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

Health Care and Environmental Contamination, Volume 11

1st Edition

Series Editors: Alistair Boxall Rai Kookana
eBook ISBN: 9780444640093
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444638571
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 16th February 2018
Page Count: 284
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Table of Contents

1. Heath care activities and products and their impacts on environmental contamination

2. Environmental contamination from pharmaceutical manufacturing

3. Emissions of environmental contaminants from healthcare: pathways and drivers

4. Fate and behaviour of environmental contaminants arising from health care

5. Ecotoxicological effects of environmental contaminants from healthcare

6. Pharmaceuticals: impacts on behaviour

7. Environmental contaminants from healthcare and wildlife

8. Antibiotics and antibiotic resistance

9. Environmental contaminants from healthcare: impacts on human health

10. Environmental contaminants during an epidemic

11. Management of environmental contaminants: green chemistry

12. Disposal of medical wastes and environmental contaminants

13. Stewardship approaches to reduce environmental contamination from healthcare

14. Environmental contaminants: what happens to them in wastewater treatment?

15. Novel approaches for treating environmental contaminants from healthcare

16. 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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About the Series Editors

Alistair Boxall Series Editor

Professor, Environmental Department, University of York, UK

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Environmental Department, University of York, UK

Rai Kookana Series Editor

Dr Rai Kookana is a Chief Research Scientist with CSIRO Land and Water, Australia. He is leading a research team on environmental chemistry and ecotoxicology of emerging contaminants. Rai did his PhD from the University of Western Australia (1989) and joined CSIRO as a research scientist in 1992. He has published several books, 25 book chapters, 240 journal papers, and many other peer-reviewed articles, on environmental fate, effects and ecological risk assessment of organic contaminants in both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. His current ISI H-Index is 38 with total citations > 6000. Rai is on many national advisory committees and boards (e.g. the Science Fellow of Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicines Authority (2009-current) and is on editorial boards of 4 international journals. He has been one of the key advisors to IAEA/FAO Joint Division on Food and Environment CRP on pesticides involving several Latin American and Asian Countries. In 2012, Soil Science Society of America selected him as a Fellow of SSSA. Rai is currently serving as the Vice-President of the IUPAC Division on Chemistry and Environment.

Affiliations and Expertise

CSIRO Land and water, Professor (affiliate), University of Adelaide, Australia