Terrorism and Public Health

Terrorism and Public Health : A Balanced Approach to Strengthening Systems and Protecting People

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In a wide-ranging discussion of urgent issues, this volume examines the health consequences of the terrorist attacks in the United States and systematically reviews information on explosives, incendiaries, and small arms, as well as biologic, chemical, nuclear, radiologic and other radioactive weapons that may be used by terrorists. In a constructive approach, the authors discuss what needs to be done to improve the public health and medical care systems in preparation for possible future terrorist attacks and threats and for addressing widespread public health problems more effectively. They also explore the origins of terrorism and discuss the civil rights and human rights issues related to government responses to terrorism. Well-written, well-organised, and up-to-date, the book should be essential reading for many health professionals, students, and others concerned with terrorism and its health consequences.
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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 154.9 x 233.7 x 27.9mm | 680.4g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 46 halftones, line illustrations and maps
  • 0195325257
  • 9780195325256

Table of contents

PART I THE PUBLIC HEALTH RESPONSE TO SEPTEMBER 11 AND ITS AFTERMATH; 1. Challenges that Terrorism Poses for Public Health; 2. The Public Health Response to the World Trade Center Disaster; 3. Addressing Mental Health Needs; 4. Addressing Environmental Health Issues; 5. Protecting the Health and Safety of Rescue and Recovery Workers; 6. The Public Health Response to the Dissemination of Anthrax; 7. Educating, Informing, and Mobilizing the Public; 8. Responding to the Public Health Crisis in Afghanistan; PART II TERRORIST WEAPONS; 9. Small Arms, Explosives, and Incendaries; 10. Biologic Weapons; 11. Chemical Weapons; 12. Nuclear, Radiologic, and Other Radioactive Weapons; PART III CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES; 13. Strengthening the Public Health System; 14. Improving Epidemiology, Surveillance, and Laboratory Capabilities; 15. Improving Vaccines, Antimicrobials, and Antitoxins through Research; 16. Protecting Food, Water, and Ambient Air; 17. Protecting Civil Liberties; 18. Exploring the Roots of Terrorism; 19. Promoting International Law
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This has to be the 'book of the year' so far, in this so important field of study, and deserves the widest possible readership. RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Journal
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