Health Reference Series: Environmental Health Sourcebook

Editor/Author Jones, Keith
Publication Year: 2018
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $95.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $142.50
ISBN: 978-0-7808-1629-9
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 19
Book Status: Available
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Environmental Health Sourcebook, Fifth Edition, offers updated information about the effects of the environment on human health. It discusses specific populations - including pregnant women and their fetuses, children, the elderly, and minorities - in which the effects of environmental exposures are especially harmful and, in some cases, can have a lasting impact that extends to future generations.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Part I: Understanding the Health Effects of Environmental Hazards
  • Chapter 1 — Environmental Health: Overview
  • Chapter 2 — Health Risk Assessment: Determining Whether Environmental Substances Pose a Risk to Human Health
  • Chapter 3 — Environmental Hazards for Children
  • Chapter 4 — Environmental Hazards for Pregnant Women
  • Chapter 5 — Environmental Hazards for the Elderly
  • Section 5.1-The Elderly and Hazards of Falling and Fractures
  • Section 5.2-Hot Weather Safety for Older Adults
  • Section 5.3-Cold Weather Safety for Older Adults
  • Chapter 6 — Climate Change and Human Health
  • Part II: Health Concerns and Their Environmental Triggers
  • Chapter 7 — Human Health Problems with Environmental Causes
  • Chapter 8 — Cancer and Environmental Concerns
  • Section 8.1-Environmental Causes of Cancer
  • Section 8.2-Carcinogens
  • Section 8.3-Cancer Clusters
  • Section 8.4-Lung Cancer and the Environment
  • Chapter 9 — Respiratory Problems with Environmental Triggers
  • Section 9.1-Asthma and Air Pollution
  • Section 9.2-Airborne Allergies
  • Section 9.3-Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • 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 — Endocrine Disruptors and Reproductive Disorders
  • Chapter 12 — The Link between Autism and the Environment
  • Section 12.1 — Impact of Environment on Autism
  • Section 12.2 — Vaccinations, Thimerosal, and Autism
  • Section 12.3 — Baby Teeth Link Autism and Heavy Metals
  • Part III: Outdoor Environmental Hazards: Air, Water, and Soil
  • Chapter 13 — Air Pollution
  • Section 13.1 — Ozone (Smog)
  • Section 13.2 — Particle Pollution
  • Section 13.3 — Acid Rain
  • Chapter 14 — Climate Change and Extreme Heat
  • Section 14.1 — Climate Change: Overview
  • Section 14.2 — Extreme Heat and Its Implications
  • Chapter 15 — Noise Pollution
  • Chapter 16 — Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation
  • Chapter 17 — Drinking Water
  • Section 17.1 — Drinking Water Contaminants
  • Section 17.2 — Agricultural Practices
  • Section 17.3 — Household Wells
  • Section 17.4 — Lead in Drinking Water
  • Section 17.5 — Fluoride
  • Section 17.6 — Chlorination and Water Disinfection By-Products
  • Section 17.7 — Bottled Water
  • Chapter 18 — Recreational Water Illnesses
  • Section 18.1 — Understanding Recreational Water Illnesses
  • Section 18.2 — Infections due to Recreational Water Illnesses
  • Chapter 19 — Harmful Algae Blooms (Red Tides)
  • Section 19.1 — Harmful Algae Blooms: Facts
  • Section 19.2 — Harmful Algal Bloom-Associated Illnesses
  • Section 19.3 — Harmful Algal Bloom: Prevention and Control
  • Chapter 20 — Soil Contamination
  • Section 20.1 — Pesticides
  • Section 20.2 — Landfills
  • Chapter 21 — Bioterrorism and Chemical Emergencies
  • Part IV: Household and Indoor Hazards
  • Chapter 22 — Indoor Air Quality
  • Section 22.1 — Importance of Indoor Air Quality
  • Section 22.2 — Identifying Problems and Improving the Indoor Air Quality
  • 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
  • Section 23.10 — Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)
  • Chapter 24 — Molds
  • Chapter 25 — Asbestos
  • Chapter 26 — Exposures to Lead
  • Chapter 27 — Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  • Chapter 28 — Radiation Exposure Risks
  • Section 28.1 — Microwave Oven Radiation
  • Section 28.2 — Cell Phone Radiation
  • Chapter 29 — Electric and Magnetic Field Exposure
  • Part V: Foodborne Hazards
  • Chapter 30 — Food Safety
  • Section 30.1 — Food Safety at Home
  • Section 30.2 — Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
  • Section 30.3 — New FDA Rules Will Make Your Foods Safer
  • Section 30.4 — Irradiated Foods
  • Chapter 31 — Food Allergies and Intolerance
  • Section 31.1 — All You Need to Know about Food Allergies
  • Section 31.2 — Is It Food Allergy or Food Intolerance?
  • Chapter 32 — Common Chemical Contaminants in the Food Supply
  • Section 32.1 — Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
  • Section 32.2 — Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
  • Section 32.3 — Dioxins and Furan
  • Chapter 33 — Contaminants in Fish and Shellfish
  • Section 33.1 — Mercury in Seafood
  • Section 33.2 — Food Poisoning from Marine Toxins
  • Section 33.3 — Fresh and Frozen Seafood: Selecting and Serving It Safely
  • Chapter 34 — Antibiotics and Hormones in Dairy and Meat
  • Section 34.1 — Antibiotics Resistance and Food Safety
  • Section 34.2 — Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH)
  • Chapter 35 — Food Additives
  • Chapter 36 — Foodborne Illnesses
  • Section 36.1 — Introduction to Foodborne Illnesses
  • Section 36.2 — Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (Mad Cow Disease)
  • Section 36.3 — Campylobacter
  • Section 36.4 — Escherichia coli
  • Section 36.5 — Salmonella
  • Section 36.6 — Listeria
  • Section 36.7 — Shigella
  • Section 36.8 — Botulism
  • Section 36.9 — Staphylococcus
  • Chapter 37 — Foodborne Viruses
  • Section 37.1 — Hepatitis A
  • Section 37.2 — Noroviruses
  • Chapter 38 — Acrylamide from High-Temperature Cooking
  • Chapter 39 — Aflatoxins
  • Chapter 40 — Perchlorates
  • Chapter 41 — Consumer Beverages
  • Section 41.1 — Benzene in Commercial Beverages
  • Section 41.2 — Juice Safety: What You Need to Know
  • Chapter 42 — Technologically Altered Foods
  • Section 42.1 — Food from Genetically Engineered Plants
  • Section 42.2 — Cloned Meat and Dairy
  • Part VI: Consumer Products and Medical Hazards
  • Chapter 43 — Teflon (Perfluorochemicals, or PFCs)
  • Chapter 44 — Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA)
  • Chapter 45 — Insect Repellent
  • Chapter 46 — Soaps and Triclosan
  • Section 46.1 — Soap
  • Section 46.2 — Triclosan
  • Chapter 47 — Plastics
  • Section 47.1 — Bisphenol A
  • Section 47.2 — Phthalates and Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • Chapter 48 — Contaminants in Consumer Products
  • Section 48.1 — Overview: Importation of Food and Cosmetics
  • Section 48.2 — Melamine
  • Chapter 49 — Fragrance Additives
  • Chapter 50 — Beauty Products
  • Section 50.1 — 1,4-Dioxane in Cosmetics
  • Section 50.2 — Latex in Cosmetics
  • Section 50.3 — Lead in Cosmetics
  • Section 50.4 — Hair Dyes
  • Section 50.5 — Microbiological Safety and Cosmetics
  • Section 50.6 — Parabens in Cosmetics
  • Section 50.7 — Phthalates in Cosmetics
  • Section 50.8 — Sunscreen
  • Section 50.9 — Talc
  • Chapter 51 — X-Rays
  • Part VII: Additional Help and Information
  • Chapter 52 — Glossary of Terms Related to Mental Health Disorders
  • Chapter 53 — Directory of Environmental Health Organizations and Resources