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 the second volume, Emerging Health Hazards and Mitigation.
The health of the environment is inextricably linked to that of people. Thoroughly updated, Volume 1 describes how the quality of air, water, and food is threatened by the presence of toxic substances and explains why climate change is a global health priority already impacting human health and the environment. The mitigations discussed in this volume are twofold: policies that are intended for control of specific hazards and suggested hazard interventions. The role of policy in addressing each of these key environmental health areas is extensively discussed in this volume as well. Each chapter explains step by step how new environmental health issues are translated into public health policies and concludes with practice questions to facilitate interactive learning for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in public health and environmental sciences. The step-by step approach, as well as 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 topics, such as climate and health, have policy relevance.
Table of Contents
1. Climate Change. 2. Air Quality. 3. Water Quality and Security. 4. Food Safety and Security. 5. Tobacco Products, Vaping Devices, Marijuana Smoking. 6. Toxic Substances in the Environment. Lessons Learned and Authors’ Reflections. Workbook.
Barry L. Johnson is Adjunct Professor at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. Dr. Johnson conducted environmental research at the USPHS, USEPA, and CDC. An elected Fellow, Collegium Ramazani, he retired from the USPHS with the rank of Rear Admiral.Maureen Lichtveld is Dean, Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health and Jonas Salk Chair in Population Health, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine with decades environmental public health experience.