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  • Sustainability and Healthby Valerie Brown; John Grootjans; Jan Ritchie

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 54.50

    A textbook and reference for public health and health science practitioners that offers a thorough background and practical solutions to the growing field of environmental health. more...

  • Selected Papers From INLCA/LCA 2003 by Mary Ann Curran

    Emerald Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 199.00

    Environmental management strategies have evolved from compliance-based end-of-pipe regulations to accounting of the environmental impacts of products and processes throughout their life cycles, i.e. from the time that resources are extracted from the earth, through production and use, until end-of-life management. more...

  • Saludby Jean Lebel

    International Development Research Centre 2005; US$ 15.00

    Puede la gente ser saludable en un mundo enfermo? Muchos desastres ecológicos pueden imputarse directamente a la explotación descuidada del entorno, y los seres humanos actúan como causantes y luego como víctimas. Nuestra salud refleja exactamente la salud de lo que nos rodea, y esa es la base del enfoque de Ecosalud, que reconoce los intrincados lazos... more...

  • Preventing Disease through Healthy Environmentsby Annette Prüss-Ustün

    World Health Organization 2006; US$ 22.50

    How much disease could be prevented through better management of our environment? The environment influences our health in many ways - through exposures to physical, chemical and biological risk factors, and through related changes in our behaviour in response to those factors. To answer this question, the available scientific evidence was summarized... more...

  • Local Environmental Health Planning - Guidance for Local and National Authoritiesby Ian MacArthur

    World Health Organization 2002; US$ 27.00

    International initiatives, such as Agenda 21, have led to local action on the environment and health. These local initiatives seek to improve the health and quality of life of the local population by involving the community in decision-making and by integrating social, economic and environmental concerns into policy and action. In the WHO European... more...

  • Safe Piped Waterby Richard Ainsworth

    World Health Organization 2004; US$ 63.00

    The development of pressurized pipe networks for supplying drinking-water to individual dwellings, buildings and communal taps is an important component in the continuing development and health of many communities. This publication considers the introduction of microbial contaminants and growth of microorganisms in distribution networks and the practices... more...

  • Ecosystems and Human Well-being - Health Synthesisby Simon Hales; Anthony J. McMichael; Colin Butler

    World Health Organization 2005; US$ 14.94

    This report synthesizes the findings from the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) global and sub-global assessments of how ecosystem changes do, or could, affect human health and well-being. Over the past 50 years humans have changed natural ecosystems more rapidly and extensively than any comparable period in human history. The findings provide the... more...

  • Fluoride in Drinking-water by J. Fawell; K. Bailey; J. Chilton; E. Dahi

    World Health Organization 2006; US$ 63.00

    Fluoride is known to occur at elevated concentration in a number of parts of the world where it can be a significant cause of disease. The primary focus of this book is the prevention of adverse health effects from excessive levels of fluoride in drinking-water. The book fills the urgent need, identified for updating the WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water... more...

  • Guidelines for the Safe Use of Wastewater, Excreta and Greywater, Volume 1by WHO

    World Health Organization 2006; US$ 18.00

    The Guidelines present policy issues and regulatory measures distilled from the technical detail found in volumes 2, 3 and 4. Those faced with the need to expedite the development of policies, procedures and regulatory frameworks, at national and local government levels, will find the essential information in this volume. It also includes summaries... more...

  • Urban Health and Societyby Nicholas Freudenberg; Susan Klitzman; Susan Saegert

    Wiley 2009; US$ 75.00 US$ 67.50

    Praise for Urban Health and Society "This is a spectacular resource for practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and students interested in improving the lives and health of individuals and families in urban settings. This book provides the most current frameworks, research, and approaches for understanding how unique features of the urban... more...