Health Reference Series: Environmental Health Sourcebook

Editor/Author Jones, Keith
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $85.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $127.50
ISBN: 978-1-78539-673-1
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 22
Book Status: Available
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Environmental Health Sourcebook, 4th Edition, provides information about the effects of the environment on human health. It discusses specific populations in which the effects of environmental exposures are especially harmful and, in some cases, can have a lasting impact that extends to future generations. Information is given on airborne, waterborne, foodborne, and chemical hazards, and facts are presented about environmental triggers that may be associated with cancer, respiratory problems, infertility, autism, and other diseases.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Part I: Understanding the Health Effects of Environmental Hazards
  • Chapter 1—Environmental Health-Overview
  • Chapter 2—Toxic Substances
  • Section 2.1—Toxic Substances and Types
  • Section 2.2—Effects of Hazardous Substances
  • Section 2.3—Natural Disasters and Environmental Hazards
  • Chapter 3—Health Risk Assessment: Determining Whether Environmental Substances Pose a Risk to Human Health
  • Chapter 4—Environmental Hazards for Children
  • Chapter 5—Environment and Women's Health
  • Chapter 6—Environmental Hazards for the Elderly
  • Chapter 7—Environmental Justice
  • Part II: Health Concerns and Their Environmental Triggers
  • Chapter 8—Cancer and Environmental Concerns
  • Section 8.1—Environmental Causes of Cancer
  • Section 8.2—Carcinogens
  • Section 8.3—Cancer Clusters
  • Chapter 9—Respiratory Problems with Environmental Triggers
  • Section 9.1—Asthma and Air Pollution
  • Section 9.2—Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Bronchitis
  • Chapter 10—Viruses Spread through Hazards in the Environment
  • Section 10.1-Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)
  • Section 10.2—Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
  • Section 10.3-West Nile Virus
  • Chapter 11—Reproductive Issues and the Environment
  • Section 11.1-Fertility
  • Section 11.2—Fetal Exposures Can Lead to Adult Diseases
  • Section 11.3—Endocrine Disruptor and Reproductive Disorders
  • Chapter 12—Environment and Autism
  • Section 12.1—Relationship Between Autism and Environment
  • Section 12.2—Vaccinations, Thimerosal, and Autism
  • Part III: Outdoor Environmental Hazards
  • Chapter 13—Air Pollution
  • Section 13.1—Introduction
  • Section 13.2-Acid Rain
  • Section 13.3—Haze and Visibility
  • Section 13.4-Ozone (Smog)
  • Section 13.5-Particle Pollution
  • Chapter 14—Climate Change and Extreme Heat
  • Section 14.1—Climate Change: Overview
  • Section 14.2—Heat and Climate Change
  • Chapter 15—Noise Pollution and UV Radiation
  • Chapter 16—Drinking Water
  • Section 16.1—Drinking Water Contaminants
  • Section 16.2—Lead in Drinking Water
  • Section 16.3-Household Wells
  • Section 16.4-Fluoride
  • Section 16.5—Disinfectants in Drinking Water
  • Section 16.6-Bottled Water
  • Chapter 17—Swimming Water
  • Chapter 18—Harmful Algae Blooms
  • Chapter 19—Ocean Contamination
  • Section 19.1-Marine Debris
  • Section 19.2—How Oil Harms Animals and Plants in Marine Environments
  • Section 19.3—Nonpoint Source Pollution and Its Effect on Ocean
  • Section 19.4—How to Protect Marine Environment
  • Chapter 20—Soil Contamination
  • Section 20.1—An Overview
  • Section 20.2-Pesticides
  • Section 20.3—Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) as Pollutants
  • Section 20.4—Effects of Industrial Agriculture
  • Section 20.5—Solid Waste and Landfills Effects
  • Chapter 21—Bioterrorism and Chemical Emergencies
  • Section 21.1—Bioterrorism
  • Section 21.2—Chemical Emergencies
  • Part IV: Household and Indoor Environmental Hazards
  • Chapter 22—Indoor Air Quality -An Introduction
  • Chapter 23—Harmful Agents in Indoor Air
  • Section 23.1—Biological Contaminants
  • Section 23.2-Carbon Monoxide
  • Section 23.3—Combustion Pollutants
  • Section 23.4—Flame Retardants (Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers, or PBDEs)
  • Section 23.5—Formaldehyde
  • Section 23.6—Household Chemicals
  • Section 23.7-Pesticides
  • Section 23.8-Radon
  • Section 23.9—Secondhand Smoke
  • Chapter 24—Mold and Moisture
  • Chapter 25—Asbestos
  • Chapter 26—Lead at Home
  • Chapter 27—Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  • Chapter 28—Radiation Exposure Risks
  • Section 28.1—Microwave and Radiation Risks
  • Section 28.2—Cell Phones and Radiation Risks
  • Section 28.3—Electric and Magnetic Field (EMF) Exposure
  • Part V: Foodborne Hazards
  • Chapter 29-Food Safety
  • Section 29.1-Food Safety at Home
  • Section 29.2-Food Safety Regulations
  • Section 29.3-Irradiated Foods
  • Chapter 30—Food Allergies and Intolerance
  • Chapter 31—Common Chemical Contaminants in the Food Supply
  • Section 31.1—Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
  • Section 31.2—Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
  • Section 31.3—Dioxins and Furan
  • Chapter 32—Contaminants in Fish and Shellfish
  • Section 32.1—Mercury in Seafood
  • Section 32.2-Shellfish Poisoning
  • Section 32.3-How the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Regulates Imported Seafood
  • Chapter 33—Effects of Growth Promoters in Dairy and Meat
  • Section 33.1—Antibiotics Resistance and Food Safety
  • Section 33.2—Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH)
  • Chapter 34—Food Additives
  • Chapter 35—Foodborne Bacterial Illnesses
  • Section 35.1—Introduction to Foodborne Illnesses
  • Section 35.2—Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (Mad Cow Disease)
  • Section 35.3 — Campylobacter
  • Section 35.4— Escherichia Coli
  • Section 35.5— Salmonella
  • Section 35.6— Listeria
  • Section 35.7 — Shigella
  • Section 35.8 — Botulism
  • Section 35.9 — Staphylococcus
  • Chapter 36 — Foodborne Viral Illnesses
  • Section 36.1 — Hepatitis A
  • Section 36.2 — Noroviruses
  • Chapter 37 — Acrylamide from High-Temperature Cooking
  • Chapter 38 — Aflatoxins
  • Chapter 39—Perchlorate
  • Chapter 40—Consumer Beverages
  • Section 40.1—Benzene in Commercial Beverages
  • Section 40.2—Unpasteurized Juice
  • Chapter 41—Technologically Altered Foods
  • Section 41.1—FDA Regulations on Genetically Engineered Foods
  • Section 41.2—Cloned Meat and Dairy
  • Part VI: Consumer Products and Medical Hazards
  • Chapter 42—Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Fluorinated Telomers
  • Chapter 43—Insect Repellent
  • Chapter 44—Antibacterial Soap (Triclosan)
  • Chapter 45-Plastics
  • Section 45.1—Bisphenol A
  • Section 45.2—Phthalates and Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • Chapter 46—Contaminants in Consumer Products
  • Section 46.1—Overview: Importation of Food and Cosmetics
  • Section 46.2—Importing into the U.S
  • Section 46.3-Melamine
  • Chapter 47—Fragrance Additives
  • Chapter 48—Chemicals in Beauty Products
  • Section 48.1 —1,4-Dioxane in Cosmetics
  • Section 48.2—Lead in Cosmetics
  • Section 48.3—Microbiological Safety and Cosmetics
  • Section 48.4—Parabens
  • Section 48.5—Phthalates in Cosmetics
  • Section 48.6—Talc
  • Chapter 49-X-Rays
  • Part VII: Additional Help and Information
  • Chapter 50—Directory of Organizations with Information About Environmental Health
  • Chapter 51—Glossary of Terms Related to Environmental Health