Terrorism and Public Health: A Balanced Approach to Strengthening Systems and Protecting People / Edition 1

Terrorism and Public Health: A Balanced Approach to Strengthening Systems and Protecting People / Edition 1

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Terrorism and Public Health: A Balanced Approach to Strengthening Systems and Protecting People / Edition 1

This book, written by 36 experts on a wide variety of public health aspects of terrorism provides a comprehensive review of lessons learned from September 11 and the dissemination of anthrax and their aftermaths. It reviews potential terrorist weapons and approaches to reducing threats from these weapons. In addition, it describes ways of improving the public health system, protecting civil liberties, and exploring the roots of terrorism. Well-written well-organized, and up-to-date, this book is essential reading for health professionals students in the health professions, and anyone concerned with terrorism and its health consequences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195325256
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 11/16/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors     xix
Frequently Used Abbreviations     xxiii
The Public Health Response to September and Its Aftermath     11
Challenges That Terrorism Poses to Public Health   Barry S. Levy   Victor W. Sidel     3
Guiding Principles for a Public Health Response to Terrorism     10
The Public Health Response to the World Trade Center Disaster   Timothy H. Holtz   Jessica Leighton   Sharon Balter   Don Weiss   Susan Blank   Isaac Weisfuse     19
Recommendations for People Re-occupying Commercial Buildings and Residents Re-entering Their Homes     30
Addressing Mental Health Needs   Zebulon Taintor     49
The Experiences of Two Mental Health Professionals     51
Anger, Racism, and Hate Crimes     54
Addressing Environmental Health Issues   Luz Claudio   Anjali Garg   Philip J. Landrigan     69
Protecting the Health and Safety of Rescue and Recovery Workers   Bruce Lippy     80
The Public Health Response to the Anthrax Epidemic   Philip S. Brachman     101
Educating, Informing, and Mobilizing the Public   Monica Schoch-Spana     118
Responding to the Public Health Crisis inAfghanistan   Peter Salama   Jennifer Leaning   Annalies Borrel     136
Lives and Livelihoods in Afghanistan     140
Landmines and Unexploded Ordnance in Afghanistan     141
Terrorist Weapons
Small Arms, Explosives, and Incendiaries   Wendy Cukier   Antoine Chapdelaine     155
Landmines     168
Biological Weapons   Victor W. Sidel   Barry S. Levy     175
International Control of Biological Weapons     180
A Community Salmonellosis Outbreak Caused by International Contamination of Restaurant Salad Bars     181
Chemical Weapons   Herman Spanjaard   Oxana Khabib     199
International Control of Chemical Weapons     202
Sarin Attacks in Japan     212
Nuclear, Radiological, and Related Weapons   Patrice M. Sutton   Robert M. Gould     220
International Control of Nuclear Weapons     226
Challenges and Opportunities
Strengthening the Public Health System   C. William Keck   Marguerite A. Erme     245
Communicating about Anthrax: Some Lessons Learned at the CDC     253
Strengthening the Medical Care System     256
Emergency Preparedness Competencies for Public Health Workers     259
The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act     265
Improving Epidemiology, Surveillance, and Laboratory Capabilities   J. Lyle Conrad   James L. Pearson     270
Improving Vaccines, Antimicrobials, and Antitoxins through Research   Dorothy Margolskee     286
Protecting Food, Water, and Ambient Air   Craig W. Hedberg   Jeffrey B. Bender   Donald Vesley     305
Protecting Civil Liberties   H. Jack Geiger     322
Public Health and Civil Liberties: A Critique of the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act     329
Exploring the Roots of Terrorism   Cheryl E. Easley   Carol Easley Allen     335
Promoting International Law   Peter Weiss     351
Epilogue     361
Index     373

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