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  • Hyping Health Risksby Geoffrey C Kabat

    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...

  • Environmental Health and Hazard Risk Assessmentby Louis Theodore; R. Ryan Dupont

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.95

    Environmental Health and Hazard Risk Assessment: Principles and Calculations explains how to evaluate and apply environmental health and hazard risk assessment calculations in a variety of real-life settings. Using a wealth of examples and case studies, the book helps readers develop both a theoretical understanding and a working knowledge of the... more...

  • Unhealthy Citiesby Kevin Fitzpatrick; Mark LaGory

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Ecological Public Healthby Geof Rayner; Tim Lang

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    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...

  • Sprawling Cities and Our Endangered Public Healthby Stephen Verderber

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 59.95

    Sprawl is an unsustainable pattern of growth that threatens to undermine the health of communities globally. It has been a dominant mid-to-late twentieth century growth pattern in developed countries and in the twenty-first century has shown widespread signs of proliferation in India, China, and other growing countries. The World Health Organization... more...

  • Medical Geochemistryby Paolo Censi; Thomas Darrah; Yigal Erel

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    This book includes a collection of chapters illustrating the application of geochemical methods to investigate the interactions between geological materials and fluids with humans. Examples include the incorporation and human health effects of inhaling lithogenic materials, the reactivity of biological fluids with geological materials,... more...

  • Environmental Burden of Disease Assessmentby Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson; Angela Brammer; Christopher Davidson; Tiina Folley; Frederic Launay; Jens Thomsen

    Springer 2013; US$ 179.00

    This publication characterizes the environmental burden of disease in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), measured by the excess number of deaths and illnesses in the population due to exposure to environmental hazards. The robust methods used in this risk analysis can be applied to any country or region. This publication documents the systematic, multi-step... more...

  • Ecologies and Politics of Healthby Brian King; Kelley A. Crews

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00

    Human health exists at the interface of environment and society. Decades of work by researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers has shown that health is shaped by a myriad of factors, including the biophysical environment, climate, political economy, gender, social networks, culture, and infrastructure. Yet while there is emerging interest within... more...

  • Hazardous Materials Compliance for Public Research Organizationsby Nicolas A. Valcik

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 69.95

    Completely revised and updated, Hazardous Materials Compliance for Public Research Organizations: A Case Study, Second Edition presents a case study of one university?s policies and practices with regard to the procurement, use, storage and disposal of HAZMAT in the context of a changing internal structure and regulatory environment. The author?s... more...

  • Environmental Health Risk VIIby C. A. BREBBIA; R. KISS

    WIT Press 2013; US$ 266.00

    Environmental Health Risk VII contains contributions presented at the Seventh International Conference on the Impact of Environmental Factors on Health. Topics covered include Risk prevention and monitoring; Mitigation problems; Disaster management and preparedness; Epidemiological studies and pandemics; Control of pollution risk; Air pollution; Water... more...