ISBN : 9780190688622
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