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    Basic Environmental Health (Hardback) By (author) Annalee Yassi, By (author) Etc., By (author) Tord Kjellstrom, By (author) Theo de Kok, By (author) Tee Guidotti

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    DescriptionThis comprehensive interdisciplinary text draws from the social sciences, the natural sciences and the health sciences to introduce students to the principles and methods applied in environmental health. It presents an overview of the basic sciences needed to understand environmental health hazards, including toxicology, microbiology, health physics, injury analysis and relevant psychosocial concepts. It also presents a basic approach to risk assessment and risk management. The first part of the book concentrates on broad issues, providing frameworks for the investigation and management of environmental health problems. The middle section deepens the discussion of routes of exposure (air quality, water and sanitation, food and agricultural issues). The final section addresses environmental health from sustainable development themes (settlements and urbanization, energy, industry, and global concerns). The final chapter focuses on ethical issues and action planning. Thus, the text aims to enhance knowledge, skills and attitudes in environmental health.


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    Title
    Basic Environmental Health
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Annalee Yassi, By (author) Etc., By (author) Tord Kjellstrom, By (author) Theo de Kok, By (author) Tee Guidotti
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 456
    Width: 184 mm
    Height: 261 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 942 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780195135589
    ISBN 10: 019513558X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.6
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    Libri: I-PI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 510
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17610
    B&T Merchandise Category: MAJ
    BISAC V2.8: MED078000
    DC21: 363.7
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    BIC subject category V2: MBNH2
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MED096000
    B&T Approval Code: A66204000
    DC22: 615.9/02, 615.902
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: RA565 .B376 2001, RA565.B376
    Thema V1.0: MBNH2, MKGT
    Illustrations note
    numerous line drawings and tables
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    30 April 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction ; 2. Nature of environmental health hazards ; 3. Risk Assessment ; 4. Risk Management ; 5. Air ; 6. Water and sanitation ; 7. Food and agriculture ; 8. Human Settlement and urbanization ; 9. Healthy and energy use ; 10. Industrial pollution and chemical safety ; 11. Transboundary and global health concerns ; 12. Action to protect health and the environment