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Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change

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Melissa R. Marselle, Jutta Stadler, Horst Korn, Katherine N. Irvine, Aletta Bonn, editors. --Cham: SpringerOpen , c2019.
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This open access book identifies and discusses biodiversity’s contribution to physical, mental and spiritual health and wellbeing. Furthermore, the book identifies the implications of this relationship for nature conservation, public health, landscape architecture and urban planning – and considers the opportunities of nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation. This transdisciplinary book will attract a wide audience interested in biodiversity, ecology, resource management, public he…
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Marselle, Melissa R.
Stadler, Jutta
Korn, Horst
Irvine, Katherine N.
Bonn, Aletta
Responsibility
Melissa R. Marselle, Jutta Stadler, Horst Korn, Katherine N. Irvine, Aletta Bonn, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
SpringerOpen
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxvi, 481 p.) : 47 illus., 35 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030023188
9783030023171 (Print ed.)
9783030023195 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Biodiversity
Climate Change
Conservation of Natural Resources
Environmental Medicine
Health Planning
Health Promotion
Specialty
Environmental Health
Public Health
Abstract
This open access book identifies and discusses biodiversity’s contribution to physical, mental and spiritual health and wellbeing. Furthermore, the book identifies the implications of this relationship for nature conservation, public health, landscape architecture and urban planning – and considers the opportunities of nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation. This transdisciplinary book will attract a wide audience interested in biodiversity, ecology, resource management, public health, psychology, urban planning, and landscape architecture. The emphasis is on multiple human health benefits from biodiversity--in particular with respect to the increasing challenge of climate change. This makes the book unique to other books that focus either on biodiversity and physical health or natural environments and mental wellbeing. The book is written as a definitive ‘go-to’ book for those who are new to the field of biodiversity and health.
Contents
1. Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change: Challenges, Opportunities and Evidence Gaps -- Part I. Biodiversity and Physical Health -- 2. Biodiversity, Physical Health and Climate Change: A Synthesis of Recent Evidence -- 3. Climate Change and Pollen Allergies -- 4. Vector-Borne Diseases -- 5. The Influence of Socio-economic and Socio-demographic Factors in the Association Between Urban Green Space and Health -- 6. Green Spaces and Child Health and Development -- Part II. Biodiversity, Mental Health and Spiritual Well-Being -- 7. Theoretical Foundations of Biodiversity and Mental Well-being Relationships -- 8. Biodiversity in the Context of ‘Biodiversity – Mental Health’ Research -- 9. Review of the Mental Health and Well-Being Benefits of Biodiversity -- 10. Biodiversity and Spiritual Well-Being -- Part III. Implications of the Biodiversity and Health Relationship -- 11. Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change: Implications for Public Health -- 12. Biodiversity and Health: Implications for Conservation -- 13. Supporting Behavioural Entrepreneurs: Using the Biodiversity-Health Relationship to Help Citizens Self-Initiate Sustainability Behaviour -- 14. Global Developments: Policy Support for Linking Biodiversity, Health and Climate Change -- 15. European Nature and Health Network Initiatives -- Part IV. Planning and Managing Urban Green Spaces for Biodiversity and Health in a Changing Climate -- 16. Nature-Based Solutions and Protected Areas to Improve Urban Biodiversity and Health -- 17. Environmental, Health and Equity Effects of Urban Green Space Interventions -- 18. Resilience Management for Healthy Cities in a Changing Climate -- 19. Linking Landscape Planning and Health -- Part V. Conclusions -- 20. Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change: Perspectives for Science, Policy and Practice.
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Building a Culture of Health : A New Imperative for Business

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John A. Quelch, Emily C. Boudreau. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This ambitious volume sets out to understand how every company impacts public health and introduces a robust model, rooted in organizational and scientific knowledge, for companies committed to making positive contributions to health and wellness. Focusing on four interconnected areas of corporate impact, it not only discusses the business imperative of promoting a healthier society and improved living conditions worldwide, but also provides guidelines for measuring a company's population healt…
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Quelch, John A
Other Authors
Boudreau, Emily C
Responsibility
John A. Quelch, Emily C. Boudreau
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 174 p. : 22 illus. in color)
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9783319437231
9783319437224 (print ed.)
ISSN
2192-3698
Subjects (MeSH)
Environmental Health
Health Promotion - methods
Occupational Health
Organizational Culture
Preventive Health Services - organization & administration
Public health practice
Abstract
This ambitious volume sets out to understand how every company impacts public health and introduces a robust model, rooted in organizational and scientific knowledge, for companies committed to making positive contributions to health and wellness. Focusing on four interconnected areas of corporate impact, it not only discusses the business imperative of promoting a healthier society and improved living conditions worldwide, but also provides guidelines for measuring a company's population health footprint. Examples, statistics and visuals showcase emerging corporate involvement in public health and underscore the business opportunities available to companies that invest in health. The authors offer a detailed roadmap for optimizing health-promoting actions in a rapidly evolving business and social climate across these core areas: Planning and building a culture of health. Consumer health: How organizations affect the safety, integrity, and healthfulness of the products and services they offer to their customers and end consumers. Employee health: How organizations affect the health of their employees (e.g., provision of employer-sponsored health insurance, workplace practices and wellness programs). Community health: How organizations affect the health of the communities in which they operate and do business. Environmental Health: How organizations' environmental policies (or lack thereof) affect individual and population health. Implementing and sustaining a culture of health. Building a Culture of Health clarifies both a mission and a vision for use by MPH and MBA students in health management, professors in schools of public health and business schools, and business leaders and chief medical officers in health care and non-health care businesses.
Contents
1. Building a Culture of Health -- 2. Consumer Health -- 3. Employee Health -- 4. Community Health -- 5. Environmental Health -- 6. Implementing a Culture of Health.
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Clear-Cutting Disease Control : Capital-Led Deforestation, Public Health Austerity, and Vector-Borne Infection

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Rodrick Wallace, Luis Fernando Chaves, Luke R. Bergmann, Constância Ayres, Lenny Hogerwerf, Richard Kock, Robert G. Wallace. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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The vector-borne Zika virus joins avian influenza, Ebola, and yellow fever as recent public health crises threatening pandemicity. By a combination of stochastic modeling and economic geography, this book proposes two key causes together explain the explosive spread of the worst of the vector-borne outbreaks. Ecosystems in which such pathogens are largely controlled by environmental stochasticity are being drastically streamlined by both agribusiness-led deforestation and deficits in public hea…
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Wallace, Rodrick
Other Authors
Chaves, Luis Fernando
Bergmann, Luke R.
Ayres, Constância
Hogerwerf, Lenny
Kock, Richard
Wallace, Robert G.
Responsibility
Rodrick Wallace, Luis Fernando Chaves, Luke R. Bergmann, Constância Ayres, Lenny Hogerwerf, Richard Kock, Robert G. Wallace
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 68 p.) : 14 illus., 5 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319728506
9783319728490 (print ed.)
9783319728513 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Communicable Disease Control - methods
Communicable Diseases, Emerging
Conservation of Natural Resources
Disease Outbreaks
Disease Vectors
Environmental Policy
Forestry
Models, Theoretical
Specialty
Environmental Health
Infectious Disease Medicine
Policy
Abstract
The vector-borne Zika virus joins avian influenza, Ebola, and yellow fever as recent public health crises threatening pandemicity. By a combination of stochastic modeling and economic geography, this book proposes two key causes together explain the explosive spread of the worst of the vector-borne outbreaks. Ecosystems in which such pathogens are largely controlled by environmental stochasticity are being drastically streamlined by both agribusiness-led deforestation and deficits in public health and environmental sanitation. Consequently, a subset of infections that once burned out relatively quickly in local forests are now propagating across susceptible human populations whose vulnerability to infection is often exacerbated in structurally adjusted cities. The resulting outbreaks are characterized by greater global extent, duration, and momentum. As infectious diseases in an age of nation states and global health programs cannot, as much of the present modeling literature presumes, be described by interacting populations of host, vector, and pathogen alone, a series of control theory models is also introduced here. These models, useful to researchers and health officials alike, explicitly address interactions between government ministries and the pathogens they aim to control.
Contents
The Social Context of the Emergence of Vector-Borne Disease -- Modeling Vector-Borne Diseases in a Commoditized Landscape -- Modeling State Interventions -- Implications for Disease Intervention and Modeling -- Mathematical Appendix.
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Climate Change and Global Public Health

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Kent E. Pinkerton, William N. Rom, editors. (Second edition) --Cham: Humana Press , c2021.
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This book is a guide to the research, findings, and discussions of US and international experts on climate change and respiratory health. Since the publication of the first edition, climate change has been increasingly acknowledged as being directly related to the prevalence and incidence of respiratory morbidity. Evidence is increasing that climate change does drive respiratory disease onset and exacerbation as a result of increased ambient and indoor air pollution, desertification, heat stres…
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Pinkerton, Kent E.
Rom, William N.
Responsibility
Kent E. Pinkerton, William N. Rom, editors
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 605 p.) : 116 illus., 103 illus. in color
Series Title
Respiratory medicine
ISBN
9783030547462
9783030547455 (Print ed.)
9783030547479 (Print ed.)
9783030547486 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2197-7372
Subjects (MeSH)
Climate Change
Environmental Medicine
Global Health
Public Health
Respiratory Tract Diseases - epidemiology
Specialty
Environmental Health
Pulmonary Medicine
Abstract
This book is a guide to the research, findings, and discussions of US and international experts on climate change and respiratory health. Since the publication of the first edition, climate change has been increasingly acknowledged as being directly related to the prevalence and incidence of respiratory morbidity. Evidence is increasing that climate change does drive respiratory disease onset and exacerbation as a result of increased ambient and indoor air pollution, desertification, heat stress, wildfires, and the geographic and temporal spread of pollens, molds and infectious agents. This second edition is fully updated to include the latest research by international experts on topics such as heat waves causing critical care-related diseases, climate-driven air pollution increases, and high-level ozone and ozone exposure linked to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, and acute lower respiratory infection. Seven new chapters have also been added on extreme weather and agricultural safety in California; desert dust effects on lung health; climate policy and the EPA; California's integrated approach to air quality and climate change; integrating climate change, the environment, and sustainability themes into professional health science courses; and the role of the physician as climate advocate. This is an ideal guide for all pulmonologists and health professionals treating patients with pulmonary disease.
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Introduction: consequences of global warming to planetary and human health -- Climate variability and change data and information for global public health -- Climate change: updates on recent global and United States temperature anomalies and impacts to water, forests and environmental health -- Eyewitness to climate change -- Arctic connections to global warming and health -- Assessing the health risks of climate change -- Heat waves and rising temperatures: Human health impacts and the determinants of vulnerability -- Climate, air quality and allergy: emerging methods for detecting linkages -- The human health co-benefits of air quality improvements associated with climate change mitigation -- Asthma, hayfever, pollen, & climate change -- California and climate changes: an update -- Vector-borne diseases in a changing climate and world -- Dengue fever and climate change -- Climate variability and change: food, water and societal impacts -- Hurricanes and health: vulnerability in an age of climate change -- The impact of climate change and extreme weather conditions on agricultural health and safety in california -- Household air pollution from cookstoves: impacts on health and climate -- Biomass fuel and lung diseases: an Indian perspective -- Climate change and women’s health: risks and opportunities -- The impact of climate change on public health in small island states and caribbean countries -- Global climate change, desertification, and its consequences in Turkey and the Middle East -- Climate change and the risk of desertification with a focus in the United States -- Federal Programs in climate change and health research -- Management of climate change adaptation at the United States centers for disease control and prevention -- Rules, rulings, and repeals: the shifting state of climate policy at U.S. EPA -- California’s integrated approach to air quality and climate change -- Climate change and public health interventions -- Integrating climate change, the environment, and sustainability themes into professional health sciences courses: a case study across a university system -- The physician’s response to climate change.
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Climate-Smart Food

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Dave Reay. --Cham: Palgrave Macmillan , c2019.
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This open access book asks just how climate-smart our food really is. It follows an average day's worth of food and drink to see where it comes from, how far it travels, and the carbon price we all pay for it. From our breakfast tea and toast, through breaktime chocolate bar, to take-away supper, Dave Reay explores the weather extremes the world’s farmers are already dealing with, and what new threats climate change will bring. Readers will encounter heat waves and hurricanes, wildfires and dea…
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Reay, Dave
Responsibility
Dave Reay
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 201 p.) : 16 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030182069
9783030182052 (Print ed.)
9783030182076 (Print ed.)
9783030182083 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Climate Change
Food Supply
Specialty
Environmental Health
Nutritional Sciences
Abstract
This open access book asks just how climate-smart our food really is. It follows an average day's worth of food and drink to see where it comes from, how far it travels, and the carbon price we all pay for it. From our breakfast tea and toast, through breaktime chocolate bar, to take-away supper, Dave Reay explores the weather extremes the world’s farmers are already dealing with, and what new threats climate change will bring. Readers will encounter heat waves and hurricanes, wildfires and deadly toxins, as well as some truly climate-smart solutions. In every case there are responses that could cut emissions while boosting resilience and livelihoods. Ultimately we are all in this together, our decisions on what food we buy and how we consume it send life-changing ripples right through the global web that is our food supply. As we face a future of 10 billion mouths to feed in a rapidly changing climate, it’s time to get to know our farmers and herders, our vintners and fisherfolk, a whole lot better. Dave Reay is Professor of Carbon Management at the University of Edinburgh, UK. He has studied climate change for over 20 years, from warming impacts in the Southern Ocean, through carbon fluxes in forests, to greenhouse gas emissions from wetlands and agriculture. In 2018 he received the Chancellor’s Award for Teaching for his work in climate change education. His latest project involves managing a large area of coastal land in Scotland to regrow native tree species and trap a lifetime’s carbon.
Contents
1. Introduction -- Part I. Breakfast -- 2. Orange Juice -- 3. Bread -- 4. Tea -- 5. Milk -- Part II. Break time -- 6. Chocolate -- 7. Bananas -- 8. Coffee -- Part III. Lunch -- 9. Chicken -- 10. Rice -- 11. Maize -- Part IV. Dinner -- 12. Potatoes -- 13. Cod -- 14. Champagne -- 15. Conclusion.
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Clinical Handbook of Air Pollution-Related Diseases

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Fabio Capello, Antonio Vittorino Gaddi. editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book examines in detail the clinical implications of those diseases that either are primarily triggered by air pollution or represent direct consequences of air pollutants. The aim is to provide medical practitioners with practical solutions to issues in diagnosis and treatment while simultaneously furnishing other interested parties with crucial information on the field. The book introduces the concept that air pollution-related diseases constitute a new class of pathologies. A wide range…
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Capello, Fabio
Gaddi, Antonio Vittorino
Responsibility
Fabio Capello, Antonio Vittorino Gaddi. editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 679 p.) : 116 illus., 79 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319627311
9783319627304 (print ed.)
9783319627328 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Air Pollution - adverse effects
Environmental Illness - chemically induced
Environmental Policy
Global Health
Public Policy
Specialty
Environmental Health
Abstract
This book examines in detail the clinical implications of those diseases that either are primarily triggered by air pollution or represent direct consequences of air pollutants. The aim is to provide medical practitioners with practical solutions to issues in diagnosis and treatment while simultaneously furnishing other interested parties with crucial information on the field. The book introduces the concept that air pollution-related diseases constitute a new class of pathologies. A wide range of conditions mainly attributable to air pollution are discussed, covering different body systems and pollution impacts in subsets of the population. In addition to presenting state of the art overviews of clinical aspects, the book carefully examines the implications of current knowledge for social and public health strategies aimed at disease prevention and prophylaxis. The Clinical Handbook of Air Pollution-Related Diseases will greatly assist doctors and healthcare workers when dealing with the consequences of air pollution in their everyday practice and will provide researchers, industry, and policymakers with valuable facts and insights.
Contents
1. Pollution and Air Pollution–Related Diseases: An Overview -- 2. Physical and Chemical Properties of Airborne Particulate Matter -- 3. The Relationship Between Health Effects and Airborne Particulate Constituents -- 4. Environment/Climate Air Pollution -- 5. Spatial Distribution of Air Pollutants in Cities -- 6. Outdoor Air Pollution: Effects, Measure and Perception -- 7. Indoor Air Pollution -- 8. Air Pollution and the Health Preservation: The Point of View of a Clinician and of a Cardiologist -- 9. Legal and Ethical Implications of Air Pollution -- 10. Air Pollution in Infancy, Childhood and Young Adults -- 11. Air Pollution and Elderly -- 12. Pollutants and Drugs: Interactions and Human Health -- 13. Epigenetic Effects of Air Pollution -- 14. Complexity in Pollution/Disease Management -- 15. Air Pollution and the Nervous System: Diseases of the Brain Caused by Air Pollutants and Air Pollution -- 16. Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Diseases (Risk Factors and the Myocardial Cell Defence) -- 17. Air Pollution and Atherosclerosis -- 18. Air Pollution and Lung Diseases -- 19. Eye and Pollution -- 20. Skin and Air Pollution: State of the Art and New Frontiers -- 21. Air Pollution and Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals -- 22. Health Consequences Due to Prenatal Endocrine-Disrupting Chemical Exposure -- 23. Postnatal EDC Exposure and Prevention of Endocrine Disruption -- 24. Air Pollution and Cancer -- 25. Air Pollution and Gynecological Diseases -- 26. Air Pollution Effects in Pregnancy -- 27. Model for Pollutant and Disease Monitoring -- 28. Basic Principles for Treatment of Air Pollution-Related Diseases -- 29. Basic Characteristics of Antipollution Devices and PPE -- 30. Exploring the Technologies Behind Air-Cleaning Systems and Indoor Applications -- 31. Basic Characteristics of PPE (II): Industrial Applications -- 32. Sociological Theories on Air Pollution: Between Environmental Justice and the Risk Society Approach -- 33. The Contribution of Digital Sociology to the Investigation of Air Pollution -- 34. Basic Principles of Risk Communication in Air Pollution -- 35. Marketing Issues in Air Pollution Prevention -- 36. Air Pollution: Actions to be Taken -- 37. Conclusions.
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Contact Dermatitis

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edited by Jeanne Duus Johansen, Vera Mahler, Jean-Pierre Lepoittevin, Peter J. Frosch. (Sixth edition) --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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The sixth edition of Contact Dermatitis covers in detail every conceivable aspect of irritant and allergic contact dermatitis and its modern-day management. The 1st edition of this book was published in 1992 and has served as the main reference book of contact dermatitis. In this new edition special emphasis is given to immunological mechanisms, molecular aspects of sensitizers, atypical clinical forms, patch test methodology, reactions to medicaments, and occupational and environmental factors…
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Johansen, Jeanne Duus
Mahler, Vera
Lepoittevin, Jean-Pierre
Frosch, Peter J.
Responsibility
edited by Jeanne Duus Johansen, Vera Mahler, Jean-Pierre Lepoittevin, Peter J. Frosch
Edition
Sixth edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource
Series Title
Springer reference
ISBN
9783319724515
Subjects (MeSH)
Dermatitis, Contact
Specialty
Dermatology
Environmental Health
Notes
"Living reference work."
Abstract
The sixth edition of Contact Dermatitis covers in detail every conceivable aspect of irritant and allergic contact dermatitis and its modern-day management. The 1st edition of this book was published in 1992 and has served as the main reference book of contact dermatitis. In this new edition special emphasis is given to immunological mechanisms, molecular aspects of sensitizers, atypical clinical forms, patch test methodology, reactions to medicaments, and occupational and environmental factors. In order to optimize the diagnostic approach, a wide range of information is provided, including a dictionary of contact allergens and detailed information on exposure assessment. Retained chapters from the previous edition have been thoroughly revised to reflect the latest knowledge. Furthermore, completely new chapters have been added on a variety of topics, including contact allergy to medical implants, relevant allergens in gloves and immediate reactions to occupational materials. The editors and authors are all leading practitioners in the field. The comprehensive but approachable text is supplemented by a large number of full colour illustrations and tables. Core messages highlight the most important information and will help the reader to gain a better understanding of the subject and greater competence in everyday practice.
Contents
Allergic Contact Dermatitis in Humans: Experimental and Quantitative Aspects -- Atopy Patch Testing with Aeroallergens and Food Proteins -- Clinical Aspects of Irritant Contact Dermatitis -- Comments on Various Baseline Series -- Contact Allergy in Children -- Contact Dermatitis Research Groups -- Databases and Networks: The Benefit for Research and Quality Assurance in Patch Testing -- Dental Materials and Implants -- Dictionary of Contact Allergens: Chemical Structures, Sources, and References -- Epidemiology -- Gloves -- Hair Dyes -- Histopathological and Immunohistopathological Features of Irritant and Allergic Contact Dermatitis -- Identification of Allergens in Complex Mixtures and Products -- Immediate-Type Hypersensitivity by Occupational Materials -- Legislation -- Mechanisms of Irritant and Allergic Contact Dermatitis -- Metalworking Fluids -- Noneczematous Contact Reactions -- Noninvasive Techniques for Quantification of Contact Dermatitis -- Occupational Contact Dermatitis: Hairdressers -- Occupational Contact Dermatitis: Health Personnel -- Patch Testing with the Patients’ Own Products -- Photopatch Testing -- Plastic Materials and Glues -- Predictive Tests for Irritants and Allergens: Human, Animal, and In Vitro Tests -- Preservatives -- Prevention of Allergic Contact Dermatitis: Safe Exposure Levels of Sensitizers -- Protein Contact Dermatitis -- Respiratory Symptoms from Fragrances and the Link with Dermatitis -- Shoes -- Systemic Contact Dermatitis -- Textiles -- The Chinese Baseline Series -- The European Baseline Series -- The North American Baseline Series.
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Creating Healthy and Sustainable Buildings : An Assessment of Health Risk Factors

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Mateja Dovjak, Andreja Kukec. --Cham: SpringerOpen , 2019.
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The open access book discusses human health and wellbeing within the context of built environments. It provides a comprehensive overview of relevant sources of literature and user complaints that clearly demonstrate the consequences of lack of attention to health in current building design and planning. Current designing of energy-efficient buildings is mainly focused on looking at energy problems and not on addressing health. Therefore, even green buildings that place environmental aspects abo…
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Dovjak, Mateja
Other Authors
Kukec, Andreja
Responsibility
Mateja Dovjak, Andreja Kukec
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
SpringerOpen
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 160 p.) : 15 illus., 10 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030194123
9783030194116 (Print ed.)
9783030194130 (Print ed.)
9783030194147 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Architecture
Environmental Medicine
Environmental Illness - prevention & control
Risk Factors
Sustainable Development
Specialty
Environmental Health
Public Health
Abstract
The open access book discusses human health and wellbeing within the context of built environments. It provides a comprehensive overview of relevant sources of literature and user complaints that clearly demonstrate the consequences of lack of attention to health in current building design and planning. Current designing of energy-efficient buildings is mainly focused on looking at energy problems and not on addressing health. Therefore, even green buildings that place environmental aspects above health issues can be uncomfortable and unhealthy, and can lead to public health problems. The authors identify many health risk factors and their parameters, and the interactions among risk factors and building design elements. They point to the need for public health specialists, engineers and planners to come together and review built environments for human wellbeing and environmental sustainability. The authors therefore present a tool for holistic decision-making processes, leading to short- and long-term benefits for people and their environment.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Health outcomes related to built environment -- 3. Identification of health risk factors and their parameters -- 4. Interactions among health risk factors and decision-making process in the design of built environments.
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Designing Urban Food Policies : Concepts and Approaches

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Caroline Brand, Nicolas Bricas, Damien Conaré, Benoit Daviron, Julie Debru, Laura Michel, Christophe-Toussaint Soulard, editors. --Cham: SpringerOpen , c2019.
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This Open Access book is for scientists and experts who work on urban food policies. It provides a conceptual framework for understanding the urban food system sustainability and how it can be tackled by local governments. Written by a collective of researchers, this book describes the existing conceptual frameworks for an analysis of urban food policies, at the crossroads of the concepts of food system and sustainable city. It provides a basis for identifying research questions related to urba…
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Brand, Caroline
Bricas, Nicolas
Conaré, Damien
Daviron, Benoit
Debru, Julie
Michel, Laura
Soulard, Christophe-Toussaint
Responsibility
Caroline Brand, Nicolas Bricas, Damien Conaré, Benoit Daviron, Julie Debru, Laura Michel, Christophe-Toussaint Soulard, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
SpringerOpen
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 142 p.) : 10 illus., 4 illus. in color
Series Title
Urban agriculture
ISBN
9783030139582
9783030139575 (Print ed.)
9783030139599 (Print ed.)
9783030139605 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2197-1730
Subjects (MeSH)
Agriculture
Health Policy
Nutrition Policy
Sustainable Development
Urban Health
Specialty
Environmental Health
Nutritional Sciences
Public Health
Abstract
This Open Access book is for scientists and experts who work on urban food policies. It provides a conceptual framework for understanding the urban food system sustainability and how it can be tackled by local governments. Written by a collective of researchers, this book describes the existing conceptual frameworks for an analysis of urban food policies, at the crossroads of the concepts of food system and sustainable city. It provides a basis for identifying research questions related to urban local government initiatives in the North and South. It is the result of work carried out within Agropolis International within the framework of the Sustainable Urban Food Systems program and an action research carried out in support of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole for the construction of its agroecological and food policy.
Contents
Introduction -- Urbanization Issues Affecting Food System Sustainability -- History of Urban Food Policy in Europe, From the Ancient City to the Industrial City -- Cities’ Strategies for Sustainable Food and the Levers They Mobilize -- Theoretical Approaches for Effective Sustainable Urban Food Policymaking -- Reconciling Sustainability Issues and Urban Policy Levers -- Putting Food on the Regional Policy Agenda in Montpellier, France -- Conclusion.
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Vol 1, 2004 -
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Springer
Holdings
Vol 1, 2004 -
Publication Frequency
Quarterly
ISSN
1612-9210
Specialty
Environmental Health
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e-Journal
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Ecohealth Research in Practice : Innovative Applications of an Ecosystem Approach to Health

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Dominique F. Charron, editor. --New York, NY: Springer | International Development Research Centre , c2012.
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Nearly two decades after the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (commonly called the Rio Summit), the world is still facing a profound need for development to alleviate poverty and improve human lives through more equitable access and use of resources and healthier environments. Understanding that human health depends on quality ecosystems, researchers are cutting a new path toward a more sustainable future. An ecosystem approach to health, integrating research and practic…
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International Development Research Centre (Canada)
Other Authors
Charron, Dominique F
Responsibility
Dominique F. Charron, editor
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
International Development Research Centre
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 282 p. : 21 ill., 2 ill. in color)
Series Vol.
v. 1
Series Title
Insight and innovation in international development
ISBN
9781461405177
Subjects (MeSH)
Ecosystem
Environmental Health
Environmental Pollution - adverse effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Endangered ecosystems
Environmental management
Development Economics
Abstract
Nearly two decades after the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (commonly called the Rio Summit), the world is still facing a profound need for development to alleviate poverty and improve human lives through more equitable access and use of resources and healthier environments. Understanding that human health depends on quality ecosystems, researchers are cutting a new path toward a more sustainable future. An ecosystem approach to health, integrating research and practice from such fields as environmental management, public health, biodiversity, and economic development, is based on an understanding that people are part of complex socio-ecological systems. Featuring case studies from around the world, Ecohealth Research in Practice demonstrates innovative practices in agriculture, natural resource management, community building, and disease prevention, reflecting the state of the art in research, application, and policymaking in the field. The book demonstrates how ecohealth research works and how it has led to lasting changes for the betterment of peoples' lives and the ecosystems that support them. Dominique F. Charron leads IDRC's program in Ecosystems and Human Health (Ecohealth), which examines the links between the environment and human health in the developing world. Dr. Charron holds a PhD in epidemiology and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Guelph. Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) supports research in developing countries to promote growth and development. IDRC also encourages sharing this knowledge with policymakers, other researchers, and communities around the world. The result is innovative, lasting local solutions that aim to bring choice and change to those who need it most.
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Environmental justice

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Mary Ann Liebert
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Vol 3, 2010 - Vol 5, 2012.
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Online
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Mary Ann Liebert
Holdings
Vol 3, 2010 - Vol 5, 2012.
ISSN
1937-5174
Specialty
Environmental Health
Ethics
Policy
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e-Journal
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Environmental toxicology and pharmacology

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Elsevier
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Vol 23, 2007 -
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Online
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Elsevier
Holdings
Vol 23, 2007 -
Publication Frequency
Bimonthly
ISSN
1382-6689
Specialty
Environmental Health
Pharmacology
Toxicology
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e-Journal
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Environment and Skin

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Jean Krutmann, Hans F. Merk, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book is a rich source of information on skin disorders due to toxicants in the environment. State of the art knowledge is summarized concerning the molecular basis of skin damage caused by well-appreciated environmental noxae. The book also provides a uniquely comprehensive overview of the detrimental dermatological effects of exposure to air pollution and global climate change. A special focus is contact allergy, which, beyond representing a major problem in dermatotoxicology, serves as a…
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Krutmann, Jean
Merk, Hans F.
Responsibility
Jean Krutmann, Hans F. Merk, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (v, 130 p.) : 26 illus., 18 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319431024
9783319431000 (print ed.)
9783319431017 (print ed.)
9783319827391 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Allergens - adverse effects
Dermatitis, Contact
Environmental Exposure - adverse effects
Skin Diseases
Skin
Specialty
Dermatology
Environmental Health
Abstract
This book is a rich source of information on skin disorders due to toxicants in the environment. State of the art knowledge is summarized concerning the molecular basis of skin damage caused by well-appreciated environmental noxae. The book also provides a uniquely comprehensive overview of the detrimental dermatological effects of exposure to air pollution and global climate change. A special focus is contact allergy, which, beyond representing a major problem in dermatotoxicology, serves as a prime example for the development of toxicological approaches to risk assessment. A further chapter is devoted to contact urticaria, a condition that can progress to life-threatening anaphylactic reactions. The novel information offered in this book will enable the reader to go beyond the traditional thinking of dermatotoxicology and achieve a modern appreciation of the highly complex interplay between skin and environment.
Contents
Part. I Concepts and Methods -- 1. Barrier Skin -- 2. Combined, Simultaneous Exposure to Radiation Within and Beyond the UV Spectrum: A Novel Approach to Better Understand Skin Damage by Natural Sunlight -- 3. The Impact of Climate Change on Skin and Skin-Related Disease -- 4. Modern Skin Toxicity Testing Strategies -- Part II. Environmental Threats to the Skin -- 5. Contact Allergy -- 6. Contact Urticaria and Contact Urticaria Syndrome -- 7. Risk Assessment for Contact Allergens -- 8. UV and Skin: Photocarcinogenesis -- 9. Ambient Particulate Matter and Skin -- 10. POPs and Skin.
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Global climate change and public health

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Kent E. Pinkerton, William N. Rom, editors. --New York: Humana Press , c2014.
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Pulmonary physicians and scientists currently have minimal capacity to respond to climate change and its impacts on health. The extent to which climate change influences the prevalence and incidence of respiratory morbidity remains largely undefined. However, evidence is increasing that climate change does drive respiratory disease onset and exacerbation as a result of increased ambient and indoor air pollution, desertification, heat stress, wildfires, and the geographic and temporal spread of …
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Pinkerton, Kent Ed
Rom, William N
Responsibility
Kent E. Pinkerton, William N. Rom, editors
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 406 pages)
Series Vol.
v. 7
Series Title
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN
9781461484172 (electronic bk.)
9781461484165
Subjects (MeSH)
Climate Change
Global Health
Public Health
Respiration Disorders
Subjects (LCSH)
Environmental health
Climatic changes
Climate Change
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Environmental Health
Climate Change Impacts
Public health
Abstract
Pulmonary physicians and scientists currently have minimal capacity to respond to climate change and its impacts on health. The extent to which climate change influences the prevalence and incidence of respiratory morbidity remains largely undefined. However, evidence is increasing that climate change does drive respiratory disease onset and exacerbation as a result of increased ambient and indoor air pollution, desertification, heat stress, wildfires, and the geographic and temporal spread of pollens, molds and infectious agents. Preliminary research has revealed climate change to have potentially direct and indirect adverse impacts on respiratory health. Published studies have linked climate change to increases in respiratory disease, including the following: changing pollen releases impacting asthma and allergic rhinitis, heat waves causing critical care-related diseases, climate driven air pollution increases, exacerbating asthma and COPD, desertification increasing particulate matter (PM) exposures, and climate related changes in food and water security impacting infectious respiratory disease through malnutrition (pneumonia, upper respiratory infections). High level ozone and ozone exposure has been linked to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, and acute lower respiratory infection. Global Climate Change and Public Health is an important new volume based on the research, findings, and discussions of US and international experts on respiratory health and climate change. This volume addresses issues of major importance to respiratory health and fills a major gap in the current literature.
Contents
Introduction: Consequences of Global Warming to the Publics Health -- Climate Variability and Change Data and Information for Global Public Health -- Climate Change: Overview of Data Sources, Observed and Predicted Temperature Changes, and Impacts on Public and Environmental Health -- Eyewitness to Global Warming -- California and Climate Changes -- Heat Waves and Rising Temperatures: Human Health Impacts and the Determinants of Vulnerability -- Climate, Air Quality and Allergy: Emerging Methods for Detecting Linkages -- The Human Health Co-benefits of Air Quality Improvements Associated with Climate Change Mitigation -- Asthma, Hayfever, Pollen, and Climate Change -- Dengue Fever and Climate Change -- Impact of Climate Change on Vector-Borne Disease in the Amazon -- Climate Variability and Change: Food, Water and Societal Impacts -- Household Air Pollution from Cookstoves: Impacts on Health and Climate -- Biomass Fuel and Lung Diseases: An Indian Perspective -- The Effects of Climate Change and Air Pollution on Children and Mothers Health -- Climate Change and Public Health in Small Island States and Caribbean Countries -- Global Climate Change, Desertification, and Its Consequences in Turkey and the Middle East -- Assessing the Health Risks of Climate Change -- Federal Programs in Climate Change and Health Research -- Management of Climate Change Adaptation at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- Public Health and Climate Programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency -- California's Cap-and-Trade Program.
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Greening health care : how hospitals can heal the planet

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Kathy Gerwig. --Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press , c2014.
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Gerwig, Kathy
Responsibility
Kathy Gerwig
Place of Publication
Oxford, UK
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource
ISBN
9780199385843
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital Design and Construction - United States
Conservation of Natural Resources - United States
Environmental Health - United States
Maintenance and Engineering, Hospital - United States
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital buildings - United States - Design and construction
Hospital buildings - Environmental engineering - United States
Conservation of natural resources - United States
Environmental health - United States
Contents
Launching a green revolution in health care -- The health implications of climate change -- The business case for total health -- Food for health -- Managing and minimizing hospital waste -- Green chemicals and the detoxing of health care -- Environmentally preferable purchasing: what we buy matters -- Greening the built health care environment -- Measuring and reporting: sustainability gets sophisticated -- Community benefit and the determinants of health.
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Handbook of pediatric environmental health

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Committee on Environmental Health, American Academy of Pediatrics; Ruth A. Etzel, Editor. --Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics , 1999.
Call Number
WA 30 A511 1999
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WA 30 A511 1999
Author
Etzel, Ruth A.
Corporate Author
American Academy of Pediatrics. Committee on Environmental Health
Responsibility
Committee on Environmental Health, American Academy of Pediatrics; Ruth A. Etzel, Editor
Alternate Title
Pediatric environmental health
Place of Publication
Elk Grove Village, IL
Publisher
American Academy of Pediatrics
Date of Publication
1999
Physical Description
420 p.
ISBN
1581100299
Subjects (MeSH)
Environmental Illness
Environmental Exposure
Environmental Health
Child
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
1
Loan Period
2 weeks
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Handbook of Quality of Life and Sustainability

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Javier Martinez, Claudia Andrea Mikkelsen, Rhonda Phillips, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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This handbook provides the latest research related to quality of life and sustainability, taking into account social, economic, environmental, and political/governance aspects as well as specific socio-spatial contexts. The volume includes contributions from established and upcoming scholars from various disciplines and geographical contexts (Global South and North). The varying cultural and socio-spatial contexts of the authors in the selected cases contribute to first-hand knowledge on the re…
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Martinez, Javier
Mikkelsen, Claudia Andrea
Phillips, Rhonda
Responsibility
Javier Martinez, Claudia Andrea Mikkelsen, Rhonda Phillips, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 550 p.) : 133 illus., 104 illus. in color
Series Title
International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life
ISBN
9783030505400
9783030505394 (Print ed.)
9783030505417 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2468-7227
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Policy
Quality of Life
Socioeconomic Factors
Sustainable Development
Specialty
Environmental Health
Ethics
Policy
Abstract
This handbook provides the latest research related to quality of life and sustainability, taking into account social, economic, environmental, and political/governance aspects as well as specific socio-spatial contexts. The volume includes contributions from established and upcoming scholars from various disciplines and geographical contexts (Global South and North). The varying cultural and socio-spatial contexts of the authors in the selected cases contribute to first-hand knowledge on the realities of sustainability issues affecting the quality of life. The authors apply a wide diversity of methods and tools, which facilitates a unique understanding of the interlinkages between quality of life and sustainability. The chapters are grouped in three main sections: concepts and foundations; tools, techniques, and applications; and innovations. The authors provide their own view and theoretical approximation of the dimensions of sustainability, in particular on how these dimensions play out in relation to quality of life. The combination of sustainability and quality of life concepts and perspectives is particularly important in unravelling the multi-faceted nature of human, urban, rural/spatial development.
Contents
1. Introduction: Quality of Life and Sustainability, Socio-spatial, and Multidisciplinary Perspectives -- Part I. Foundations and Concepts (Theory, Conceptions of Sustainability and Quality of Life, Socio-Spatial Aspects) -- 2. Tenure Responsive Land-Use Planning as a Tool for Improving Quality of Life: The Perspective of Sub-Saharan Africa -- 3. Guidelines for Healthier Public Spaces for the Elderly Population: Recommendations in the Spanish Context -- 4. A Multi-perspective Discourse on the Sustainability of Water and Sanitation Service Co-production in Global South Cities -- 5. Rwanda: Planned Reconstruction for Social Quality -- 6. A Theoretical Reflection Based on Children’s Opinions About Their Safety to Rethink Different Dimensions of Sustainability in Cities -- 7. The Nexus of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Their Link to Quality of Life: A Case of Urbanization in Ethiopia and India -- 8. Multiple Perspectives on the Meaning and Effects of Resiliency -- Part II. Tools, Techniques, and Applications (Case Studies and Methodologies) -- 9. Are Expanded Resilience Capacities Associated with Better Quality-of-Life Outcomes? Evidence from Poor Households Grappling with Climate Change in Bangladesh, Chad, India and Nepal -- 10. Sustainable Latin American Cities? Evaluation of the Sustainability of the City of Puebla (Mexico) Using Indicators -- 11. Quality of Life, Sustainability and Transport: The Case of Melbourne, Australia -- 12. Territorial Equity Measurement in Buenos Aires Province (Argentina) -- 13. Protecting Quality of Life: Protected Needs as a Point of Reference for Perceived Ethical Obligation -- 14. Geography and Quality of Life in Argentine Regions: Socioeconomic and Environmental Inequalities -- 15. A City for Whom? Marginalization and the Production of Space in Contemporary Bangalore, India -- 16. Risk Management of Groundwater Pollution, Sustainability and Quality of Life: The Gap Between Theory and Practice in an Intermediate City of the Global South (Mar Del Plata, Argentina) -- 17. Exploring the Association Between Health Disparities and Neighborhood Characteristics: The Case of Diabetes Mortality in DeKalb and Fulton Counties, Georgia -- 18. Quality of Life in Relation to Urban Areas and Sustainability. Application Case: City of La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina -- 19. Social Sustainability, Neighbourhood Cohesion and Quality of Life: A Tale of Two Suburbs in Calgary -- 20. Rural Smart Shrinkage and Perceptions of Quality of Life in the American Midwest -- 21. Ecosystem Services of Ecological Infrastructure and Quality of Life: Contributions to the Analysis of the Sustainability of the Urban and Peri-urban Area of Mar del Plata, Argentina -- Part III.. Innovations -- 22. An Innovative Practice of Social Sustainability: The Fight for a New Housing Legal Framework in Spain -- 23. Cities Rethinking Smart-Oriented Pathways for Urban Sustainability -- 24. Public Usable Space as a Catalyst for Quality of Life Improvement: The Case of Cape Town’s Social Farming Projects -- 25. The Potentials and Risks of Wadis in Cities in the Gulf Region -- 26. The Crossroads on the Path to Sustainability While Aspiring for a Better Quality of Life: A Case of Delhi -- 27. Urban Linkages: A Methodological Framework for Improving Resilience in Peripheral Areas: The Case of Arequipa, Peru.
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Health Impacts of Developmental Exposure to Environmental Chemicals

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Reiko Kishi, Philippe Grandjean, editors. --Singapore: Springer , c2020.
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This book provides concise and cutting-edge studies on threats resulting from exposure to environmental chemicals that can affect human health and development, with a particular emphasis on the DOHaD concept. The book is divided into five main parts, the first of which includes an introduction to the impacts of developmental exposure to environmental chemicals and historical perspectives, while the second focuses on how environmental chemicals can affect human organs, including neurodevelopment…
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Kishi, Reiko
Grandjean, Philippe
Responsibility
Reiko Kishi, Philippe Grandjean, editors
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 557 p.) : 50 illus., 23 illus. in color
Series Title
Current Topics in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
ISBN
9789811505201
9789811505195 (Print ed.)
9789811505218 (Print ed.)
9789811505225 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2364-8333
Subjects (MeSH)
Environmental Exposure - adverse effects
Environmental Health
Environmental Pollutants - toxicity
Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects
Specialty
Environmental Health
Toxicology
Abstract
This book provides concise and cutting-edge studies on threats resulting from exposure to environmental chemicals that can affect human health and development, with a particular emphasis on the DOHaD concept. The book is divided into five main parts, the first of which includes an introduction to the impacts of developmental exposure to environmental chemicals and historical perspectives, while the second focuses on how environmental chemicals can affect human organs, including neurodevelopment, immune functions, etc. In turn, the third part addresses the characteristics of specific chemicals and their effects on human health and development, while the fourth part provides a basis for future studies by highlighting the latest innovations in toxicology, remaining challenges, and promising strategies in children’s environmental health research, as well as ideas on how to bridge the gap between research evidence and practical policymaking. The fifth and last part outlines further research directions and related policymaking aspects. Health Impacts of Developmental Exposure to Environmental Chemicals will appeal to young and veteran researchers, students, and physicians (especially gynecologists and pediatricians) who are seeking comprehensive information on how children’s health can be affected by harmful chemicals and other environmental toxicants.
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- 1. Impacts of Developmental Exposure to Environmental Chemicals on Human Health with Global Perspectives -- Part II. Adverse Health Effects on Human Developing Organs Caused by Environmental Chemicals: the Role That Chemicals Might Play -- 2. Environmental Exposures and Adverse Pregnancy-Related Outcomes -- 3. Effects of Environmental Chemical Exposure on Birth Defects (Except Cryptorchidism and Hypospadias) -- 4. Cryptorchidism and Hypospadias -- 5. Endocrine-Distributing Chemicals and Reproductive Function -- 6. Thyroid Hormone System and Development -- 7. Neurodevelopment and Neurobehavioral Disorders in Relation to Developmental Exposures -- 8. Immunotoxicity: Impacts and Research Approaches -- 9. Long-Term Implications of Developmental Programming and Obesity -- Part III. Impact of Environmental Chemical Hazards on Human Development -- 10. Impact of Air Pollution Hazards on Human Development -- 11. Mercury, Lead, Manganese, and Hazardous Metals -- 12. Environmental Pollution and Recent Data on Asian Children’s Health in Relation to Pre- and Early Post-natal Exposure to Persistent Organic Pollutants, Including PCBs, PCDD/PCDFs, and Organochlorine Pesticides -- 13. Effects of Developmental Exposure to Perfluoroalkyl Substances on Health Outcomes in Pregnant Women and Offspring -- 14. Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs) -- 15. Phthalates -- 16. Bisphenols and Alkylphenols -- Part IV. Important Aspects of Research for Prevention and Strategy -- 17. Adverse Outcome Pathways for Developmental Toxicity -- 18. Exposomics: The Exposome in Early Life -- 19. Gene–Environment Interactions to Detect Adverse Health Effects on the Next Generation -- 20. Epigenetics: Strategies for Prevention Research -- 21. From Research to Intervention -- Part V. Closing -- 22. Further Direction of Research and Policy Making of Environment and Children’s Health.
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Health of People, Health of Planet and Our Responsibility : Climate Change, Air Pollution and Health

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Wael Al-Delaimy, Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, editors. --Cham: SpringerOpen , c2020.
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Al-Delaimy, Wael
Ramanathan, Veerabhadran
Sorondo, Marcelo Sánchez
Responsibility
Wael Al-Delaimy, Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
SpringerOpen
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 417 p.)
ISBN
9783030311254
9783030311247 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Air Pollution - adverse effects
Biodegradation, Environmental
Climate Change
Environmental Medicine
Global Health
Sustainable Development
Specialty
Environmental Health
Public Health
Contents
Part I. The Anthropocene: Human–Nature Interactions -- 1. Complexity of Life and Its Dependence on the Environment -- 2. Biological Extinction and Climate Change -- 3. Sustaining Life: Human Health–Planetary Health Linkages -- 4. How Do Our Actions Undermine Nature? -- 5. Climate Change, Air Pollution, and Health: Common Sources, Similar Impacts, and Common Solutions -- Part II. Air Pollution, Climate Change, and Health: The Underlying Science and Impacts -- 6. Air Pollution: Adverse Effects and Disease Burden -- 7. Air Pollution, Oxidative Stress, and Public Health in the Anthropocene -- 8. Climate Change, Air Pollution, and the Environment: The Health Argument -- 9. Reducing Air Pollution: Avoidable Health Burden -- Part III. Climate Change and Health: Sustainability and Vulnerable Populations and Regions -- 10. Vulnerable Populations and Regions: Middle East as a Case Study -- 11. Climate Change Risks for Agriculture, Health, and Nutrition -- 12. Sustaining Water Resources -- 13. Health Climate Justice and Deforestation in the Amazon -- Part IV. Climate Change and Health: Perspectives from Physicians -- 14. Psychological Impacts of Climate Change and Recommendations -- 15. Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Disease: A Proven Causality -- 16. Healthy People, Healthy Planet: Holistic Thinking -- Part V. Climate Change and Health: Social Impacts -- 17. Climate Change, Public Health, Social Peace -- 18. Climate Justice and Public Health: Practical Ethics in Urgent Times -- 19. Health of People, Health of the Planet, Health of Migrants -- Part VI. Overarching Solutions: The Role of Religion -- 20. Faith in God and the Health of People -- 21. Caring for Creation: The Evangelical’s Guide -- 22. Call to Action from Faith Leaders -- Part VII. Overarching Solutions: The Role of Science and Technology -- 23. Public Health Co-benefits of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions -- 24. Good Health in the Anthropocene Epoch: Potential for Transformative Solutions -- 25. Well Under 2 °C: Ten Solutions for Carbon Neutrality and Climate Stability -- 26. Defeating Energy Poverty: Invest in Scalable Solutions for the Poor -- 27. Sensor-Enabled Climate Financing for Clean Cooking -- 28. Research Is Vital to Tackling Climate Change, But It Cannot Succeed Alone -- Part VIII. Call to Action -- 29. Governor of California -- 30. United States Congressman -- 31. Challenges and Opportunities for a Sustainable Planet -- 32. Sustainable Development Goals and Health: Toward a Revolution in Values -- 33. A Call to Action by Health Professionals.
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