Environmental Health Science: Recognition, Evaluation, and Control of Chemical and Physical Health…

Hardcover | September 10, 2003

byMorton Lippmann, Beverly S. Cohen, Richard B. Schlesinger

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This is a broad, in-depth introduction to a scientific field that is becoming ever more central to human health. Environmental exposures to a bewildering array of chemical and physical agents result from our individual and collective activities, and can cause effects ranging from discomfortthrough loss of function, illness, chronic diseases, and premature death. Their concomitant effects on quality of life, productivity, and need for clinical services can be costly. The book covers the terminology used in environmental health; the sources of chemical and physical agents in theenvironment; how they disperse and transform throughout the environment; their effects on environmental quality and human health; how levels and exposures are quantified; how standards are established; how levels, exposures, and risks can be controlled; and what technological opportunities andtrends are likely to influence our environmental future. It includes chapters on noise, ionizing radiation, non-ionizing radiation, risk assessment, and risk management. Written in a clear and systematic way, this text will be an invaluable resource for students of environmental health. An earlier version of the book, Chemical Contamination in the Human Environment (OUP 1979), was called by one teacher "visionary...easily the most useful textbook in environmental health science for entry-level graduate students."

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This is a broad, in-depth introduction to a scientific field that is becoming ever more central to human health. Environmental exposures to a bewildering array of chemical and physical agents result from our individual and collective activities, and can cause effects ranging from discomfortthrough loss of function, illness, chronic dis...

Morton Lippmann is at New York University. Beverly S. Cohen is at NYU-EPA Pm Center, New York School of Medicine.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:560 pages, 6.18 × 9.29 × 1.18 inPublished:September 10, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195083741

ISBN - 13:9780195083743

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Historical Perspective2. Characterization of Contaminants, Environments, and Human Health3. Sources of Contaminants4. Dispersion of Contaminants5. Fate of Environmental Chemicals: Translocation, Transformations and Sinks6. Effects of Chemical Contaminants on Human Health7. Anthropogenic Impacts on Environmental Quality: Their Influence on Human Health and Welfare8. Human Exposure Assissment9. Environmental Noise10. Nonionizing Electromagnetic Radiations11. Ionizing Radiation and Environmental Radioactivity12. Contamination Criteria and Exposure Limits: Guidelines and Standards13. Risk Assessment14. Risk Management15. Our Environmental Future