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Environmental Health Sourcebook - (Environmental Health Sourcebook) (Hardcover)

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The fifth edition of this plain-language resource for patients, families, caregivers, students, and general readers offers updated info on health risks and hazards in the everyday environment, from the household to the food supply, medicine, and the outdoor environment. Information comes from documents and excerpts of publications issued by government agencies. Part 1 covers general concepts of risk assessment, then overviews health effects of environmental hazards for the general population and for children, pregnant, and elderly; the health effects of climate change are also discussed. Part 2 explains environmental triggers of specific health concerns such as cancer, viruses, respiratory problems, reproductive problems, and autism. Part 3 covers outdoor environmental hazards in air, water, and soil, touching on noise pollution, radiation, and recreational water as well as drinking water. Part 4 deals with household and indoor hazards such as molds, asbestos, lead, and magnetic fields. Part 5 is devoted to foodborne hazards and illnesses food allergies and intolerances, and chemical contaminants, hormones, and additives in foods. Part 6 addresses consumer products and medical hazards. The final section offers a glossary and a directory of environmental health organizations and resources. The book contains b&w charts and illustrations. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 689
Genre: Reference, Health + Wellness
Series Title: Environmental Health Sourcebook
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Omnigraphics Inc
Language: English
Street Date: June 30, 2018
TCIN: 53451284
UPC: 9780780816282
Item Number (DPCI): 248-69-0195
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