eBook The Praeger Handbook of Environmental Health, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0313386013
  • ISBN-13: 9780313386015
  • DDC: 613.1
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 2361 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released June 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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The Praeger Handbook of Environmental Health comprises four volumes: Foundations of the Field; Agents of Disease; Water, Air, and Solid Waste; and Current Issues and Emerging Debates. Within each volume, chapters cover the latest scientific research findings in an objective manner and present practical applications of the information. Topics addressed include air and water contaminants, PCBs, hazardous waste, household cleaning products, dioxin, plastics, radiation, radon, electromagnetic fields, and noise and light pollution, just to name a few. This title stands alone in its comprehensive coverage of environmental health topics.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: Current Status of Environmental Health.
1: Ecology and Environmental or Ecosystem Health.
2: Human Exposure Assessment.
3: The Environment and Endangered Species/Species Extinctions.
4: Environmental Noise and Health.
5: Environmental Epigenetics.
6: Climate Change and Health.
7: Oceanic Pollution.
8: Fundamentals of Environmental Epidemiology.
9: Using Epidemiology as a Tool to Study Environmental Health.
10: Solutions to the Growing Solid Waste Problem.
11: Population Trends and the Environment.
12: International Environmental Law.
13: Biomarkers Used in Environmental Health, with a Focus on Endocrine Disrupters.
14: Environmental Health Risk Assessment.
15: The Environmental Health Policy-Making Process.
16: Significant Environmental Health Statutes and Key Regulations.
17: The Role of State and Local Public Health Departments in Environmental Enforcement.
18: Risk Communication and Environmental Health: Principles, Strategies, Tools, and Techniques.
19: The Role of Health Professionals in Protecting Environmental Health.
20: Renewable Energy.
21: Eco-Friendly Transportation and the Built Environment.
22: Lighting and Astronomy.
23: Green Living: Reducing the Individual's Carbon Footprint.
24: Educating the Environmental Health Workforce.
About the Editor and Contributors.
Volume 1 Index.
Title Page.
1: Microbial Agents: Zoonotic.
2: Environment and Vector-Borne Diseases.
3: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus and the Environment.
4: Mold Prevention Strategies and Possible Health Effects in the Aftermath of Hurricanes and Major Floods.
5: Food Contamination and Poisoning.
6: Environmental Aspects of the Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers.
7: Cadmium Exposure and Human Health.
8: Asbestos.
9: Lead: Neurotoxic Effects in Adults.
10: Mercury and Environmental Health.
11: Arsenic.
12: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Health Effects, Surveillance, and Epidemiology.
13: Pesticides.
14: Disposal of E-Waste.
15: Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs): Cancer and Immunological Health Effects.
16: Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs): Reproductive and Developmental Health Effects.
17: Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs): Neurological and Other Health Effects.
18: The Dioxin Story.
19: DDT and Environmental Health.
20: Phthalates: What They Are and Why They Raise Concerns about Human Health.
21: Endocrine Disruptors.
22: Ionizing Radiation.
23: Radon.
24: Nonionizing Electromagnetic Fields.
25: Keeping Your Home Environment Clean, Safe, and Healthy.
About the Editor and Contributors.
Volume 2 Index.
Title Page.
1: Global Availability of Water.
2: Processing Water Used for Human Consumption.
3: Drinking Water and Human Health from a Regulatory Perspective.
4: Wastewater Treatment Alternatives.
5: Innovative Wastewater Disinfection Technologies.
6: Health Effects Associated with Beach Recreation.
7: History of Air Pollution.
8: Natural Sources of Air Pollution.
9: Potential Health Effects of Exposure to Diesel Engine Exhausts.
10: Air Pollution and Goods Movement: Examples from the Los Angeles Basin.
11: Risk Assessment for Air Pollutants.
12: Components of Air Pollution: Ozone, Particles, and Other Substances.
13: Air Quality in Developing Countries.
14: Indoor Air Pollution and Health.
15: Global Diffusion of Smoke-Free Bars Laws That Prevent Exposure to Secondhand Tobacco Smoke.
16: Health Effects of Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke.
17: Asthma and Outdoor Air Pollution.
18: Cardiovascular Disease and Air Pollution.
19: Mortality from Air Pollution.
20: Human Health Effects of Extreme Weather Events.
21: From Forest to Field: How Fire Is Transforming the Amazon.
22: Assessing Human Dimensions of Environmental Change Due to Urban Waste Generation Characters: A System Dynamic and GIS Analysis Study.
23: Challenges Posed by Hazardous Waste.
24: Assessment of Municipal and Agricultural Waste Residuals.
25: Pollution from Oil and Gas Development.
About the Editor and Contributors.
Volume 3 Index.
Title Page.
1: Workplace Hazards in the Chemical Industry.
2: Biomonitoring of Toxic Substances in the Work Environment: A Complex Diagnostic Scheme with Many Players.
3: Reducing Hazards in the Work Environment.
4: Silicosis and Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis.
5: Traffic Injury Prevention and Environmental Public Health: Strategies That Work.
6: Falls and Fall Injuries among Older Adults.
7: Environmental Factors in Sports-Related Injuries.
8: Work-Related Unintentional Injuries.
9: Vulnerable Populations: Women.
10: Childhood—A Time Period Uniquely Vulnerable to Environmental Exposures.
11: Reproductive Environmental Health.
12: Childhood Injuries and Travel Environments: Implications for Prevention.
13: Breast Cancer and the Environment.
14: Environmental Justice: Past, Present, and Emerging Concerns.
15: Ethics and Environmental Health.
16: Urban Ecosystems.
17: Parkinson's Disease and Environmental Exposures.
18: The Social Environment and Health.
19: Health and the Built Environment.
20: Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology of Environmental Contaminants.
21: Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Community Resilience.
22: Biodefense and Bioterrorism.
23: Modern-Day Agricultural Practices and Their Impact on Human Health and the Environment.
24: International Perspectives—Environmental Health in Europe.
25: Environmental Sustainability, Ecosystem Services, and Human Well-Being.
About the Editor and Contributors.
Volume 4 Index.