Economics and Episodic Disease: The Benefits of Preventing a Giardiasis Outbreak

1st Edition

Winston Harrington, Alan J. Krupnick, Walter O. Spofford Jr.

Routledge
Published March 21, 2017
Reference - 204 Pages
ISBN 9781138956056 - CAT# Y206708
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Summary

Originally published in 1991, this study uses the 1983 outbreak of Giardiasis in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania as a case study to explore the social costs of waterborne illnesses to a community. With over 6,000 people affected in that particular case, Economics and Episodic Disease emphasises the importance of Federal and State drinking water standards to protect the population from contamination whilst also commenting how regulations can be applied to other areas within public health as well as how to appraise the damage caused to surface water by the release of hazardous substances. This title will be of interest to students of Environmental Studies.

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