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Basic Environmental Health

Annalee Yassi, Tord Kjellström, Theo de Kok, and Tee Guidotti


This book draws from the social sciences, the natural sciences, and the health sciences to introduce the principles and methods applied in environmental health. It presents an overview of the basic sciences needed to understand environmental health hazards, including toxicology, microbiology, health physics, injury analysis, and relevant psychosocial concepts. It also presents a basic approach to risk assessment and risk management. The first part of the book concentrates on broad issues, providing frameworks for the investigation and management of environmental health problems. The middle sec ... More

Keywords: health hazards, toxicology, microbiology, health physics, injury analysis, psychosocial concepts, risk assessment, risk management, ethical issues

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780195135589
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135589.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Annalee Yassi, author
University of Manitoba

Tord Kjellström, author
University of Auckland

Theo de Kok, author
Maastricht University, The Netherlands