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Environmental epidemiology

Author: Paul Wilkinson, Dr.
Publisher: Maidenhead ; New York : Open University Press, 2006.
Series: Understanding public health.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The impact of the environment on human health is of growing concern to the public, politicians and public health practitioners. Epidemiology offers a way of investigating and measuring potential hazards, from local sources of pollution to global climate changes. It allows real effects to be distinguished from chance associations. This book describes the methods available for public health practitioners to enable  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Environmental epidemiology.
Maidenhead ; New York : Open University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006389031
(OCoLC)62225213
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Wilkinson, Dr.
ISBN: 0335228410 9780335228416 1280948531 9781280948534
OCLC Number: 568049568
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 220 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover --
Half title --
Series title --
Title --
Copyright --
TOC36;Contents --
Acknowledgements --
Over view of the book --
Section 1 Clusters --
CH36;Chapter 1 Investigation of a putative disease cluster --
CH36;Chapter 2 Geographical analysis of an industrial hazard --
CH36;Chapter 3 Analysis and interpretation of a single45;site cluster --
Section 2 Air pollution --
CH36;Chapter 4 Air pollution58; time45;series studies --
CH36;Chapter 5 Air pollution58; geographical studies --
Section 3 Radiation and hazardous waste --
CH36;Chapter 6 Ionizing radiation --
CH36;Chapter 7 Non45;ionizing radiation --
CH36;Chapter 8 Hazardous waste and congenital anomalies --
Section 4 Water and health --
CH36;Chapter 9 Water and health58; a world water crisis63; --
CH36;Chapter 10 Water and health58; wastewater use in agriculture --
Section 5 Climate change --
CH36;Chapter 11 Climate change58; principles --
CH36;Chapter 12 Climate change58; extreme weather events --
CH36;Chapter 13 Climate change58; vector45;borne diseases --
Section 6 Epidemiological evidence --
CH36;Chapter 14 Reviewing epidemiological evidence --
CH36;Chapter 15 Emerging trends --
Appendix 1 Clustering around a point source --
Appendix 2 Health guidelines for the use of wastewater in agriculture and aquaculture --
Appendix 3 Epidemiological formulae --
Glossary --
IDX36;Index --
Back Cover --
Last Page.
Series Title: Understanding public health.
Responsibility: edited by Paul Wilkinson.

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