About this title This comprehensive interdisciplinary text draws from the social sciences, the natural sciences and the health sciences to introduce students to the principles and methods applied in environmental health. It presents an overview of the basic sciences needed to understand environmental health hazards, including toxicology, microbiology, health physics, injury analysis and relevant psychosocial concepts. It also presents a basic approach to risk assessment and risk management. The first part of the book concentrates on broad issues, providing frameworks for the investigation and management of environmental health problems. The middle section deepens the discussion of routes of exposure air quality, water and sanitation, food and agricultural issues. The final section addresses environmental health from sustainable development themes settlements and urbanization, energy, industry, and global concerns.
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Medical Toxicology Table of contents 1. Introduction ; 2. Nature of environmental health hazards ; 3. Risk Assessment ; 4. Risk Management ; 5. Air ; 6. Water and sanitation ; 7. Food and agriculture ; 8. Human Settlement and urbanization ; 9. Healthy and energy use ; Industrial pollution and chemical safety ; Transboundary and global health concerns ; Action to protect health and the environment show more Review quote "This book is an excellent overview of environmental health, with a smidgen of occupational health and a hint of the social, behavioural and cultural components that play such an important part in all, or almost all, environmental health problems These four highly regarded authorities on environmental health have covered the basics and a little bit more very comprehensively The book is up-to-date in all respects, well illustrated with examples of many kinds of environmental health problems and with many useful tables, line diagrams and boxed highlights This is an ideal introductory text for courses in environmental health in medical schools and for graduate students who require a comprehensive introduction to the subject.
I recommend it unreservedly.
Basic Environmental Health.
Medical Toxicology Table of contents 1. Introduction ; 2. Nature of environmental health hazards ; 3. Risk Assessment ; 4. Risk Management ; 5. Air ; 6.
ISBN 13: 9780195135589
Basic Environmental Health