Green Health: An A-to-Z Guide

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SAGE, May 3, 2011 - Business & Economics - 562 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

A
1
B
51
C
71
D
125
E
137
F
155
G
175
H
191
N
311
O
327
P
343
R
395
S
427
T
463
U
475
V
485

I
223
K
247
L
251
M
269
W
489
Green Health Glossary
509
Index
527
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Oladele Ogunseitan is professor of Environmental Health, Science, and Policy at the University of California, Irvine. He has been a Global Environmental Assessment Fellow at Harvard University, and a Macy Foundation Fellow at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.