Introduction to environmental epidemiology for health protection

Irene A. Kreis

in Essentials of Environmental Epidemiology for Health Protection

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Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199663415
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191759116 | DOI:
Introduction to environmental epidemiology for health protection

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The practice of environmental epidemiology in health protection involves dealing with a wide range of potential determinants of ill health such as pollutants in air, water, soil, and food as well as other substances. It is necessary to set priorities about what to investigate, and this requires a balancing act between what is amenable to investigation, what the funders think is important and what the public finds relevant. Practitioners need to be aware of the lessons from past experiences and be ready to collaborate with other disciplines. It is important not to be restricted to the standard approach but to choose between all the options available. Doing this is likely to result in powerful, well-planned epidemiological studies. This book aims to help you to do this.

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology ; Epidemiology

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