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The Resource Environmental health sourcebook : basic consumer health information about the environment and its effects on human health ..., edited by Laura Larsen

Environmental health sourcebook : basic consumer health information about the environment and its effects on human health ..., edited by Laura Larsen

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Environmental health sourcebook : basic consumer health information about the environment and its effects on human health ...
Title
Environmental health sourcebook
Title remainder
basic consumer health information about the environment and its effects on human health ...
Statement of responsibility
edited by Laura Larsen
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Provides basic consumer health information about the health effects of environmental hazards and diseases linked to environmental causes, with facts about the impact on specific populations. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
616.9/8
Index
index present
LC call number
RA565
LC item number
.E484 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Larsen, Laura
Series statement
Health reference series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental health
  • Environmentally induced diseases
  • Environmental toxicology
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Illness
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Environmental Pollutants
Label
Environmental health sourcebook : basic consumer health information about the environment and its effects on human health ..., edited by Laura Larsen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Preface -- pt. I. Understanding the health effects of environmental hazards -- 1. Your environment and your health -- 2. Health risk assessment : determining whether environmental substances pose a risk to human health -- 3. Environmental hazards for children -- 4. Environmental hazards for pregnant women -- 5. Environmental hazards for the elderly -- 6. Racial disparities in exposure to environmental hazards --
  • pt. II. Health concerns and their environmental triggers -- 7. Human health problems with environmental causes -- 8. Chemical sensitivity (multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome) -- 9. Cancer and environmental concerns -- section 9.1. Environmental causes of cancer -- section 9.2. Carcinogens -- section 9.3. Cancer clusters -- 10. Respiratory problems with environmental triggers -- section 10.1. Asthma and air pollution -- section 10.2. Airborne allergies -- section 10.3. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (emphysema and chronic bronchitis) -- 11. Viruses spread through hazards in the environment -- section 11.1. Avian influenza (bird flue) -- section 11.2. Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) -- section 11.3. West Nile virus -- 12. Reproductive issues and the environment -- section 12.1. Fertility -- section 12.2. Fetal exposures can lead to adult diseases -- section 12.3. Endocrine disruptors and reproductive disorders -- 13. The link between autism and the environment -- section 13.1. Research on potential environmental causes of autism -- section 13.2. Vaccinations, thimerosal, and autism --
  • pt. III. Outdoor environmental hazards : air, water, and soil -- 14. Air pollution -- section 14.1. Ozone (smog) -- section 14.2. Particle pollution -- section 14.3. Acid rain -- 15. Climate change and extreme heat -- 16. Noise pollution -- 17. Ultraviolet (UV) light -- 18. Drinking water -- section 18.1. Drinking water hazards -- section 18.2. Lead in drinking water -- section 18.3. Household wells -- section 18.4. Fluoride -- section 18.5. Chlorination and water disinfection byproducts -- section 18.6. Bottled water -- 19. Swimming water -- 20. Harmful algae blooms (red tides) -- 21. Soil contamination -- section 21.1. Pesticides -- section 21.2. Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) as pollutants -- section 21.3. Effects of industrial agriculture -- section 21.4. Landfills -- 22. Bioterrorism and Chemical emergencies --
  • pt. IV. Household and indoor hazards -- 23. The importance of indoor air quality -- 24. Harmful agents in indoor air -- section 24.1. Biological contaminants -- section 24.2. Carbon monoxide -- section 24.3. Combustion pollutants -- section 24.4. Flame retardants (polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs) -- section 24.5. Formaldehyde -- section 24.6. Household chemicals -- section 24.7. Pesticides -- section 24.8. Radon -- section 24.9. Secondhand smoke -- 25. Mold -- 26. Asbestos -- 27. Lead paint -- 28. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) -- 29. Radiation exposure from microwaves and cell phones -- 30. Electric and magnetic field (EMF) exposure --
  • pt. V. Foodborne hazards -- 31. Food safety -- section 31.1. Food safety regulations -- section 31.2. Irradiated foods -- 32. Food allergies and intolerance -- 33. Common chemical contaminants in the food supply -- section 33.1. Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) -- section 33.2. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) -- section 33.3. Dioxins (Furan) -- 34. Contaminants in fish and shellfish -- section 34.1. Mercury and PCBs -- section 34.2. Shellfish-associated toxins -- section 34.3. Imported shrimp and your health -- section 34.4. How the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates imported seafood -- 35. Antibiotics and hormones in diary and meat -- section 35.1. Antibiotics -- section 35.2. Recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) -- 36. Food additives -- 37. Foodborne illnesses -- section 37.1. Introduction to foodborne illnesses -- section 37.2. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease) -- section 37.3. Campylobacter -- section 37.4. Escherichia coli -- section 37.5. Salmonella -- section 37.6. Listeria -- section 37.7. Shigella -- section 37.8. Botulism -- section 37.9. Staphylococcus -- 38. Foodborne viruses -- section 38.1. Hepatitis A -- section 38.2. Noroviruses -- 39. Acrylamide from high-temperature cooking -- 40. Aflatoxins -- 41. Perchlorate -- 42. Consumer beverages -- section 42.1. Benzene in commercial beverages -- section 42.2. Unpasteurized juice -- 43. Technologically alternated foods -- section 43.1. FDA regulations on genetically engineered foods -- section 43.2. Cloned meat and diary -- section 43.3. Nanoparticles in food --
  • pt. VI. Consumer products and medical hazards -- 44. Teflon (perfluorochemicals, or PFCs) -- 45. Insect repellent -- 46. Antibacterial soap (Triclosan) -- 47. Plastics -- section 47.1. Bisphenol A -- section 47.2. Phthalates and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) -- 48. Contaminants in consumer products -- section 48.1. An action plan for import safety -- section 48.2. Health concerns over U.S. imports of Chinese products -- section 48.3. Melamine -- 49. Fragrance additives -- 50. Beauty products -- section 50.1. Cosmetics -- section 50.2. Sunscreen -- 51. X-rays --
  • pt. VII. Additional help and information -- 52. Glossary of terms related to environmental health -- 53. Directory of environmental health organizations and resources -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
xvi, 667 p.
Isbn
9780780810785
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009044771
System control number
  • 1507931
  • (OCoLC)ocn465190113
  • (OCoLC)465190113
  • 1493872
  • 1507931
Label
Environmental health sourcebook : basic consumer health information about the environment and its effects on human health ..., edited by Laura Larsen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Preface -- pt. I. Understanding the health effects of environmental hazards -- 1. Your environment and your health -- 2. Health risk assessment : determining whether environmental substances pose a risk to human health -- 3. Environmental hazards for children -- 4. Environmental hazards for pregnant women -- 5. Environmental hazards for the elderly -- 6. Racial disparities in exposure to environmental hazards --
  • pt. II. Health concerns and their environmental triggers -- 7. Human health problems with environmental causes -- 8. Chemical sensitivity (multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome) -- 9. Cancer and environmental concerns -- section 9.1. Environmental causes of cancer -- section 9.2. Carcinogens -- section 9.3. Cancer clusters -- 10. Respiratory problems with environmental triggers -- section 10.1. Asthma and air pollution -- section 10.2. Airborne allergies -- section 10.3. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (emphysema and chronic bronchitis) -- 11. Viruses spread through hazards in the environment -- section 11.1. Avian influenza (bird flue) -- section 11.2. Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) -- section 11.3. West Nile virus -- 12. Reproductive issues and the environment -- section 12.1. Fertility -- section 12.2. Fetal exposures can lead to adult diseases -- section 12.3. Endocrine disruptors and reproductive disorders -- 13. The link between autism and the environment -- section 13.1. Research on potential environmental causes of autism -- section 13.2. Vaccinations, thimerosal, and autism --
  • pt. III. Outdoor environmental hazards : air, water, and soil -- 14. Air pollution -- section 14.1. Ozone (smog) -- section 14.2. Particle pollution -- section 14.3. Acid rain -- 15. Climate change and extreme heat -- 16. Noise pollution -- 17. Ultraviolet (UV) light -- 18. Drinking water -- section 18.1. Drinking water hazards -- section 18.2. Lead in drinking water -- section 18.3. Household wells -- section 18.4. Fluoride -- section 18.5. Chlorination and water disinfection byproducts -- section 18.6. Bottled water -- 19. Swimming water -- 20. Harmful algae blooms (red tides) -- 21. Soil contamination -- section 21.1. Pesticides -- section 21.2. Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) as pollutants -- section 21.3. Effects of industrial agriculture -- section 21.4. Landfills -- 22. Bioterrorism and Chemical emergencies --
  • pt. IV. Household and indoor hazards -- 23. The importance of indoor air quality -- 24. Harmful agents in indoor air -- section 24.1. Biological contaminants -- section 24.2. Carbon monoxide -- section 24.3. Combustion pollutants -- section 24.4. Flame retardants (polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs) -- section 24.5. Formaldehyde -- section 24.6. Household chemicals -- section 24.7. Pesticides -- section 24.8. Radon -- section 24.9. Secondhand smoke -- 25. Mold -- 26. Asbestos -- 27. Lead paint -- 28. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) -- 29. Radiation exposure from microwaves and cell phones -- 30. Electric and magnetic field (EMF) exposure --
  • pt. V. Foodborne hazards -- 31. Food safety -- section 31.1. Food safety regulations -- section 31.2. Irradiated foods -- 32. Food allergies and intolerance -- 33. Common chemical contaminants in the food supply -- section 33.1. Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) -- section 33.2. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) -- section 33.3. Dioxins (Furan) -- 34. Contaminants in fish and shellfish -- section 34.1. Mercury and PCBs -- section 34.2. Shellfish-associated toxins -- section 34.3. Imported shrimp and your health -- section 34.4. How the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates imported seafood -- 35. Antibiotics and hormones in diary and meat -- section 35.1. Antibiotics -- section 35.2. Recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) -- 36. Food additives -- 37. Foodborne illnesses -- section 37.1. Introduction to foodborne illnesses -- section 37.2. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease) -- section 37.3. Campylobacter -- section 37.4. Escherichia coli -- section 37.5. Salmonella -- section 37.6. Listeria -- section 37.7. Shigella -- section 37.8. Botulism -- section 37.9. Staphylococcus -- 38. Foodborne viruses -- section 38.1. Hepatitis A -- section 38.2. Noroviruses -- 39. Acrylamide from high-temperature cooking -- 40. Aflatoxins -- 41. Perchlorate -- 42. Consumer beverages -- section 42.1. Benzene in commercial beverages -- section 42.2. Unpasteurized juice -- 43. Technologically alternated foods -- section 43.1. FDA regulations on genetically engineered foods -- section 43.2. Cloned meat and diary -- section 43.3. Nanoparticles in food --
  • pt. VI. Consumer products and medical hazards -- 44. Teflon (perfluorochemicals, or PFCs) -- 45. Insect repellent -- 46. Antibacterial soap (Triclosan) -- 47. Plastics -- section 47.1. Bisphenol A -- section 47.2. Phthalates and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) -- 48. Contaminants in consumer products -- section 48.1. An action plan for import safety -- section 48.2. Health concerns over U.S. imports of Chinese products -- section 48.3. Melamine -- 49. Fragrance additives -- 50. Beauty products -- section 50.1. Cosmetics -- section 50.2. Sunscreen -- 51. X-rays --
  • pt. VII. Additional help and information -- 52. Glossary of terms related to environmental health -- 53. Directory of environmental health organizations and resources -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
xvi, 667 p.
Isbn
9780780810785
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009044771
System control number
  • 1507931
  • (OCoLC)ocn465190113
  • (OCoLC)465190113
  • 1493872
  • 1507931

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