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Essentials of Environmental Health, Third Edition

Author(s): Robert H. Friis, PhD, Emeritus Professor and Chair, Department of Health Science - California State University, Long Beach
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  • ISBN-13: 9781284123975
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     450 pages      © 2019
  • Will Publish: 3/15/2018
Price: $89.95 US List
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Essentials of Environmental Health is a clear and comprehensive study of the major topics of environmental health, including a background of the field and “tools of the trade” (environmental epidemiology, environmental toxicology, and environmental policy and regulation); Environmental diseases (microbial agents, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation); and Applications and domains of environmental health (water and air quality, food safety, waste disposal, and occupational health).

Using a straightforward, non-technical approach, the author has included many examples and illustrations of environmental health issues. Perfect for the beginning student as well as the experienced health professional, each chapter concludes with study questions and exercises to engage the reader in further study.

The Third Edition maintains the structure of the previous edition with thoroughly updated examples, data, charts, tables and figures throughout. The most recent findings on the Ebola and Zika viruses have been added to the chapter on Zoonotic and vector-borne diseases. Additional study questions, exercises and ancillary materials have also been added.

Part  I  Background of the Field
  Chapter  1  Introduction: The Environment at Risk
  Chapter  2  Environmental Epidemiology
  Chapter  3  Environmental Toxicology
  Chapter  4  Environmental Policy and Regulation
Part  II  Agents of Environmental Disease
  Chapter  5  Zoonotic and Vector-Borne Diseases
  Chapter  6  Toxic Metals and Elements
  Chapter  7  Pesticides and Other Organic Chemicals
  Chapter  8  Ionizing and Nonionizing Radiation
Part  III  Applications of Environmental Health
  Chapter  9  Water Quality
  Chapter  10  Air Quality
  Chapter  11  Food Safety
  Chapter  12  Solid and Liquid Wastes
  Chapter  13  Occupational Health
  Chapter  14  Injuries with a Focus on Unintentional Injuries and Deaths

Robert H. Friis, PhD-Emeritus Professor and Chair, Department of Health Science - California State University, Long Beach

Robert H. Friis, PhD, earned his doctorate from Columbia University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in social epidemiology at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley.

 

He has had more than three decades of teaching and research experience in epidemiology. Formerly, he was Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Columbia University School of Public Health, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Community Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Assistant Professor of Health Science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.

 

Subsequently, he was Director of the Field Epidemiology Unit at the Orange County (California) Public Health Department. Later he became a faculty member in the Department of Medicine, Department of Neurology, and the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine. Currently, he is Professor and Chair of the Health Science Department at California State University, Long Beach, where he has taught introductory epidemiology and biostatistics.

 

He has been involved in numerous epidemiologic research projects and has published more than 50 professional and scientific articles. He is a member of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and the epidemiology section of the American Public Health Association. He is also Clinical Professor of Community and Environmental Medicine at the University of California, Irvine. 

 

See the author as the "Expert" in Epidemiology in a short video on "Video Jug." 

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