Now in its revised and updated Second Edition, this volume is the most comprehensive and authoritative text in the rapidly evolving field of environmental toxicology. The book provides the objective information that health professionals need to prevent environmental health problems, plan for emergencies, and evaluate toxic exposures in patients.Coverage includes safety, regulatory, and legal issues; clinical toxicology of specific organ systems; emergency medical response to hazardous materials releases; and hazards of specific industries and locations. Nearly half of the book examines all known toxins and environmental health hazards. A Brandon-Hill recommended title.
This third edition updates and expands the material presented in the best-selling first and second editions of Basic Hazardous Waste Management. It covers health and safety issues affecting hazardous waste workers, management and regulation of radioactive and biomedical/infectious wastes, as well as current trends in technologies. While the topics have been completely revised, the author employs the same practical approach that made the previous editions so popular. Chapters are structured to first outline the issue, subject, or technology, then to describe generic practice, and then to conclude with a summary of the statutory or regulatory approach. Blackman introduces fundamental issues su...
Water and Health is a component of Encyclopedia of Biological, Physiological and Health Sciences in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The volume discusses wide spectrum of water-related pathogenic micro-organisms. Water is closely associated with the spread of many of the diseases referred to. Infections are predominately caused by contaminated drinking-water supplies and shortcomings in sanitation and personal hygiene. Current health risks associated with drinking-water supplies have been used to define needs and priorities (Future needs and priorities). Attention is given to both pathogenic micro-organisms and hazardous chemical compounds. Challenges referred to include those created by increasing numbers of people with high susceptibility and vulnerability to waterborne disease. These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.
A dozen papers from a symposium in Phoenix, Arizona, January 1995 provide researchers and practitioners with the current modifications of the EPA's basic methodology for assessing the health risk of releasing chemicals into the environment. They cover determining background concentrations, collectin
This book bridges the gap between understanding environmental science and technology and complying with today's regulations. Clearly written in understandable, everyday English, the Environmental Science and Technology Handbook provides easy access to a wealth of information. Written by representatives from five nationally known environmental engineering firms, this handbook brings together in one source everything you need to know about Geology and Groundwater Hydrology; Air Quality; Human Health Risk Assessment; Ecological Risk Assessment; Environmental Chemistry and Analysis of Regulated Compounds; Environmental Processes; Pollution Prevention Through Total Quality Management; Air Pollution Control Technologies; Ground-water Pollution Control Technologies; Solid and Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal Technologies; Underground and Aboveground Storage Tank Technologies; plus an index.
Diagnose and determine treatment for toxic exposures in small animals with this quick reference! Small Animal Toxicology, 3rd Edition covers hundreds of potentially toxic substances, providing the information you need to manage emergency treatment and prevent poisonings in companion animals. To help you identify an unknown poison, this guide provides a list of potential toxins based on clinical signs or symptoms. It also includes a NEW color insert with 85 full-color photographs of toxic plants and of lesions associated with various poisonings. Written by respected veterinarian Michael E. Peterson and board-certified veterinary toxicologist Patricia A. Talcott, along with a team of expert co...
In Environmental Policy with Political and Economic Integration, a distinguished group of authors discusses how environmental policy in a federal or confederal system may differ both in theory and practice from that found in a unitary government system. After examining the framework for environmental policy in the EU and US, the authors present papers on their federal institutions, the economic forces affecting environmental governance, the choice of policy instruments, linkages between trade and environmental policy and environmental regulations within international trade negotiations. The final part brings together a series of case studies which sheds new light on the research questions formulated earlier in the book. Issues discussed include the regulation of agricultural pollution, global warming, ozone pollution and environmental security.