When the first edition of Environmental Health appeared in 1992 it was quickly recognized as the single best resource for students, public health professionals, and general readers concerned with the well-being of the environment and its inhabitants. Now, four completely new chapters and an additional two hundred pages of text bring this definitive work up to date.
This new edition maintains the earlier edition's balanced coverage of a broad spectrum of timely topics, including air, water, and food; occupational health; insect and rodent control; the effects, uses, and management of ionizing and nonionizing radiation; accidents as a cause of injuries and deaths; natural and man-made disasters; the impact of energy usage; and environmental standards and monitoring. The new edition also offers completely new chapters on four crucial subjects: environmental toxicology, environmental epidemiology, environmental law, and risk assessment. In addition, drinking water and liquid wastes, formerly discussed in combination, are now covered in separate chapters....Continua