In a present where there are countless opportunities for the spread of exotic diseases, the expansion and creation of far more illness in our global population through globalization and rapid transportation, and the contamination of water, air and land, we find ourselves accountable. In this day and age we are confronted by global warming, Ebola, the Zika virus, lead in our water supply, enormous problems of infrastructure including aging sewer lines, water lines, electrical grids, roads and bridges, and the list goes on and on.
Best Practices for Environmental Health: Environmental Pollution, Protection, Quality and Sustainability is a one source major response to all of the environmental issues that affect global health and the worldwide protection and preservation of the natural environment. It compiles broad-based and comprehensive coverage of environmental topics, broken down by specialized fields. Topics range from children’s environmental health to food protection and technology, water and waste systems, infection control, bioterrorism and pandemic health emergencies, and HAZMAT. Plus, it includes an overview of the current state of the profession and sections on programmatic techniques. This book helps solve the problems of disease and injury by presenting expert, evidence-based best practices.
This first of the kind handbook is essential reading for all environmental and public health undergraduate students, as well as a fantastic overview for professionals in all environmental health, pollution and protection areas.
About the Author
Herman Koren is Professor Emeritus of Environmental Health and Safety at Indiana State University. He is a highly experienced practitioner in both rural and urban environmental concerns of the field. Dr Koren has served with great distinction for the last 60 years in environmental health, safety, protection and sustainability, and has been an active Registered Environmental Health Specialist since 1961. His experiences include serving as District Environmental Health Supervisor of a 250,000 person district in Philadelphia, and as Chief of Environmental Health and Safety at Philadelphia General Hospital, Pennsylvania, United States.
Table of Contents
Necessity for Effective Programming Techniques. Air Quality (Outdoor and Indoor). Children’s Environmental Health Issues. Environmental and Occupational Injury Control. Environmental Health Emergencies, Disasters, and Terrorism. Food Protection and Food Technology. Hazardous Materials and Toxic Substances. Healthy Homes and Healthy Communities. Health Care Environment and Infection Control. Insect Control, Rodent Control, and Pesticides. Recreational Environment and Swimming Areas. Sewage Disposal Systems. Solid Waste Management. Water Systems (Drinking Quality). Water Quality and Water Pollution.