Environmental Medicine is an indispensable aid to the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of environmentally-acquired disorders. It brings into sharp focus the increasing importance of the practice of environmental medicine, drawing together the many different strands that make up this modern discipline, and putting topical and controversial subjects into evidence-based context.
The editors and authors are all leading authorities in their respective fields and are drawn from a wide variety of sources, including government advisory bodies. They have put emphasis on the issues most relevant to contemporary pratice, ensuring everyday relevance, while not neglecting less common conditions. Boxes and tables are used throughout for clarity and accessibility.
Table of Contents
BACKGROUND TO ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE
Diseases from respiratory exposures to non-infectious agents
Respiratory diseases from infectious agents
Diseases related to exposure to non-infectious material
Diseases related to the ingestion of infectious agents
Vector and skin-borne diseases
Nosocomial diseases - hospitals and institutions
Accidental and deliberate environmental contamination
Diseases influenced by climate
Genetic, environmental and infectious causes of cancer
ENVIRONMENT AND THE PEOPLE
Jon G. Ayres BSc MBBS MD FRCP FRCPE FFOM FRCPSG - Professor of Environmental and Respiratory Medicine, School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK
Roy M. Harrison OBE BSc PhD DSc CChem FRSC FRMetS Hon MFPH HonFFOM -Queen Elizabeth II Birmingham Centenary Professor of Environmental Health, Division of Environmental Health & Risk Management, University of Birmingham, UK
Gordon L. Nichols PhD MSB CBiol FRSPH - Consultant Epidemiologist, Gastrointestinal, Emerging and Zoonotic Infections Department, Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency, London, UK
Robert L. Maynard CBE FRCP FRCPath FBTS - Honorary Professor of Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, UK
"This major new publication is modelled on the classic occupational medicine textbook, Hunter's diseases of occupations... Its scope, however, is considerably wider... The target audience is physicians, scientists, and environmental health professionals... However, practitioners and students in public, environmental and occupational health will find it equally valuable."
—Occupational Health at Work