Environmental Health: From Global to Local / Edition 1

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The second edition of Environmental Health: From Global to Local, a comprehensive introductory text, offers an overview of the methodology and paradigms of this burgeoning field, ranging from ecology to epidemiology, from toxicology to environmental psychology, and from genetics to ethics. Expert contributors discuss the major issues in contemporary environmental health: air, water, food safety, occupational health, radiation, chemical and physical hazards, vector control, and injuries. Also emphasizing a wide variety of issues of global interest, the thoroughly revised second edition contains updated information on such timely topics as toxicology, exposure assessment, climate change, population pressure, developing nations and urbanization, energy production, building and community design, solid and hazardous waste, and disaster preparedness. In addition, each chapter of Environmental Health includes learning objectives, key points, and discussion questions.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"[It] will become a classic textbook for the dynamic, evolving field of environmental health….The book challenges our conventionally narrow definition of environmental health….thoughtful, well written, well balanced and referenced, and provides an excellent overview of a multifaceted approach to environmental health."
—Dana Headapohl, St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula, Montana (AOEC Newsletter (Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics))

"This book is a tour de force — it is really five books combined into one. With its many examples, clear explanations, and emphasis on big picture themes and relevance, it is an astonishingly interesting read….a coherent, timely, and readable book."
—Rose Goldman, Harvard Medical School (Global Public Health 2007;2:316-18)

"The book's 36 chapters contain highly pertinent insights and information on environmental issues that go beyond the usual boundaries of classic environmental health. Among the many excellent chapters are the ones on climate change, ecology, urbanization, environmental justice, developing nations, health care services, energy production, genetics, indoor air pollution, religious issues, clinical services, legal remedies, environmental health policy, and transportation."
—Bernard Goldstein, University of Pittsburgh (Environmental Health Perspectives 2006;114:A672)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787973834
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/9/2005
  • Series: Public Health/Environmental Health Series , #10
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1168
  • Product dimensions: 7.28 (w) x 9.41 (h) x 2.22 (d)

Meet the Author

Howard Frumkin, M.D., Dr.P.H., is professor and chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, and professor of medicine at Emory Medical School.

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Table of Contents

Tables and Figures.

The Editor.

The Contributors.

Introduction (Howard Frumkin).


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).


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).


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).


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).


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).

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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