It also presents a basic approach to risk assessment and risk management. The final section addresses environmental health from sustainable development . This comprehensive interdisciplinary text draws from the social sciences, the natural sciences and the health sciences to introduce students to. BASIC ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH by Annalee Yassi, Tord Kjellstrom, Theo de Kok, and Tee L. Guidotti; Oxford. University Press, New York, ;

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These four highly regarded authorities on environmental health have covered the basics and a little bit more very comprehensively The book is up-to-date in all respects, well illustrated with examples of many kinds of environmental health problems and with many useful tables, line diagrams and boxed highlights This is an ideal introductory text for courses in environmental health in medical schools and for graduate students who require a comprehensive introduction to the subject.

I recommend it unreservedly. Theo de Kok is at the Open University of the Netherlands. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? This comprehensive interdisciplinary text draws from the social sciences, the natural sciences and the health sciences to introduce students to the principles and methods applied in environmental health.

It presents an overview of the basic sciences needed to understand environmental health hazards, including toxicology, microbiology, health physics, injury analysis and relevant psychosocial concepts.

It also presents a basic approach to risk assessment and risk management. The first part of the book concentrates on broad issues, providing frameworks for the investigation and management of environmental health problems.

The middle section deepens the discussion of routes of exposure air quality, water and sanitation, food and agricultural issues.

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The final section addresses environmental health from sustainable development themes settlements and urbanization, energy, industry, and global concerns. The final chapter focuses on ethical issues and action planning. Thus, the text aims to enhance knowledge, skills and attitudes in environmental health. Read more Read less. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.


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Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health. Principles for Population-Based Management. Review “This book is an excellent overview of environmental health, with a smidgen of occupational health and a hint of the social, behavioural and cultural components that play such an important part in all, or almost all, environmental health problems Oxford University Press; 1 edition March 15, Language: I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Showing of 6 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. I found this book very useful in my class, “Environmental and Occupational Health. This was a second hand book that was in very good condition. I was happy with the purchase and it serves me well. 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.

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. When I took “Environmental and Occupational Health” EOH for my master’s in public health, this book provided the background for learning this broad course in a matter of 3 months.


If you want an A in EOH, you should use this book. 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. One person found this helpful.

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