Environmental Health: Ecological Perspectives is intended as an environmental health text for both undergraduate and graduate levels. This text provides balanced coverage of how humans are affected by the quality of air, water, and food as well as how humans affect these survival necessities. The evolution and prosperity of the human species has resulted in concerns about pollution, overpopulation, and several other issues that are having a harmful effect on humans and our environment. This knowledge, along with an understanding of the legislation and history of environmental issues, will help students to make positive changes in their behavior and in the world around them.
Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, Second Edition presents the newest release in this fundamental reference that updates and broadens the umbrella of environmental health— especially social and environmental health—for its readers. There is ongoing revolution in governance, policies and intervention strategies aimed at evolving changes in health disparities, disease burden, trans-boundary transport and health hazards. This new edition reflects these realities, mapping new directions in the field that include how to minimize threats and develop new scientific paradigms that address emerging local, national and global environmental concerns. Represents a one-stop resource for scientifically reliable information on environmental health Fills a critical gap, with information on one of the most rapidly growing scientific fields of our time Provides comparative approaches to environmental health practice and research in different countries and regions of the world Covers issues behind specific questions and describes the best available scientific methods for environmental risk assessment
This landmark annual review has provided nearly three decades of knowledge, insight, and research on topics critical to nurses everywhere. The purpose of this annual review is to critically examine the full gamut of literature on key topics in nursing practice, including nursing theory, care delivery, nursing education, and the professional aspects of nursing. Environmental issues such as chemical exposures, air and water pollution, climate change, and food sustainability impact health on both a local and global scale. This thirty-eighth volume of Annual Review of Nursing Research addresses the influence that nurses have on environmental health. It contains research, education, advocacy, and practice-based articles that provide nurses with a primer on this growing issue, as well as the information needed to provide capable care while supporting environmentally healthy solutions. Key Topics: Air Quality Impact Upon Human Health CHANT: Climate, Health, and Nursing Tool Climate Change Initiatives in Nursing Education Environmental Health Equity Nurse-Sensitive Environmental Indicators Nurses’ Contributions to Health-Related Wildfire Research Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Water in Detroit and Flint, Michigan
Environmental Health: From Global to Local offers students a comprehensive introduction to environmental health. It provides an overview of methods and paradigms used in this exciting field, ranging from ecology to epidemiology, from toxicology to environmental psychology, from genetics to ethics to religion. The authors survey the major issues in contemporary environmental health, ranging from global issues such as climate change and war to regional issues such as air, water, transportation, and energy to local issues such as food safety, pest control, and occupational health. The book includes a strong focus on the real-world practice of environmental public health, offering chapters on such applied topics as risk assessment, risk communication, health services, regulations, and legal remedies. While Environmental Health is grounded in the U.S. experience, it emphasizes global issues and perspectives on such topics as economic development, population, urbanization, and sanitation. Prize or Award AAP Awards for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing, 2006
Environmental health is an area with significant developments and noteworthy challenges that expand into various disciplines: medicine and public health, sociology and communications, technology, policymaking, and legislation. Due to the massive amount of health-related issues, additional literature involving environmental health is required to improve the wellbeing of citizens worldwide. Environmental Exposures and Human Health Challenges provides interdisciplinary insights into concepts and theories related to environmental exposures and human health impacts via the air, water, soil, heavy metal exposure, and other chemical toxins. The book also addresses inequalities and environmental injustices in relation to environmental exposures and health impacts. Covering topics such as health policies, pollution effects, and heavy metal exposure, this publication is designed for public health professionals, preventive medicine specialists, clinicians, data scientists, environmentalists, academicians, practitioners, researchers, and students.
Introduction to Environmental Health: A Global Perspective explores the fundamentals of environmental health, giving students a solid grounding in current issues and controversies and enhancing understanding of the scientific data that drives these issues. Each chapter of the text begins with an introduction and concise review of each topic, which is then expanded through relevant readings, most of which include data sets. Chapters include readings that illustrate concepts in the context of a developed country, followed by readings that illustrate that same concept in a developing country. This gives students the opportunity to explore how economics impacts environmental policies. By examining environmental health from several demographic and cultural perspectives, the material also educates students about environmental justice, and the consequences of human activity on natural systems. The book addresses a variety of environmental health topics including human population, toxicology, biomes, water resources, and solid and hazardous waste management. This edition features updated introductions, timely readings, and up-to-date statistics. Introduction to Environmental Health is ideal for undergraduate courses in environmental heath, public health, health sciences, sustainability, and global health. The book includes upper level materials, and in-depth readings and case studies. Filled with current examples and contemporary readings, the text makes environmental science both relevant and relatable. Anne Marie Zimeri earned her Ph.D. in molecular genetics at the University of Georgia. She is currently an assistant professor at the University of Georgia, Athens, where she teaches courses in environmental health science, genetic applications in environmental health sciences, solid and hazardous waste management, emerging technologies, and global food security. In addition to teaching, Dr. Zimeri serves as the undergraduate coordinator and internship coordinator for the EHAC Accredited Department of Environmental Health Sciences Program.
Written by experts in the field, this important book provides anintroduction to current risk assessment practices and proceduresand explores the intrinsic complexities, challenges, andcontroversies associated with analysis of environmental healthrisks. Environmental Health Risk Assessment for Public Healthoffers 27 substantial chapters on risk-related topics thatinclude: What Is Risk and Why Study Risk Assessment The Risk Assessment–Risk Management Paradigm Risk Assessment and Regulatory Decision-Making in EnvironmentalHealth Toxicological Basis of Risk Assessment The Application of PBPK Modeling to Risk Assessment Probabilistic Models to Characterize Aggregate and CumulativeRisk Molecular Basis of Risk Assessment Comparative Risk Assessment Occupational Risk Radiological Risk Assessment Microbial Risk Assessment Children’s Risk Assessment Life Cycle Risk Environmental Laws and Regulations Precautionary Principles Risk Communication
A Companion to the Anthropology of Environmental Health presents a collection of readings that utilize a medical anthropological approach to explore the interface of humans and the environment in the shaping of health and illness around the world. Features the latest ethnographic research from around the world related to the multiple impacts of the environment on health and of societies on their environments Includes contributions from international medical anthropologists, conservationists, environmental experts, public health professionals, health clinicians, and other social scientists Analyzes the conditions of cultural and social transformation that accompany environmental and ecological impacts in all areas of the world Offers critical perspectives on theoretical and methodological advancements in the anthropology of environmental health, along with future directions in the field