Agricultural Medicine: Rural Occupational and Environmental Health, Safety, and Prevention

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 13, 2016 - Technology & Engineering - 608 pages

Newly updated, Agricultural Medicine: Rural Occupational Health, Safety, and Prevention, Second Editionis a groundbreaking and comprehensive textbook and reference for students and practitioners of public health, and professionals in the field of rural agricultural occupational health and safety. The book introduces specific occupational and environmental health and safety issues faced by agricultural workers and rural residents, and provides a roadmap to establishing sustainable worker and public health support in agricultural communities.

Responding to reader demand, Agricultural Medicine, Second Edition now features more case studies, key point summaries, and new international perspective chapters comparing North American health and agricultural practices to those in Europe, the Asia Pacific, and South America.

Agricultural health and safety engages a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals, veterinarians, safety professionals, engineers, sociologists, epidemiologists, and psychologists, for whom this book serves as an essential resource.

 

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Contents

SPECIAL RISk POPULATIONS IN AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITIES
43
References
84
AGRICULTURAL RESPIRATORY DISEASES
95
AGRICULTURAL SkIN DISEASES
155
CANCER IN AGRICULTURAL POPULATIONS
181
HEALTH EFFECTS OF AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDES
205
GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS IN AGRICULTURE
251
References
284
PSYCHOSOCIAL CONDITIONS IN AGRICULTURE
351
ACUTE INJURIES IN AGRICULTURE
379
POTENTIAL OCCUPATIONAL
413
OVERVIEW OF OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS
437
INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
465
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484
PREVENTION OF ILLNESS AND INJURY IN AGRICULTURE
503
INDEX
551

MUSCULOSkELETAL DISORDERS
293
PHYSICAL FACTORS
327

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About the author (2016)

Kelley J. Donham, MS, DVM, DACVPM is Emeritus Pioneer Professor of Rural Health and Safety and Director of Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health in the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA, USA.

Anders Thelin, MD, PhD is an occupational medicine physician specializing in agricultural medicine.

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