9780849379987

Living with the Earth, Third Edition: Concepts in Environmental Health Science

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  • ISBN13:

    9780849379987

  • ISBN10:

    0849379989

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 4/5/2007
  • Publisher: CRC Press

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Summary

With an emphasis on biological, chemical, and physical sources of pollution, this book incorporates traditional concepts of environmental health with new controversies regarding environmental threats to human health, such as the link between air pollutants and asthma as well as the role of pollution in cancer risk. This edition also features new chapters on emerging diseases and emergency preparedness, including the significant reasons for the emergence of these diseases and the main etiological agents related to them. The text balances its presentation by offering opposing views of major issues, ranging from the Greenhouse Effect to reproductive problems associated with endocrine disruptors.

Table of Contents

Ecosystems and energy flowp. 1
Human populationsp. 33
Environmental degradation and food securityp. 79
Environmental diseasep. 133
Toxicity and toxinsp. 173
The trouble with pestsp. 221
Emerging diseasesp. 261
Foodborne illnessp. 317
Water and wastewaterp. 363
Air, noise, and radiationp. 401
Solid and hazardous wastep. 463
Assessing human riskp. 499
Environmental laws and compliancep. 519
Emergency preparednessp. 545
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