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Essentials of Environmental Health, Second Edition

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    Second Edition
    ISBN: 9781284026337

Robert H Friis

5 Stars! Doody's Review Service (Perfect Score of 100) 
"...its treatment of issues is quite dynamic [and] the author's writing style is engaging and fair."

This best-selling offering from the APHA/Jones & Bartlett Learning Essential Public Health series is a clear and comprehensive study of the major topics of environmental health, including:
  • Background of the field and “tools of the trade” (environmental epidemiology, environmental toxicology, and environmental policy and regulation).
  • Environmental diseases (microbial agents, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation).
  • Applications and domains of environmental health (water and air quality, food safety, waste disposal, and occupational health).

The Second Edition covers new material including:
  • New chapter (Chapter 14) on injuries
  • All Web-based sources updated throughout to include the most recent information
  • Expanded discussion of the history of environmental health, e.g., contributions of John Snow, Lemuel Shattuck, and Walter Reed
  • New case study on pandemic influenza (H1N1) 2009
  • Coverage of recent environmental controversies, such as use of bisphenol A in plastics

With a straightforward, non-technical approach, the author has included many examples and illustrations of environmental health issues. Perfect for the beginning student as well as the experienced health professional, each chapter concludes with study questions and exercises to engage the reader in further study.

Table of Contents:
Series Page  
About the Author  
  Part  I  Background of the Field
    Chapter  1  Introduction: The Environment at Risk
    Chapter  2  Environmental Epidemiology
    Chapter  3  Environmental Toxicology
    Chapter  4  Environmental Policy and Regulation
  Part  II  Agents of Environmental Disease
    Chapter  5  Zoonotic and Vector-Borne Diseases
    Chapter  6  Toxic Metals and Elements
    Chapter  7  Pesticides and Other Organic Chemicals
    Chapter  8  Ionizing and Nonionizing Radiation
  Part  III  Applications of Environmental Health
    Chapter  9  Water Quality
    Chapter  10  Air Quality
    Chapter  11  Food Safety
    Chapter  12  Solid and Liquid Wastes
    Chapter  13  Occupational Health
    Chapter  14  Injuries with a Focus on Unintentional Injuries and Deaths

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