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Environmental Burden of Disease Assessment

Represents a sophisticated method for quantifying the burden of disease on a national level
First study ever using computer-based model to estimate national burden of disease for a wide range of environmental health risks
Innovative model allows officials to explore which measures for controlling environmental pollution will lead to the greatest improvements in public
Model helps design optimal programs for reducing the environmental burden of disease Fully documents comprehensive, national-level environmental burden of disease assessment

Series: Environmental Science and Technology Library Volume: 24

By: Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson (Author), Angela Brammer (Author), Christopher Davidson (Author), Tiina Folley (Author), Frederic Launay (Author), Jens Thomsen (Author)

521 pages, 22 colour & 65 b/w illustrations

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Feb 2013 | #219160 | ISBN-13: 9789400759244
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About this book

Environmental Burden of Disease Assessment characterizes the environmental burden of disease in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), measured by the excess number of deaths and illnesses in the population due to exposure to environmental hazards. The robust methods used in this risk analysis can be applied to any country or region. This publication documents the systematic, multi-step process used to identify environmental priorities and the detailed methods used to quantify the disease burden attributable to each risk. Based on the results of the burden of disease assessment, Environmental Burden of Disease Assessment summarizes the subsequent steps that are recommended to further reduce the burden of disease resulting from various environmental risk factors.

Authors and Contributors: This book represents the synthesis of research carried out by a large, interdisciplinary team from several institutions and multiple nations between June 2008 and June 2011.The lead authors are responsible for weaving together the pieces prepared by the team. Nonetheless, Environmental Burden of Disease Assessment would not have been possible without major contributions from each team member. See Contents for contributors to each chapter.


Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson
Chapter 2: Prioritizing Environmental Risks to Health Henry H. Willis, Aimee Curtright, Gary Cecchine, Zeinab S. Farah, Sandra A. Geschwind, Jianhui Hu, Ying Li, Melinda Moore, Sarah Olmstead, Hanine Salem, Regina A. Shih, J. Jason West, Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson
Chapter 3: Assessing the Environmental Burden of Disease: Method Overview Tiina J. Folley, Mejs Hasan, Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson
Chapter 4: Burden of Disease from Outdoor Air Pollution Ying Li, J. Jason West, Gavino Puggioni, Prahlad Jat, Marc Serre, Kenneth G. Sexton, Saravanan Arunachalam, Uma Shankar, William Vizuete, Mohammed Zuber Farooqui, Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson
Chapter 5: Burden of Disease from Indoor Air Pollution Chris B. Trent, Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson
Chapter 6: Burden of Disease from Occupational Exposures Tiina J. Folley, Leena A. Nylander-French, Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson
Chapter 7: Burden of Disease from Climate Change Elizabeth S. Harder, Leslie Chinery, J. Jason West, Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson
Chapter 8: Burden of Disease from Drinking Water Contamination Joseph N. LoBuglio, Gregory W. Characklis, Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson
Chapter 9: Burden of Disease from Coastal Water Pollution Leigh-Anne H. Krometis, Joseph N. LoBuglio, Gregory W. Characklis, Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson
Chapter 10: Burden of Disease from Soil and Groundwater Contamination Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson, Chidsanuphong Chart-asa
Chapter 11: Burden of Disease from Produce and Seafood Contamination Christopher A. Davidson, Leigh-Anne H. Krometis, Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson
Chapter 12: Applying Environmental Burden of Disease Models to Strengthen Public Policy Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson

Appendix A: Risk Summary Sheets Henry H. Willis, Aimee Curtright, Gary Cecchine, Zeinab S. Farah, Sandra A. Geschwind, Jianhui Hu, Ying Li, Melinda Moore, Sarah Olmstead, Hanine Salem, Regina A. Shih, J. Jason West
Appendix B: How to Use the UAE Environmental Burden of Disease Model Tiina J. Folley
Appendix C: Model Input Parameters Tiina J. Folley, Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson
Appendix D: Literature Review for Indoor Air Concentrations Chris B. Trent


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