Environmental Policy and Public Health
Emerging Health Hazards and Mitigation, Volume 2
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Written by environmental health experts with long teaching and professional careers in policy and public health, the third edition of "Environmental Policy and Public Health" comprises two volumes, addressing key physical hazards in the environment that impact public health. The first volume on "Principal Health Hazards and Mitigation" is complemented by Volume 2, "Emerging Health Hazards and Mitigation."
This second volume discusses emerging health hazards and mitigation including environment- related infectious diseases, COVID 19 pandemic, social justice, and drugs and public health. New in this volume are a chapter on firearms violence as a public health hazard, a chapter on transportation and how built environments can affect human health and social well-being, and concludes with a chapter on noise and light pollution. As human populations increase and technology adds more devices to daily use that generate noise and light, adverse human- and ecological health effects have become recognizable and require time-sensitive policy actions to mitigate and where possible prevent adverse health effects. Each chapter explains with great clarity how new environmental health issues are translated into public health policies. The volume concludes with case studies and practice questions to facilitate interactive learning for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in public health and environmental sciences. The case studies and practice questions allow for a diverse portfolio of in-person and hybrid pedagogical strategies and tools at the fingertips of faculty who not only teach policy courses, but whose course topic has policy relevance, such as climate and health.
Table of Contents
1. Environment-Related Infectious Diseases. 2. Solid and Hazardous Waste. 3. Drugs and Alcohol. 4. Firearms Violence. 5. Noise and Light Pollution. 6. The Built Environment. 7. Transportation. Lessons Learned and Authors’ Reflections. Workbook.
Barry L. Johnson is an Adjunct Professor at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University.
Maureen Lichtveld is Dean, Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health and Jonas Salk Chair in Population Health, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health.