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Water and Health

This book would be the first of its kind on various issues related to water and health supported with case studies
The curative, preventive, and adaptive aspects of the public-health problem have carefully been delved into
Discusses the effect of pollution and actions being taken to redress the situation

By: Prati Pal Singh (Editor), Vinod Sharma (Editor)

400 pages, 47 colour & 24 b/w illustrations, 47 tables


Hardback | Oct 2013 | #218261 | ISBN-13: 9788132210283
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About this book

Water and Health strengthens the dynamic relationship between human health and water. Water and Health has the potential to ignite our minds about several water-related diseases due to biological and chemical contamination, and to their high-end solutions. The contents are original, comprehensive and highly informative, and gradually take the reader around the component most important to his or her quality life, and not just existence. Water and Health is set in social, scientific and economic dimensions, and is a must read for all those who cherish and celebrate human life and dignity.


1. Dengue: a water-related mosquito-borne disease
2. Water, environmental surveillance and molecular epidemiology of poliovirus in India
3. Hepatitis A and E in potable water: a threat to health
4. Waterborne viral gastroenteritis: an introduction to common agents
5. Cholera and drinking water
6. Typhoid fever and water
7. Shigellosis: an emerging water-related public health problem
8. Campylobacteriosis and water: an overview
9. Pathogenic mycobacteria and water
10. Water, mosquitoes and malaria
11. Water, amoebiasis and public health
12. Cyclosporiasis: an emerging potential threat for water contamination
13. Neurocycticercosis: an emerging waterborne parasitic disease of public health importance
14. Human cryptosporidiosis and drinking water: looking beyond HIV
15. Water and food borne trematodiases in humans
16. Water and lymphatic filariasis
17. Recent update on echinococcosis and water
18. Ascariasis and water: an overview
19. Soil-transmitted helminths and water

Water and chemicals
20. Water quality issues needing technological interventions: sustainable availability for all
21. Pollution of aqueous matrices with pharmaceuticals
22. Pesticide toxicity, water and health
23. Water quality and health issues in southwest parts of Punjab state, India
24. Groundwater chemical contamination: the implication for human health

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Professor Prati Pal Singh, Ph. D., a renowned educationalist, microbiologist, biotechnologist and neuroimmunopharmacologist, has made important contributions to the treatment of malaria, tuberculosis, leishmaniasis and amoebiasis; he conceptualized/reported opiates as a new class of drugs. He has over 250 publications including in Nature Medicine, books and international patents, and has supervised over 37 Ph. D./M. S. students. Prof. Singh is on Editorial Board of Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, USA and has been the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Parasitic Diseases. Prof. Singh has been elected F. N. A. Sc., and F. A. M. I., and awarded The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Award and Tulasbai Somani Award. Prof. Singh is internationally recognized, has been a co-investigator in an Indo-EU project on tuberculosis, and has traveled widely abroad for lectures/meetings. He has been Member/Chairman of committees of ICMR and other organizations.

Professor V. P. Sharma, D. Phil., D. Sc, is the Founder Director of the National Institute of Malaria Research, India. He is Fellow of three science and medical academies of India and the third world academy of sciences. He has 40 years of research experience in vector biology and malaria and has published 400 scientific papers, books, video programmes etc. He has held the esteemed office of the President, The National Academy of Sciences, India. He has served International Organizations and currently he is advisor to WHO on malaria. He is the recipient of various prestigious awards of which few are: Padma Shree, WHO Darling Foundation prize, ICMR's BR Ambedkar and MOT Iyanger, Ranbaxy, FICCI, Green Scientist, OP Bhasin and Vasvik awards. Dr. Sharma is Meghnad Saha Distinguished Fellow of NASI at CRDT, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.

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