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- Springer 2011; US$ 179.00
This book focuses on a range of geospatial applications for environmental health research, including environmental justice issues, environmental health disparities, air and water contamination, and infectious diseases. Environmental health research is at an exciting point in its use of geotechnologies, and many researchers are working on innovative... more...
- World Health Organization 2003; US$ 45.00
This text prepared by an international group of experts addresses the 'heterotrophic plate count' test which is widely used in drinking-water assessment: what it detects (and what it does not detect) its direct and indirect health significance and its use in the safety management of drinking water supplies. It includes the consensus statement... more...
- World Health Organization 2003; US$ 45.00
Inadequate drinking water and sanitation are amongst the world's major causes of preventable morbidity and mortality. This book provides a state-of-the-art review on approaches and methods used in assessing the microbial safety of drinking water. It supports the rapidly emerging trend towards preventive management and a broader system-wide outlook.... more...
- World Health Organization 2006; US$ 15.00
Energy use is essential to meet our most basic needs: cooking boiling water lighting and heating. It is also a prerequisite for good health - a reality that has been largely ignored by the world community. Left behind by development more than 3 billion people still burn wood dung coal and other traditional fuels inside their homes. The resulting indoor... more...
- APHA Press 2011; US$ 63.00
From the "Father of Environmental Justice" comes, Environmental Health and Racial Equity, a first-rate account of events, individuals, and organizations that have shaped the environmental justice movement over the past two decades. The struggles chronicled are both instructive and inspirational to anyone who wants to make a difference. more...
- Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2011; US$ 23.99
Everyone knows mobile phones are safe. If they weren?t, we?d already know about it, right? That is perhaps the greatest disconnect of our age. As research scientists are now demonstrating, mobile-phone radiation can damage the human body?s cells ? leading to memory loss, an increased risk of cancer, reduced sperm counts, and neurological diseases... more...
- Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 25.99
The media constantly bombard us with news of health hazards lurking in our everyday lives, but many of these hazards turn out to have been greatly overblown. According to author and epidemiologist Geoffrey C. Kabat, this hyping of low-level environmental hazards leads to needless anxiety and confusion on the part of the public concerning which exposures... more...
- CRC Press 2012; US$ 132.95
Part I Introductory Comments About the Book Why Use Risk-Based Decision Making? Book Contents Definitions Risk Terms Financial Risk History of Environmental Health Problems First Humans Development of Agriculture Colonization of the New World Industrial Revolution History of Environmental Hazard Problems Early Accidents Recent Major... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95
The purpose of this book is to show the important role that space and place plays in the health of urban residents, particularly those living in high poverty ghettos. The book brings together research and writing from a variety of disciplines to demonstrate the health costs of being poor in America?s cities. Both authors are committed to raising awareness... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
What is public health? To some, it is about drains, water, food and housing, all requiring engineering and expert management. To others, it is the State using medicine or health education and tackling unhealthy lifestyles. This book argues that public health thinking needs an overhaul, a return to and modernisation around ecological principles.... more...