Robert H. Friis
Jones – Bartlett Learning; 2nd edition
The Essentials of Environmental Health, Second Edition, is a best-selling offering from the APHA/Jones & Bartlett Learning Essential Public Health series. It is a clear and comprehensive study of the major areas of environmental health; these topics include:
- Environmental illnesses (ionizing and non-ionizing radiation; microbial agents).
- Environmental health in a variety of contexts and applications (food safety; waste disposal; water and air quality; and occupational health).
- The history of the topic, as well as the instruments of the trade (environmental toxicology; environmental epidemiology; and environmental policy and regulation).
- The second edition adds new material, such as: a new chapter (Chapter 14) on injuries; all Web-based sources updated throughout to include the most recent information; a new table of contents; and a revised and expanded introduction.
a new case study on the pandemic flu (H1N1) that occurred in 2009; A discussion of modern environmental debates, such as the use of bisphenol A in plastics, among other topics. A more in-depth study of the evolution of environmental health, including, for example, the roles that John Snow, Lemuel Shattuck, and Walter Reed played in the field. The author has taken a basic and non-technical approach, and has provided a large number of illustrations and instances of concerns relating to environmental health. Every chapter finishes with study questions and activities to engage the reader in additional study, making it ideal for both beginning students and seasoned professionals in the health care field.