Environmental Epidemiology: Epidemiology Investigation of Community Environmental Health Problems, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Environmental Epidemiology

Epidemiology Investigation of Community Environmental Health Problems, 1st Edition

Edited by John R. Goldsmith

CRC Press

270 pages

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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

John R. Goldsmith

Section 2: Exemplary Studies

Part A

2. The Broad Street Pump

Inge F. Goldstein and Martin Goldstein

3. Cholera Outbreak in Jerusalem 1970 Revisited: The Evidence for Transmission by Wastewater Irrigated Vegetables

Badri Fattal, Perez Yekutiel, and Hillel I. Shuval

4. Cholera Today

John R. Goldsmith

Part B

5. The 20-Minute Disaster: Hydrogen Sulfide Spill at Poza Rica

John R. Goldsmith

6. Three Los Angeles Heat Waves

John R. Goldsmith

7. Planning, Analysis, and Preparation Can Save Lives

John R. Goldsmith

Part C

8. Respiratory Problems Among Kawasaki School Children

Toshio Toyama

9. Critical Assessment of Epidemiological Studies of Environmental Factors in Asthma

Inge F. Goldstein and Diana Hartel

10. Asthma and Air Pollution in Los Angeles

Roger M. Katz and Ron G. Frezieres

11. Odor Pollution in Eureka, California

Margaret Deane

Part D

12. Impact of Air Pollution in the Community

John R. Goldsmith

13. Nitrate Levels in Drinking water and Methemogloblin in Infants

John R. Goldsmith

14. Carbon Monoxide Exposures and Survival from Heart Attacks

John R. Goldsmith

15. Lead Exposures of Urban Children: A Handicap in School and Life?

John R. Goldsmith and Herbert L. Needham

16. Long term Health Effects of Photochemical Air Pollutants: Community Studies in the Los Angeles Basin

Stanley N. Rokaw and Roger L. Detels

17. Motor Vehicle Accidents: Michigan Cuts Toll from Youthful Drunk Drivers

John R. Goldsmith, Alexander C. Wagenaar, and Allen B. Rice

18. The Long View: Lessons from Experience

John R. Goldsmith

Part E

19. Reproductive Effects of DBCP: It Takes Two to Make a Baby

John R. Goldsmith and Gad Potashnik

20. Reproductive Outcomes Associated with Occupational Exposures to Anesthetic Gases

John R. Goldsmith

21. Occupational Health as a Community Problem

John R. Goldsmith

Section 3: Environmental Epidemiological Studies as a Basis for Health Protection

22. Environmental Health Decisions: The Impact of Evidence

John R. Goldsmith

23. The Ecological Imperative: Science as a Protective System Against Unintended Effects of Technological Change

John R. Goldsmith

24. Historical Postscript

John R. Goldsmith

About the Editor

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General