The Handbook of Environmental Health

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Scarecrow Press, Feb 21, 2013 - Science - 424 pages
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Environmental issues, global warming, pollution, and chemical dumping, are ever present in the news. But what about the health problems these issues pose? Frank Spellman and Melissa Stoudt identify the hazardous environmental issues and explain the science behind the dangers to our health.

The Handbook of Environmental Health begins with defining the most commonly used terms, clearly explained for any student to learn and understand. Then each chapter tackles a different issue, outlining its scientific concepts and relating it to our health, with case studies or scenarios to bring the concepts to life. Lastly, the chapters conclude with thought-provoking questions.

The authors also provide solutions to control the factors that harm our health, making this handbook a valuable resource for any student, library, or one interested in the dangers of environmental health.
 

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Contents

Ch01 Introduction
1
Ch02 The Environment and Ecology
19
Ch03 Toxicology
85
Ch04 Epidemiology
113
Ch05 Foodborne Disease
185
Ch06 VectorBorne Disease
263
Ch07 OutdoorIndoor Air Quality
273
Ch08 Water Quality
295
Ch09 Radiation
327
Ch10 Occupational Health
347
Appendix
395
Index
403
About the Authors
411
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Frank R. Spellman is the author or co-author of more than 70 books on the natural sciences, as well as environmental and health sciences. He has served as a consultant for the U.S. Department of Justice, a variety of law firms, and a number of non-governmental organizations on environmental issues and health-related matters. He is formerly an assistant professor of environmental health at Old Dominion University.

Melissa L. Stoudt is a radiation controls training instructor at an atomic power laboratory. Previously, she instructed students and officers of the US Navy in proper radiation controls and handling of radioactive material. She is coauthor of Nuclear Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (Scarecrow Press 2011).

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