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Environmental Health: From Global to Local, 2nd Edition

Howard Frumkin (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-56778-4
1280 pages
January 2010, Jossey-Bass
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The second edition of Environmental Health: From Global to Local, a comprehensive introductory text, offers an overview of the methodology and paradigms of this burgeoning field, ranging from ecology to epidemiology, from toxicology to environmental psychology, and from genetics to

ethics. Expert contributors discuss the major issues in contemporary environmental health: air,

water, food safety, occupational health, radiation, chemical and physical hazards, vector control, and injuries. Also emphasizing a wide variety of issues of global interest, the thoroughly revised second edition contains updated information on such timely topics as toxicology, exposure assessment,

climate change, population pressure, developing nations and urbanization, energy production, building and community design, solid and hazardous waste, and disaster preparedness. In addition, each chapter of Environmental Health includes learning objectives, key points, and discussion questions.

Praise for the first edition of Environmental Health

"A classic textbook for the dynamic, evolving field of environmental health, thoughtful, well written, well balanced and referenced. An excellent overview of a multifaceted approach to environmental health."— AOEC Newsletter (Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics)

"With its many examples, clear explanations, and emphasis on big picture themes and relevance, it is an astonishingly interesting read."—Global Public Health

"The book's chapters contain highly pertinent insights and information on environmental issues that go beyond the usual boundaries of classic environmental health."—Environmental Health Perspectives

Winner, AAP Award for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing

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Tables, Figures, and Exhibits.

The Editor.

The Contributors.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Howard Frumkin

PART ONE: METHODS AND PARADIGMS.

1. Ecology and Human Health (Bruce Wilcox and Holly Jessop).

2. Toxicology (Jason R. Richardson and Gary W. Miller).

3. Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology (Kyle Steenland and Christine Moe).

4. Exposure Assessment, Industrial Hygiene, and Environmental Management (P. Barry Ryan).

5. Environmental Psychology (Daniel Stokols and Chip Clitheroe).

6. Genetics and Environmental Health (Samuel H. Wilson and William A. Suk).

7. Environmental Health Ethics (Andrew Jameton).

8. Environmental Justice (Charles Lee).

PART TWO: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ON THE GLOBAL SCALE.

9. Population Pressure (Don Hinrichsen).

10. Climate Change (Jonathan A. Patz).

11. Developing Nations (Jerome Nriagu, Jaymie Meliker, and Markey Johnson).

PART THREE: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ON THE REGIONAL SCALE.

12. Air Pollution (Michelle L. Bell and Jonathan M. Samet).

13. Energy Production (Jeremy J. Hess).

14. Healthy Cities (Sarah K. Heaton, John M. Balbus, James W. Keck, and Andrew L. Dannenberg).

15. Water and Health (Timothy Ford).

PART FOUR: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ON THE LOCAL SCALE.

16. Solid and Hazardous Waste (Sven Rodenbeck, Kenneth Orloff, and Henry Falk).

17. Pest Control and Pesticides (Mark G. Robson, George C. Hamilton, and Wattasit Siriwong).

18. Food Safety (David McSwane).

19. Healthy Buildings (Howard Frumkin).

20. Workplace Health and Safety (Melissa Perry and Howard Hu).

21. Radiation (Arthur C. Upton).

22. Injuries (Jeremy J. Hess and Junaid A. Razzak).

23. Disaster Preparedness (Mark E. Keim).

24. Nature Contact: A Health Benefit (Howard Frumkin)?

25. Children (Maida P. Galvez, Joel Forman, and Philip J. Landrigan).

PART FIVE: THE PRACTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH.

26. Practicing Prevention in Environmental Health (Lynn R. Goldman).

27. Environmental Health Practice (Sarah Kotchian and Robert J. Laumbach).

28. Geographic Information Systems (Lance A. Waller).

29. Risk Assessment (Scott Bartell).

30. Environmental Health Policy (A. Stanley Meiburg).

31. Risk Communication (Vincent T. Covello).

32. Legal Remedies (Douglas A. Henderson).

Index.

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Howard Frumkin, MD, DrPH, is director of the National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Formerly he was professor and chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University and professor of medicine at Emory Medical School in Atlanta.

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