Books by Subject

Environmental Health

  • 2005 Springer
    Y. Kusaka, K.G. Hering, J.E. Parker (eds.).
  • 2011 ScienceDirect
    Paul Mushak.
    The book presents a detailed assessment of the health science of lead and the human health risk assessment models for lead's human health impacts, followed by an account of various regulatory efforts in the United States and elsewhere to eliminate or reduce human toxic exposures to lead. The science of lead as presented here covers releases of lead into the environment, lead's movement through the environment to reach humans who are then exposed, and the spectrum of toxic effects, particularly low-level toxic effects, on the developing central nervous system of the very young child. The section on human health risk assessment deals with quantifying not only the dose-response relationships that underlie toxic responses to lead in sensitive populations but also with the likelihood of toxic responses vis-vis environmental lead at some level of exposure. This section includes a treatment of computer models of lead exposure, particularly those that use lead in whole blood as a key measure. Various models convert lead intake via various body compartments into measures of body lead burden. Such measures are then directly related to severity of injury. The final section of the book deals with past and present regulatory efforts to control lead releases into the human environment. Current control efforts present a mixed picture. The most problematic issue is the continued presence of lead paint in older housing and lead in soils of urban and mining industry communities. Comprehensive assessment of the three major facets of the public health problem of lead: the voluminous science, the risk assessment approaches, and approaches to controlling lead as a public health problem. Integration of the above three elements to provide a coherent whole Provides a single source of information that will be extremely valuable to all professionals working in areas impacted by this toxic substance.
  • 2016 NLM
  • 2013 Springer
    Abraham Haim, Boris A. Portnov.
    Artificial light and human temporal organization. Artificial light and its physiochemical properties -- Light and dark cycles as a basis of temporal organization -- Biological clock and its entrainment by photoperiod -- Light at night (LAN) exposure and its potential effects on daily rhythms and seasonal disruptions -- Melatonin : "hormone of darkness" and a "Jack of all traits" -- Light pollution, its known health effects and impact on energy conservation. Introduction and spread of artificial illumination : a human history retrospective -- Biological definition of light pollution -- Light-at-night (LAN) as a general stressor -- Effects of light pollution on animal daily rhythms and seaonality : ecological consequences -- Light polluiton and hormone-dependent cancers : a summary of accumulated empirical evidence -- Light pollution and its potential links to breast and prostate cancers. Geographic patterns of breast and prostate cancers (BC&PC) worldwide -- Light pollution and its associations with BC&PC in population-level studies -- Selected methodological issues of LAN-BC&PC reserach -- Dark-less world : what is next? (conclusions and prospects for future research).
  • 2010 Springer
    edited by Hajime Sato.
  • 2011 Springer Protocols
    edited by Jerry Zweigenbaum.
    European union regulations / Peter Furst -- China's food safety regulation and mass spectrometry / Xiaogang Chu [and others] -- United States and Japanese food regulations / Jerry Zweigenbaum -- QuEChERS sample preparation approach for mass spectrometric analysis of pesticide residues in foods / Steven J. Lehotay -- Automated solid phase extraction / Norbert Helle, Meike Baden, and Kaj Petersen -- Multiresidue pesticide analysis by capillary gas chromatography-mass spectrometry / Jon W. Wong [and others] -- Targeted pesticide residue analysis using triple quad LC-MS/MS / Lutz Alder -- LC/TOF-MS analysis of pesticides in fruits and vegetables : the emerging role of accurate mass in the unambiguous identification of pesticides in food / Imma Ferrer, E. Michael Thurman, and Jerry Zweigenbaum -- Hormone analysis in food products / Marco H. Blokland and Saskia S. Sterk -- Analysis of multiple mycotoxins in food / Jana Hajslova, Milena Zachariasova, and Tomas Cajka -- Multi mycotoxin analysis in food products using immunoaffinity extraction / Masahiko Takino, Hiroki Tanaka, and Toshitsugu Tanaka -- Multiresidue analysis of antibiotics in food of animal origin using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry / Katerina Mastovska -- LC-MS/MS methods for the determination of specific antibiotics residues in food matrices / Gui-Liang Chen and Yan-Yan Fang -- Identification of unknown migrants from food contact materials / Malcolm Driffield [and others] -- Halogenated persistent organic pollutants and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in food / Tomas Cajka and Jana Hajslova.
  • 2008 ClinicalKey
    Fred A. Mettler, Jr., Arthur C. Upton.
    Basic radiation physics, chemistry, and biology -- Sources of radiation exposure -- Effects on genetic material -- Cancer induction and dose-response models -- Carcinogenesis of specific sites -- Deterministic effects of radiation -- Effects of radiation in combination with other agents -- Radiation exposure in utero -- Uranium, plutonium, and radium -- Attribution of radiation effects and probability of causation in a specific individual -- Perception of radiation and psychological risks -- Hormesis.
    Also available: Print – 2008
  • 2012 CRCnetBASE
    editors: Joanne M. Santini & Seamus A. Ward.
    "Arsenite contamination of drinking water is a major cause of chronic illness and mortality in many countries, but until recently little was known of the processes determining its movement and concentration. Bacterial oxidation of arsenite was first described in 1918 and thought to be a means of detoxification. It was not until 2000 that the first autotrophic arsenite-oxidising bacterium was isolated and shown to gain energy from arsenite oxidation. Since then a wide range of such bacteria has been isolated and the literature on the topic has grown rapidly. This book reviews the new understanding of the diversity and abundance of such organisms, their role in arsenic cycling in the environment and their possible relations with arsenic-dependent diseases in humans"-- Provided by publisher.
  • 2005 Springer
    edited by Manuel A.S. Graça, Felix Bärlocher and Mark O. Gessner.
  • 2012 Springer
    Sandra Ceccatelli, Michael Aschner, editors.
    Annotation Mercury (Hg) is a global pollutant that knows no environmental boundaries. Even the most stringent control of anthropogenic Hg sources will not eliminate exposure given its ubiquitous presence. Exposure to Hg occurs primarily via the food chain due to MeHgs accumulation in fish. Latest US statistics indicate that 46 States have fish consumption advisories. In addition, Hg is a common pollutant in hazardous waste sites, with an estimated 3-4 million children living within one mile of at least one of the 1,300+ active hazardous waste sites in the US. The effects on intellectual function in children prenatally exposed to MeHg via maternal fish consumption have been the subject of two on-going major, prospective, longitudinal studies in the Seychelles and the Faroe Islands. It is important to recognize that the risk for MeHg exposure is not limited only to islanders with high fish consumption. This bookwill provide state-of-the-art information to the graduate student training in toxicology, risk assessors, researchers and medical providers at large. It is aimed to bring the reader up to date on contemporary issues associated with exposure to methylmercury, from its effects on stem cells and neurons to population studies.
  • 2011 Springer
    Charles Hagedorn, Anicet R. Blanch, Valerie J. Harwood, editors.
    Chapter 1: Overview -- Chapter 2: Performance Criteria -- Chapter 3: Library-dependent Source Tracking Methods -- Chapter 4: Library-Independent Source Tracking Methods -- Chapter 5: Viruses as Tracers of Fecal Contamination -- Chapter 6: Phage Methods -- Chapter 7: Pathogenic Protozoa -- Chapter 8: Chemical-Based Fecal Source Tracking Methods -- Chapter 9: Statistical Approaches for Modeling in Microbial Source Tracking -- Chapter 10: Mitochondrial DNA as Source Tracking Markers of Fecal Contamination -- Chapter 11: Community Analysis-Based Methods -- Chapter 12: Public Perception of and Public Participation in Microbial Source Tracking -- Chapter 13: Use of Microbial Source Tracking in the Legal Arena: Benefits and Challenges -- Chapter 14: Applications of Microbial Source Tracking in the TMDL Process -- Chapter 15: Relating MST Results to Fecal Indicator Bacteria, Pathogens, and Standards -- Chapter 16: Minimizing Microbial Source Tracking at All Costs -- Chapter 17: Environmental Persistence and Naturalization of Fecal Indicator Organisms -- Chapter 18: Agricultural and Rural Watersheds -- Chapter 19: Case Studies of Urban and Suburban Watersheds -- Chapter 20: Beaches and Coastal Environmenta -- Chapter 21: Source tracking in Australia and New Zealand: Case Studies -- Chapter 22: Microbial Source Tracking in China and Developing Nations -- Chapter 23: A National Security Perspective of Microbial Source Tracking -- Chapter 24: Applications of Quantitative Microbial Source Tracking (QMST) and Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (QMRA) -- Chapter 25: Food Safety and Implications for Microbial Source Tracking -- Chapter 26: Training Future Scientists: Teaching Microbial Source Tracking (MST) to Undergraduates -- Index.
  • 2011 CRCnetBASE
    edited by Brian Flannigan, Robert A. Samson, J. David Miller.
    Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Microorganisms in air -- 1.1.Microorganisms in outdoor air / B. Flannigan -- 1.2.Microorganisms in indoor air / B. Flannigan -- 1.3.Pollen in indoor air / A. Rantio-Lehtimaki -- ch. 2 Microorganisms in homes and work environments -- 2.1.Microbial growth in indoor environments / J.D. Miller -- 2.2.Bacteria and other bioaerosols in industrial workplaces / J.R.M. Swan -- 2.3.Remediation and control of microbial growth in problem buildings / P.R. Morey -- ch. 3 Airborne microorganisms and disease -- 3.1.Allergenic microorganisms and hypersensitivity / J.H. Day -- 3.2.Occupational respiratory disease: hypersensitivity pneumonitis and other forms of interstitial lung disease / B. Flannigan -- 3.3.Respiratory tract infections caused by indoor fungi / R.C. Summerbell -- ch. 4 Microbiological investigation of indoor environments -- 4.1.Mycological investigations of indoor environments / J.D. Miller -- 4.2.Molecular methods for bioaerosol characterization / J.A. Scott -- 4.3.Isolation and identification of fungi / J. Houbraken -- 4.4.Analysis of microbial volatile organic compounds / T.J. Ryan -- 4.5.Analysis for toxins and inflammatory compounds / J.D. Miller -- 4.6.Interpreting sampling data in investigations of indoor environments: selected case studies / P.R. Morey -- ch. 5 Common and important species of Actinobacteria and fungi in indoor environments -- Common and important species of fungi and actinomycetes in indoor environments / J.D. Miller -- Descriptions and illustrations of common fungi and actinomycetes.
  • 2005 Springer
    edited by Alexander Omelchenko, Alexander A. Pivovarov and W. Jim Swindall.
  • 2007 Springer
    guest editors, James S. Diana, Terry L. Margenau.
  • 2009 CRCnetBASE
    Kathleen Sellers ... [et al.].
    Nanoscale materials: definition and properties / Kathleen Sellers -- Overview of manufacturing processes / Julie Chen, Kathleen Sellers -- Developing environmental regulations pertinent to nanotechnology / Lynn L. Bergeson -- Analyses of nanoparticles in the environment / Marilyn Hoyt -- Environmental fate and transport / Chris E. Mackay, Kim M. Henry -- Treatment of nanoparticles in wastewater / Kim M. Henry, Kathleen Sellers -- The potential ecological hazard of nanomaterials / Stephen R. Clough -- Toxicology and risk assessment / Chris E. Mackay, Jane Hamblen -- Nanoparticle use in pollution control / Kathleen Sellers -- Balancing the risks and rewards / Kathleen Sellers.
  • 2008 CRCnetBASE
    Jo Anne Shatkin.
    Introduction : assessing nanotechnology health and environmental risks -- Defining risk assessment and how it is used for environmental protection, and its potential role for managing nanotechnology risks -- Sustainable nanotechnology development using risk assessment and applying life cycle thinking -- The state of the science : human health, toxicology, and nanotechnological risk / Brenda E. Barry -- The state of the science : environmental risks -- NANO LCRA : an adaptive screening-level life cycle risk assessment framework for nanotechnology -- Alternative approaches for life cycle risk assessment for nanotechnology and comprehensive environmental assessment / Jo Anne Shatkin and J. Michael Davis -- Current and proposed approaches for managing risks in occupational environments / Brenda E. Barry -- Ongoing international efforts to address risk issues for nanotechnology.
  • 2009 WHO
    edited by: James Atkinson... [et al.].
    This guideline defines ventilation and then natural ventilation. It explores the design requirements for natural ventilation in the context of infection control, describing the basic principles of design, construction, operation and maintenance for an effective natural ventilation system to control infection in health-care settings.
    Also available: Print – 2009
  • 2006
    [edited by] Barry S. Levy ... [et al.].
    Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record
    Work, environment, and health -- Recognition, assessment, and prevention -- Hazardous exposures -- Adverse health effects -- An integrated approach to prevention.
  • 2014 CRCnetBASE
    edited by Marta I. Litter [and six others].
    Section 1. Arsenic in environmental matrices (air, water, soil and biological matrices) -- section 2. Arsenic in food -- section 3. Arsenic and health -- section 4. Arsenic remediation and removal technologies -- section 5. Mitigation management and policy.
  • 2014 CRCnetBASE
    edited by Patricia B. Hoyer, The University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Tucson, USA.
    "Today, we are exposed to an ever-growing number of chemicals in the environment and there is an increasing awareness of the effects of these chemicals on the ovaries. As such, the potential for xenobiotic-induced infertility needs to be better understood. Additionally, menopause-associated disorders are of growing health concern in view of the fact that by the year 2025, 19.5% of the population of the U.S. will be menopause-aged women. Exploring research into chemicals that have the potential to cause early menopause by destroying pre-antral ovarian follicles, this book is an essential resource for researchers in academia, regulatory agencies, and industry"--Provided by publisher.
  • 2014 CRCnetBASE
    edited by Walter E. Goldstein.
    1. Introduction / Walter E. Goldstein -- 2. An insight into the discovery of the contamination of the environment and drinking water by pharmaceuticals / Thomas Heberer -- 3. Presence and fate of pharmaceuticals in the environment and in drinking water / James S. Smith Jr. -- 4. Occurrence, effects, and methods for antibiotics and illicit drugs in the environment / Tammy Jones-Lepp -- 5. Detection of pharmaceuticals in the environment : history of use as a forensic tool / Keir Soderberg and Remy J.-C. Hennet -- 6. Health impact of pharmaceuticals in the environment and in drinking water : potential for human and environmental risk / James S. Smith Jr. -- 7. Health impact of pharmaceuticals in the environment and in drinking water : analysis and research needs / Walter E. Goldstein -- 8. Effect of antibiotics on biological wastewater treatment processes / Olivier Potier, Jean-Noël Louvet, Christophe Merlin, Marie-Noëlle Pons, Dominique Dumas, and Walter E. Goldstein -- 9. Wastewater pharmaceuticals minimization : analysis of opportunities and costs / Walter E. Goldstein -- 10. Conclusions and recommendations, research opportunities, and implementation of measures to control environmental pharmaceuticals / Walter E. Goldstein.
  • 2013 Wiley
    James E. Martin.
    Structure of atoms -- Atoms and energy -- Radioactive transformation -- Interactions -- Nuclear fission and its products -- Naturally occurring radiation and radioactivity -- Interactions of radiation with matter -- Radiation shielding -- Internal radiation dose -- Environmental dispersion -- Nuclear criticality -- Radiation detection and measurement -- Statistics in radiation physics -- Neutrons -- Answers to selected problems -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- Appendix C -- Appendix D -- Index.
  • 2008 Springer
    Berryman, A. A.; Berryman, A. A.; Kindlmann, Pavel.
  • 2016 WHO
    A Prüss-Ustün, J Wolf, C Corvalán, R Bos and M Neira.
    Acronyms and abbreviations -- Preface -- Executive summary -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Methods: Estimating the environmental burden of disease -- The environment: A contextual determinant of health -- The link with social determinants of health -- What is meant by the population attributable fraction of a risk factor? -- Estimating the population attributable fraction -- Comparative risk assessment -- Calculations based on limited epidemiological data -- Disease transmission pathway -- Expert survey -- Combining risk factors for individual diseases -- Estimating the burden of disease attributable to the environment -- Estimating uncertainties -- 3. Results: A systematic analysis of fractions attributable to the environment, by disease Infectious and parasitic diseases -- Infectious and parasitic diseases -- Respiratory infections -- Diarrhoeal diseases -- Intestinal nematode infections -- Malaria -- Trachoma -- Schistosomiasis -- Chagas disease -- Lymphatic filariasis -- Onchocerciasis -- Leishmaniasis -- Dengue -- Japanese encephalitis -- HIV/AIDS -- Sexually transmitted diseases -- Hepatitis B and C -- Tuberculosis -- Other infectious and parasitic diseases -- Neonatal and nutritional conditions -- Neonatal conditions -- Protein-energy malnutrition -- Noncommunicable diseases -- Cancers -- Mental, behavioural and neurological disorders -- Cataracts -- Hearing loss -- Ischaemic heart disease -- Stroke -- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -- Asthma -- Musculoskeletal diseases -- Congenital anomalies -- Other noncommunicable diseases -- Risks factors for noncommunicable diseases from other areas but related to the environment -- Overweight and obesity -- Physical inactivity -- Unintentional injuries -- Road traffic accidents -- Unintentional poisonings -- Falls -- Fires, heat and hot substances -- Drownings -- Other unintentional injuries -- Intentional injuries -- Self-harm -- Interpersonal violence -- The link between the environment and demographics -- Global results of the analysis by disease and population subgroups -- Disease specific results -- Age differences -- Gender differences -- Regional and country differences -- Trends -- 4. Discussion: Leveraging environment-health links -- Environment, health and the Sustainable Development Goals -- Strengths and weaknesses of the analysis -- 5. Conclusion: Towards healthy environments -- Key findings -- Reducing the burden of unhealthy environments -- Annexes -- Annex 1. WHO Member States and country groupings by income region -- Annex 2. Results tables -- Annex 3:. Technical annex on methods -- Annex 3.1. Calculation of population attributable fractions -- Annex 3.2. Combination of risk factors for one disease: Additional information -- Annex 3.3. Additional information on estimation of PAFs for selected diseases -- References -- Acknowledgements -- Photo credits.
    Also available: Print – 2016
  • 2005 WHO
    Also available: Print – 2005
  • 2010 WHO
    Also available: Print – 2010
  • 2015 WHO
    Despite significant progress in water and sanitation, much still remains to be done. This report shows how the world has changed since 1990. It provides an assessment of progress towards the MDG target, and insight into the remaining challenges. Section A provides an overview of progress against the parameters specified in the MDG target for water and sanitation, in both urban and rural areas. It presents data for the world as a whole, and compares progress across regions. The report goes on to examine trends over the MDG period by region and by level of service. It pays particular attention to the numbers of people who have gained the highest level of service in drinking water supply -- piped water on premises -- and those with no service at all, who use surface water for drinking and practise open defecation.
    Also available: Print – 2015
  • 2005 Springer
    Richard B. Shepard.
  • 2014 Springer
    edited by Koichi Tanigawa, Rethy Kieth Chhem.
    The role of disaster medicine is becoming more important as the frequency and severity of natural and technological disasters increase. The triple disaster that occurred in Fukushima on March 11, 2011 calls for innovation in the training of health care professionals, pre-hospital emergency care providers, and emergency personnel in the management of the medical consequences of radiation disasters. While many books are available on disaster medicine, none is specifically devoted to the role of physicians in the management of patients exposed to radiation leakage from a damaged nuclear power plant. Radiation Disaster Medicine aims to fill this void based on the response to the Fukushima nuclear accident. Each chapter addresses principles and practices of radiation medicine within the specific context of that accident. Topics covered include the role of physicians in radiation disasters, the concepts of external and internal exposure, prehospital and hospital response, disaster behavioral health, and radiation emergency response from the perspective of national and international institutions. Most of the contributors are active educators and researchers in radiation medicine with first-hand experience in dealing with prehospital triage and management of patients within secondary and tertiary care hospitals in Japan. It is hoped that this book will assist in attaining the ultimate goal of radiation disaster medicine: to help the patients.
  • 2012 CRCnetBASE
    Kedar N. Prasad.
    Ch. 1. Growing health concerns with respect to low doses of ionizing radiation : can we prevent and/or mitigate them? -- ch. 2. Physics of radiological weapons and nuclear reactors -- ch. 3. Acute radiation damage by high doses of ionizing radiation in humans -- ch. 4. Long-term damages among survivors of high doses of ionizing radiation -- ch. 5. Prevention and mitigation of acute radiation sickness (ARS) -- ch. 6. Prevention and mitigation of late adverse effects of high radiation doses -- ch. 7. Health risks of low doses of ionizing radiation -- ch. 8. Prevention and mitigation against radiological weapons and nuclear plant accidents -- ch. 9. Prevention and mitigation of damage after low radiation doses -- ch. 10. Implementation plans for prevention and mitigation of radiation injury -- ch. 11. Health risks of nonionizing radiation and their prevention and mitigation.
  • 2013 Springer
    Dariusz Leszczynski, editor.
    Methods of proteomics have been shown to be powerful tools in search of target proteins - proteins that respond in cells to an internal or an external stimulus. Proteomics is widely used in biomedical research. However, in radiation biology research, following exposures of living matter to low doses of either ionizing or non-ionizing radiation, proteomics approach is only very slowly gaining support. This book, by presenting the current status of the use of proteomics in radiation biology, will help to attract attention to the field of radiation proteomics.
    Also available: Print – 2013
    Also available: Print – 2013
  • 2007 CRCnetBASE
    edited by Michael Poschl, Leo M.L. Nollet.
  • 2008 Springer
    edited by Hans J. Pasman and Igor A. Kirillov.
  • 2010 CRCnetBASE
    William J. Rea, Kalpana Patel.
    Chapter 1. The Physiologic Basis of Homeostasis -- Section. Amplification Systems -- Chapter 2. Nervous System -- Chapter 3. Immune System -- Chapter 4. Endocrine System.
  • 2015 CRCnetBASE
    William J. Rea, Kalpana Patel.
  • 2014 WHO
    edited by Yves Chartier, Jorge Emmanuel, Ute Pieper, Annette Prüss, Philip Rushbrook, Ruth Stringer, William Townend, Susan Wilburn and Raki Zghondi.
    Also available: Print – 2014
  • 2006 HighWire
    International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements.
  • 2015 WHO
    Also available: Print – 2015
  • 2010 WHO
    first draft prepared by Mr. Philip Copestake.
    Also available: Print – 2010
  • 2014 CRCnetBASE
    editors, Gary S. Banuelos, Z.-Q. Lin, Xuebin Yin.
  • 2011 CRCnetBASE
    edited by Walter E. Goldstein.
    Chapter 1. Introduction / Walter E. Goldstein -- Chapter 2. Epidemiology and Health Effects in Moisture-Damaged Damp Buildings / Jean Cox-Ganser, Ju-Hyeong Park, Richard Kanwal -- Chapter 3. Mold Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics / Edward Sobek -- Chapter 4. Products of Mold Associated with Sick Building Syndrome / Walter E. Goldstein -- Chapter 5. Mathematical Model of Mold Propagation and Product Formation in Building Materials, Inherent Transport Phenomena and Applications / Walter E. Goldstein, Willem A. Schreuder -- Chapter 6. Forensic Studies in Moldy-Damp Buildings / Philip R. Morey, Gary N. Crawford, Michael J. Cornwell, Brad Caddick, Tara Toren-Rudisill, Raoul Webb -- Chapter 7. Practices in Identifying, Remediating and Reoccupancy When Mold Occurs / Gary R. Brown -- Chapter 8. Analysis of Microscopic Contaminants in Sick Building Investigations / James Millette, Barb Epstien, Elliott Horner -- Chapter 9. Analytical Practice in Mold Identification and Solutions, Including Measurements and Sampling / Edward Sobek -- Chapter 10. Research and Development, Directions in Construction Practice and Summary Recommendations / Walter E. Goldstein.
  • 2008 WHO
    Also available: Print – 2008
  • 2015 Springer
    Serge Morand, Jean-Pierre Dujardin, Régine Lefait-Robin, Chamnarn Apiwathnasorn, editors.
    Chapter 1: Introduction to socio-ecological dimensions of infectious diseases and health in Southeast Asia. -- Part 1: Infectious Diseases and Societies -- Chapter 2: Climate, environment and epidemic febrile diseases: A view from Chinese medicine -- Chapter 3: Long life of people living with HIV/AIDS and the practice of medical power -- Chapter 4: Socio-environmental global changes and infectious diseases: Interdisciplinary approach applied to tourism studies -- Part 2: Socio-Ecosystems and Health -- Chapter 5: Heavy metals contamination in the ecosystem of Mae Tang reservoir in Northern Thailand -- Chapter 6: Water and health: What is the risk and visible burden of the exposure to environmental contaminations? Insights from a questionnaire-based survey in Northern Thailand -- Chapter 7: Melioidosis in Laos -- Part 3: Global Changes, Land Use Changes and Vector-Borne Diseases -- Chapter 8: Adaptation of mosquito vectors to salinity and its impact on mosquito-borne disease transmission in the South and Southeast Asian tropics -- Chapter 9: The malaria landscape: Mosquitoes, transmission, landscape, insecticide resistance and integrated control in Thailand -- Chapter 10: Rubber plantations as a mosquito box amplification in South and South-East Asia -- Part 4: Monitoring and Data Acquisition -- Chapter 11: Rescuing public health data -- Chapter 12: The new science of metagenomics and the challenges of its use in both developed and developing countries -- Chapter 13: Barcoding, biobanking, e banking: From ecological to ethical and legal aspects. Insights from the PathodivSEA project -- Part 5: Managing Health Risks -- Chapter 14: Methods for prioritization of diseases: Case study of zoonoses in South-East Asia -- Chapter 15: Managing global risks: Vietnamese poultry farmers and avian flu -- Chapter 16: The OIE Strategy to address threats at the interface between humans, animals and ecosystems -- Part 6: Developing Strategies -- Chapter 17: Business for biodiversity and ecosystem services -- Chapter 18: Bridging the gap between conservation and health -- Chapter 19: Implementation of the One health strategy. Lessons learnt from community based natural resource programs for communities' empowerment and equity within an Eco health approach.
  • 2010 IARC
    Also available: Print – 2010
  • 2010 IARC
    Also available: Print – 2010
  • 2014 American Lung Association
    The State of the Air 2014 report looks at levels of ozone and particle pollution found in official monitoring sites across the United States in 2010, 2011, and 2012. The report uses the most current quality-assured nationwide data available for these analyses.
  • 2010
    by Janet Gray. From science to action / by Janet Nudelman and Connie Engel.
  • 2006 Springer
    Nhu D. Le, James V. Zidek.
  • 2010 WHO
    first draft prepared by Peter Watts and Paul Howe.
    Also available: Print – 2010
  • 2011 Springer
    Cathryn H. Greenberg, Beverly S. Collins, Frank R. Thompson III, editors.
    This edited volume addresses a rising concern among natural resource scientists and management professionals about decline of the many plant and animal species associated with early-successional habitats, especially within the Central Hardwood Region of the USA. These open habitats, with herbaceous, shrub, or young forest cover, are disappearing as abandoned farmland, pastures, and cleared forest patches return to forest. There are many questions about 'why, what, where, and how' to manage for early successional habitats. In this book, expert scientists and experienced land managers synthesize knowledge and original scientific work to address critical questions sparked by the decline of early successional habitats.
  • 2016 Springer
    Travis N. Rieder.
    This thought-provoking treatise argues that current human fertility rates are fueling a public health crisis that is at once local and global. Its analysis and data summarize the ecological costs of having children, presenting ethical dilemmas for prospective parents in an era of competition for scarce resources, huge disparities of wealth and poverty, and unsustainable practices putting irreparable stress on the planet. Questions of individual responsibility and integrity as well as personal moral and procreative issues are examined carefully against larger and more long-range concerns. The author's assertion that even modest efforts toward reducing global fertility rates would help curb carbon emissions, slow rising global temperatures, and forestall large-scale climate disaster is well reasoned and more than plausible. Among the topics covered: · The multiplier effect: food, water, energy, and climate. · The role of population in mitigating climate change. · The carbon legacy of procreation. · Obligations to our possible children. · Rights, what is right, and the right to do wrong. · The moral burden to have small families. Toward a Small Family Ethic sounds a clarion call for bioethics students and working bioethicists. This brief, thought-rich volume steers readers toward challenges that need to be met, and consequences that will need to be addressed if they are not.
  • 2007
    Phil Brown.
    Foreword / Lois Gibbs -- Preface : Toxic exposures and the challenge of environmental health -- Acknowledgments -- List of abbreviations -- 1. Citizen-science alliances and health social movements : contested illnesses and challenges to the dominant epidemiological paradigm -- 2. Breast cancer : a powerful movement and a struggle for science -- 3. Asthma, environmental factors, and environmental justice -- 4. Gulf War-related illnesses and the hunt for causation : the "stress of war" versus the "dirty battlefield" -- 5. Similarities and differences among asthma, breast cancer, and Gulf War illnesses -- 6. The new precautionary approach : a public paradigm in progress -- 7. Implications of the contested illnesses perspective -- 8. Conclusion : the growing environmental health movement -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
  • 2007 ATSDR
    prepared by Syracuse Research Corporation under contract no. 200-2004-09793; prepared for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
    Also available: Print – 2007
  • 2005 ATSDR
    prepared by Syracuse Research Corporation under contract no. 205-1999-00024 ; prepared for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
    Also available: Print – 2005
  • 2004 ATSDR
    prepared by Syracuse Research Corporation under contract no. 205-1999-00024 ; prepared for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
    Also available: Print – 2004
  • 2004 ATSDR
    prepared by Syracuse Research Corporation under contract No. 205-1999-00024 ; prepared for U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
    Also available: Print – 2004
  • 2007 ATSDR
    prepared by Syracuse Research Corporation ; prepared for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
    Also available: Print – 2007
  • 2007 ATSDR
    prepared by Syracuse Research Corporation under contract no. 200-2004-09793 ; prepared for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
    Also available: Print – 2007
  • 2007 ATSDR
    prepared by Syracuse Research Corporation under contract no. 200-2004-09793 ; prepared for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
    Also available: Print – 2007
  • 2005 ATSDR
    prepared by Syracuse Research Corporation under contract no. 205-1999-00024 ; prepared for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
    Also available: Print – 2005
  • 2005 ATSDR
    prepared by Syracuse Research Corporation under contract no. 205-1999-00024 ; prepared for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
    Also available: Print – 2005
  • 2004 ATSDR
    prepared by Syracuse Research Corporation under contract no. 205-1999-00024 ; prepared for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
    Also available: Print – 2004
  • 2004 ATSDR
    prepared by Syracuse Research Corporation under contract no. 205-1999-00024 ; prepared for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
    Also available: Print – 2004
  • 2006 ATSDR
    prepared by Syracuse Research Corporation under contract no. 200-2004-09793 ; prepared for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
    Also available: Print – 2006
  • 2006 ATSDR
    prepared by Syracuse Research Corporation under Contract No. 200-2004-09793; prepared for U.S. Deptartment of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
    Also available: Print – 2006
  • 2007 ATSDR
    prepared by Syracuse Research Corporation under contract no. 200-2004-09793 ; prepared for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
    Also available: Print – 2007
  • 2006 ATSDR
    prepared by Syracuse Research Corporation under contract No. 200-2004-09793 ; prepared for U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
    Also available: Print – 2006
  • 2007 ATSDR
    prepared by Syracuse Research Corporation under contract no. 200-2004-09793 ; prepared for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
    Also available: Print – 2007
  • 2005 ATSDR
    prepared by Syracuse Research Corporation under contract no. 205-1999-00024 ; prepared for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
    Also available: Print – 2005
  • 2005 ATSDR
    prepared by Syracuse Research Corporation under contract no. 205-1999-00024 ; prepared for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
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  • 2005 ATSDR
    prepared by Syracuse Research Corporation under contract no. 205-1999-00024 ; prepared for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
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  • 2006 ATSDR
    prepared by Syracuse Research Corporation under contract no. 200-2004-09793; prepared for U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
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    prepared by Syracuse Research Corporation under contract no. 200-2004-09793 ; prepared for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
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  • 2005 ATSDR
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    editor, Gian Paolo Rossini.
    Structured account of the existing knowledge of toxic algae, the chemistry of the toxins they produce, the effects these substances exert in humans and wildlife, as well as the strategies envisaged to protect public health and the environment. Covers recent advances in the understanding of the biology of toxin producers and the factors involved in the appearance and dynamics of harmful algae blooms, the factors affecting toxin production, the synthesis of toxins both in natural producers and by chemical means in a lab, and the toxin groups posing continuing and novel. Studies effects toxic microalgae and their poisonous products exert on living systems and how they may affect human activities.
  • 2006 Springer
    edited by Jacques Brodeur and Guy Boivin.
  • 2008 WHO
    Part 1: Guidance document on characterizing and communicating uncertainty in exposure assessment -- Part 2: Hallmarks of data quality in chemical exposure assessment.
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  • 2011 Springer
    by Iván Francisco García-Tejero, Víctor Hugo Durán-Zuazo, José Luis Muriel-Fernández, Carmen Rocío Rodríguez-Pleguezuelo.
    Irrigated agriculture, a vital component of general agriculture, supplies fruits, vegetables, and cereals consumed by humans and grains fed to animals. Consequently, agriculture is the largest user of fresh water globally, and irrigation practices in many parts of the world are biologically, economically, and socially unsustainable. Water management should balance the need for agricultural water and the need for a sustainable environment. Water-use efficiency is the prime challenge in worldwide farming practices where problems of water shortages are widespread. Currently, agriculture is undergoing significant changes in innovative irrigation, fertilizer technology, and agronomic expertise. These elements constitute a vital platform for sustainable agricultural success and for preventing environmental damage. This review presents several processes linked to environmental irrigation, balancing environmental protection with improved agricultural production.
  • 2014 WHO
    Almost 3 billion people, in low- and middle-income countries mostly, still rely on solid fuels (wood, animal dung, charcoal, crop wastes and coal) burned in inefficient and highly polluting stoves for cooking and heating. In 2012 alone, no fewer than 4.3 million children and adults died prematurely from illnesses caused by such household air pollution, according to estimates by the World Health Organization. Together with widespread use of kerosene stoves, heaters and lamps, these practices also result in many serious injuries and deaths from scalds, burns and poisoning. These new indoor air quality guidelines for household fuel combustion aim to help public health policy-makers, as well as specialists working on energy, environmental and other issues understand best approaches to reducing household air pollution -- the greatest environmental health risk in the world today.
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  • 2009 WHO
    [edited by Hajo Zeeb and Ferid Shannoun].
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  • 2010 WHO
    World Health Organization.
    "The purpose of this publication is to provide its users with guidance to identify, acquire and use the information needed to assess chemical hazards, exposures and the corresponding health risks in their given health risk assessment contexts at local and/or national levels. The toolkit provides information for conducting a human health risk assessment, identifies information that must be gathered to complete an assessment and provides electronic links to international resources from which the user can obtain information and methods essential for conducting the human health risk assessment"--Publisher's description.
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  • 2010 WHO
    "The WHO Recommended Classification of Pesticides by Hazard was approved by the 28th World Health Assembly in 1975 and has since gained wide acceptance. ... Guidelines were first issued in 1978, and have since been revised and reissued every few years. Up until the present revision the original guidelines approved by the World Health Assembly in 1975 have been followed without amendment. In December, 2002 the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNCETDG/GHS) approved a document called 'The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals' with the intent to provide a globally-harmonized system1 (GHS) to address classification of chemicals, labels, and safety data sheets. ... For this revision of the Classification the WHO Hazard Classes have been aligned in an appropriate way with the GHS Acute Toxicity Hazard Categories for acute oral or dermal toxicity as the starting point for allocating pesticides to a WHO Hazard Class (with adjustments for individual pesticides where required). ... The GHS Acute Toxicity Hazard Category for each pesticide is now presented alongside the existing information." - p. 1.
    Also available: Print – 2010

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