Environmental Health Science: Recognition, Evaluation, and Control of Chemical Health Hazards (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780190688622

Morton Lippmann; Richard B. Schlesinger
384 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Nov 2017
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Since the publication of the first edition of ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCE, preventing and treating acute and chronic disease caused by exposure to chemical health hazards has become even more central to the practice of public health. This fully revised and updated edition introduces students and practitioners to the concepts and terminology from chemistry, ecology, toxicology, and engineering necessary for identifying the sources of environmental contaminants; quantifying environmental levels and human exposures; and preventing and remediating environmental health hazards. Liberal use of figures and tables allows readers to visualize complex scientific phenomena and to understand their effects on every aspect of the environment from cells to entire ecosystems.

Authored by two of the foremost educators, investigators, and practitioners in this increasingly important discipline, the new edition of ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCE is an essential resource for students and practitioners in public health; civil, environmental, and chemical engineers; policy makers; science journalists; and anyone else committed to promoting human health and the health of our environment.


1. Introduction and Historical Perspective
2. Characterization of Contaminants and Environments
3. Sources of Contaminants
4. Dispersion of Contaminants
5. Fate of Contaminants: Translocation, Transformations, and Sinks
6. Effects of Contaminants on Human Health
7. Effects of Contaminants on Environmental Quality
8. Risk Assessment
9. Environmental Sampling and Exposure Assessment
10. Risk Management
11. Contaminant Criteria and Exposure Limits
12. Our Environmental Future
Supplementary Bibliography

About the author: 

Morton Lippmann, Ph.D., is Professor of Environmental Medicine at NYU School of Medicine, where he has been a faculty member since 1967. Much of his research has been focused on exposure to, and the health effects of, particulate matter (PM) in ambient air, and on specific airborne agents, notably ozone, sulfuric acid, and asbestos.; Richard B. Schlesinger, Ph.D., is Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences of Pace University, New York, NY, Professor of Biology and Environmental Science, and Executive Director of the Dyson College Institute of Sustainability and the Environment. His research has focused on the toxicology of ambient air pollutants.

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