Environmental Medicine - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780433153511, 9781483192871

Environmental Medicine

2nd Edition

Editors: G Melvyn Howe John A Loraine
eBook ISBN: 9781483192871
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1980
Page Count: 386
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Description

Environmental Medicine, Second Edition stresses the importance of the medicine of the environment and emphasizes the advantages which must emanate from a multidisciplinary approach to the method in which environmental factors impinge on the health and wellbeing of the human race.

The selection first offers information on the environment, its influences, and hazards to health and trace element concentrations in various environments. Discussions focus on the possible relationships between trace element imbalances and diseases; biological concentration of trace elements; variable relationships between trace elements in soils and vegetables; and trace element concentrations in mining areas. The text then ponders on radiation and health hazards and water in relation to human disease.

The manuscript underscores the relationship of weather and climate to health and disease and air pollution in relation to human disease. Topics include effect of meteorological stimuli on normal physiological processes in healthy subjects; effect of weather and climate on miscellaneous biological phenomena in man; and therapeutic applications of human biometeorology. The ecological approach to pesticides and its importance to human disease and the patterns of infectious diseases in developed countries in relation to environmental factors are also discussed.

The selection is a dependable source material for health experts and readers interested in environmental medicine.

Table of Contents


Preface to the Second Edition

1. The Environment, Its Influences and Hazards to Health

2. Some Trace Element Concentrations in Various Environments

3. Radiation and Health Hazards

4. Water in Relation to Human Disease

5. The Relationship of Weather and Climate to Health and Disease

6. Air Pollution in Relation to Human Disease

7. The Ecological Approach to Pesticides and its Relevance to Human Disease

8. Patterns of Infectious Diseases in Developed Countries in Relation to Environmental Factors

9. Diseases of Affluence

10. Environmental and Other Risk Indicators in the Aetiology of Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease

11. Environmental Influences in Cancer Aetiology

12. The Environment and Thyroid Disorders

13. Environmental Factors in Relation to Obstetrics

14. Environmental Factors in Gynecological Conditions

15. Venereal Diseases in Contemporary Societies

16. Alcoholism as a Reflection of Environment

17. Drug Dependence in Contemporary Societies

18. Mental Health and the Environment

19. Old Age

20. The Geography of Genes

21. Jet-Borne Pestilences: Today and Tomorrow

22. The Documentation of Environmental Medicine: Conventional and Computerized Information Retrieval Methods

Index

Details

No. of pages:
386
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 1980
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9781483192871

About the Editor

G Melvyn Howe

John A Loraine

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Endocrinology Research Unit, Medical Research Unit, The University Edinburgh, Scotland