|About the book|
The impact of the environment on human health is of growing concern to the public, politicians and public health practitioners. Epidemiology offers a way of investigating and measuring potential hazards, from local sources of pollution to global climate changes. It allows real effects to be distinguished from chance associations. This book describes the methods available for public health practitioners to enable investigations to be carried out and how findings should be interpreted to ensure that the most appropriate policies are adopted.
The book examines:
Contributors: Mike Ahern, Ben Armstrong, Araceli Busby, Pat Doyle, Shakoor Hajat, Sari Kovats, Paul Wilkinson.
|About the author|
Dr Paul Wilkinson is Senior Lecturer at LSHTM and teaches on the Environmental Epidemiology MSc unit.
|Table of contents|
Section 1: Clusters
Investigation of a putative disease cluster
Geographical analysis of an industrial hazard
Analysis and interpretation of a single site cluster
Section 2: Air pollution
Air pollution - time series studies
Air pollution - geographical studies
Section 3: Radiation and hazardous waste
Hazardous waste and congenital anomalies
Section 4: Water and health
Water and health - A world water crisis?
Water and health - waste water use in agriculture
Section 5: Climate change
Climate change 1 - principles
Climate change 2 - extreme weather events
Climate change 3 - vector-borne disease
Section 6: Epidemiological evidence
Reviewing epidemiological evidence
Clustering around a point source
Health guidelines for use of wastewater in agriculture and aquaculture