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    DescriptionCanadians enjoy their beautiful surroundings, but they do have concerns about environmental hazards that may affect their health. This book offers help in understanding the issues and risks. Open the The Canadian Guide to Health and the Environment and you'll quickly find clear, balanced information to help answer your questions about the following topics and more: global warming, drinking water, irradiated food, deforestation, asthma, sick-building syndrome, noise, suntanning, cancer, PCBs. The handy "What You Can Do" sections suggest how to tackle issues in ways that suit your particular situation. Educator and public-health physician Tee L. Guidotti--with the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and a host of expert contributors--walks you through the many issues linking the environment and your health. Use the Guide as a reference to specific topics, a readable overview of environmental health concerns, or a learning tool for students, parents, and families. The Guide includes: - a quick-access glossary - a bibliography of helpful publications, plus dozens of references to books, agencies, and internet sites you can explore for further information - a series of quizzes and games to check your environmental knowledge, and - an index for easy reference. The Canadian Guide to Health and the Environment will help you make decisions that are right for you and your family--and good for our environment.


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    Title
    The Canadian Guide to Health and the Environment
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Tee L. Guidotti, Edited by Pierre Gosselin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 340
    Width: 139 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 447 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780888642936
    ISBN 10: 0888642938
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBC
    BIC E4L: ENV
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 02
    BIC subject category V2: RNP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 02
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.3
    B&T General Subject: 420
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    BISAC V2.8: NAT010000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HEA020000, HEA021000, HEA010000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBC
    DC21: 363.70720971
    Thema V1.0: RNP
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBC
    Publisher
    University of Alberta Press
    Imprint name
    University of Alberta Press
    Publication date
    01 November 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Alberta
    Author Information
    Tee L. Guidotti is Chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health. He is also Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Director of the Division of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology at GW's School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
    Review quote
    "With the erosion of health care programs being a major concern across the country, now is an opportune time to expand the dialogue from accessibility and funding of services to causes of health problems. Health and the Environment provides an excellent baseline for Canadians ready to engage in that discussion." Joyce Hildebrand, EnCompass Magazine "Good things come in small packages. This remarkably concise, comprehensive, and instructive guide to health and the environment is a tribute to that dictum. This is a gem of a book...As a readable and practical overview of the major environmental and public health issues facing twenty-first-century mankind, The Canadian Guide to Health and the environment lives up to its title. It is a source of useful and crucial details of the average citizen, not just of Canada, but also of every nation responsible for the care and maintenance of Planet Earth. In the end, the reader wishes that it be required reading for every high school student, teacher, professor, physicians, and politician. It should be on the desk of every aspiring or active practitioner of public, environmental, and occupational health as an inspirational text, practical guide, and easy reference." L.B. Sandy Rock, American Journal of Preventive Medicine "This book is a must read for anyone interested in health and the environment...Topics covering the home, work, urban, and recreational environments; resource management; and the relationship between health and pollutants are explored in detail... I recommend this book." Colin O. D'Cunha FRCPC, Annals RCPSC