The Resource Environmental health science : recognition, evaluation, and control of chemical and physical health hazards, Morton Lippmann, Beverly S. Cohen, Richard B. Schlesinger

Environmental health science : recognition, evaluation, and control of chemical and physical health hazards, Morton Lippmann, Beverly S. Cohen, Richard B. Schlesinger

Label
Environmental health science : recognition, evaluation, and control of chemical and physical health hazards
Title
Environmental health science
Title remainder
recognition, evaluation, and control of chemical and physical health hazards
Statement of responsibility
Morton Lippmann, Beverly S. Cohen, Richard B. Schlesinger
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 through loss of function, illness, chronic diseases, and premature death. Their concomitant effects on quality of life, productivity, and 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 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 resource for students of environmental health.; An earlier version of the book, Chemical Contamination in the Human Environment (OUP 1979), was called by one teacher "visionary ... easily the most useful textbook in environmental health science for entry-level graduate students
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
615.9/02
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA566
LC item number
.L55 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Environmental health science : recognition, evaluation, and control of chemical and physical health hazards, Morton Lippmann, Beverly S. Cohen, Richard B. Schlesinger
Publication
Note
"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"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Supplementary bibliography: pages 529-531
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocm77519067
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 540 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199748761
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36280574
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)77519067
  • ebsco0199748764

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