9781118984765

Environmental Health: From Global to Local

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    9781118984765

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    1118984765

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-02-29
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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The bestselling environmental health text, with all new coverage of key topics

Environmental Health: From Global to Local is a comprehensive introduction to the subject, and a contemporary, authoritative text for students of public health, environmental health, preventive medicine, community health, and environmental studies. Edited by the former director of the CDC's National Center for Environmental Health and current dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Washington, this book provides a multi-faceted view of the topic, and how it affects different regions, populations, and professions. In addition to traditional environmental health topics—air, water, chemical toxins, radiation, pest control—it offers remarkably broad, cross-cutting coverage, including such topics as building design, urban and regional planning, energy, transportation, disaster preparedness and response, climate change, and environmental psychology. This new third edition maintains its strong grounding in evidence, and has been revised for greater readability, with new coverage of ecology, sustainability, and vulnerable populations, with integrated coverage of policy issues, and with a more global focus.

Environmental health is a critically important topic, and it reaches into fields as diverse as communications, technology, regulatory policy, medicine, and law. This book is a well-rounded guide that addresses the field's most pressing concerns, with a practical bent that takes the material beyond theory.

  • Explore the cross-discipline manifestations of environmental health
  • Understand the global ramifications of population and climate change
  • Learn how environmental issues affect health and well-being closer to home
  • Discover how different fields incorporate environmental health perspectives

The first law of ecology reminds is that 'everything is connected to everything else.' Each piece of the system affects the whole, and the whole must sustain us all for the long term. Environmental Health lays out the facts, makes the connections, and demonstrates the importance of these crucial issues to human health and well-being, both on a global scale, and in our homes, workplaces, and neighborhoods.

Author Biography

HOWARD FRUMKIN, MD, MPH, DrPH, is Dean and Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington School of Public Health. He formerly served at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, first as director of the National Center for Environmental Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and later as Special Assistant to the CDC Director for Climate Change and Health.

Table of Contents

Tables, Figures, Text Boxes, and Tox Boxes ix

The Editor xix

The Contributors xxi

Acknowledgments xxix

Potential Conflicts of Interest in Environmental Health: From Global to Local xxxi

PART 1 METHODS AND PARADIGMS 1

Chapter 1 Introduction to Environmental Health 3
Howard Frumkin

Chapter 2 Ecology and Ecosystems as Foundational for Health 27
Margot W. Parkes and Pierre Horwitz

Chapter 3 Sustainability and Health 59
Cindy L. Parker, Jessica D. Rhodes, and Brian S. Schwartz

Chapter 4 Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology 83
Kyle Steenland and Christine L. Moe

Chapter 5 Geospatial Data for Environmental Health 111
Lance A. Waller

Chapter 6 Toxicology 123
Gary W. Miller

Chapter 7 Genes, Genomics, and Environmental Health 153
David L. Eaton and Christopher M. Schaupp

Chapter 8 Exposure Science, Industrial Hygiene, and Exposure Assessment 181
Michael G. Yost and P. Barry Ryan

Chapter 9 Environmental Psychology 203
Nancy M. Wells, Gary W. Evans, and Kristin Aldred Cheek

Chapter 10 Environmental Health Ethics 231
Andrew Jameton

Chapter 11 Environmental Justice and Vulnerable Populations 251
Rachel Morello-Frosch and Manuel Pastor

PART 2 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ON THE GLOBAL SCALE 273

Chapter 12 Climate Change and Human Health 275
Jonathan A. Patz and Howard Frumkin

PART 3 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ON THE REGIONAL SCALE 317

Chapter 13 Air Pollution 319
Michelle L. Bell and Jonathan Samet

Chapter 14 Energy and Human Health 345
Howard Frumkin

Chapter 15 Healthy Communities 377
Andrew L. Dannenberg and Anthony G. Capon

Chapter 16 Water and Health 413
Timothy Ford

PART 4 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ON THE LOCAL SCALE 451

Chapter 17 Solid and Hazardous Waste 453
Sven E. Rodenbeck and Henry Falk

Chapter 18 Pest Control and Pesticides 477
Mark Gregory Robson, George C. Hamilton, Wattasit Siriwong, and Héctor Luis Maldonado Pérez

Chapter 19 Food Systems, the Environment, and Public Health 503
Pamela Rhubart Berg, Leo Horrigan, and Roni Neff

Chapter 20 Buildings and Health 539
Howard Frumkin

Chapter 21 Work, Health, andWell-Being 581
David Michaels and Gregory R.Wagner

Chapter 22 Radiation 603
Matthew P. Moeller

Chapter 23 Injuries 635
Jeremy J. Hess, Anna Q. Yaffee, Jason R. Holmes, and Junaid A. Razzak

Chapter 24 Environmental Disasters 667
Mark E. Keim

Chapter 25 Nature Contact 693
Howard Frumkin

PART 5 THE PRACTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH 723

Chapter 26 Environmental Public Health: From Theory to Practice 725
Lynn R. Goldman

Chapter 27 Risk Assessment in Environmental Health 747
Mary C. Sheehan, Juleen Lam, and Thomas A. Burke

Chapter 28 Communicating Environmental Health 769
Edward Maibach and Vincent T. Covello

Index 791

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