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Basic Environmental Health

Annalee Yassi, Tord Kjellström, Theo de Kok and Tee Guidotti

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9780195135589
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864102 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135589.001.0001

Series: Environmental Ethics and Science Policy Series

Basic Environmental Health

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This book draws from the social sciences, the natural sciences, and the health sciences to introduce the principles and methods applied in environmental health. It presents an overview of the basic sciences needed to understand environmental health hazards, including toxicology, microbiology, health physics, injury analysis, and relevant psychosocial concepts. It also presents a basic approach to risk assessment and risk management. The first part of the book concentrates on broad issues, providing frameworks for the investigation and management of environmental health problems. The middle section deepens the discussion of routes of exposure (air quality, water and sanitation, food and agricultural issues). The final section addresses environmental health from sustainable development themes (settlements and urbanization, energy, industry, and global concerns). The final chapter focuses on ethical issues and action planning.

Keywords: health hazards; toxicology; microbiology; health physics; injury analysis; psychosocial concepts; risk assessment; risk management; ethical issues

Book.  442 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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Introduction in Basic Environmental Health

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Nature of Environmental Health Hazards in Basic Environmental Health

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Risk Assessment in Basic Environmental Health

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Risk Management in Basic Environmental Health

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Air in Basic Environmental Health

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Water and Sanitation in Basic Environmental Health

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Food and Agriculture in Basic Environmental Health

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Human Settlement and Urbanization in Basic Environmental Health

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Health and Energy Use in Basic Environmental Health

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Industrial Pollution and Chemical Safety in Basic Environmental Health

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