The Environment and Health Atlas for England and Wales

The Environment and Health Atlas for England and Wales

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By (author) A. L. Hansell, By (author) L. A. Beale, By (author) R. E. Ghosh, By (author) L. Fortunato, By (author) D. Fecht, By (author) L. Jarup

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 224mm x 280mm x 20mm | 900g
  • Publication date: 24 June 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0198706944
  • ISBN 13: 9780198706946
  • Edition statement: New ed.
  • Illustrations note: 122 images
  • Sales rank: 830,763

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The Environment and Health Atlas for England and Wales is an authoritative collection of over 80 full colour maps showing geographic patterns of common environmental exposures and diseases of public health importance, along with interpretive text, which gives an analysis of mortality, cancer incidences and other health data in England and Wales. Each chapter provides an overview of the evidence on potential health impacts of environmental agents, particularly how they might relate to the geographical variations in disease risk. The health maps show recent time trends within England and Wales and, where available, comparative maps of Europe and the world, and provides summary statistics for the data presented. This information is also discussed in the context of other risk factors. The Environment and Health Atlas for England and Wales informs policy-makers and the public on the geographic patterns of disease and potential exposure to various pollutants, and assists in developing hypotheses and research into the reasons for variability in disease risk that may relate to environmental exposures. It is essential reading for public health professionals and academics from within the field of public health, epidemiology, health geography and statistics.

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Dr Lars Jarup MD, PhD, FFPH qualified as a doctor of Medicine, followed by a PhD in occupational exposure at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm. He joined the Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU), Department of Epidemiology and Public Health in 1998 as a Senior Clinical Lecturer and Assistant Director and became Emeritus Reader upon his retirement in 2009. As Assistant Director at SAHSU, he played a key role in directing the UK's response to environment and health issues, and in developing spatial epidemiology approaches such as the Rapid Inquiry Facility. Dr Jarup had a distinguished career, publishing over 100 papers and book chapters. He is survived by his wife, son and daughter and is remembered with great fondness by his colleagues not only for his considerable expertise, his contributions to environmental epidemiology but also for the humanity that he exemplified. This Atlas is testament to his work.

Table of contents

1. Introduction ; 2. Guide to reading and interpreting the maps and tables ; 3. Contextual maps ; ENVIRONMENTAL AGENTS ; 4.1 Agricultural pesticides ; 4.2 Air pollution (NO2, PM10) ; 4.3 Chlorination disinfection by-products in public water supplies ; 4.4 Radon ; 4.5 Sunshine duration ; HEALTH OUTCOMES ; 5.1 Lung cancer ; 5.2 Breast cancer ; 5.3 Prostate cancer ; 5.4 Malignant melanoma ; 5.5 Bladder cancer ; 5.6 Leukaemia ; 5.7 Brain cancer ; 5.8 Liver cancer ; 5.10 Coronary heart disease ; 5.11 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) ; 5.12 Kidney disease ; 5.13 Stillbirths ; 5.14 Low birth weight ; TECHNICAL APPENDIX ; 6.1 Methods used to create the environmental exposures maps ; 6.2 Methods used to create the health outcome maps ; 6.3 Global and European distribution maps ; 6.4 Epidemiological terms