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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.
"[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)