Environmental Health: From Global to Local

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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.

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  • AAP Awards for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing, 2006

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About the Author:

Howard Frumkin, M.D., Dr.P.H., is professor and chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, and professor of medicine at Emory Medical School.

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"[It] will become a classic textbook for the dynamic, evolving field of environmental health....The book challenges our conventionally narrow definition of environmental health....thoughtful, well written, well balanced and referenced, and provides an excellent overview of a multifaceted approach to environmental health."
—Dana Headapohl, St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula, Montana (AOEC Newsletter (Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics))

"This book is a tour de force — it is really five books combined into one. With its many examples, clear explanations, and emphasis on big picture themes and relevance, it is an astonishingly interesting read....a coherent, timely, and readable book."
—Rose Goldman, Harvard Medical School (Global Public Health 2007;2:316-18)

"The book's 36 chapters contain highly pertinent insights and information on environmental issues that go beyond the usual boundaries of classic environmental health. Among the many excellent chapters are the ones on climate change, ecology, urbanization, environmental justice, developing nations, health care services, energy production, genetics, indoor air pollution, religious issues, clinical services, legal remedies, environmental health policy, and transportation."
—Bernard Goldstein, University of Pittsburgh (Environmental Health Perspectives 2006;114:A672)

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