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

    Emerald Group 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...

  • Environmental Health Impacts of Transport and Mobilityby P. Nicolopoulou-Stamati; L. Hens; C.V. Howard

    Springer 2006; US$ 259.00

    Examines the health effects of transport and mobility by addressing the major issues related to the subject and analyzing their consequences. Thus not only are air pollution, noise, and sedentarism and its related endocrine problems discussed, but topics such as jet-lag, accidents and violent displacement are also addressed. 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...

  • What's Toxic, What's Notby Gary Ginsberg; Brian Toal

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 15.00

    Arsenic. Mercury. Pesticides. Dioxin. Toxic gases. Your typical hazardous waste dump, right? Wrong. These materials can be found in the home. Every day, people work, live, and play amid potentially harmful toxins-things they might not even know are there. They are exposed to these toxic substances in their homes, neighborhoods, schools, workplaces,... more...