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Environmental Epidemiology
Epidemiology Investigation of Community Environmental Health Problems

Edited By

John R. Goldsmith

ISBN 9780367206871
Published September 30, 2021 by CRC Press
270 Pages

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Book Description

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


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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.