Environmental Health Sourcebook, 4th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0780813987
  • ISBN-13: 9780780813984
  • DDC: 616.9
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released January 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Environmental Health Sourcebook provides basic 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: Toxic Substances.
3: Health Risk Assessment: Determining Whether Environmental Substances Pose a Risk to Human Health.
4: Environmental Hazards for Children.
5: Environment and Women's Health.
6: Environmental Hazards for the Elderly.
7: Environmental Justice.
Health Concerns and Their Environmental Triggers.
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: Environment and Autism.
Outdoor Environmental Hazards.
13: Air Pollution.
14: Climate Change and Extreme Heat.
15: Noise Pollution and UV Radiation.
16: Drinking Water.
Swimming Water.
17: Harmful Algae Blooms.
18: Ocean Contamination.
19: Soil Contamination.
20: Bioterrorism and Chemical Emergencies.
Household and Indoor Environmental Hazards.
21: Indoor Air Quality – An Introduction.
22: Harmful Agents in Indoor Air.
23: Mold and Moisture.
24: Asbestos.
25: Lead at Home.
26: Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
27: Radiation Exposure Risks.
Foodborne Hazards.
28: Food Safety.
29: Food Allergies and Intolerance.
30: Common Chemical Contaminants in the Food Supply.
31: Contaminants in Fish and Shellfish.
32: Effects of Growth Promoters in Dairy and Meat.
33: Food Additives.
34: Foodborne Bacterial Illnesses.
35: Foodborne Viral Illnesses.
36: Acrylamide from High-Temperature Cooking.
37: Aflatoxins.
38: Perchlorate.
39: Consumer Beverages.
40: Technologically Altered Foods.
Consumer Products and Medical Hazards.
41: Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Fluorinated Telomers.
42: Insect Repellent.
43: Antibacterial Soap (Triclosan).
44: Plastics.
45: Contaminants in Consumer Products.
46: Fragrance Additives.
47: Chemicals in Beauty Products.
48: X-Rays.
Additional Help and Information.
49: Directory of Organizations with Information about Environmental Health.
Glossary of Terms Related to Environmental Health.