Robert H. Friis
Jones – Bartlett Learning; 2nd edition
Essentials of Environmental Health; 2nd edition is a best-selling offering from the APHA/Jones & Bartlett Learning Essential Public Health series is a clear and comprehensive study of the major topics of environmental health; including:
- Environmental diseases (ionizing and non-ionizing radiation; microbial agents).
- Applications and domains of environmental health (food safety; waste disposal; water and air quality; and occupational health).
- Background of the field and tools of the trade (environmental toxicology; environmental epidemiology; and environmental policy and regulation).
The 2nd Edition covers new material including: New chapter (Chapter 14) on injuries; All Web-based sources updated throughout to include the most recent information;New case study on pandemic influenza (H1N1) 2009; Coverage of recent environmental controversies; such as use of bisphenol A in plastics; Expanded discussion of the history of environmental health; e.g.; contributions of John Snow; Lemuel Shattuck; and Walter Reed. With a straightforward; non-technical approach; the author has included many illustrations and examples of environmental health issues. Perfect for the beginning student as well as the experienced health professional; every chapter concludes with study questions and exercises to engage the reader in further study.