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Author Maczulak, Anne E. (Anne Elizabeth), 1954-

Title Pollution : treating environmental toxins / Anne Maczulak.

Publication Info. New York : Facts on File, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Young Adult Materials in Adult Department  YA363.7384 M259    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Manross Branch - Young Adult  YA363.7384 M259    Check Shelf
Description xvi, 232 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series Green technology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-219) and index.
Contents Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1: Emergence Of Environmental Medicine -- Growth of environmental medicine -- Global status of environmental health -- Environmental health specialties -- World Health Organization -- Defining environmentally triggered illnesses -- Toxicogenomics -- Health risk and demographics -- Case Study: Climate change and infectious diseases -- Biomagnification -- DDT -- Conclusion -- 2: Epidemiology Of Environmental Diseases -- Epidemiology -- Statistics in environmental science -- Environmental diseases -- Survivorship curve -- Diagnosis -- Tools used in diagnosing disease -- Case Study: New views on homeostasis -- Toxicology -- Chronic exposure -- Bioaccumulation and persistence -- Pollution and cancer -- Conclusion -- 3: Environmental Toxins -- Toxin accumulation on earth -- Bhopal accident -- Classifying toxicity -- Point and nonpoint pollution sources -- Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) -- How toxins enter the body -- Pesticides -- Organic compounds and solvents -- Endocrine disrupters -- Heavy metals -- Tissue and cell function -- Case Study: San Francisco's ban on toxic toys -- Gene function -- Natural detoxification -- Toxin poisoning therapy -- Toxin poisoning prevention -- Conclusion -- 4: Hazards In The Air -- Earth's air quality -- Measuring and forecasting air quality -- Indoor air quality -- Greenhouse gases and the ozone layer -- Carbon dioxide -- Kyoto protocol -- Radiation -- Electromagnetic fields -- Particulates -- Noise pollution -- Case Study: Why are allergies increasing worldwide? -- Case Study: Industrial Revolution -- Air pollution reduction technology -- Conclusion -- 5: Food And Water Hazards -- Importance of water quality -- Case Study: Aral Sea -- Health hazards in food -- Contamination routes -- Food-borne and waterborne illnesses -- Bioaccumulation -- Measuring food and water quality -- Water treatment -- Thermal water pollution -- Global food distribution -- Energy costs of food production -- Managing the world's safe water supply -- Conclusion -- 6: Populations At Risk -- Population growth -- Populations and demographics -- Case Study: Linking life expectancy to environment -- Age and health -- Living near toxic sites -- Hazardous site workers -- Environmental disasters -- Preventive medicine for at-risk people -- Chernobyl -- Conclusion -- 7: Veterinary Environmental Medicine -- Wildlife medicine -- Urbanization and farming -- Disease indicators -- Environmental toxicities in animals -- Captive populations -- Environmental detection dogs -- Human and animal health connection -- Day in the life of a rescued harbor seal -- Clinical advances in wildlife health -- Case Study: Condors reintroduced to Baja California, Mexico -- Conclusion -- 8: Future Needs -- Appendixes -- Glossary -- Further resources -- Index.
Summary Synopsis: Green Technology is an eight-volume set that examines the relationship between human activities and their sometimes harmful consequences for the environment and explores new methods of repairing and restoring the Earth. Approaching environmental issues confronting society from a technological perspective has spawned significant controversy, and the books in this set present all sides of the debate. Designed to complement science curricula, the set also covers relevant history and new green technologies and innovations that will contribute to the field in the future. Pollution: Treating Environmental Toxins is a fascinating overview of environmental medicine, an interdisciplinary field including physiology, chemistry, and environmental science, and its development into an important area within human and veterinary medicine. The book looks at how pollution has become pervasive-few places are left where people or animals can live without being exposed to pollution-and how toxic substances travel through the air and fall, for example, onto growing crops or open bodies of water. Sidebars, figures, and case studies enhance fundamental concepts and give the reader a sense of the urgency of the issues related to toxic substances and their impact on the environment. The volume includes information on: air and water quality; animal health; climate change and infectious diseases; epidemiology; the global status of environmental health and medicine; greenhouse gases and the ozone layer; health hazards in food; pollution and cancer; populations at risk; and toxins. The book contains more than 50 color photographs and line illustrations, five appendixes, a glossary, a detailed list of print and Internet resources, and an index. Green Technology is essential for the general reader who is seek information on the important issues that affect the environment worldwide.
Subject Pollution.
Hazardous waste site remediation.
ISBN 9780816072026
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