3rd Edition

Environmental Policy and Public Health
Two Volume Set



  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after January 17, 2022
ISBN 9781032080284
January 17, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
760 Pages 51 B/W Illustrations

USD $160.00

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Book Description

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.”

Thoroughly updated, the first volume describes how the quality of air, water, and food are threatened by the presence of toxic substances and explains why climate change is a global health priority already impacting human health and the environment. 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 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. 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.

Table of Contents

Volume 1: 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.

Volume 2: 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.

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Biography

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.