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1st Edition

Multidimensional Approaches to Impacts of Changing Environment on Human Health

ISBN 9780367558499
Published September 2, 2021 by CRC Press
442 Pages 101 B/W Illustrations

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The book discusses the indispensable connection between the environment and health via all possible aspects, focussing on human interactions with the environment. The multi-dimensional field of environmental and human health perspectives with emerging issues and current trends is illustrated through supporting case studies, reviews, research reports and examples. It also covers crucial areas of research such as vector control in a tropical climate, influence of climate change on human health and so forth, including proliferation of microbial diseases. Environmental, health and safety guidelines are discussed as well. Aimed at graduate students and researchers in environmental and medical sciences, health and safety, and ecology, this book Highlights interdisciplinary aspects of environmental changes and associated health risks Explains different aspects of environmental pollution and health risks Includes dedicated chapters on global epidemics and biomedical and municipal waste Contains case studies pertaining to different health and safety issues.

Table of Contents

UNIT I Impacts of Changing Environment

on Human Health

Chapter 1 Air Pollutants and Acid Precipitation: Impact on Ecology and

Human Health

[Joystu Dutta and Prem Prakash Singh]

Chapter 2 Human Health in a Changing Environment: Exploring the

Biological and Socioeconomic Impacts

[Rajat Shubhro Mukherjee]

UNIT II Impact of Increasing Environmental

Pollution on Human Health

Chapter 3 Airborne Staphylococcus aureus and its Impact on Human

Health: A Review in an Indian Context

[Madhuri Singh, Maneet Kumar Chakrawarti, Himani Kumari,

Sonali Rajput and Kasturi Mukhopadhyay]

Chapter 4 Time Series Analysis of Coliform Bacterial Density in the River

Ganges as a Potential Indicator of Water Contamination and

Associated Risks to Human Health

[Pritam Mukherjee, Sufi a Zaman and Abhijit Mitra]

Chapter 5 Evaluation of Health Quality in Two Studied Groups

of School Children from an Arsenic- Exposed Area of

West Bengal, India

[Antara Das, Madhurima Joardar, Nilanjana Roy Chowdhury

and Tarit Roychowdhury]

Chapter 6 Evaluation of Health Effects and Risk Assessment of

Arsenic on an Unexposed Population from an

Arsenic- Exposed Zone of West Bengal, India

[Madhurima Joardar, Nilanjana Roy Chowdhury,

Antara Das and Tarit Roychowdhury]

UNIT III Climate Change and Human

Health: A Perspective

Chapter 7 Climate Insecurity, Health and Well- Being Among

Ganga– Meghna– Brahmaputra Delta Communities

[Debojyoti Das and Upasona Ghosh]

UNIT IV Industrial Safety and Occupational

Health Issues

Chapter 8 Occupational Hazards in Alternative Medicinal Industry: An

Exploratory Study

[Abha Arya]

Chapter 9 Silicosis: An Occupational Health Crisis Among

Stone Grinders

[Chetan Kumar Joshi, Madhur Mohan Ranga and Surbhi Ranga]

UNIT V Food Safety and Impacts on Health

and Environment

Chapter 10 Impact of Climate Change on Food Safety: A Review

[Rinku Moni Devi]

Chapter 11 Flourishing Amidst Ecological Pressures: Insights from the

Experience of the Solegas of Karnataka, India

[Shreelata Rao Seshadri, Dhanya B., Sheetal Patil and

Raghvendra S. Vanjari]

Chapter 12 Evaluation of Arsenic Entry Routes into Rice Grain during

Harvesting, Post- Harvesting of Paddy and Cooked

Rice Preparation

[Nilanjana Roy Chowdhury, Madhurima Joardar,

Antara Das and Tarit Roychowdhury]

Chapter 13 Ill Effects of Untreated Household Grey Water used in

Agriculture Irrigation

[Sushma and Chandra Shekhar Sanwal]

Chapter 14 Impact of Genetically Modified Organisms on

Environment and Health

[Bingshati Sarkar, Ushmita Gupta Bakshi,

Chandini Sayeed and Srijan Goswami]

UNIT VI Successful Models of Waste


Chapter 15 Solid Waste Management Models: Past, Present and Future

[Rojita Mishra, Amrita Kumari Panda and Satpal Singh Bisht]

Chapter 16 Biomedical Waste Management in Healthcare

[Rehab A. Rayan, Moharana Choudhury, Mohamed Kamal,

Arghya Chakravorty, Rinku Moni Devi and Jyoti Mehta]

UNIT VII Pandemics: Challenges and Way


Chapter 17 Environment- Friendly Plant- Based Edible Vaccines –

A Novel Technique to Fight SARS- CoV- 2 and Other

Pandemics: A Review

[Anurag Chanda]

Chapter 18 Exploring the Relationship between the Emergence of Zoonotic

Diseases and the Inhuman Touch of Habitat Loss and

Wildlife Trade

[Nawin Kumar Tiwary, Govind Singh and Asani Bhaduri]

UNIT VIII Perspectives on Environmental and

Human Health Management

Chapter 19 Contribution Towards a Greener Environment by

Using Specific MAP Species: A Case Study Among the

Tribes of Tripura, India

[Sujit K. Dutta and Ratul Arya Baishya]

Chapter 20 Creating a Search Engine for a Multidimensional and

Personalized Healthcare Solution

[C. R. Desai]

Chapter 21 Health Sector Resilience to Climate- Related

Disasters: India’s Experience of National Health

Adaptation Planning

[Anil Kumar Gupta, Atisha Sood and Anjali Barwal]

Chapter 22 Monitoring an Environment and Human Health

Perspective Using a Geospatial Approach

[Shrey Rakholia, Abhinav Mehta and Joystu Dutta]

Chapter 23 Biosensors for Environmental Health: Exploring the

Biological and Socioeconomic Impacts

[Ashish Kumar, Rameshwari A. Banjara, Santosh Kumar Sethi,

Alka Ekka and Joystu Dutta]

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Dr. Joystu Dutta is an Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Environmental Science, Sant Gahira Guru University, Sarguja; a state University with Government of Chhattisgarh. His main activities are teaching, research and extension besides supervising administrative activities in various capacities. He is a member of IUCN Commission of Ecosystem Management. He is a DST Inspire Fellow and also holds UNESCO scholarships beside UGC NET Lectureship in Environmental Sciences. He has written over twenty research papers in national and international journals.

Dr. Srijan Goswami is the Senior Faculty at Delhi Paramedical and Management Institute (DPMI), Behala, Kolkata, INDIA, and also associated as the Guest Faculty of Immunology & Physiology at the Department of Zoology (PG Courses), Serampore College, INDIA. He is the Founder of the Indian School of Complementary Therapy & Allied Sciences, Kolkata, INDIA (Non-Government and Non-Profit Organization). Dr. Goswami is a Physician of Biochemic System of Medicine and also holds specialization in Medical Biotechnology and Clinical Nutrition. Dr. Goswami has around 7 years of experience in the field of teaching and research and has around 20 research papers in National and International journals.

Dr. Abhijit Mitra, Associate Professor and Former Head, Department of Marine Science, University of Calcutta (INDIA) has been active in the sphere of Oceanography since 1985. Presently Dr. Mitra is serving Techno India University as Director of Research. He has to his credit about 553 scientific publications in various National and International Journals, and 42 books of postgraduate standards. Presently his domain of expertise includes environmental science, mangrove ecology, sustainable aquaculture, alternative livelihood, and climate change and carbon sequestration.