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Who do i contact about these birds?

For three years running, seagulls have been nesting on a chimney opposite my house every summer. They attack people walking down the lane and when these babies are born and on the ground, kids are killing them. I want to stop this happening again next year so who do i contact? Is it environmental health? My sister said they’ll just shoot the birds but im just looking for someone to put something on the chimney to stop them nesting there, like they put spikes on roofs for pigeons. Any idea’s?
By the way, i DONT want these birds killed and i want to put a stop to this BEFORE they start building next years nest.

It is the responsibility fo the owner to carry out any necessary treatment to prevent seagulls roosting. Environmental Health Departments will advise but if the owner will do nothing and they are causing a Public Health or nuisance or safety hazard, they will have to take some action and this may include shooting or trapping. Best to talk to the owner of the property first.

The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center

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Health and Environmental Safety of Nanomaterials


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History of Toxicology and Environmental Health


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Basic Environmental Health


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Environmental Epigenomics in Health and Disease


Environmental Epigenomics in Health and Disease


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Environmental Health in Emergencies and Disasters


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Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing


Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing


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The Toxic Sandbox: The Truth about Environmental Toxins and Our Children's Health


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Essential Environmental Health Standards for Health Care


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Environmental, Health and Safety Auditing Handbook


Environmental, Health and Safety Auditing Handbook


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Environmental audits? We wrote the book That’s right: McGraw-Hill actually lauched environmental auditing when the first edition of Environmental, Health and Safety Auditing Handbook appeared in 1984. Now Lee Harrison’s fully revised second edition pulls together a decade’s worth of changes while retaining the clear, simple auditing guidelines that have made this guide such a success. You’ll see how to use auditing as an assurance tool for company officials, as a way to identify and reduce risk, and as a foundation for assessing management systems and internal controls. And You’ll get the step-by-step procedures you need to: develop your own EHS auditing manual of principles, standards, goals and objectives; gain people’s trust and cooperation during interviews; use experts from outside the company; report audit findings; develop follow-up and corrective procedures; insure audit confidentiality; and much more.

Environmental and Health Risk Assessment and Management


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This book is about the legal, economical, and practical assessment and management of risky activities arising from routine, catastrophic environmental and occupational exposures to hazardous agents. It begins where emission and exposure analysis ends by providing estimates or predictions of deleterious exposures. The book covers the essential aspects of environmental and health law, environmental economics, applied statistical and probabilistic methods, fundamental notions of applied epidemiology and toxicology, as well as decision analysis, to provide an integrated overview of how risk assessment and management combine to produce sound societal outcomes. Risk-based methods play a pivotal role in identifying and ranking alternative, sustainable choices, while accounting for uncertainty and variability. Specifically, most reductions in risks require a balancing of the costs and benefits associated with the action to reduce exposure to a hazard and thus risk. This balancing necessarily involves linking exposure and response through causation. Fundamentally, in risk assessment and management, science and law intersect through legal and scientific causation to the point that the failure to provide a sound causal argument can make an otherwise beneficial law or regulation invalid.

Environmental Health Impacts of Transport and Mobility


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Transport and mobility are essential parts of the current organization of society. Complex activities are interwoven in such a way that problems occurring from the actual process of constant movement cannot be separated, as they are so tightly interconnected.This book examines the health effects of transport and mobility by addressing the major issues related to the subject and analyzing their consequences. Thus not only are air pollution, noise, and sedentarism and its related endocrine problems discussed, but topics such as jet-lag, accidents and violent displacement are also addressed. The strength of this book over others in the field lies in its multidisciplinary approach to the issues by a number of experts in different scientific fields who are documenting the health effects of transport and mobility. Moreover, it enhances the understanding of the issues by integrating information from different geographical regions.

International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health


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International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health serves as a multidisciplinary forum for all research areas of hygiene, toxicology and environmental and occupational health. Original papers, rapid communications, reviews, case reports, technical notes, and editorials are invited and will be accepted for publication following peer review. High priority will be given to articles on environmental toxicology, risk assessment, susceptible populations, interactive effects of biological, physical and chemical factors, public health, environmental epidemiology, hospital hygiene, environmental microbiology, and clinical aspects related to environmental and occupational medicine. For more information, go to click here

Animals as Sentinels of Environmental Health Hazards


Animals as Sentinels of Environmental Health Hazards


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Studying animals in the environment may be a realistic and highly beneficial approach to identifying unknown chemical contaminants before they cause human harm. Animals as Sentinels of Environmental Health Hazards presents an overview of animal-monitoring programs, including detailed case studies of how animal health problems–such as the effects of DDT on wild bird populations–have led researchers to the sources of human health hazards. The authors examine the components and characteristics required for an effective animal-monitoring program, and they evaluate numerous existing programs, including in situ research, where an animal is placed in a natural setting for monitoring purposes.

Environmental Change and Human Health -No. 175


Environmental Change and Human Health -No. 175


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Discusses those aspects of environmental change which might have direct or indirect effects on human health. Includes discussions on water pollution, agricultural pollution, genetic disease and exotic tropical diseases as well as human nutrition and population growth.

The VNR Dictionary of Environmental Health and Safety


The VNR Dictionary of Environmental Health and Safety


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The VNR Dictionary of Environmental Health and Safety Edited by Frank S. Lisella, Ph.D., M.P.H. As concerns about the environment and environmental safety have grown significantly in recent years, so has the related terminology. This timely dictionary contains more than 7,000 entries that encompass current environmental health and safety issues. Entries were selected by contributors who are specialists in the field of environmental health and safety. These well-written definitions are a boon to technically trained individuals and interested laypersons. Concise, alphabetically-arranged definitions make the VNR dictionary ideal for on-the-job reference. Some terms have multiple definitions and many of the terms are cross-referenced, to ease access. Among the disciplines represented: – Agronomy – Biosafety – Biostatistics – Ecology – Environmental law – Epidemiology – General safety – General sanitation (food and water, as well as refuse and sewage disposal) – Hazardous materials control – Industrial hygiene – Microbiology – Radiation Also provided are a list of acronyms and a list of Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Numbers, the latter for readers who wish to identify a material conclusively regardless of the name or naming system used. The VNR Dictionary of Environmental Health and Safety is a valuable reference for engineers, environmentalists, industrial hygienists, attorneys in environmental law, and all safety professionals.

Environmental and Human Health Impacts of Nanotechnology


Environmental and Human Health Impacts of Nanotechnology


$188.32


This book addresses the generic chemical aspects of nanoparticle properties, behaviour, life-cycle analysis, ecotoxicity and modelling as these relate to their effects in the environment – aquatic, terrestrial and atmospheric. This information is critical for the development of appropriate evidence-based policy and guidelines for risk assessment of nanotechnology. The book compiles the latest information on environmental and health aspects of nanomaterials, discussing the latest advances in the field and integrating knowledge from many different scientific disciplines. The introductory chapter provides an overview of the area and general context, ensuring the text is accessible for scientists who are not experts on in this area. Topics covered include: Nanoparticles in aquatic, terrestrial and atmospheric environments Fate and behaviour of manufactured nanomaterials in the natural environment Ecotoxicology of manufactured nanomaterials. Occupational health and exposure of nanomaterials The book concludes with a discussion on the worldwide regulatory and policy responses to nanomaterials.

Air Pollution: Health and Environmental Impacts


Air Pollution: Health and Environmental Impacts


$161.96


Air pollution is recognized as one of the leading contributors to the global environmental burden of disease, even in countries with relatively low concentrations of air pollution. Air Pollution: Health and Environmental Impacts examines the effect of this complex problem on human health and the environment in different settings around the world. It not only covers general modeling, monitoring, and characterization techniques but also includes field studies and cases that offer valuable insight into region-specific issues. With contributions from a distinguished group of international experts, the book explores ways of controlling air pollution and mitigating its adverse effects on human health and the environment. Often taking a regional and global perspective, it discusses the monitoring and source characterization of air pollution, the theory and application of air quality modeling, health effects and risk assessment, and the environmental impacts of air pollution. The book also addresses air quality management and relevant policy issues. Along with providing an understanding of the scientific basis of air pollution, this volume helps readers better appreciate social and environmental determinants of public health and apply country-based research evidence to reduce health disparities and environmental inequalities. It also encourages future research and policy action on the health and environmental consequences of air pollution from the local to global level.

Environmental Health in Central and Eastern Europe


Environmental Health in Central and Eastern Europe


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Complex chemical mixtures impact our health every day. In the United States, and also in Central and Eastern Europe, there are a number of locations where complex chemical mixtures have been released to environmental media. Although exposure to mixtures is common, minimal information exists to quantify these exposures, or to determine their impact on human or ecological receptors. These proceedings present some of the most current research conducted to quantify complex mixtures in the environment and investigate their potential impact on human health. Many of the manuscripts reported in these proceedings represent the most up-to-date measurements of population exposures in Central and Eastern Europe. These studies are of value to health and environmental professionals around the world as they develop strategies for assessing exposures, remediating contaminated environments, and improving public health.

Microbiology for Environmental and Public Health Engineers


Microbiology for Environmental and Public Health Engineers


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Biological processes have always played a key role in the treatment of domestic wastewater. They are now increasingly important in tackling the problems caused by industrial wastes. This book explains the microbial systems and processes to the engineers who have to put them to use in waste treatment plant.

Environmental Health: From Global to Local


Environmental Health: From Global to Local


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"Environmental Health: From Global to Local" offers students a comprehensive introduction to environmental health. It provides an overview of methods and paradigms used in this exciting field, ranging from ecology to epidemiology, from toxicology to environmental psychology, from genetics to ethics to religion. The authors survey the major issues in contemporary environmental health, ranging from global issues such as climate change and war to regional issues such as air, water, transportation, and energy to local issues such as food safety, pest control, and occupational health. The book includes a strong focus on the real-world practice of environmental public health, offering chapters on such applied topics as risk assessment, risk communication, health services, regulations, and legal remedies. While "Environmental Health" is grounded in the U.S. experience, it emphasizes global issues and perspectives on such topics as economic development, population, urbanization, and sanitation. Prize or Award AAP Awards for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing, 2006

Environmental Toxicology


Environmental Toxicology


$239


Environmental Toxicology provides a detailed, comprehensive introduction to this key area of sustainability and public health research.  The broad coverage includes sections on ecological risk assessment, monitoring, mechanisms, fate and transport, prevention, and correctives, as well as treatment of the health effects of solar radiation and toxicology in the ocean.  The 23 state-of-the-art chapters provide a multi-disciplinary perspective on this vital area, which encompasses environmental science, biology, chemistry, and public health.

Environmental Hygiene


Environmental Hygiene


$69.95


Environmental pollution raises serious concern worldwide about effects on human health. Based on a recent meeting, this book focuses on diverse aspects of environmental hygiene, dealing with the evaluation of chemical and physical agents and their relevance to human health. To assess the toxicity, mutagenicity and carcinogenicity of environmental pollutants, a variety of methodological approaches, both in vivo and in vitro, as tissue cultures, isolated organs and animal models, were developed and are described in detail. Data on human exposure, biological monitoring and epidemiological studies are also included. Problems of environmental control and legislation as well as possible provisional steps are discussed.

Environmental Medicine


Environmental Medicine


$237.22


This new, international and definitive guide to the investigation, diagnosis, and treatment of environmentally-acquired disorders is aimed at anyone specializing, or with a clinical interest, in environmental health issues.L Comprehensive, challenging, and informative, this book is a unique reference that brings into sharp focus the increasing importance of the practice of environmental medicine. Many topical and controversial subjects are put into evidence-based context.L The expert author team, drawn from a variety of backgrounds, has focused on the key issues in the field, placing emphasis on those most relevant to contemporary practice, with boxes providing detail on the more esoteric conditions. Hot topics include H1N1 influenza, climate change, air pollution, food contamination, and the health effects of air travel.

Guidelines on Studies in Environmental Epidemiology: Environmental Health Criteria Series No.27


Guidelines on Studies in Environmental Epidemiology: Environmental Health Criteria Series No.27


$33.59


Guidelines on studies in environmental epidemiology. These guidelines are published under the joint sponsorship of the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organization, and the World Health Organization.

Environmental Epidemiology


Environmental Epidemiology


$3.95


This informative book is valuable to a broad spectrum of individuals active in the environmental and health sciences, including chemists, epidemiologists, and mathematics modelers, as well as those involved with measurement and effects of numerous kinds of drinking water contamination and both indoor and ambient air pollution. Environmental researchers involved with human exposure to toxic substances, regulators and administrators will also find this work of value.

Environmental Engineering


Environmental Engineering


$130


This book provides a comprehensive introduction to air, water, noise, and radioactive materials pollution and its control. Legal and regulatory principles and risk analysis are included in addition to engineering principles.The text presents the engineering principles governing the generation and control of air and water pollutants, solid and hazardous waste, and noise. Water quality and drinking water treatment are discussed, as well as the elements of risk analysis. Radioactive waste generation and treatment in relation to the nuclear fuel cycle, are discussed. The health and environmental effects of all these pollutants are discussed. An introduction to the Federal laws and regulations governing pollution is included.

Environmental Geochemistry


Environmental Geochemistry


$123


Volume 9 focuses on natural and anthropogenic environmental contaminants and their implications for human health and the environment. Environmental impacts on soils, groundwater, freshwater, the oceans and atmosphere are examined in the context of both inorganic geochemistry (metals, metalloids, radioactive compounds, mineral dusts, dissolved salts, acidification) and organic geochemistry (halogenated and non-halogenated hydrocarbons, volatile organic compounds, fuel oxygenates, pesticides, nutrients). Issues of risk, toxicity and exposure assessment; contaminant fate and transport; remediation and disposal; and source identification are examined in this context.Reprinted individual volume from the acclaimed Treatise on Geochemistry, (10 Volume Set, ISBN 0-08-043751-6, published in 2003)

Environmental Research


Environmental Research


$3263


Environmental Research: A Multidisciplinary Journal of Environmental Sciences, Ecology, and Public Health publishes original reports describing studies of the toxic effects of environmental agents on humans and animals. The principal aims of the journal are to define the etiology of environmentally induced illness and to increase understanding of the mechanisms by which environmental agents cause disease. Environmental Research emphasizes multidisciplinary studies as well as studies employing biological markers of toxic exposure and effect. Occasional critical reviews and selected book reviews are included. Research Areas include: Biochemistry Cancer research Environmental and occupational medicine Epidemiology and risk analysis Immunology Mineral and organic agents Molecular and cellular biology Neuroscience Pathology Pharmacology Reproductive biology Toxicology

Environmental Biotechnology


Environmental Biotechnology


$136


For more than a century, biotechnology has acted as a vital buffer between people, pollution and the environment. The field is designed to moderate, if not eliminate, the stresses we inflict upon the world’s ecosystems. In order to do this effectively, a systems approach must be employed to maximize the sustainability of our efforts and improve the long term health our environment. This book will address the questions of how and why knowledge and understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological principles of the environment must be achieved for the effective development of biotechnology applications. Using a systems biology approach, Environmental Biotechnology will provide a context for researchers and practitioners in environmental science. It will serve as a complement to the useful guidebooks which provide the necessary specifications and criteria for a wide range of environmental designs and applications by providing the underlying principles for the specifications, an area which is most important to scientific researchers in this arena to develop further technologies.

Environmental Geology


Environmental Geology


$3.95


This book offers one of the most comprehensive, up-to-date treatments of environmental geology available — from fundamental geologic principles to the specifics of environmental law and geological hazards. It fully discusses both processes and environmental issues, and where appropriate, includes boxes with quantification of processes. Case Histories and examples reflect across-section of the United States, and Special Features boxes highlight "classic" and recent environmental disasters. Features high-quality photographs and illustrations throughout. Earth Materials and Processes. Soils and Environment. Natural Hazards: An Overview. Rivers and Flooding. Landslides and Related Phenomena. Earthquakes and Related Phenomena. Volcanic Activity. Coastal Hazards. Water: Process, Supply, and Use. Water Pollution and Treatment. Waste Management. The Geologic Aspects of Environmental Health. Mineral Resources and Environment. Energy and Environment. Global Change and Earth System Science. Air Pollution. Landscape Evaluation and Land Use.

Public, Animal, and Environmental Aquaculture Health Issues


Public, Animal, and Environmental Aquaculture Health Issues


$32.58


Aquaculture-farming aquatic plants and organisms-is one of the fastest growing sectors of agriculture, yet attention to aquaculture health concerns has not been equal to the rate of the industry’s expansion. Public, Animal, and Environmental Aquaculture Health Issues serves as a valuable guide to new enterprises, regulatory agencies, and government agencies that are concerned with safe, controlled aquaculture development. The majority of aquaculture products pose no significant health risk; however, like traditional farming operations, aquaculture has associated risks to employees, animals, the environment, and the consumer. This book addresses potential unanticipated risks from the perspectives of both industrialized and nonindustrialized countries, as well as how to mitigate these risks. Chapters include: – Status of World Fisheries and the Role of Aquaculture – Aquaculture Associated Public, Animal, and Environmental Health Issues in Nonindustrialized and Industrialized Countries – Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point and Aquaculture – Aquaculture and International Trade Regulations – Future Considerations of Global Aquaculture Aquaculture business owners, managers, producers, manufacturers, research and academic scientists, government officials, consultants, and food safety specialists will find Public, Animal, and Environmental Aquaculture Health Issues to be a valuable addition to their professional libraries.

But Is It True?: A Citizen's Guide to Environmental Health and Safety Issues


But Is It True?: A Citizen’s Guide to Environmental Health and Safety Issues


$20.16


We’ve eaten Alar with our apples and PCBs with our fish, drunk arsenic with our water, breathed asbestos in our schools. Someone sounded the alarm, someone else said we were safe, and both had science on their side. Whom are we to trust? How are we to know? Amid this chaos of questions and conflicting information, Aaron Wildavsky arrives with just what the beleaguered citizen needs: a clear, fair, and factual look at how the rival claims of environmentalists and industrialists work, what they mean, and where to start sorting them out.< P>

Pandora's Poison: Chlorine, Health, and a New Environmental Strategy


Pandora’s Poison: Chlorine, Health, and a New Environmental Strategy


$3.95


"Pandora’s Poison" presents a solution to one of the most insidious environmental problems of our time: the global build-up of toxic chemicals. Everywhere on the planet, hundreds of industrial chemicals called organochlorines are accumulating in the environment, the food supply, and our bodies. These substances–such infamous pollutants as dioxins, PCBs, and DDT, along with thousands of lesser-known hazards–are produced when chlorine gas is used to make plastics, paper, pesticides, and many industrial chemicals. In a thorough and accessible analysis, biologist Joe Thornton shows how global organochlorine pollution is already contributing to infertility, immune suppression, cancer, and developmental disorders in humans and wildlife. Thornton proposes a major shift in environmental science and policy. He shows that the current framework radically overestimates the ability of science and technology to address the complex global hazards of chemical mixtures. And he reveals how the "sound science" that dominates environmental regulations disguises political biases that protect polluters and gamble with public health. Articulating principles for a new environmental strategy, Thornton shows that the only practical solution is to take global action on broad classes of hazardous chemicals and the processes that produce them, starting with organochlorines. He lays out a democratically controlled program to replace the production and use of chlorine gas and its derivatives with safer, effective, and economically feasible alternatives, which are already available for the majority of chlorine uses. With an innovative interdisiciplinary approach, "Pandora’s Poison" promises to revolutionize the debate over pollution, health, and the role of science in public policy.

Nickel: Environmental Health Criteria Series No 108


Nickel: Environmental Health Criteria Series No 108


$59.62


Evaluates close to 900 studies in an effort to determine the role of various nickel compounds as environmental hazards and causes of human diseases, including cancer. A special effort is made to determine the specific exposure levels for nickel and nickel compounds that pose a threat to the environment, the general public, and workers exposed to nickel-containing dusts and fumes. A section on sources of exposure evaluates both natural and man-made releases into the environment, offering especially detailed information on emissions associated with the nickel industry, the combustion of fossil fuels, and the incineration of sewage sludge and waste. Exposure of the general population is noted to occur via inhaled air, ingestion of food and drinking-water, and dermal contact, particularly with jewellery and coins.

Ecosystem Health: New Goals for Environmental Management


Ecosystem Health: New Goals for Environmental Management


$3.95


"Ecosystem Health" brings together leading ecologists, philosophers, and economists to analyze the issues surrounding the concept of health as it relates to ecosystems. Both theoretical and practical aspects of what constitutes a healthy ecosystem are examined — philosophical and ethical underpinnings as well as implications for public policy and ecosystems management.

Toxic Exposures: Contested Illnesses and the Environmental Health Movement


Toxic Exposures: Contested Illnesses and the Environmental Health Movement


$4.13


The increase in environmentally induced diseases and the loosening of regulation and safety measures have inspired a massive challenge to established ways of looking at health and the environment. Communities with disease clusters, women facing a growing breast cancer incidence rate, and people of color concerned about the asthma epidemic have become critical of biomedical models that emphasize the role of genetic makeup and individual lifestyle practices. Likewise, scientists have lost patience with their colleagues’ and government’s failure to adequately address environmental health issues and to safeguard research from corporate manipulation. Focusing specifically on breast cancer, asthma, and Gulf War-related health conditions-"contested illnesses" that have generated intense debate in the medical and political communities-Phil Brown shows how these concerns have launched an environmental health movement that has revolutionized scientific thinking and policy. Before the last three decades of widespread activism regarding toxic exposures, people had little opportunity to get information. Few sympathetic professionals were available, the scientific knowledge base was weak, government agencies were largely unprepared, laypeople were not considered bearers of useful knowledge, and ordinary people lacked their own resources for discovery and action. Brown argues that organized social movements are crucial in recognizing and acting to combat environmental diseases. His book draws on environmental and medical sociology, environmental justice, environmental health science, and social movement studies to show how citizen-science alliances have fought to overturn dominant epidemiological paradigms. His probing look at the ways scientific findings are made available to the public and the changing nature of policy offers a new perspective on health and the environment and the relationship among people, knowledge, power, and authority.

The Suffering Gene: Environmental Threats to Our Health


The Suffering Gene: Environmental Threats to Our Health


$3.45


This book explains how our genes work, and how they are adversely impacted by a huge range of factors in modern society in both the countries of the North and the South. These include toxic industrial and agricultural chemicals, excessive sunlight (as a result of the hole in the ozone layer), nuclear radiation from power plants and the military, as well as other forms of radiation (mobile phones, electricity transmission systems and the like), food contaminants, atmospheric pollutants (including things like tobacco smoke and car exhaust fumes), and the potential impact of genetic engineering.

Chemistry of Phytopotentials: Health, Energy and Environmental Perspectives


Chemistry of Phytopotentials: Health, Energy and Environmental Perspectives


$179


Since the beginning of human civilization, plants have been our true companions. Plants contribute not only to our existence but also serve us through discovery, design and the treatment of various diseases where there is no satisfactory cure in modern medicine. This has focused Natural Product Chemists to unravel plants therapeutic potential in the light of modern analytical and pharmacological understandings. Presence of multiple active phytochemicals in medicinal plants offers exciting opportunity for the development of novel therapeutics, providing scientific justification for their use in traditional medicines. Non-food plants have been recognized as biofactories for the production of eco-friendly value added materials including agricultural, food products, enzymes, nutraceuticals etc. They have also been widely explored for personal care, industrial products and sources of energy generation. The proven efficacy of botanicals has been appreciated by the scientific community and strengthened plant-human relationship. The synergism in the Phytoproducts, the result of the interaction of two or more moieties, is not simply additive but multiplicative. Recent acceptance of the Food and Drug Administration (US) for herbal-medicine based preparation has renewed interest in Natural Product Research. The year 2011 is declared as the International Year of Chemistry (IYC 2011) by the United Nations Assembly. On this occasion, the present conference CPHEE 2011 aims to offer chemists from diverse areas to come to a common platform to share the knowledge and unveil the chemistry and magic potentials of phytoproducts for the mankind.

Environmental Modeling and Health Risk Analysis (Acts/Risk)


Environmental Modeling and Health Risk Analysis (Acts/Risk)


$99


This book is intended to serve as a comprehensive source for the advancements and contributions made in environmental transformation and transport modeling in general and the associated health risk assessment topics in particular. The selection of the title, “Environmental Modeling and Health Risk Analysis” stems from an ambitious objective of providing a review of air, surface water and groundwater quality modeling topics and linking these models with exposure and health risk analysis. Thus, the purpose is to provide the reader with an integrated perspective on these two seemingly distant fields. The ACTS and RISK software that is an integral part of this book include computational platforms for all models discussed in the book. Using these two software tools, available from http://extras.springer.com/ , the models described in the book can be readily accessed and used in classroom or professional applications as demonstrated in the book.

Living with the Earth: Concepts in Environmental Health Science


Living with the Earth: Concepts in Environmental Health Science


$3.95


Still a revolutionary concept, this Web-enhanced book Living with the Earth: Concepts in Environmental Health Science, Second Edition continues the standard of excellence that earned the first edition the CHOICE award for Outstanding Academic Book in 1999. It incorporates traditional concepts in environmental and health science with new, emerging, and controversial issues associated with environmental threats to human health and ecology. In addition, the Web site, maintained by the author, gives you a technological edge. HERE’S WHAT YOU GET IN TEXT: Accurate infographic illustrations such as 3-D bar charts, 3-D pie charts, and detailed maps Tables designed using the most recently available data HERE’S THE WEB ADVANTAGE: Words from the World with comments and information from students and professionals around the globe Live chatroom with the author during the semester Test bank and study questions giving a thorough understanding of the concepts covered Microsoft PowerPoint presentation slides in digital format Study guides for each chapter with detailed notes, full-color figures, and tables of importance Printable sample questions and answers in a separate location for each chapter Search tools for online journals and databases covering useful, up-to-date information in health and environmental topics News flashes relating to current topics in every chapter The author presents a balanced and objective picture of opposing scientific views on major issues ranging from global warming and the Greenhouse Effect to reproductive problems associated with endocrine disruptors. More than 280 richly detailed graphs, charts, figures, and photographs put the information right at your fingertips. The glossary provides over 300 definitions and a section on acronyms and abbreviations. Kept current via the author’s Web site, this is a living environmental health book, reflecting the latest information. The Web site is classroom tested, and designed to maximize the use of the Living with the Earth as a text, training tool, or resource for professionals. VISIT THE WEB SITE Cut and paste the following address into your browser to get a first-hand glimpse of what the Living with the Earth Web site offers: http: //www-unix.oit.umass.edu/ envhl565

Study Guide to Accompany Understanding Environmental Health


Study Guide to Accompany Understanding Environmental Health


$3.95


This Is The Student Study Guide To Accompany Maxwell’s Understanding Environmental Health.

Reclaiming the Environmental Debate: The Politics of Health in a Toxic Culture


Reclaiming the Environmental Debate: The Politics of Health in a Toxic Culture


$3.95


An expanding array of hazardous substances poses an increasing threat to public health. But what makes our society a toxic culture are the social arrangements that encourage and excuse the deterioration of human health and the environment. Elements of toxic culture include the unquestioned production of hazardous wastes, economic blight, substandard housing, chronic stress, exploitative working conditions, and dangerous technologies. Toxic culture is also a metaphor for the ways our language, concepts, and values frame debates, ignoring the political conflicts and power relations that influence public health. Reflecting a diversity of voices and critical perspectives, the essays in this book range from critiques of traditional thinking and practices to strategies for shifting public consciousness to create healthy communities. Rather than emphasize policy reform, medical advances, and individual behavior, the essays stress the causes of ill health associated with the production, use, and disposal of resources and, more important, inequality. The contributors include academics, political activists, and artists. Connecting the essays are a recognition of the political and cultural dynamics that influence public health and a commitment to organize against the powerful interests that perpetuate our toxic culture. Contributors: Robin Andersen, Mary Arquette, Marcy Darnovsky, Giovanna Di Chiro, John Bellamy Foster, Mindy Thompson Fullilove, Robert E. Fullilove, III, Al Gedicks, Richard Hofrichter, Joshua Karliner, Charles Levenstein, Timothy W. Luke, Rafael Mares, Branda Miller, Mary H. O’Brien, John O’Neal, Sheldon Rampton, William Shutkin, John Stauber, Sandra Steingraber, Alice Tarbell, John Wooding.

Environmental Health Engineering in the Tropics: An Introductory Text


Environmental Health Engineering in the Tropics: An Introductory Text


$11.42


Many major infectious diseases in tropical and developing countries are amenable to control by environmental measures. This book describes these infections and the measures that may be used effectively against them. The infections described include the diarrhoeal diseases, the common gut worms, guinea worm, schistosomiasis, malaria, bancroftian filariasis and other mosquito-borne infections. The environmental interventions that receive most attention are domestic water supplies and improved excreta disposal. Appropriate technology for these interventions, and also their impact in infectious diseases, are documented in detail. The book is intended both for those from an engineering background and those whose training is in medicine or public health. The second edition has been extensively revised to incorporate the lessons learned from the International Drinking Water and Sanitation Decade (1981 – 1990). These have included technical advances, particularly regarding composting, the safe re-use of wastes, and low-cost sewerage, but the chief lessons relate to policy and the strategies for implementing water and sanitation programmes. A new chapter on surface water drainage has been added. The references have been brought up to date to cover the extensive recent literature in this field.

Teaching Environmental Health to Children: An Interdisciplinary Approach


Teaching Environmental Health to Children: An Interdisciplinary Approach


$58.64


Every day we are exposed to toxins and toxicants that can impact our health. Yet we rarely teach elementary and secondary students about these exposures and how they can reduce their risk to them. In this book we highlight activities and curriculum developed at nine universities in the United States from a grant funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Our goal is to extend these lessons to a global audience and for classroom teachers of all subjects and age levels to include environmental health in their teaching.

Quantitative Environmental Risk Analysis for Human Health


Quantitative Environmental Risk Analysis for Human Health


$164.16


A COMPREHENSIVE TEXTBOOK AND REFERENCE FOR QUANTITATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RISK ANALYSIS FOR BOTH CHEMICAL AND RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINANTS Environmental risk analysis is complex and interdisciplinary; this book explains the fundamental concepts and analytical methods in each essential discipline. With an emphasis on concepts and applications of quantitative tools plus coverage of analysis of both chemical and radioactive contaminants, this is a comprehensive resource. After an introduction and an overview of the basics of environmental modeling, the book covers key elements in environmental risk analysis methodology, including: Release assessment and source characterization Migration of contaminants in various media, including surface water, groundwater, the atmosphere, and the food chain Exposure assessment Basic human toxicology and dose-response Risk characterization, including dose-response modeling and analysis Risk management process and methods Risk communication and public participation This reference also relates risk analysis to current environmental laws and regulations. An ideal textbook for graduate students and upper-level undergraduates in various engineering and quantitative science disciplines, especially civil and environmental engineering, it is also a great reference for practitioners in industry, environmental consulting firms, and regulatory agencies.

Health, Safety & Environmental Measures and International Economic Law.


Health, Safety & Environmental Measures and International Economic Law.


$85.99


Owing to scientific insights and greater awareness of the deteriorating environment, since the 1970s governments have adopted a range of health, safety and environmental (HSE) measures at the national and international levels. While their purposes vary, HSE measures generally seek: the protection of the population from HSE risks; the internalization by economic operators of their negative externalities; and the transformation of consumption and production patterns. As a result, environmental law has emerged in comparative and international law. HSE measures enter a policy space already occupied by international economic law. Generally, economic law seeks to enable successful economic ventures and development by removing obstacles to trade and securing protection to foreign investment. To these ends, it deploys dispute settlement mechanisms which may attract conflicts relating to HSE measures, especially where the costs of compliance with these measures significantly affect foreign investors or countries other than those benefiting from increased HSE protection. International tribunals established under the World Trade Organization (WTO) or international investment agreements (IIAs) have scrutinized HSE measures. Adjudicating claims involving HSE measures confronts the challenge of affirming economic law disciplines while avoiding interpretations and results that defeat the objectives of the international regimes underlying HSE measures. Under the paradigm of sustainable development, which seeks to reconcile economic development and environmental protection by integrating environmental issues in the development planning and decision-making process, systemic integration techniques of treaty interpretation avail to facilitate normative dialogue between economic, environmental, and human rights law. This dialogue is critical to threading coherence, synergy and mutual supportiveness among these regimes, so that they do not frustrate each other’s goals. In this light, this dissertation explores the issues and tensions involved in the adjudication of HSE measures by dispute settlement mechanisms established in international economic law, with a view to finding ways of building mutually supportive trade, investment, environmental and human rights regimes.

Environmental Toxicants: Human Exposures and Their Health Effects


Environmental Toxicants: Human Exposures and Their Health Effects


$210.86


Provides the most current information and research available for performing risk assessments on exposed individuals and populations, giving guidance to public health authorities, primary care physicians, and industrial managers Reviews current knowledge on human exposure to selected chemical agents and physical factors in the ambient environment Updates and revises the previous edition, in light of current scientific literature and its significance to public health concerns Includes new chapters on: airline cabin exposures, arsenic, endocrine disruptors, and nanoparticles

Core Curriculum for Occupational & Environmental Health Nursing


Core Curriculum for Occupational & Environmental Health Nursing


$132.07


A comprehensive overview of occupational and environmental health nursing, this book is AAOHN’s statement of the scope of practice for this nursing specialty. It represents the latest body of knowledge significant to this field. Written in an outline format, it can be used as a textbook for an occupational and environmental health nursing course, as a clinical reference in a variety of occupational settings, and as a certification review tool. This new edition is based on recent revisions to the AAOHN’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

Safety, Health, and Environmental Concepts for the Process Industry


Safety, Health, and Environmental Concepts for the Process Industry


$30.93


Safety, Health, and Environmental Concepts for the Process Industry covers the multitude of safety and regulatory issues that every worker in the chemical processing industry should be familiar with. The basic concepts of rapidly changing and often challenging topics like OSHA regulations are covered in easy to understand language. Each chapter includes learning objectives, a list of the key terms in that chapter and their definitions, chapter summary, and review questions. Several appendices include reprints of important OSHA regulations.

Street Science: Community Knowledge and Environmental Health Justice


Street Science: Community Knowledge and Environmental Health Justice


$6.35


Winner, 2007 Davidoff Award presented by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) When environmental health problems arise in a community, policymakers must be able to reconcile the first-hand experience of local residents with recommendations by scientists. In this highly original look at environmental health policymaking, Jason Corburn shows the ways that local knowledge can be combined with professional techniques to achieve better solutions for environmental health problems. He traces the efforts of a low-income community in Brooklyn to deal with health problems in its midst and offers a framework for understanding "street science"–decision making that draws on community knowledge and contributes to environmental justice. Like many other low-income urban communities, the Greenpoint/Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn suffers more than its share of environmental problems, with a concentration of polluting facilities and elevated levels of localized air pollutants. Corburn looks at four instances of street science in Greenpoint/Williamsburg, where community members and professionals combined forces to address the risks from subsistence fishing from the polluted East River, the asthma epidemic in the Latino community, childhood lead poisoning, and local sources of air pollution. These episodes highlight both the successes and the limits of street science and demonstrate ways residents can establish their own credibility when working with scientists. Street science, Corburn argues, does not devalue science; it revalues other kinds of information and democratizes the inquiry and decision-making processes.
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