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Critical Condition: Human Health and the Environment

Edited By: E Chivian, MD McCally, H Hu and A Haines

244 pages, Figs, tabs

MIT Press

Paperback | Oct 1993 | #28750 | ISBN: 0262531186
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Hardback | Dec 1993 | #28752 | ISBN: 0262032120
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About this book

Brings together the best medical information available about global environmental degradation, including the effects on human health of war and military preparation, global warming, ozone depletion, species extinction, and loss of biodiversity.
` An important new statement on the planet's health from a group with exceptional moral and intellectual authority. ' Edward O Wilson
` Everyone who cares about health or the environment should read this valuable addition to environmental literature ' Anne Ehrlich

Everyone who cares about health or the environment should read this valuable addition to environmental literature. --Anne Ehrlich, Stanford University "Critical Condition is an important new statement on the planet's health from a group with exceptional moral and intellectual authority." --Edward 0. Wilson, Harvard University


Contents

Urban and transboundary air pollution - human health consequences, David C. Christiani; drinking-water pollution and human health, Howard Hu and Nancy K. Kim; food contamination due to environmental pollution, Elizabeth L. Bowen and Howard Hu; occupational exposures and human health, Dean B. Baker and Philip J. Landrigan; radiation and health - nuclear weapons and nuclear power, Kenneth Lichtenstein and Ira Helfand; war and the environment - human health consequences of the environmental damage of war, Jennifer Leaning; loss of stratospheric ozone and health effects of increased ultraviolet radiation, Alexander Leaf; the possible effects of climate change on health, Andrew Haines; human health and population growth, Michael McCally; species extinction and biodiversity loss - the implications for human health, Eric Chivian.

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Biography

Michael McCally is Professor, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland.

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