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  • Disconnectby Devra Davis; David Servan-Schreiber

    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...

  • Hyping Health Risksby Geoffrey C Kabat

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 27.99

    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...

  • Unhealthy Citiesby Kevin Fitzpatrick; Mark LaGory

    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...

  • Ecological Public Healthby Geof Rayner; Tim Lang

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Air Pollution and Healthby R. M. Harrison; R. E. Hester; Anthony K. Barbour

    Royal Society of Chemistry 1998; US$ 48.00

    The impact of air pollution on human health is currently of international concern. A comprehensive review of the subject is given in this volume, which complements the previous title covering air quality management. Dealing with the common gaseous and particulate air pollutants, including chemical carcinogens, it reviews the epidemiological and exposure... more...

  • The Urban Atmosphere and Its Effectsby Peter Brimblecombe; Robert L. Maynard

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2000; US$ 112.00

    Air Pollution Reviews will provide state-of-the-art reviews of key problems in air pollution science. Leading research workers and key figures from the regulatory and industrial communities will contribute detailed and yet accessible accounts of areas in which they have recognised expertise. The series will run to five volumes, the first being more... more...

  • Globalization, Health, and the Environmentby Greg Guest

    AltaMira Press 2005; US$ 34.99

    Leading health scholars reveal the impact of globalization on human health, as it is mediated through environmental change. Through case studies of cultures around the world, they examine the bio-cultural intersection of health and the environment and the impact of rapid change, technological development and the expansion of the global economy. This... more...