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ABC of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 3rd Edition

David Snashall (Editor), Dipti Patel (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4443-3817-1
164 pages
January 2013, BMJ Books
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This new edition of Occupational and Environmental Medicine concentrates more on the newer kinds of occupational disease including those (like “RSI” and pesticide poisoning) where exposure and effects are difficult to understand. There is specific emphasis on work, health and wellbeing, with links to public health, health promotion, the value of work, disabled people at work, the aging workforce, vocational rehabilitation, evidence based practice, and further chapters on the health effects of climate change and of occupational health and safety in relation to migration and terrorism.
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Contributors, vii

Preface, ix

1 Hazards of Work, 1
David Snashall

2 Health,Work and Wellbeing, 7
Nerys Williams

3 Assessing theWork Environment, 11
Keith T. Palmer and David Coggon

4 Practising Occupational Health, 17
Anil Adisesh

5 Legal Aspects, 24
Martyn Davidson

6 Ethics, 31
Paul Litchfield

7 Fitness for Work, 36
William Davies

8 Musculoskeletal Disorders, 45
Kim Burton and Nicholas Kendall

9 Mental Health, 51
Samuel B. Harvey and Max Henderson

10 Skin Disorders, 59
Ian R. White

11 Respiratory Disorders, 63
Ira Madan and Paul Cullinan

12 Infections, 68
Dipti Patel

13 Occupational Cancers, 80
John Hobson

14 Disorders of Uncertain Aetiology, 88
Andy Slovak

15 Physical Agents, 94
Ron McCaig

16 Ergonomics and Human Factors, 107
Joanne O. Crawford

17 Genetics and Reproduction, 113
Nicola Cherry

18 The AgeingWorkforce, 117
Sarah Harper

19 Travel, 122
Derek R. Smith, Peter A. Leggat and Dipti Patel

20 Emerging Issues, 129
Judy Sng and David Koh

21 Pollution, 135
Robert Maynard

22 Global Health, 140
Paolo Vineis

Index, 149

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David Snashall, Professor of Occupational Medicine, King’s College London,

Honorary Consultant and Clinical Director, Occupational Health and Safety Services, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Dipti Patel, Consultant Occupational Health Physician, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, Director of Clinical Services, Medical Advisory Services for Traveller's Abroad

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