eBook The Gale Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1410388263
  • ISBN-13: 9781410388261
  • DDC: 362.103
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released September 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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Overview

The Gale Encyclopedia of Environmental Health 2 covers environmental health statutes, diseases/conditions, environmental factors contributing to public health issues, and environmental health policy issues, as well as offering biographical sidebars on key figures and historical events in environmental health.

Features and Benefits

  • Alphabetical A-Z organization.
  • Comprehensive coverage of subject.
  • Key Terms section in every entry.
  • Resources/Further reading section in every entry
  • Key biographical sidebars throughout the two volumes.
  • 195 Full color photographic images, illustrations, tables, and maps to accompany entries.
  • Timeline of important environmental health events and milestones.
  • Appendix with contact information for important organizations.
  • Glossary.
  • General 2-3 level index.

What's New

  • 286 topics including 30 new topics (see Table of Contents for listing.)

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1410388239 | ISBN-13: 9781410388230

Reviews

This encyclopedia attempts to address the multifaceted topic of environmental health and the impact of natural and man-made events on human health. This resource has a limited scope, and although it discusses some global and regional topics, such as Zero population growth and Guinea worm disease, it is primarily focused on U.S. health organizations (such as the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention); major U.S. federal legislation related to public health is also covered. Arranged in A–Z format, topics range from diseases (such as Autism and Cancer) to natural disasters (such as Volcanic eruptions and Tsunamis) to broader environmental health concerns (such as Cruise ship health and Drinking water supply). Each entry provides further resources, which include books, journal articles, websites, and organizations; however, the quality of these sources varies widely from entry to entry. There is a consistent format for entries, which provides a streamlined organization for the information, making it easy for the layperson to navigate, and the table of contents and comprehensive index contribute to its ease of use.The Gale Encyclopedia of Environmental Health would be usable for individuals wanting to access basic information. It would be a good addition to a high-school or public library for users who are looking for introductory information on environmental health topics.

— Janet Pinkley

Table of Contents

Acetone.
Acid rain.
Acrylamide.
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
Agricultural chemicals.
Air pollution.
Algal bloom.
Altitude sickness.
Ambient air.
Amebiasis.
American Public Health Association.
Ammonia exposure.
Anthrax.
Antimicrobial resistance.
Arsenic.
Asbestos.
Asbestosis.
Aspergillosis.
Asthma.
Autism spectrum disorder.
Avian flu.
Background radiation.
Bedbug infestation.
Benzene.
Benzene and benzene derivatives exposure.
Benzo(a)pyrene.
Berylliosis.
Bhopal, India.
Bioinformatics.
Biomonitoring.
Biosafety.
Bioterrorism.
Biotoxins.
Bisphenol A.
Black lung disease.
Bronchitis.
Brownfield sites.
Brucellosis.
Bushmeat.
Byssinosis.
Cadmium.
Cadmium poisoning.
Campylobacteriosis.
Cancer.
Carbon monoxide poisoning.
Cellular phones.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Chagas disease.
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.
Chemical poisoning.
Chernobyl nuclear power station disaster.
Child survival revolution.
Chlorination.
Chlorine exposure.
Cholera.
Chronic kidney disease.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Chronic wasting disease.
Clean Air Act (1963, 1970, 1977, 1990).
Clean Water Act (1972, 1977, 1987).
Climate change.
Colony collapse disorder.
Communicable diseases.
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).
Crop security.
Cruise ship health.
Cryptosporidiosis.
Cutting oil exposure.
Cyanosis.
Dams.
Decompression sickness.
Dengue fever.
Dioxins.
Diphtheria.
Disaster preparedness.
Disease outbreaks.
Drinking-water supply.
Drought.
Dysentery.
Earth Day.
Earthquakes.
Ebola virus disease.
Electric shock injuries.
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (1986).
Emergency preparedness.
Endemic.
Endocrine disruptors.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Epidemiology.
Epigenetics.
Ergonomics.
Escherichia coli.
Explosives.
Exposure science.
Exxon Valdez.
Factory_farming, industrial_agriculture.
Famine.
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (1972).
Federal Water Act (1972).
Fibrosis.
Flame retardants.
Flint water crisis.
Flooding.
Flu pandemic.
Food additives.
Food and Drug Administration.
Food contamination.
Food insecurity and undernutrition.
Food poisoning.
Food safety.
Foodborne illness.
Forced migration.
Formaldehyde.
Fracking.
Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station disaster.
Fungal infections.
Fungicide.
Giardiasis.
Global public health.
Globalization and emerging diseases.
Goiter.
Guinea worm disease.
Gulf oil spill.
Gulf War syndrome.
H1N1 influenza A (2009).
Habitat encroachment.
Haiti earthquake.
Hantavirus infections.
Hazardous waste.
Healthy cities.
Heat disorders.
Heat (stress) index.
Heavy metal poisoning.
Hemorrhagic fevers.
Hexavalent chromium.
High temperature environments.
HIV/AIDS.
Horn of Africa drought and famine.
Housing.
HPV vaccination.
Human papilloma virus.
Humanitarian aid.
Hurricanes.
Icelandic volcano eruption (2010).
Indoor air quality.
Industrial hygiene.
Insecticide poisoning.
Invasive species.
Ionizing radiation.
Japanese earthquake (2011).
Katrina.
Land use.
Lead.
Lead poisoning.
Legionnaires' disease.
Leptospirosis.
Leukemia.
Levee.
Light pollution.
Listeriosis.
Love Canal.
Low-temperature environments.
Lyme disease.
Malaria.
Manganese exposure.
Measles.
Medical waste.
Melanoma.
Meningitis.
Mercury.
Mercury poisoning.
Methemoglobinemia.
Microbial pathogens.
Mold.
Multiple chemical sensitivity.
Mumps.
Naegleria fowleri.
National ambient air quality standard (NAAQS).
National Environmental Health Association.
National Environmental Policy Act (1969).
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina).
National park.
Nature deficit disorder.
Necrotizing fasciitis.
Neurotoxin.
9/11 terrorist attacks.
Nipah virus (NiV) infection.
Noise pollution.
Non-ionizing radiation.
Noroviruses.
Occupational Safety and Health Act (1970).
Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Ocean waste.
Oil spills, health effects of.
Omnibus Flood Control Act (1936).
One Health Initiative.
Oxfam.
Ozone.
Ozone exposure.
Pandemic.
Parasites.
Parkinson's disease.
Patch testing.
Plague.
Polio.
Population and disease.
Population pyramid.
Post-traumatic stress disorder.
Protein-energy malnutrition.
Public Health Service.
Rachel Carson Council.
Radiation.
Radiation exposure.
Radiation injuries.
Radon.
International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
Risk assessment.
River blindness.
Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899.
Rodents.
Safe Drinking Water Act (1974).
Sanitation.
Save the Children.
Schistosomiasis.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).
Seveso, Italy.
Shigellosis.
Sick building syndrome.
Sierra Club.
Silicosis.
Skin cancer.
Sleeping sickness.
Smallpox.
Smog.
Smoking.
Soil Conservation Act (1935).
Stockholm planetary boundaries.
Styrene.
Sulfur exposure.
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (1986).
Swimming advisories.
Talcosis.
Teratogen.
Thesaurosis.
Three Mile Island nuclear disaster.
Tick-borne diseases.
Times Beach.
Tornado and cyclone.
Toxic sludge spill in Hungary.
Toxic Substances Control Act (1976).
Toxicology.
Traveler's health.
Tropical disease.
Tsunamis.
Tuberculosis.
Typhoid fever.
Typhus.
Ultraviolet radiation.
UN Sustainable Development Goals.
UNICEF.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Vaccination.
Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD).
Vector (mosquito) control.
Vibriosis.
Viruses.
Volatile organic compound.
Volcanic eruptions.
Waste management.
Water fluoridation.
Water pollution.
Water quality.
Water quality standards.
Water scarcity.
Water-borne diseases.
West Nile virus.
Whooping cough.
Wildfires.
World Health Organization.
Yellow fever.
Yokkaichi asthma.
Zero population growth.
Zika virus disease.
Zoonoses.