2 edition of Understanding environmental health risks found in the catalog.
Understanding environmental health risks
|Other titles||Environmental health risks|
|Statement||CEPUP, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California at Berkeley.|
|Genre||Study and teaching (Elementary).|
|Contributions||Lawrence Hall of Science., Science Education for Public Understanding Program.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xiv, 123 p. :|
|Number of Pages||123|
Global health risks: mortality and burden of disease attributable to selected major risks. 1. Risk factors. 2. World health. 3. Epidemiology. 4. Accurate assessment of environmental hazards and related risks is a primary prerequisite for effective environmental health protection, at both the individual and collective level. National and regional policies on environmental health need to be guided by knowledge about the risks to the.
Environmental Health and Hazard Risk Assessment: Principles and Calculations explains how to evaluate and apply environmental health and hazard risk assessment calculations in a variety of real-life settings. Using a wealth of examples and case studies, the book helps readers develop both a theoretical understanding and a working knowledge of the principles of health, safety, and Cited by: 7. A valiant attempt to help us distinguish between real advances and unabashed efforts to scare us. If you are interested in penetrating the massive confusion surrounding health risks in the environment, this pithy book provides an indispensable primer. Science [An] excellent and informative book. Skeptical Inquirer.
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Issues such as radiation from nuclear testing, radon in the home, and the connection between electromagnetic fields and cancer, environmental factors and asthma, pesticides and breast cancer and leukemia clusters around nuclear plants are discussed, and how scientists assess these risks is illuminated.
This book will enable readers to better understand environmental health issues, and with the proper scientific understanding 3/5(2). Understanding Environmental Health: How We Live in the World - Nancy Irwin Maxwell - Google Books.
While covering all the traditional Environmental Health topics, this text is uniquely structured around the things we do as individuals and societies that result in environmental health hazards.
The author details the hazards of energy production, industry, food production, and the modern lifestyle. Kabat mentions examples of valuable achievements: cholera as a water-borne disease; smoking and cancers; alcohol and cancers; risk factors for heart disease; estrogen, progesterone and breast cancer; sleep position and sudden infant death syndrome; solar radiation Cited by: Risk Communication: A Handbook for Communicating Environmental, Safety, and Health Risks, Sixth Edition First published: 24 July Online ISBN: | DOI: / A detailed understanding of risk analysis is essential in an era where governments and companies are increasingly aware of their health, safety and environmental responsibilities, yet resources are.
Throughout recorded history people have engaged in hazardous activities, and governments have taken action to control some of those activities in the public interest. But in recent times the hazards of greatest concern, and knowledge about them, have changed in ways that make informed decisions harder to reach.
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“Understanding health risks is key to making your own health care decisions,” says Dr. William Elwood, a psychologist and behavioral scientist at NIH. “It gives you perspective on potential harms and benefits, so you can make smart choices based on facts and not fears.”.
Written by experts in the field, this important book provides an introduction to current risk assessment practices and procedures and explores the intrinsic complexities, challenges, and controversies associated with analysis of environmental health risks.
The complete, up-to-date guide to quantifying and mitigating environmental risks. This book constitutes Volume 2 of the Prentice Hall PTR Environmental Management Engineering Series. In an era of limited resources and heightened environmental awareness, professionals responsible for handling chemicals and chemical wastes need a deep understanding of quantitative risk analysis.
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The World Health Organization (WHO) defines environment, as it relates to health, as “all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person, and all the related behaviors.” 1 Environmental health consists of preventing or controlling disease, injury, and disability related to the interactions between people and their environment.
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The environment, broadly defined, plays a significant role in shaping human health. Understanding how environmental health risks are perceived by different people, in different places, and at different times is critical to their management.
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