Environmental Health Science: Recognition, Evaluation, and Control of Chemical and Physical Health Hazards / Edition 1

Environmental Health Science: Recognition, Evaluation, and Control of Chemical and Physical Health Hazards / Edition 1

by Morton Lippmann, Beverly S. Cohen, Harriet B. Sigerman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195083741

ISBN-13: 9780195083743

Pub. Date: 08/28/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This is a broad, in-depth introduction to a scientific field that is becoming ever more central to human health. Environmental exposures to a bewildering array of chemical and physical agents result from our individual and collective activities, and can cause effects ranging from discomfort through loss of function, illness, chronic diseases, and premature death.

Overview

This is a broad, in-depth introduction to a scientific field that is becoming ever more central to human health. Environmental exposures to a bewildering array of chemical and physical agents result from our individual and collective activities, and can cause effects ranging from discomfort through loss of function, illness, chronic diseases, and premature death. Their concomitant effects on quality of life, productivity, and need for clinical services can be costly. The book covers the terminology used in environmental health; the sources of chemical and physical agents in the environment; how they disperse and transform throughout the environment; their effects on environmental quality and human health; how levels and exposures are quantified; how standards are established; how levels, exposures, and risks can be controlled; and what technological opportunities and trends are likely to influence our environmental future. It includes chapters on noise, ionizing radiation, non-ionizing radiation, risk assessment, and risk management. Written in a clear and systematic way, this text will be an invaluable resource for students of environmental health.

An earlier version of the book, Chemical Contamination in the Human Environment (OUP 1979), was called by one teacher "visionary...easily the most useful textbook in environmental health science for entry-level graduate students."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195083743
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Historical Perspective
2. Characterization of Contaminants, Environments, and Human Health
3. Sources of Contaminants
4. Dispersion of Contaminants
5. Fate of Environmental Chemicals: Translocation, Transformations and Sinks
6. Effects of Chemical Contaminants on Human Health
7. Anthropogenic Impacts on Environmental Quality: Their Influence on Human Health and Welfare
8. Human Exposure Assissment
9. Environmental Noise
10. Nonionizing Electromagnetic Radiations
11. Ionizing Radiation and Environmental Radioactivity
12. Contamination Criteria and Exposure Limits: Guidelines and Standards
13. Risk Assessment
14. Risk Management
15. Our Environmental Future

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