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1. Environmental Health: From Global
2. Street Science: Community Knowledge
3. Essentials of Environmental Health
4. Environmental Health
5. Understanding Environmental Health:
6. Environmental Health and Safety
7. A Community Guide to Environmental
8. Safety, Health, and Environmental
9. Risk Communication: A Handbook
10. Occupational and Environmental
11. Reclaiming the Environmental Debate:
12. Risk Assessment Methods: Approaches
13. Core Curriculum for Occupational
14. Basic Environmental Health
15. Environmental Policy and Public
16. Safety, Health and Environmental
17. Environmental, Health and Safety
18. Environmental Health, Second Edition
19. Biomarkers: In Medicine, Drug
20. Essentials Of Environmental Health

1. Environmental Health: From Global to Local (Public Health/Environmental Health)
by Howard Frumkin
Hardcover: 1280 Pages (2010-02-08)
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Asin: 0470404876
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The second edition of Environmental Health: From Global to Local, a comprehensive introductory text, offers an overview of the methodology and paradigms of this burgeoning field, ranging from ecology to epidemiology, from toxicology to environmental psychology, and from genetics to

ethics. Expert contributors discuss the major issues in contemporary environmental health:air,

water, food safety, occupational health, radiation, chemical and physical hazards, vector control, and injuries. Also emphasizing a wide variety of issues of global interest, the thoroughly revised second edition contains updated information on such timely topics as toxicology, exposure assessment,

climate change, population pressure, developing nations and urbanization, energy production, building and community design, solid and hazardous waste, and disaster preparedness. In addition, each chapter of Environmental Health includes learning objectives, key points, and discussion questions.

Praise for the first edition of Environmental Health

"A classic textbook for the dynamic, evolving field of environmental health, thoughtful, well written, well balanced and referenced. An excellent overview of a multifaceted approach to environmental health."— AOEC Newsletter (Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics)

"With its many examples, clear explanations, and emphasis on big picture themes and relevance, it is an astonishingly interesting read."—Global Public Health

"The book's chapters contain highly pertinent insights and information on environmental issues that go beyond the usual boundaries of classic environmental health."—Environmental Health Perspectives

Winner, AAP Award for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing ... Read more

Customer Reviews (9)

4-0 out of 5 stars Class Textbook
This book is very well written, well researched, and the subjects covered are broad.It seems to compliment the instructor in my class very well.The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is a lack of perspective re sustainability, i.e., human kind keeps surviving disasters, endemics, disease, etc., only to increase in population.At some point, the population will no longer be sustainable.While there are certain resources that are in limited supply today, I believe the book should have explored those resources that have the capability to be significant in terms of population limiting - now and in a future tense.

5-0 out of 5 stars Clean copy, like new
The price was great for a clean, like-new copy of the text and quick shipping. One page in the middle did have some highlighting, which was not mentioned, but it's a minor thing.

3-0 out of 5 stars review of order
I am happy to recieved the book. However, I am dissatisfied with the fact that I had to wait almost a week and a half to get the book. I ordered a book a week before and it said that it was in stock and would have reached my home in 3 business days. The day it was supposed to arrive at my home, my money had been refunded due to it not being in stock. This caused a delay in my schedule by ordering this book and waiting a week and a half to get it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great comprehensive textbook
This is a great comprehensive textbook that I use for my graduate level Environmental Health course. The book has excellent references and case studies. It contains current topics and examples. I find it easy for my students to read.

4-0 out of 5 stars good deal
The book is a wonderful one. The author takes the times to make it very easy to read and very clear. I enjoy reading it. ... Read more

2. Street Science: Community Knowledge and Environmental Health Justice (Urban and Industrial Environments)
by Jason Corburn
Paperback: 284 Pages (2005-08-01)
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Winner, 2007 Davidoff Award presented by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP)

When environmental health problems arise in a community, policymakers must be able to reconcile the first-hand experience of local residents with recommendations by scientists. In this highly original look at environmental health policymaking, Jason Corburn shows the ways that local knowledge can be combined with professional techniques to achieve better solutions for environmental health problems. He traces the efforts of a low-income community in Brooklyn to deal with health problems in its midst and offers a framework for understanding "street science"—decision making that draws on community knowledge and contributes to environmental justice.

Like many other low-income urban communities, the Greenpoint/Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn suffers more than its share of environmental problems, with a concentration of polluting facilities and elevated levels of localized air pollutants. Corburn looks at four instances of street science in Greenpoint/Williamsburg, where community members and professionals combined forces to address the risks from subsistence fishing from the polluted East River, the asthma epidemic in the Latino community, childhood lead poisoning, and local sources of air pollution. These episodes highlight both the successes and the limits of street science and demonstrate ways residents can establish their own credibility when working with scientists. Street science, Corburn argues, does not devalue science; it revalues other kinds of information and democratizes the inquiry and decision-making processes. ... Read more

3. Essentials of Environmental Health
by Robert Friis
Paperback: 416 Pages (2006-05-15)
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Asin: 0763747629
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Environmental threats are occurring on a worldwide scale. Dramatic pictures of the devastating effects of natural disasters lead the nightly news. Stories of chemical spills and contaminated groundwater, deforestation and suburban sprawl, depleted fisheries and exploding human population, litter the pages of the newspapers daily. National and international policymakers are concerned about the potential impact on the health of the world’s population and on the global environment and, as a result, much progress has been made in informing the public and introducing regulations for the control of these hazards. As the first in the Essential Public Health series, Essentials of Environmental Health is a clear and comprehensive study of the major topics of environmental health including: Background of the field and “tools of the trade” (environmental epidemiology, environmental toxicology, and environmental policy and regulation). Environmental diseases (microbial agents, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation). Applications and domains of environmental health (water and air quality, food safety, waste disposal, and occupational health).In a straightforward, non-technical approach, the author has included many examples and illustrations of environmental health issues. Perfect for the beginning student as well as the experienced health professional, each chapter concludes with study questions and exercises to engage the reader in further study. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Not really worth waiting for
Waited too long for this book to arrive in an envelope with a handwritten address - as if it came from someone's home.Listed as almost, or like new - and it most certainly was not - it even had highlighting on pages, something that should automatically kick it out of that category.It was used, and overpriced.My first experience of a misrepresentation with Amazon - very disappointed.

5-0 out of 5 stars Essentials of Environmental Health by Robert H. Friis
The shipment came much faster than expected, a big surprise.The book is new and in perfect condition.Thank you for your service and honesty as this was another blind purchase.

4-0 out of 5 stars Public Health environmental
Terribly boring. The diagrams and pictures explain everything, and the unnecessarily long chapters re-explain everything in excruciating detail. I can only read for about 25 seconds before falling asleep. But it is very thorough and makes things easy to understand. The diagrams are helpful, and the glossary in the back is nice. Unless this book is specifically required, try to find a more interesting one!!

2-0 out of 5 stars shabby book.
I brought textbook and related books from Amazon for more than 5 years. This is the first time to get such a shabby book. It is not a fair book as the seller described but definately shabby. I put some coverage to use this book and dislike it for the condition. I know this book will end in my hard for the poor condition.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very quick
I got the book so quick from this seller and the book is in a very good shape ... Read more

4. Environmental Health
by Monroe T. Morgan
Paperback: 360 Pages (2002-11-15)
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Asin: 053451717X
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH not only covers the environmental sciences but also the human population. This text emphasizes the environmental practices that support human life as well as the need to control factors that are harmful to human life. Chapters focus on the requisites of life, water, air, food, space, and shelter. Chapters also address proper management of wastewater treatment, solid waste management, insect and rodent control and agents that cause diseases. The top Environmentalist from around the world contribute a chapter in their area of expertise to form the most comprehensive text available. ... Read more

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If you are going to take the NEHA RS/REHS Exam - this is a must read book.

This book covers all areas of the the Environmental Health field and puts it in a easy to find/digest format.

It is my number one go-to book for a desktop reference.I highly recommend it!! ... Read more

5. Understanding Environmental Health: How We Live in the World
by Nancy Irwin Maxwell
Paperback: 400 Pages (2008-08-25)
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Asin: 0763733180
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This text takes a unique approach to presenting environmental health to students. Rather than being organized around the traditional regulatory fields (air pollution, hazardous wastes, etc.), this book is structured around the things we do as individuals and societies that result in environmental health hazards. The author details the hazards of energy production, industry, food production, and the modern lifestyle, while exploring our place within the global community. The book is an excellent introduction to environmental health for students of public health and health science.Instructor's Resources:Test Bank (both a multiple-choice exam and short answer exam) - Now Available!Companion Website - coming soon! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great overview of the field of Environmental Health
I used this textbook for the environmental health core class at my school of public health, and found it to be excellent--probably one of the best textbooks I've seen in 2.5 years of graduate school.I had the advantage of having the author as my instructor, but even without Dr. Maxwell teaching the course the book would have been just as useful.First, it's extremely well-written, which should be a given for any textbook but usually is not the case.The fact that she makes few, if any, grammatical errors and writes in a very clear manner makes reading material that is not intuitive a lot easier.Second, she incorporates figures, diagrams, and graphics nicely to add to the text.Some books seem to add graphics just because they think they should, but they don't really add anything content wise.Third, she has an extensive glossary of terms for virtually every major concept introduced in the book, which is incredibly helpful if you're trying to study this material.

I don't agree with the review that says she doesn't talk enough about regulation.This is meant to be an introductory level textbook, and the outline of regulatory bodies and what they oversee is sufficient for the purposes of an introduction.Environmental health policy is not necessarily straightforward, and an in-depth discussion should be saved for a more advanced or policy-specific course.

Finally, I think that the concepts presented in this book are essential for everyone to learn.Things like the environmental toxins in every day products we use, the food we eat, etc. should be a part of general curriculum so that people are aware and can make informed decisions as to how they want to live their lives.Also, the lack of sustainable modern day practices and the impact on future generations is important information for all of us, and this book gives a nice overview of both the problems and potential solution.I found myself feeling grateful that this was a required course for my graduate program, and that I had such a great textbook to facilitate learning the material.

2-0 out of 5 stars A less than successful text book
This book is not as comprehensive as Moeller's Environmental Health.The author has a tendency to make unsubstantiated assertions making the book less well integrated than one would hope for.An example, she does a very nice introduction to the hydrologic cycle but never really develops a line of thought about its important to the range of environmental issues to which it is linked.That would have required maybe 10-15 more pages. Another example where further development would improve the text is the author's presentation on the precautionary principle.She never discusses the Rio meeting and starts discussing precautionary principle in terms of the Wingspread Conference which occurred much later and was not a globally represented meeting.She also does not adequately relate the precautionary principle to risk assessment. At the same time the author does a relatively good job of reviewing high points of Environmental Health.Perhaps if the auther had expanded the text so that her assertions could have supporting documentation, and lines of thought were more fully developed, it would be a better text. Throughout the text the author very superficially introduces significant environmental laws associated with the topic under discussion.For people in public health it may be useful to present the background to the laws, and the regulations that are associated with them.

5-0 out of 5 stars New, different, and valuable
A fascinating book, crammed with information. The innovative and intuitive organization makes the text very accessible for Masters in Public Health students and nonspecialists alike. (A table in the back maps out the locations in the text where traditional public health topics are discussed, to aid student and teacher.) Clearly structured tables and diagrams, photos, instructive sidebars and footnotes, a thorough glossary, and well-defined learning objectives and study questions--coupled with the lucid and engaging writing--raise this text well above the norm. Detailed and often scary, this book should form part of every curriculum, from medical to political science, that's concerned with human health.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Textbook and More
The editorial review of "Understanding Environmental Health" regards the book as an important introduction for students to the field of environmental health. Beyond its breadth, this reader found the book so well written and organized that it did not read like the typical textbook.

Chapter 2 details the science and methods used for those studying and working in the public health field, which some - not in the intended demographic - may or may not find interesting. Following Chapter 2 the book will captivate the reader as each topic (e.g. Infectious Disease, Poisons in Nature, Producing Manufactured Goods and Food, to Living in the World We've made) develops from the historic to current environmental health problems. The chapter on environmental health and manufacturing of goods had my full attention. I read it straight through twice, in one sitting.

Share "Understanding Environmental Health" with a friend or colleague. (Give it as a gift.) Be certain to have your copy returned. This is a perfect book for a classroom, as well as, the home.

Five stars for a book that is important for those who are concerned about environmental health. It is an education for all of us.
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6. Environmental Health and Safety Audits
by Lawrence B. Cahill
Hardcover: 713 Pages (2001-01-01)
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Asin: 0865878250
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This expanded edition of Environmental Health and Safety Audits brings you up-to-date on changes in EPA and OSHA auditing policies, issues currently confronting auditing programs, and state-of-the-art strategies for managing and conducting audits.The author discusses new developments in information generation and availability, including new chapters on meeting ISO 14000 auditing guidelines, auditing dilemmas, and auditing tips. He also includes new tools for building a successful audit program. Those tools include seven model program stages: EH&S audit program manual, pre-audit questionnaire, pre-audit checklist, EH&S audit opening conference presentation, environmental audit report, EH&S audit appraisal questionnaire, and management report. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Cahill's Environmental Auditing Textbook Review
Overall, it is a very useful textbook offering a generic approach to environmental audits which can easily be expanded to health, safety and security issues. The author(s) does a very thorough job in discussing the activities and protocols involved with the 3 phases of the auditing process: 1. Pre-audit Phase; 2. On-site Audit Phase; and 3. Post-Audit Phase. The textbook utilizes the input from several different authors which results in some duplication of information, but repetition is good in this much changing field.

Needs to be updated and expanded with respect to a few more current issues: Impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley law, current ISO 14001 issues, plus some others. A more detailed chapter on Root-Cause Analysis would be beneficial with more examples. This type of analysis seems to be the most prevalent in deciding upon Corrective Actions and Recommendations needed to mitigate future deficiencies of a similar nature.

An instructor's manual containing some general or specific discussion questions for each chapter would also be helpful. The references contained within each chapter are useful. Placing current "Insights" - articles or case law relevant to the chapter material would also enable the authors to keep current with fewer new chapters in subsequent editions. More sample examples of Audit Instruments (checklists) and detailed suggestions for Corrective Action follow-up would be useful.
This textbook is currently being used at the Master's level assuming little or no pre-requisite knowledge of the auditing process. It is being taught in on-campus and on-line classes.

Bruce Hill, PhD
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7. A Community Guide to Environmental Health
by Jeff Conant and Pam Fadem
Paperback: 600 Pages (2008-07-01)
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Asin: 0942364562
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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From water quality to social inequality, from raising crops to rising temperatures, how we use natural resources afftects our health and well-being. This highly-illustrated guide will help health promoters, educators, community leaders and ordinary people take charge of their communities' environmental health. In small villages and large cities, 'A Community Guide to Environmental Health' can provide tools, knowledge, and inspiration to begin transforming the global crisis in evironmental health. This book contains activities to stimulate critical thinking and environmental change, dozens of stories of communitites in action, and instructions for making simple technologies to purify water, clean without toxics, get rid of pests, and more. Like all Hesperian books, this title was developed in consultation with organizations from around the world, ensuring its appropriateness and usefulness for a variety of cultures and circumstances. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting, if somewhat idealistic
Warning: I am not a health care professional -- I just like this sort of thing.

This book is interesting, informative, and provides plenty of examples and good ideas. Meant for small communities that lack many resources, I still found there was much for me, a US citizen, to learn. Although I have running water, a sewage system, and all the other amenities, reading about how to cope without them gave me some good ideas for making my home more environmentally friendly. The whole conflict resolution/work together/role play seems somewhat idealistic, but I've found that some of the ideas presented can be useful for me as a nanny. And if the professionals are dedicated enough, they can make the ideas work in actual communities.

A good read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Low-tech solutions for community living: Review by author of When Technology Fails
Produced by the same people who publish Where There is No Doctor, this is an excellent, well illustrated guide for healthy, self-reliant living at a low-tech village level. It covers the gamut from dealing with toxic contamination from local mines or other industries, to village sewage sanitation for protecting the local water supply, to village health care, sustainable agriculture, pesticide and heavy metal issues, community renewable energy, community water systems, etc. A terrific resource guide for villages all over the world, especially those where corporate logging, mining, or manufacturing interests have had a negative impact on the health and welfare of the community. In addition to villages, this book is a valuable resource for anyone who wishes to live a relatively low-tech and low-impact lifestyle, whether on their own or as part of a self-reliant community. ... Read more

8. Safety, Health, and Environmental Auditing: A Practical Guide
by Simon Watson Pain
Hardcover: 230 Pages (2010-04-26)
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Many competent organizations have extensive safety, health, and environmental protocols in place, but still find that things go wrong. Having good quality instructions is only half the battle. An equally crucial part of a good quality process is auditing, the step that ensures compliance with the procedures. Safety, Health, and Environmental Auditing: A Practical Guide provides down to earth guidance on improving safety, health, and environmental performance, supplying a starting point for developing auditing protocols and knowing how to implement them.

In contrast to the overly-academic and uninspiring tone of many auditing books, this text gives accessible, user-friendly advice in a step-by-step manner. Based on novel auditing techniques designed to overcome common problems in the audit process, the book emphasizes accurate auditing that is representative and repeatable. It has been written in such a way that it is easy to dip into and out of the short chapters to refresh your memory prior to or during an audit. Alleviating the need to trawl through mountains of text to find useful and practical checklists, the author provides a set of audit protocols covering 60 different aspects of environmental, health, and safety management in Appendix 2 and frequently used, practical administrative checklists useful for planning and conducting the audit in Appendix 1.

The book integrates the concepts of safety, health, and environmental auditing into a common approach of loss prevention. Based on the author’s 16 years of developing and teaching EHS auditing techniques, it conveys the practical tricks of the trade in an interesting and memorable way. Not only does the book advise on the human factor elements of successful auditing, but it also provides a detailed methodology, both on paper and in simple-to-use software, that shows organizations how to conduct their own audits in an effective manner.

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9. Risk Communication: A Handbook for Communicating Environmental, Safety, and Health Risks
by Regina E. Lundgren, Andrea H. McMakin
Paperback: 384 Pages (2009-07-14)
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Asin: 0470416890
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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A fully updated edition of the preeminent book on risk communication

For more than a decade, Risk Communication: A Handbook for Communicating Environmental, Safety, and Health Risks has been a trusted compendium of strategies and guidance for effectively conveying risk information. Managers, scientists, engineers, students, communication specialists, healthcare professionals, agency representatives, and consultants in more than twenty countries have benefited from its contemporary, practical advice on what to do and what to avoid for successful risk communication.

Now in its Fourth Edition, the handbook has been updated with expanded coverage of laws, approaches, messages, and technology-based applications such as social media, as well as all-new information on international risk communication.

The handbook guides readers on:

  • Understanding Risk Communication—Approaches to communicating risk; laws that mandate risk communication; constraints to effective risk communication; ethical issues; and principles of risk communication
  • Planning the Risk Communication Effort—Determine purpose and objectives; analyze your audience; develop your message; determine appropriate methods; set a schedule; and develop a communication plan
  • Putting Risk Communication into Action—Information materials; visual representation of risks; face-to-face communication; working with the media; stakeholder participation; and technology-assisted communication
  • Evaluating Risk Communication Efforts—Why it's important to evaluate risk communication efforts; types of evaluation; and conducting the evaluation
  • Special Cases in Risk Communication—Emergency risk communication and international risk communication

Combining in-depth scientific underpinnings and the greatest breadth of information available, this book makes the topic of risk communication accessible to those who need it most. It is intended as an introduction to the field as well as a refresher and reference book for those communicating environmental, safety, and health risks in government, industry, and academia. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The risk communication "bible"
I've worked in communications for more than 18 years and have dealt with environmental and other risk communications off and on for nearly 15 years.I wish someone had handed me this book when I managed public outreach/communications on my first Superfund site in 1994.This is a great, concise, easy-to-reference guide to risk communications...practical and wise without being unapproachably academic.A must for every communicator's library!

4-0 out of 5 stars very detailed book on risk communication
This is a good book for learning about the details of risk communications. It is quite detailed and systematic.

5-0 out of 5 stars No Risk in Buying THIS Book!
No Risk In Buying This Book!

I've been in the Environmental Risk Communication (RC) field for ten years, medicine for thirty. Often I've wished there was a text or overview of RC that was readable by professional and layperson alike. Little did I know: Regina Lundgren and Andrea McMakin have accomplished this, and the results are a resounding "Wow!" In the Third Edition of "Risk Communication, A Handbook for Communicating Environmental, Safety, and Health Risks" (Regina started with the first one; Andrea joined in for the latter two), they present an orderly, comprehensive, understandable, well-referenced, indexed, annotated and glossaried RC bible for anyone just launching into or well-ensconced in the field.

I've often said that RC can be used not only in the "classic" situations (nicely defined alliteratively in this book as "care, crisis and consensus"), but also in one-on-one domestic and professional settings. This book presents information and advice useful to and usable by just about any reader, as one would expect from a work by two communicators. There are numerous examples, case studies, tables, graphs, charts and margin key points (noted with a diamond) that go along with the very readable text (written at the appropriate level, of course). One moves from cover to cover with the ease of reading a novel, the steps to well-executed RC clearly and comprehensively (yet with remarkable simplicity) delineated. There is a start, a middle and an ending, and one feels as though the next natural step is to go out and try the recipe immediately. (I would not suggest, however, that this is a cookbook, only that it reads as easily and the results could be rewarding.)

I suspect many have and many more will hone their skills as this fine work becomes more familiar to those in the rapidly growing, essential and dynamic field of Risk Communication. There is "no risk in buying this book!" I highly recommend it and urge it on anyone who has dealt or will deal with environmental, safety and health "wicked problems" involving concerned stakeholders. That sigh of relief you hear is you, as you find solutions to---or at least direction toward---the challenges you face.

5-0 out of 5 stars Essential handbook for those communicating risks
Straightforward and well-designed, this 400+ page book tells you how to explain risks to your workers, your stakeholders, and the public effectively. This book gives you the information you need to understand, plan, start, finish, and evaluate your plan to communicate environmental, safety, or health risks.

This guide, which is based on extensive research in the field, is filled with clear visuals and valuable checklists. The examples pulled from the authors' experiences reinforce the messages, often with a touch of humor and grace. For example, never give a presentation during moose hunting season.

A new chapter devoted to communicating in emergenices, such as bioterrorist attacks, provides valuable research and guidelines for building the infrastructure you need NOW, before the emergency, as well as what to do during and after the emergency.

If your job involves communicating risks, you'll want to read this book. ... Read more

10. Occupational and Environmental Health: Recognizing and Preventing Disease and Injury (Levy, Occupational and Envionmental Health)
Paperback: 847 Pages (2005-11-28)
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Asin: 0781755514
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This thoroughly updated Fifth Edition is a comprehensive, practical guide to recognizing, preventing, and treating work-related and environmentally-induced injuries and diseases. Chapters by experts in medicine, industry, labor, government, safety, ergonomics, environmental health, and psychology address the full range of clinical and public health concerns. Numerous case studies, photographs, drawings, graphs, and tables help readers understand key concepts.

This edition features new chapters on environmental health, including water pollution, hazardous waste, global environmental hazards, the role of nongovernmental organizations in environmental health, and responding to community environmental health concerns. Other new chapters cover conducting workplace investigations and assessing and enforcing compliance with health and safety regulations.

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4-0 out of 5 stars Very useful but could be more
This 5th edition is very in depth for medically qualified people active in occupational and therefore also in environmental health. All aspects, medical, social, even political, are fully discussed. Appropriately this sentence is stressed : Screening and monitoring, in and of themselves, prevent nothing; only the appropriate intervention, in response to results of these tests can prevent.
However, nowhere is it precisely stated which results should have an intervention as a result.
I bought this book because my "Industrial Chemical Exposure. Guidelines for Biological Monitoring" by Robert R. Lauwerys and Perrine Hoet. 2nd ed. Lewis, Boca Raton, 1993, looked a bit outdated. I must confess, in my new acquisition I miss pages 290-305 of the old one (16 pages of tables, titled "Biological Monitoring of Chemical Agents", with a column each for 1.Chemical agent 2.Parameter, 3.Biological material, 4. Reference value, 5.Tentative maximal permissible value, 6. Remarks.)

For that kind of data the new text refers to the websites of the CDC, ATSDR, etc.There, it is not that simple to find intervention limits for the hundreds of chemical nuisances. ... Read more

11. Reclaiming the Environmental Debate: The Politics of Health in a Toxic Culture (Urban and Industrial Environments)
Paperback: 366 Pages (2000-05-15)
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An expanding array of hazardous substances poses an increasing threat topublic health. But what makes our society a toxic culture are the socialarrangements that encourage and excuse the deterioration of human healthand the environment. Elements of toxic culture include the unquestionedproduction of hazardous wastes, economic blight, substandard housing,chronic stress, exploitative working conditions, and dangeroustechnologies. Toxic culture is also a metaphor for the ways ourlanguage, concepts, and values frame debates, ignoring the politicalconflicts and power relations that influence public health.

Reflecting a diversity of voices and critical perspectives, the essaysin this book range from critiques of traditional thinking and practicesto strategies for shifting public consciousness to create healthycommunities. Rather than emphasize policy reform, medical advances, andindividual behavior, the essays stress the causes of ill healthassociated with the production, use, and disposal of resources and, moreimportant, inequality. The contributors include academics, politicalactivists, and artists. Connecting the essays are a recognition of thepolitical and cultural dynamics that influence public health and acommitment to organize against the powerful interests that perpetuateour toxic culture.

Contributors: Robin Andersen, Mary Arquette, Marcy Darnovsky, GiovannaDi Chiro, John Bellamy Foster, Mindy Thompson Fullilove, Robert E.Fullilove, III, Al Gedicks, Richard Hofrichter, Joshua Karliner, CharlesLevenstein, Timothy W. Luke, Rafael Mares, Branda Miller, Mary H.O'Brien, John O'Neal, Sheldon Rampton, William Shutkin, John Stauber,Sandra Steingraber, Alice Tarbell, John Wooding. ... Read more

12. Risk Assessment Methods: Approaches for Assessing Health and Environmental Risks
by V.T. Covello, M.W. Merkhoher
Hardcover: 334 Pages (1993-12-31)
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This volume fills the need for a comprehensive guidebook andreference for risk assessment techniques. Within a generalizedconceptual framework the authors clarify and integrate basicconcepts; critique current methodologies; and teach the selection andapplication of a specific method and the interpretation of itsresults. The work makes these seemingly bewildering techniquesaccessible to readers from all disciplines. ... Read more

13. Core Curriculum for Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing
by American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
Paperback: 608 Pages (2005-12-13)
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Asin: 1416023747
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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A comprehensive overview of occupational and environmental health nursing, this book is AAOHN's statement of the scope of practice for this nursing specialty. It represents the latest body of knowledge significant to this field. Written in an outline format, it can be used as a textbook for an occupational and environmental health nursing course, as a clinical reference in a variety of occupational settings, and as a certification review tool. This new edition is based on recent revisions to the AAOHN's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

  • Written by experts in the field of occupational health nursing.
  • Consistent outline format allows ease of access to information.
  • Addresses the foundational sciences of occupational health: epidemiology, toxicology, industrial hygiene, ergonomics, and injury prevention to provide a comprehensive basis of knowledge.
  • Incorporates trends in the legal, ethical, economic, political, and business climates as they relate to occupational and environmental health and safety, staying current with all areas that affect the occupational health nurse's roles and responsibilities.

  • New chapter on disaster planning and management addresses responsibilities of occupational health nurses in hazard situations in both the workplace and in the larger community.
  • The latest government initiatives and guidelines are covered, such as OSHA's Strategic Management Plan to reduce workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses, plus other new workplace-related government programs and legislation.
  • Revised competencies of practice, with performance criteria, present the current practice expectations at each level of practice.
  • Revised Code of Ethics is a guide for nurses to maintain and pursue professionally recognized ethical behavior in providing occupational and environmental health services.
  • Revised Standards of Practice define the practice of this specialty and provide a framework for evaluation.
  • Expanded content in the environmental, research, and health promotion chapters highlights the latest information in these areas.
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4-0 out of 5 stars Quality resource for test preparation & occ. hlth. practice.
The Core Curriculum for Occupational and Environmental Nursing is a quality resource for all Occupational Health Nurses.It has extensive information for many facets and applications of Occupational Health.The chapters are well organized and the writing is succinct and to the point.There does not appear to contain overspeak which often can limit the effectiveness of a professional text.Ms. Salazar's extensive experience and knowledge are clearly presented in a very useful text which should be a part of every Occupational Nurse's library. ... Read more

14. Basic Environmental Health
by Annalee Yassi, Tord Kjellström, Theo de Kok, Tee Guidotti
Hardcover: 456 Pages (2001-03-15)
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Asin: 019513558X
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Textbook developed with the assistance of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Conference of European University Rectors (CRE), and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), all under the World Health Organization (WHO). Draws from social sciences, natural sciences, and health sciences to introduce principles and methods. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Excellent but old
The book is excellent for theoritical part of the environmental health, however the data provided are now old. It is indeed urgency if the authors initiate to publish new edition.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent transaction
Received the book relatively quickly, definitely within the shipment window estimated by seller.Book was new, as advertised.Excellent transaction.

4-0 out of 5 stars basic Environmental Health
Environmental health is a primary concern of many university teaching and research curricula within a variety of academic degree programs that usually include the word "environmental' such as biology, engineering, ethics, law, management, medicine, planning, politics, and sociology. Therefore, it is difficult to write a textbook that coherently captures the essence of the methods and applications used in all of these disciplines.

In three sections, Basic Environmental Health succeeds in conveying key concepts and methods widely regarded as pillars of environmental-health science--namely, the survey of environmental risk factors, human exposure assessment, and source characterization and mitigation. A unique feature that is rarely found in older introductory books on environmental health is the section on sustainable development, which includes chapters on urbanization, energy, industry, and global concerns. This wider approach owes much to the book's sponsorship by a coalition of international agencies including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Environment Programme, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, and the Conference of European University Rectors.

Each chapter begins with a set of learning objectives and ends with a set of challenging study questions. Special case studies, definitions, and emerging paradigms are highlighted in accessible boxes throughout the book. Teachers will appreciate the supplementary materials, including a guide with interactive exercises, a chart book, and a set of transparency slides.

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15. Environmental Policy and Public Health
by Barry L. Johnson
Hardcover: 496 Pages (2006-12-21)
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Asin: 0849384346
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Advances in environmental protection and public health result from democratic processes that debate environmental health concerns and propose legislative and other policy solutions. Delineating the delicate relationship between environmental policy and public health, Environmental Policy and Public Health explores the development of environmental health policies, the statutes that address public health concerns about specific environmental hazards, and policy issues that impact environmental health programs.

Covering the fundamentals of environmental policy, this concise guide identifies the steps in environmental policy making, the federal government's environmental health structure, and the general environmental status. It focuses on environmental hazards, including air contamination, water pollution, unsafe food, pesticides and toxic substances, and hazardous waste that have been associated with degraded human health. The book provides a unique description of international environmental health organizations and programs and describes how risk assessment has become an integral policy in environmental health legislation.

Presenting a historical perspective of how environmental health has evolved, Environmental Policy and Public Health is the first book to bridge human health concerns and environmental protection. The book relates the relationship between controlling environmental hazards and the impact on human health and public health practice. It outlines how environmental justice has evolved and has been integrated into government environmental policies. ... Read more

16. Safety, Health and Environmental Hazards at the Workplace
by Alan Dalton
Paperback: 288 Pages (1998-11-05)
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Asin: 0304332917
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Many improvements to health and safety have recently been introduced in the workplace. Issues such as stress, RSI and backache are now recognized and, in part, understood. However, in many other areas progress in slow. Examining workplace safety, this book suggests that the key to future progress lies in the impetus of the environmental movement. Topics covered include management responsibility, the cost of workplace accidents, "sick building syndrome", hazardous chemicals, dust, workplace inspections and European law. Containing over 30 international cases studies, this illustrated text has an extensive bibliography and a directory of where to obtain help and advice. ... Read more

17. Environmental, Health and Safety Auditing Handbook
by L. Lee Harrison
Hardcover: 647 Pages (1995-01-01)
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Asin: 0070269041
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Environmental audits? We wrote the book! That's right: McGraw-Hill actually lauched environmental auditing when the first edition of Environmental, Health and Safety Auditing Handbook appeared in 1984. Now Lee Harrison's fully revised second edition pulls together a decade's worth of changes while retaining the clear, simple auditing guidelines that have made this guide such a success. You'll see how to use auditing as an assurance tool for company officials, as a way to identify and reduce risk, and as a foundation for assessing management systems and internal controls. And You'll get the step-by-step procedures you need to: develop your own EHS auditing manual of principles, standards, goals and objectives; gain people's trust and cooperation during interviews; use experts from outside the company; report audit findings; develop follow-up and corrective procedures; insure audit confidentiality; and much more. ... Read more

18. Environmental Health, Second Edition
Hardcover: 714 Pages (1980-03-13)
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Asin: 0125678606
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19. Biomarkers: In Medicine, Drug Discovery, and Environmental Health
Hardcover: 618 Pages (2010-10-05)
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Asin: 0470452242
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This book provides an introduction to the field of biomarkers, how they have been and can be used, and how different approaches can be used to identify, characterize, and monitor biomarkers. The book has chapters on topics including HIV, Cancer, Parkinson’s, vascular injury, environmental exposure. A following section discusses the technologies (diagnostics and assays) to detect biomarkers and authors have emphasized the preclinical and clinical manifestation of the injury/disease process. ... Read more

20. Essentials Of Environmental Health
by Robert H. Friis
Paperback: 450 Pages (2010-12-07)
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Asin: 0763778907
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Given The Success And Positive Reviews Of The First Edition, Friis Has Kept In Tact The Features That Work Well. The Author Has Instead Focused On Completing A Thorough Update Of Tables, Figures And Data. Major Updates:• New Chapter (Chapter 14) On Injuries• All Web-Based Sources Updated Throughout To Include The Most Recent Information• Expanded Discussion Of The History Of Environmental Health, E.G., Contributions Of John Snow, Lemuel Shattuck, And Walter Reed• New Case Study On Pandemic Influenza (H1N1) 2009• Coverage Of Recent Environmental Controversies, Such As Use Of Bisphenol A In PlasticsThis Best-Selling Offering From The APHA/Jones & Bartlett Learning Essential Public Health Series Is A Clear And Comprehensive Study Of The Major Topics Of Environmental Health, Including:• Background Of The Field And “Tools Of The Trade” (Environmental Epidemiology, Environmental Toxicology, And Environmental Policy And Regulation). • Environmental Diseases (Microbial Agents, Ionizing And Non-Ionizing Radiation). • Applications And Domains Of Environmental Health (Water And Air Quality, Food Safety, Waste Disposal, And Occupational Health).With A Straightforward, Non-Technical Approach, The Author Has Included Many Examples And Illustrations Of Environmental Health Issues. Perfect For The Beginning Student As Well As The Experienced Health Professional, Each Chapter Concludes With Study Questions And Exercises To Engage The Reader In Further Study. ... Read more

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