Environmental Health Sourcebook, 4th Ed.

Health Reference Series

Environmental Health Sourcebook, 4th Ed.

Web Price: $85.00

Humans today are exposed to pollution in the air, water, and the soil, with contaminants found throughout the food chain, in homes and schools, and in manufactured goods. Although some environmental hazards lead to immediate illness, other risks are not identified until medical researchers link long-term exposures to chronic disease.

Environmental Health Sourcebook, 4th Edition, provides information about the effects of the environment on human health. It discusses specific populations in which the effects of environmental exposures are especially harmful and, in some cases, can have a lasting impact that extends to future generations. Information is given on airborne, waterborne, foodborne, and chemical hazards, and facts are presented about environmental triggers that may be associated with cancer, respiratory problems, infertility, autism, and other diseases.

Standard Features

  • Library binding, 6 x 9
  • 550-650 pages per volume
  • Easy-to-use volumes organized into parts and chapters
  • Parts focus on broad areas of interest; chapters focus on single topics within a part
  • Authoritative content from respected government agencies and institutes, along with selected original material
  • Comprehensive chapters feature generous use of headings and subheadings for ease of navigation
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations display statistical data and supplement explanations
  • Helpful glossary provides definitions of technical terms
  • Resource directories with contact information highlight organizations that can provide further information and support
  • Professionally prepared master index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts