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Main Title Environmental health science : recognition, evaluation, and control of chemical and physical health hazards /
Author Lippmann, Morton.
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Cohen, Beverly S.
Schlesinger, Richard B.
Publisher Oxford University Press,
Year Published 2003
OCLC Number 51323990
ISBN 0195083741 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780195083743 (cloth : alk. paper)
Subjects Environmental health. ; Pollution. ; Hazardous substances. ; Chemicals--Safety measures. ; Environmental Health. ; Environmental Pollution--prevention & control.
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ELAM  RA566.L55 2003 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 01/07/2013
Collation xv, 540 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"This book is a revision and expansion of Chemical contamination in the human environment by Morton Lippmann and Richard B. Schlesinger, published by Oxford University Press in 1979"--T.p. verso. Supplementary bibliography: p. 529-531. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Characterization of contaminants, environments, and human health -- Sources of contaminants -- Dispersion of contaminants -- Fate of environmental chemicals : translocation, transformations, and sinks -- Effects of chemical contaminants on human health -- Anthropogenic impacts on environmental quality : their influence on human health and welfare -- Human exposure assessment -- Environmental noise -- Nonionizing electromagnetic radiation -- Ionizing radiation and environmental radioactivity -- Contamination criteria and exposure limits : guidelines and standards -- Risk assessment -- Risk management -- Our environmental future. "This is a broad, in-depth introduction to a scientific field that is becoming ever more central to human health. Environmental exposures to a bewildering array of chemical and physical agents result from our individual and collective activities, and can cause effects ranging from discomfort to loss of function, illness, chronic diseases, and premature death. Their concomitant effects on quality of life, productivity, and the need for clinical services can be costly. The book covers the terminology used in environmental health; the sources of chemical and physical agents in the environment; how they disperse and transform throughout the environment; their effects on environmental quality and human health; how levels and exposures are quantified; how environmental quality standards are established; how levels, exposures, and risks can be controlled; and what technological opportunities and trends are likely to influence our environmental future. It includes chapters on noise, ionizing radiation, non-ionizing radiation, risk assessment, and risk management. Written in a clear and systematic way, this text will be an invaluable resourse for students and practitioners of environmental health."--BOOK JACKET.