Life support : the environment and human health / edited by Michael McCally

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Subjects: Environmental health
Public health--Environmental aspects
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2002
LC Classification: R, RA
Physical Description: xiii, 312 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: Preface
Contributors
1. Environment, Health, and Risk / Michael McCally 1
2. Urban and Transboundary Air Pollution / David C. Christiani, Mark A. Woodin 15
3. Water Quality and Water Resources / John M. Balbus 39
4. Human Health and Heavy Metals Exposure / Howard Hu 65
5. Population, Consumption, and Human Health / J. Joseph Speidel 83
6. Global Climate Change and Health / Andrew Haines, Anthony J. McMichael, Paul R. Epstein 99
7. Species Loss and Ecosystem Disruption / Eric Chivian 119
8. Ozone Depletion and Ultraviolet Radiation / Frank R. de Gruiji, Jan C. van der Leun 135
9. Environmental Endocrine Disruption / Gina M. Solomon, Ted Schettler 147
10. Body Burdens of Industrial Chemicals in the General Population / Joe Thornton, Michael McCally, Jeff Howard 163
11. Cancer and the Environment / Richard W. Clapp 201
12. Radiation and Health / Maureen Hatch, Michael McGally 211
13. The Science of Risk Assessment / John C. Bailar III, A. John Bailer 231
14. The Precautionary Principle / Ted Schettler, Katherine Barrett, Carolyn Reffensperger 239
15. Vulnerable Populations / Philip Landrigan, Anjali Garg 257
16. War and the Environment / Jennifer Leaning 273
17. Sustainable Health Care and Emerging Ethical Responsibilities / Andrew Jameton, Jessica Pierce 285
Index 297
Additional Authors: McCally, Michael
Notes: LCCN: 2002020191
ISBN: 0262134144 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0262632578
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 48967904
ISBN/ISSN: 0262134144
0262632578