Environmental Health: From Global to Local, Second Edition

  • 23h 22m
  • Howard Frumkin (ed)
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2010

The second edition of Environmental Health: From Global to Local, a comprehensive introductory text, offers an overview of the methodology and paradigms of this burgeoning field, ranging from ecology to epidemiology, from toxicology to environmental psychology, and from genetics to ethics. Expert contributors discuss the major issues in contemporary environmental health: air, water, food safety, occupational health, radiation, chemical and physical hazards, vector control, and injuries. Also emphasizing a wide variety of issues of global interest, the thoroughly revised second edition contains updated information on such timely topics as toxicology, exposure assessment, climate change, population pressure, developing nations and urbanization, energy production, building and community design, solid and hazardous waste, and disaster preparedness. In addition, each chapter of Environmental Health includes learning objectives, key points, and discussion questions.

About the Editor

Howard Frumkin, MD, DrPH, is director of the National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Formerly he was professor and chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University and professor of medicine at Emory Medical School in Atlanta.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Ecology and Environmental Health
  • Toxicology
  • Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
  • Exposure Assessment, Industrial Hygiene, and Environmental Management
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Genetics and Environmental Health
  • Environmental Health Ethics
  • Environmental Justice
  • Population Pressure
  • Climate Change
  • Developing Nations
  • Air Pollution
  • Energy Production
  • Healthy Communities
  • Water and Health
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste
  • Pest Control and Pesticides
  • Food Safety
  • Healthy Buildings
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Radiation
  • Injuries
  • Environmental Disasters
  • Nature Contact
  • Children
  • Prevention in Environmental Health
  • Environmental Health Practice
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Risk Assessment
  • Environmental Health Policy
  • Risk Communication
  • Legal Remedies