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Human Health and the Environment: A Turn of the Century Perspective

By: Donald Vesley

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #106486 | ISBN: 0792386167
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Contents include: General introduction and discussion of epidemiological approaches, community pollution problems (air, water, solid waste, radiation), specialized environments (residential, occupational and institutional), consumer products and the food supply, and integrated pest management. It closes with a chapter related to predictions for the 21st century.


Preface. Acknowledgments. Section I: Introduction. 1. Human Health and the Environment as the Twentieth Century Ends. 2. Epidemiology and Environmental Health. Section II: The Macroenvironment. 3. Potable Drinking Water. 4. Wastewater. 5. Air Pollution. 6. Solid and Hazardous Waste. 7. Ionizing and Non-ionizing Radiation. Section III: The Microenvironment. 8. The Residential Environment- Housing and Health. 9. The Work Environment- Occupational Health. 10. The Institutional Environment-Nosocomial Infections. Section IV: Products Used and Consumed by People. 11. Consumer Product Safety. 12. Food Safety: Biological Agents. 13. Food Safety: Chemical Agents. Section V: Integrated Pest Management. 14. Public Health Significance of Rodents and Insects. 15. Applications of Integrated Pest Management. Section VI: Future Considerations. 16. Environmental Health in the Twenty-first Century: A peek into the future. Index.

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