The Handbook of Environmental Health is a must for the reference library of anyone with environmental concerns. Written by experts in the field and co-published by the National Environmental Health Association, this volume continues to be a valuable college textbook and major information resource on environmental issues.The two-volume Handbook of Environmental Health has been a standard reference for over 23 years. Completely revised and expanded to reflect the latest developments and discoveries in this constantly changing and evolving field, the fourth edition continues to provide a basis for understanding the interactions between humans and the environment and how such interactions affect the health and welfare of individuals. Each volume includes a chapter on instrumentation, state-of-the-art graphics, a brand new comprehensive bibliography, and an index. They are an ideal text/reference for college and university students or professionals in the environmental, health, and occupational safety fields.F ocusing on factors that are generally associated with the outdoor environment, Volume II discusses a variety of environmental issues such as: toxic air pollutants and air quality control, risk assessment, solid and hazardous waste problems and controls; safe drinking water problems and standards; on-site and public sewage problems and control; plumbing hazards; air, water, and solid waste programs; technology transfer; geographic information systems and mapping; bioterrorism and security, disaster emergency health programs, ocean dumping; and much more.
The book is filled with figures and diagrams. largely well thought out and useful aids to understanding. The authors clearly have a very detailed understanding of the relevant laws and provide a comprehensive overview of the links between these and environmental health. clearly a useful and important reference text. Its value lies in meeting the generalist needs of public interest groups, high school teachers, first year introductory undergraduate courses and, possibly, Environmental Health Practitioners. - Progress in Physical Geography, Vol. 28, No. 4, 2004 Promo Copy
Air Quality Management. Solid and Hazardous Waste Management. Private and Public Water Supplies. Swimming Areas. Plumbing. Private and Public Sewage Disposal and Soils. Water Pollution and Water Quality Controls. Terrorism and Environmental Health Emergencies. Instrumentation. References. Indexes.
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