnson).
34. Risk Communication (Vincent T. Covello).
35. Health Care Services (Robert Laumbach, Howard M. Kipen).
36. Legal Remedies (Douglas A. Henderson).
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