Environmental Policy and Public Health, Second Edition

Barry L. Johnson, Maureen Y. Lichtveld

October 26, 2017 by CRC Press
Textbook - 506 Pages - 51 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498799393 - CAT# K30582

USD$129.95

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Features

  • Covers the fundamental environmental health policies domestically and globally,
  • Retains a description of the history of the major U.S. environmental health statutes and associated policies,
  • Describes the effects of the major environmental hazards on human and ecological health,
  • Presents material about the policy differences between the Obama and the Trump administrations,
  • Presents potential hazard interdictions for each of the key environmental hazards,
  • Provides 20 policy questions per chapter for students’ response, with an instructor’s guidance manual that contains answers to each policy question.

 

Summary

As with the first edition, this second edition describes how environmental health policies are developed, the statutes and other policies that have evolved to address public health concerns associated with specific environmental hazards, and the public health foundations of the policies. It lays out policies for what is considered the major environmental physical hazards to human health. Specifically, the authors describe hazards from air, water, food, hazardous substances, and wastes. To this list the authors have added the additional concerns from climate change, tobacco products, genetically-modified organisms, environment-related diseases, energy production, biodiversity and species endangerment, and the built environment. And as with the first edition, histories of policymaking for specific environmental hazards are portrayed. This edition differs from its antecedent in three significant themes. Global perspectives are added to chapters that describe specific environmental hazards, e.g., air pollution policies in China and India. Also there is the material on the consequences of environmental hazards on both human and ecosystem health. Additionally readers are provided with information about interventions that policymakers and individuals can consider in mitigating or preventing specific environmental hazards.