Environment Health Sourcebook, 5th Edition

  • Greg Mullin
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  • ISBN-10: 0780816293
  • ISBN-13: 9780780816299
  • DDC: 615.9
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released June 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Consumer health information about the health effects of environmental hazards and diseases linked to environmental causes, with facts about the impact on specific populations. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Understanding the Health Effects of Environmental Hazards.
1: Environmental Health: Overview.
2: Health Risk Assessment: Determining Whether Environmental Substances Pose a Risk to Human Health.
3: Environmental Hazards for Children.
4: Environmental Hazards for Pregnant Women.
5: Environmental Hazards for the Elderly.
6: Climate Change and Human Health.
Health Concerns and Their Environmental Triggers.
7: Human Health Problems with Environmental Causes.
8: Cancer and Environmental Concerns.
9: Respiratory Problems with Environmental Triggers.
10: Viruses Spread through Hazards in the Environment.
11: Reproductive Issues and the Environment.
12: The Link between Autism and the Environment.
Outdoor Environmental Hazards: Air, Water, and Soil.
13: Air Pollution.
14: Climate Change and Extreme Heat.
15: Noise Pollution.
16: Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation.
17: Drinking Water.
18: Recreational Water Illnesses.
19: Harmful Algae Blooms (Red Tides).
20: Soil Contamination.
21: Bioterrorism and Chemical Emergencies.
Household and Indoor Hazards.
22: Indoor Air Quality.
23: Harmful Agents in Indoor Air.
24: Molds.
25: Asbestos.
26: Exposures to Lead.
27: Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
28: Radiation Exposure Risks.
29: Electric and Magnetic Field Exposure.
Foodborne Hazards.
30: Food Safety.
31: Food Allergies and Intolerance.
32: Common Chemical Contaminants in the Food Supply.
33: Contaminants in Fish and Shellfish.
34: Antibiotics and Hormones in Dairy and Meat.
35: Food Additives.
36: Foodborne Illnesses.
37: Foodborne Viruses.
38: Acrylamide from High-Temperature Cooking.
39: Aflatoxins.
40: Perchlorates.
41: Consumer Beverages.
42: Technologically Altered Foods.
Consumer Products and Medical Hazards.
43: Teflon (Perfluorochemicals, or PFCs).
44: Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA).
45: Insect Repellent.
46: Soaps and Triclosan.
47: Plastics.
48: Contaminants in Consumer Products.
49: Fragrance Additives.
50: Beauty Products.
51: X-Rays.
Additional Help and Information.
Glossary of Terms Related to Mental Health Disorders.
Directory of Environmental Health Organizations and Resources.