The Handbook of Environmental Health, 4th Edition, Moeller                       

The Handbook of Environmental Health is a must for the reference library of anyone with environmental concerns. Written by experts in the field and co-published with the National Environmental Health Association, this two-set volume continues to be a valuable college textbook and major information resource on environmental issues. Completely revised and expanded to reflect the latest developments and discoveries in this constantly changing and evolving field, the fourth edition continues to provide a basis for understanding the interaction between humans and the environment and how such interactions affect the health and welfare of individuals

Focusing on factors that are generally associated with the internal environment, Volume 1 begins by providing a significant understanding of basic new environmental issues, energy, practical microbiology and chemistry, risk assessment, emerging infectious diseases, recent laws, emerging microorganisms, toxicology, epidemiology, human physiology, and the effects of the environment on humans. The remainder of the chapters discuss a variety of indoor environmental issues, including food safety, food technology, insect and rodent control, indoor air quality, hospital environment, home environment, injury control, pesticides, industrial hygiene, and instrumentation. Study reference for NEHA's REHS/RS and CP-FS exams.

794 pages, hardback.

 

Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1: Environment and Humans

Ecosystem

Ecosystem Dynamics

Energy

History

Energy Dilemma

Health Implication of New Energy Technologies

Environmental Problems Related to Energy

Applicable Concepts of Chemistry

Transport and Alteration of Chemicals in the Environment

Environmental Health Problems and the Economy

Risk-Benefit Analyses

Environmental Health Problems and the Law

Creating Federal Laws and Regulations

Environmental Impact Statements

Environmental Health Profession

Summary

Future

 

Chapter 2: Environmental Problems and Human Health

Introduction

Human Systems

Toxicological Principles

Applicable Concepts of Microbiology

Principles of Communicable Disease

Epidemiological Principles

Risk Assessment and Risk Management

 

Chapter 3: Food Protection

Background and Status

Scientific and Technological Background

Problems in Food Protection

Chronic Aftereffects of Foodborne Disease

Special Food Problems

Potential for Intervention

Resources

Standards, Practices, and Techniques

Modes of Surveillance and Evaluation

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Inspection

Food Protection Controls

Summary

Research Needs

 

Chapter 4: Food Technology

Background and Status

Scientific and Technological Background

Problems of Food Technology

Potential for Intervention

Resources

Standards, Practices, and Techniques

Modes of Surveillance and Evaluation

Food Quality Controls

Summary

Research Needs

 

Chapter 5: Insect Control

Background and Status

Scientific, Technological, and General Information

Types of Insects of Public Health Significance

Environmental and Health Problems Created by Insects

Potential for Intervention

Resources

Standards, Practices, and Techniques

Modes of Surveillance and Evaluation

Controls

Summary

Research Needs

 

Chapter 6: Rodent Control

Background and Status

Scientific, Technological, and General Information

Rodent Problems and Their Effect on Humans

Potential for Intervention

Resources

Standards, Practices, and Techniques

Modes of Surveillance and Evaluation

Rodent Controls

Summary

Research Needs

 

Chapter 7: Pesticides

Background and Status

Scientific, Technological, and General Information

Problems Created by Pesticides

Potential for Intervention

Resources

Standards, Practices, and Techniques

Modes of Surveillance and Evaluation

Control of Pesticides

Summary

Research Needs

 

Chapter 8: Indoor Environment

Background and Status

Scientific, Technological, and General Information

Housing Problems

Accidents and Injuries

Other Environmental Problems

Potential for Intervention

Resources

Standards, Practices, and Techniques

Modes of Surveillance and Evaluation

Control of Housing

Indoor Air Contaminant Controls

Community Program and Injury Control

Role of the Federal Government in Indoor Air Quality

Summary

Research Needs

 

Chapter 9: Institutional Environment

Background and Status

Scientific, Technological, and General Information

Problems in Institutions

Potential for Intervention

Resources

Standards, Practices, and Techniques

Modes of Surveillance and Evaluation

Institutional Controls

Summary

Research Needs

 

Chapter 10: Recreational Environment

Background and Status

Scientific, Technological, and General Information

Problems in Recreational Areas

Potential for Intervention

Resources

Standards, Practices, and Techniques

Modes of Surveillance and Evaluation

Controls

Summary

Research Needs

 

Chapter 11: Occupational Environment

Background and Status

Interrelated Phases of Occupational Health and Safety

Scientific, Technological, and General Information

Occupational Health Controls

Occupational Health and Safety Program

Summary

 

Chapter 12: Major Instrumentation for Environmental Evaluation of Occupational, Residential, and Public Indoor Settings

Background and Status

Evaluation Categories

Evaluation of Airborne Particulate and Gaseous Agents

Evaluation of Airborne Sound Levels

Evaluation of Air Temperature Factors

Evaluation of Illumination

Evaluation of Microwave Radiation

Evaluation of Sources of Electric and Magnetic Fields

Evaluation of Ionizing Radiation

Evaluation of Air Pressure, Velocity, and Flow Rate

Bibliography

Index: Volume 1

Index: Volume 2

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