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Environmental Health Engineering in the Tropics: An Introductory Text

New Edition

By: S Cairncross and R Feachem

306 pages, B/w photos, illus, tabs


Paperback | Jun 1993 | Edition: 2 | #34234 | ISBN: 0471938858
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Hardback | Mar 2017 | Edition: 3 | #158450 | ISBN-13: 9781844071906
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About this book

Describes the major infectious diseases of tropical and developing countries, and the measures that may be used effectively against them. This edition includes a new chapter on surface water drainage.


HEALTH AND POLLUTION. Engineering and Infectious Disease. Health and Water Chemistry. Water Quality and Standards. WATER SUPPLY. Water Supplies in Developing Countries. Rural Water Supply. Urban Water Supply and Water Treatment. EXCRETA AND REFUSE: TREATMENT, DISPOSAL AND RE-USE. Excreta Disposal in Developing Countries. Types of Excreta Disposal System. Planning a Sanitation Program. Waste Water Treatment. Surface Water Drainage. Refuse Collection and Disposal. Composting. Health Aspects of Waste Re-use. ENVIRONMENTAL MODIFICATIONS AND VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES. Engineering Control of Arthropod Vectors. Dams, Irrigation and Health. Schistosomiasis. Appendices. Index.

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