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Environmental Health

Emerging Issues and Practice

Edited by Jacques Oosthuizen

Edith Cowan University, Australia

Environmental health practitioners worldwide are frequently presented with issues that require further investigating and acting upon so that exposed populations can be protected from ill-health consequences. These environmental factors can be broadly classified according to their relation to air, water or food contamination. However, there are also work-related, occupational health exposures that need to be considered as a subset of this dynamic academic field. This book presents a review of the current practice and emerging research in the three broadly defined domains, but also provides reference for new emerging technologies, health effects associated with particular exposures and environmental justice issues. The contributing authors themselves display a range of backgrounds and they present a developing as well as a developed world perspective. This book will assist environmental health professionals to develop best practice protocols for monitoring a range of environmental exposure scenarios.

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Environmental HealthEmerging Issues and PracticeEdited by Jacques Oosthuizen

Published: February 3rd 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1519

ISBN: 978-953-307-854-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6724-2

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

50625 Total Chapter Downloads

78 Crossref Citations

115 Web of Science Citations

202 Dimensions Citations


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1. When is Short Sea Shipping Environmentally Competitive?

By Harald M. Hjelle and Erik Fridell


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2. Speciation Methods for the Determination of Organotins (OTs) and Heavy Metals (MHs) in the Freshwater and Marine Environments

By Peter P. Ndibewu, Rob I. McCrindle and Ntebogeng S. Mokgalaka


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3. Use of Enterococcus, BST and Sterols for Poultry Pollution Source Tracking in Surface and Groundwater

By Vesna Furtula, Charlene R. Jackson, Rozita Osman and Patricia A. Chambers


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4. Understanding Human Illness and Death Following Exposure to Particulate Matter Air Pollution

By Erin M. Tranfield and David C. Walker


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5. Traffic-Related Air Pollution: Legislation Versus Health and Environmental Effects

By Klara Slezakova, Simone Morais and Maria do Carmo Pereira


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6. Indoor Air Pollutants: Relevant Aspects and Health Impacts

By Klara Slezakova, Simone Morais and Maria do Carmo Pereira


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7. The Potential Environmental Benefits of Utilising Oxy-Compounds as Additives In Gasoline, a Laboratory Based Study

By Mihaela Neagu (Petre)


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8. Studies on the Isolation of Listeria monocytogenes from Food, Water, and Animal Droppings: Environmental Health Perspective

By Nkechi Chuks Nwachukwu and Frank Anayo Orji


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9. Linkages Between Clean Technology Development and Environmental Health Outcomes in Regional Australia

By Susan Kinnear and Lisa K. Bricknell


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10. Heavy Metals and Human Health

By Simone Morais, Fernando Garcia e Costa and Maria de Lourdes Pereira


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11. Health Impacts of Noise Pollution Around Airports: Economic Valuation and Transferability

By Michael Getzner and Denise Zak


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12. Interaction Between Exposure to Neurotoxicants and Drug Abuse

By Francisca Carvajal, Maria del Carmen Sanchez-Amate, Jose Manuel Lerma-Cabrera and Inmaculada Cubero


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13. Global Warming and Heat Stress Among Western Australian Mine, Oil and Gas Workers

By Joseph Maté and Jacques Oosthuizen


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14. Educating Latina Mothers About U.S. Environmental Health Hazards

By Andrea Crivelli-Kovach, Heidi Worley and Tiana Wilson


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