Green Health: An A-to-Z Guide, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412974593
  • ISBN-13: 9781412974592
  • DDC: 613
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 562 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released July 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Overview

Green Health: An A to Z Guide examines the green movement within the contexts of personal health and the healthcare industry, focusing on consumer lifestyles and how they affect resource conservation, pollution prevention, and environmental management. The scope of the title involves the societal goals of protecting human health and reducing the ecological footprint of healthcare. With approximately 150 signed entries written from global viewpoints by university professors and experts, Green Health: An A to Z Guide explores topics ranging from ecologically sustainable pharmaceuticals to the health risks of fossil fuels, biological stressors, the precautionary principle and wellness, organic food and health, hazardous waste, drinking water, the greening of healthcare, and more. Vivid photographs, searchable hyperlinks, numerous cross references, an extensive resource guide, and a clear, accessible writing style make the Green Society volumes ideal for classroom use as well as for research.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
About the Editors.
Introduction.
Reader's Guide.
List of Articles.
List of Contributors.
Green Health Chronology.
1: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
2: Advertising and Marketing.
3: Airborne Diseases.
4: Air Filters/Scrubbers.
5: Alternative Energy Resources (Solar).
6: Animal Products.
7: Antibiotic Resistance.
8: Antibiotics.
9: Anti-Cholesterol Drugs.
10: Anti-Depressant Drugs.
11: Antiseptics.
12: Arsenic Pollution.
13: Asthma.
14: Automobiles (Emissions).
15: Biodiesel.
16: Biological Control of Pests.
17: Biological Weapons.
18: Biomedicine.
19: Bird Flu.
20: Bottled Water.
21: Caffeine.
22: California's Green Chemistry Initiative.
23: Calorie Labeling for Restaurants.
24: Cancers.
25: Carbon Filters.
26: Cardiovascular Diseases.
27: Cell Phones.
28: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.).
29: Chemical Pesticides.
30: Children's Health.
31: Chlorination By-Products.
32: Cities.
33: Clean Coal.
34: Climate Change.
35: Computers and Printers (Ink).
36: Cost-Benefit Analysis for Alternative Products.
37: Degenerative Diseases.
38: Dehydration.
39: Dental Mercury Amalgams.
40: Dry Cleaning.
41: Ecosyndemics.
42: Education and Green Health.
43: Electricity.
44: Emergency Rooms.
45: Environmental Illness and Chemical Sensitivity.
46: Environmental Protection Agency (U.S.).
47: Ergonomics.
48: Fabrics.
49: Fast Food.
50: Fast Food Warnings.
51: Fertilizers.
52: Firewood and Charcoal.
53: Food Allergies.
54: Fungi and Sick Building Syndrome.
55: Gastroenteritis.
56: Genetically Engineered Crops.
57: Government Role in Green Health.
58: Green Chemistry.
59: Groundwater.
60: Healthcare Delivery.
61: Health Disparities.
62: Health Insurance Industry.
63: Health Insurance Reform.
64: Highways.
65: Hobby Products.
66: Home-Grown Food.
67: Hormone Therapy.
68: Hospitals (Carbon Footprints).
69: Hydroelectricity.
70: Immune System Diseases.
71: Indoor Air Quality.
72: Industrial Ecology.
73: Infectious Waste.
74: Injuries.
75: International Policies.
76: International Travel.
77: Kidney Diseases.
78: Lead Sources and Health.
79: Light Bulbs.
80: Lighting.
81: Liver Diseases.
82: Low-Level Radioactive Waste.
83: Lung Diseases.
84: Malaria.
85: Manganese Sources and Health.
86: Men's Health.
87: Mental Exercises.
88: Mental Health.
89: Mercury Sources and Health.
90: Metabolic Syndrome Diseases.
91: Methane/Biogas.
92: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus.
93: Metrics of Green Health.
94: Microwave Ovens.
95: Musculoskeletal Diseases.
96: Neurobehavioral Diseases.
97: Nosocomial Infections.
98: Nuclear Power.
99: Nursing, Lack of.
100: Obesity.
101: Occupational Hazards.
102: Oral Diseases.
103: Organic Produce.
104: Ozonation By-Products.
105: Ozone.
106: Pain Medication.
107: Paint.
108: Paper Products.
109: Particulate Matter.
110: Personal Consumer Role in Green Health.
111: Personal Hygiene Products.
112: Pest Control.
113: Petrochemicals.
114: Pharmaceutical Industry.
115: Pharmaceutical Industry Reform.
116: Phaseout of Toxic Chemicals.
117: Physical Activity and Health.
118: Plastics in Daily Use.
119: Prescription Drug Addiction.
120: Private Industry Role in Green Health.
121: Radiation Sources.
122: Radon and Basements.
123: Recreational Space.
124: Recycled Water.
125: Regional Dust.
126: Reproductive System Diseases.
127: Reverse Osmosis.
128: Rural Areas.
129: Seasonal Flu.
130: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.
131: Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
132: Skin Disorders.
133: Smog.
134: Smoking.
135: Solid Waste Management.
136: Stomach Ulcers and Helicobacter Pylori.
137: Streptococcus Infections.
138: Suburbs.
139: Supplements.
140: Supplying Water.
141: Swimming Pools.
142: Tap Water/Fluoride.
143: Taxation of Unhealthy Products.
144: Topophilia.
145: Tuberculosis.
146: Ultraviolet Radiation.
147: United Nations Environment Programme.
148: Urban Green.
149: Vaccination/Herd Immunity.
150: Waterborne Diseases.
151: Water Scarcity.
152: Wine and other Alcohols.
153: Women's Health.
154: World Health Organization's Environmental Burden of Disease.
Green Health Glossary.
Green Health Resource Guide.
Green Health Appendix.
Index.