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Environmental Health Science-Health Impacts

Author(s): Alan Jacobs, DuWayne Porter

Edition: 1

Copyright: 2012

Pages: 146

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Environmental Science: Health Impacts is a textbook that presents environmental science concepts for students or practitioners in public health. The fourteen-chapter presentation assumes that the student will benefit from an introduction or a review of basic science principles and how science relates specifically to assessing, preventing, and solving environmental problems. From that foundation the reader is introduced to the existence of natural hazards and mismanaged wastes that endanger public health. The dangers from pollutants and disease-causing organisms in our water, soil, food, and atmosphere are detailed in the book in an objective way, emphasizing that health impacts results only when the public is exposed to dangerous levels of risk from uncontrolled sources that are released and travel through the environment to unprotected populations. The students learn how government agencies regulate waste management and prepare for emergencies. Finally, a concluding challenge is presented to all in public health from our inordinate growth in world population, which threatens the feasibility of maintaining good public health.

Chapter 1: Basic Science
Chapter 2: Principles of Environmental Science
Chapter 3: Environmental Regulations
Chapter 4: Environmental Benefits
Chapter 5: Environmental Media
Chapter 6: Sources of Environmental Risks
Chapter 7: Emergency Preparedness
Chapter 8: Water Supply and Quality
Chapter 9: Food Supply and Safety
Chapter 10: Air Quality
Chapter 11: Climate and Health
Chapter 12: Pests and Pesticides
Chapter 13: Risk Assessment in Environmental Science
Chapter 14: A Sustainable Population
Index

Alan Jacobs

Dr. Jacobs is a tenured Professor in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at Youngstown State University (Ohio). Since 1996, he served as Environmental Studies Program Director, Environmental Health Sciences Course Director, and Department Chair, and has taught and conducted research in environmental science and public health. He is a member of the Geological Society of America—Geology and Health Division and the International Medical Geology Association. His career included positions with the Illinois State Geological Survey and consulting work on worldwide projects. He regularly reviews manuscripts submitted for publication for the journal, Environmental Earth Sciences (Springer).

DuWayne Porter

Mr. Porter began his career in public health in 1975 as a dairy farm milk inspector. In 1978 he began employment with the Ohio Department of Health as a district environmental health sanitarian where he specialized in water and waste water. In 1985 he became the Environmental Health Director for the Portage County, Ohio Health District and assumed Health Commissioner duties in 2006. He has been a co-director of the Environmental Health Sciences course for the Consortium of Eastern Ohio MPH program the last 14 years. He has worked in Public Health for 39 years. He received his MPH from the University of Minnesota in 1979 and has been a Registered Sanitarian since 1978.

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