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Environmental Health in the Aral Sea Basin: The Present and Future


Series: Advances in Ecological Sciences Volume: 17

Edited By: D Fayzieva

WIT Press

Paperback | Dec 2002 | #132066 | ISBN: 1853129453
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A broad review of possible influences of environmental factors, such as ambient air quality, water supply, sanitation, nutrition, and industrial and agricultural activity, on human health in the region.


Chapter 1: Air quality and population health in Central Asia Introduction; Ambient air monitoring in Central Asia; Air pollution in Central Asian countries; Health effects of air pollution in CAR; Ambient air quality monitoring and health impact assessment; Indoor air quality and its impact on human health; Conclusion Chapter 2: Hydrosphere and health of population in the Aral Sea basin Introduction; Water resources in Central Asia; Health effects; Conclusion Chapter 3: Influence of environmental factors on development of non-communicable diseases Introduction; Cardiovascular and respiratory diseases; Malignant neoplasm; Kidney and urinary tract diseases; Immunity; Ecological factors impact on the rate of oral cavity diseases; Anaemia in the Aral Sea area; Conclusion Chapter 4: Environment and infectious diseases Introduction; Peculiar features of intestinal infections in Central Asia; Malaria Chapter 5: Occupational hygiene in industry and agriculture and some aspects of professional Introduction; Occupational hygiene and professional pathology; Occupational hygiene in different industries; Occupational hygiene in agriculture; Conclusion Chapter 6: Environment and children's health in Central Asia Introduction; Influence of environmental factors on children's health; Physical development and morbidity; Conclusion Chapter 7: Use of pesticides in agriculture and health of population Introduction; Organo-chlorine pesticides; Organo-phosphorus pesticides; Pesticides in food items in areas of intensive use versus population health; Conclusion Chapter 8: Environmental health research in the Aral Sea Area: past achievements and future prospects Introduction; Review of the pertinent health literature relevant to the Aral Sea; Environmental health and public health; Future research agenda; Research, advocacy and policy; Conclusion

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