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Occupational and Environmental Health

Barry S. Levy, David H. Wegman, Sherry L. Baron, and Rosemary K. Sokas


This thoroughly updated seventh edition is a comprehensive, clearly written, and practical textbook that includes information on both occupational health and environmental health, providing the necessary foundation for recognizing and preventing work-related and environmentally induced diseases and injuries. National and international experts share their knowledge and practical experience in addressing a wide range of issues and evolving challenges in their fields. A multidisciplinary approach makes this an ideal textbook for students and practitioners in public health, occupational and enviro ... More

Keywords: occupational health, environmental health, occupational and environmental medicine, occupational health nursing, epidemiology, toxicology, occupational and environmental hygiene, safety, ergonomics, environmental sciences, epidemiology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190662677
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190662677.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barry S. Levy, editor
Adjunct Professor of Public Health, Tufts University School of Medicine

David H. Wegman, editor
Professor Emeritus, Department of Work Environment, and Founding Dean, School of Health and Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Sherry L. Baron, editor
Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health, Barry Commoner Center for Health and the Environment and the Department of Urban Studies, Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY)

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Section I Introduction

1 Occupational and Environmental Health Challenges and Opportunities

Barry S. Levy, David H. Wegman, Sherry L. Baron, and Rosemary K. Sokas

2 Occupational and Environmental Health Equity and Social Justice

Cora Roelofs, Sherry L. Baron, Sacoby Wilson, and Aaron Aber

Section II Recognition, Assessment, and Prevention

4 Recognizing and Preventing Occupational and Environmental Disease and Injury

Rosemary K. Sokas, Barry S. Levy, David H. Wegman, and Sherry L. Baron

5 Epidemiology

Sadie Costello, Jennifer M. Cavallari, David H. Wegman, Marie S. O’Neill, and Ellen A. Eisen

7 Toxicology

Robert Laumbach and Michael Gochfeld

Section III Hazardous Exposures

11 Chemical Hazards

Michael Gochfeld and Robert Laumbach

12A Noise Exposure and Hearing Disorders

David C. Byrne and Thais C. Morata

12B Vibration

Peter W. Johnson and Martin G. Cherniack

14 Occupational Stress

Paul A. Landsbergis, Marnie Dobson, Anthony D. LaMontagne, BongKyoo Choi, Peter Schnall, and Dean B. Baker

15 Air Pollution

Horacio Riojas-Rodríguez, Isabelle Romieu, and Mauricio Hernández-Ávila

16 Water Contamination

Jeffery A. Foran and Amaryl Griggs

17 Food Safety

Craig W. Hedberg

18 Hazardous Waste

Ken Silver, Gary A. Davis, and Denny Dobbin

Section IV Adverse Health Effects

19 Injuries and Occupational Safety

Dawn N. Castillo, Timothy J. Pizatella, and Nancy A. Stout

20 Musculoskeletal Disorders

Carisa Harris-Adamson, Stephen S. Bao, and Bradley Evanoff

21 Cancer

Elizabeth Ward

22 Respiratory Disorders

Crystal M. North and David C. Christiani

23 Neurological Disorders

Margit L. Bleecker

24 Reproductive and Developmental Disorders

Linda M. Frazier and Deborah Barkin Fromer

25 Skin Disorders

Loren C. Tapp and Boris D. Lushniak

26 Cardiovascular Disorders

Kenneth D. Rosenman

27 Liver Disorders

Barry S. Levy

28 Kidney Disorders

Virginia M. Weaver, Bernard G. Jaar, and Jeffrey J. Fadrowski

Section V An Integrated Approach to Prevention

29 Climate Change

Barry S. Levy and Jonathan A. Patz

31 Protecting Disaster Rescue and Recovery Workers

Dori B. Reissman, Maryann M. D’Alessandro, Lisa Delaney, and John Piacentino

32A Hazards for Agricultural Workers

Amy K. Liebman and John May

32B Hazards for Construction Workers

Gavin H. West and Laura S. Welch