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  • Hidden Citiesby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2010; US$ 30.00

    The global report "Hidden Cities: Unmasking and Overcoming Health Inequities in Urban Settings" is one important component of the overall WHO strategy to strengthen the response of the local, national and global health communities to reduce health inequities in an increasingly urbanized world.The report exposes the extent to which the urban... more...

  • Health and Industrial Growthby CIBA Foundation Symposium

    Wiley 2009; US$ 103.00 US$ 92.70

    The Novartis Foundation Series is a popular collection of the proceedings from Novartis Foundation Symposia , in which groups of leading scientists from a range of topics across biology, chemistry and medicine assembled to present papers and discuss results. The Novartis Foundation, originally known as the Ciba Foundation, is well known to scientists... more...

  • Chemical-specific Adjustment Factors for Interspecies Differences and Human Variabilityby World Health Organization; UNAIDS

    World Health Organization 2005; US$ 40.00

    The objective of this document is to provide guidance to risk assessors on the use of quantitative toxicokinetic and toxicodynamic data to address interspecies and interindividual differences in dose/concentration-response assessment. Section 1 focuses on the relevance of this guidance in the context of the broader risk assessment paradigm and other... more...

  • Life Exposedby Adriana Petryna

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    On April 26, 1986, Unit Four of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded in then Soviet Ukraine. More than 3.5 million people in Ukraine alone, not to mention many citizens of surrounding countries, are still suffering the effects. Life Exposed is the first book to comprehensively examine the vexed political, scientific, and social circumstances that... more...

  • Making Threatsby Betsy Hartmann; Banu Subramaniam; Charles Zerner; Alan Goodman; Jeanne Guillemin; Hugh Gusterson; Anne Hendrixson; Ronnie D. Lipschutz; Larry Lohmann; Emily Martin; Richard Matthew; Jackie Orr; Paul A. Passavant; Heather Turcotte; Michael Watts

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 39.00

    Making Threats is designed to make students, scholars, activists and policymakers think critically about how environmental and biological fears are implicated in the construction of threats to local, national and global security. Writing from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, the authors contribute to scholarship on environment and security that... more...

  • Modern Environments and Human Healthby Molly K. Zuckerman

    Wiley 2014; US$ 154.95 US$ 139.46

    Written in an engaging and jargon-free style by a team of international and interdisciplinary experts,  Modern Environments and Human Health  demonstrates by example how methods, theoretical approaches, and data from a wide range of disciplines can be used to resolve longstanding questions about the second epidemiological transition. The... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...