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  • Fuel for Lifeby Eva Rehfuess

    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...

  • Environmental Health and Racial Equity in the United Statesby Robert D. Bullard; Glenn S. Johnson; Angel O. Torres

    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...

  • 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...

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

    CRC Press 2012; US$ 147.95

    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

    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$ 54.95

    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$ 54.95

    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

    CRC Press 2013; US$ 71.95

    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...