Health Care and Environmental Contamination - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444638571, 9780444640093

Health Care and Environmental Contamination, Volume 11

1st Edition

eBook ISBN: 9780444640093
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444638571
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 10th February 2018
Page Count: 280
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Table of Contents

1. Environmental Contaminants and Healthcare: An Introduction

2. Environmental contamination from Health-Care Facilities 

3. Fate and Behaviour of  Environmental Contaminants Arising from Health-Care Provision 

4. Ecotoxicological Perspectives on Health-Care and the Environment

5. Terrestrial Ecotoxicity

6. Environmental Contaminants of Health-Care Origin: Exposure and Potential Effects on Wildlife

7.  Pharmaceuticals in the Environment and Human Health

8. Antibiotic and Antibiotic Resistance: Closing the Loop Between Hospitals and the Environment

9. Antimicrobial Use and Ecotoxicological Risks from Pandemics and Epidemics

10. Management of Waste from the Health-Care Sector

11.  Stewardship Approaches to Reducing Health-Care Contaminants

12. Management of Environmental Contaminants from Healthcare: Sustainable Pharmacy

13. Policy, Regulations and Risk Assessment



Health Care and Environmental Contamination provides a comprehensive explanation of new and evolving topics in the field, including discussions on emissions from pharmaceutical manufacturing, disposal of medical wastes, inputs from sewerage systems, effects on aquatic organisms and wildlife, indirect effects on human health, antibiotic resistance, stewardship, and treatment.

These important issues affect the natural environment, making this first book on the topic a must have for comprehensive, broad, and up-to-date coverage of these issues.

Key Features

  • Written by leading global researchers, scientists, and practitioners in the field
  • Provides an engaging writing style for specialists and non-specialists
  • Ensures a broad balance and critical overview of topics, with unbiased information from thought leaders


Academics, universities, public health practitioners, environmental scientists, postgraduate students


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