Environmental Health: From Global to Local / Edition 2

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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.

Praise for the first edition of Environmental Health

"A classic textbook for the dynamic, evolving field of environmental health, thoughtful, well written, well balanced and referenced. An excellent overview of a multifaceted approach to environmental health."— AOEC Newsletter (Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics)

"With its many examples, clear explanations, and emphasis on big picture themes and relevance, it is an astonishingly interesting read."—Global Public Health

"The book's chapters contain highly pertinent insights and information on environmental issues that go beyond the usual boundaries of classic environmental health."—Environmental Health Perspectives

Winner, AAP Award for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing

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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: 9780470404874
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/8/2010
  • Series: Public Health/Environmental Health Series, #12
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1280
  • Sales rank: 92,708
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Howard Frumkin, MD, DrPH, is director of the National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Formerly he was professor and chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University and professor of medicine at Emory Medical School in Atlanta.

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Table of Contents

Tables, Figures, and Exhibits vii

The Editor xxi

The Contributors xxii

Acknowledgments xxvii

Introduction xxix
Howard Frumkin


1. Ecology and Environmental Health 3
Bruce Wilcox and Holly Jessop

2. Toxicology 49
Jason R. Richardson and Gary W. Miller

3. Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology 79
Kyle Steenland and Christine Moe

4. Exposure Assessment, Industrial Hygiene, and Environmental Management 109
P. Barry Ryan

5. Environmental Psychology 137
Daniel Stokols and Chip Clitheroe

6. Genetics and Environmental Health 173
Samuel H. Wilson and William A.Suk

7. Environmental Health Ethics 195
Andrew Jameton

8. Environmental Justice 227
Charles Lee


9. Population Pressure 259
Don Hinrichsen

10. Climate Change 279
Jonathan A. Patz

11. Developing Nations 329
Jerome Nriagu, Jaymie Meliker, and Markey Johnson


12. Air Pollution 387
Michelle L. Bell and Jonathan M. Samet

13. Energy Production 417
Jeremy J. Hess

14. Healthy Communities 451
Sarah K. Heaton, John M. Balbus, James W. Keck, and Andrew L. Dannenberg

15. Water and Health 487
Tim Ford


16. Solid and Hazardous Waste 559
Sven Rodenbeck, Kenneth Orloff, and Henry Falk

17. Pest Control and Pesticides 591
Mark G. Robson, George C. Hamilton, and Wattasit Siriwong

18. Food Safety 635
David McSwane

19. Healthy Buildings 689
Howard Frumkin

20. Workplace Health and Safety 729
Melissa Perry and Howard Hu

21. Radiation 769
Arthur C. Upton

22. Injuries 805
Jeremy J. Hess and Junaid A. Razzak

23. Environmental Disasters 843
Mark E. Keim

24. Nature Contact 877
Howard Frumkin

25. Children 915
Maida P. Galvez, Joel Forman, and Philip J. Landrigan


26. Prevention in Environmental Health 963
Lynn R. Goldman

27. Environmental Health Practice 983
Sarah Kotchian and Robert J. Laumbach

28. Geographic Information Systems 1021
Lance A. Waller

29. Risk Assessment 1037
Scott Bartell

30. Environmental Health Policy 1063
A. Stanley Meiburg

31. Risk Communication 1099
Vincent T. Covello

32. Legal Remedies 1141
Douglas A. Henderson

INDEX 1181

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