Environmental Health ScienceRecognition, Evaluation, and Control of Chemical Health Hazards

Environmental Health ScienceRecognition, Evaluation, and Control of Chemical Health Hazards

Morton Lippmann and Richard B. Schlesinger

Print publication date: Oct 2017

ISBN: 9780190688622

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

This book provides a broad, in-depth primer on chemicals in the total environment, covering the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere. It defines the terminology used in environmental health science related to chemicals, describes the sources of chemical agents in the environment, how they disperse and transform as they travel throughout the environment, their effects on environmental quality and human health, how levels and exposures are monitored and quantified, the technology for control of chemical pollutants, how environmental standards and guidelines are developed, and procedures for human health risk assessment and risk management. It can serve as a textbook for courses taken by advanced undergraduate or graduate university students and may also be a useful reference for practitioners working in environmental and public health areas.