Epidemiology Investigation of Community Environmental Health Problems
Published in 1986: This book tells the story of how various persons and groups have successfully dealt with a type of problem which may threaten the lives and health of every group of humans – every community. The problem is that of a polluted environment.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Background 1. Communities: Their Study and Their Environmental Problems Section 2: Exemplary Studies Part A 3. Cholera Outbreak in Jerusalem 1970 Revisited: The Evidence for Transmission by Wastewater Irrigated Vegetables 4. Cholera Today Part B 5. The 20-Minute Disaster: Hydrogen Sulfide Spill at Poza Rica 6. Three Los Angeles Heat Waves 7. Planning, Analysis, and Preparation Can Save Lives Part C 8. Respiratory Problems Among Kawasaki School Children 9. Critical Assessment of Epidemiological Studies of Environmental Factors in Asthma 10. Asthma and Air Pollution in Los Angeles 11. Odor Pollution in Eureka, California Part D 12. Impact of Air Pollution in the Community 13. Nitrate Levels in Drinking water and Methemogloblin in Infants 14. Carbon Monoxide Exposures and Survival from Heart Attacks 15. Lead Exposures of Urban Children: A Handicap in School and Life? 16. Long term Health Effects of Photochemical Air Pollutants: Community Studies in the Los Angeles Basin 17. Motor Vehicle Accidents: Michigan Cuts Toll from Youthful Drunk Drivers 18. The Long View: Lessons from Experience Part E 19. Reproductive Effects of DBCP: It Takes Two to Make a Baby 20. Reproductive Outcomes Associated with Occupational Exposures to Anesthetic Gases 21. Occupational Health as a Community Problem Section 3: Environmental Epidemiological Studies as a Basis for Health Protection 22. Environmental Health Decisions: The Impact of Evidence 23. The Ecological Imperative: Science as a Protective System Against Unintended Effects of Technological Change 24. Historical Postscript
John R. Goldsmith, M.D., M.P.H. is Professor of Epidemiology at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva Israel.