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Urban health issues : exploring the impacts of big-city living

Author: Richard V Crume
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Living in an urban environment can have a major influence - both positive and negative - on one's physical, psychological, and social health and well-being. According to recent statistics, 80.7% of Americans and more than half of the world's population live in cities. This book examines key issues related to city living and what's being done to address them, from pollution and crime to overcrowding and more.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Crume, Richard V., author.
Urban health issues
Santa Barbara, CA : Greenwood, [2019]
(DLC) 2018053928
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard V Crume
ISBN: 9781440861727 1440861722
OCLC Number: 1081386761
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 295 pages)
Contents: Aging and age-friendly communities --
Air Quality and urban smog --
City spotlight: Mexico City-gripped by a nagging air pollution problem --
Chemical exposure --
Expert community: environmental health surveillance --
Climate change --
City spotlight: Venice - will anything work to stop the flooding? --
Crime and violence --
City spotlight: New York City - an international model of criminal justice reform --
Drugs and alcohol --
Expert commentary: substance availability and abuse --
Food quality and availability --
Green buildings and sustainable development --
City spotlight: Singapore - Proving densely populated cities can be both livable and sustainable --
Green space and natural areas --
City spotlight: Melbourne - the many benefits of more trees --
Healthcare access and quality --
City spotlight: Delhi - reforming the delivery of urban health services --
Indoor air quality --
Infectious diseases --
City spotlight: Freetown - checking the spread of a deadly virus --
Expert commentary: "One health" policies and practices --
Light pollution --
Noise pollution --
Expert commentary: addressing noise pollution --
Odor pollution --
Population growth and overcrowding --
City spotlight: Karachi - Glimmers of hope for the world's largest slum --
Expert commentary: Immigrant health and safety --
Radiation sources --
Social support networks --
Expert commentary: Social isolation among older adults --
Solid waste management and recycling --
City spotlight: Toronto - Green living made easy and fun --
Stress management --
Walkable and bike-friendly neighborhoods --
City spotlight: Copenhagen - The city where bicycles rule --
Water and sanitation --
Workplace health and safety --
Expert commentary: Worker health.
Responsibility: Richard V. Crume.

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Living in an urban environment can have a major influence - both positive and negative - on one's physical, psychological, and social health and well-being. According to recent statistics, 80.7% of Americans and more than half of the world's population live in cities. This book examines key issues related to city living and what's being done to address them, from pollution and crime to overcrowding and more. Includes city case studies and expert interviews in a variety of fields.

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