Air Pollution Climate and Health

Air Pollution  Climate  and Health
Author: Meng Gao,Zifa Wang,Gregory Carmichael
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2021-04-29
ISBN 10: 0128201231
ISBN 13: 9780128201237
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Air Pollution Climate and Health Book Review:

Air Pollution, Climate and Health integrates the current understanding of the issues of air pollution, climate change and human health. The book provides a comprehensive overview of these issues to help readers gain a better understanding of how they interact and impact air quality and public health. Regional examples from across the globe include issues related to PM 2.5, haze, winter pollution, heat related mortality and aerosols. These issues are addressed utilizing current research and laboratory-based, observation-based, and modeling-based analysis. This is an essential resource for all professionals investigating the impacts of climate change or air pollution on human health. Provides a comprehensive understanding of the interactions between climate change, air quality and human health Includes evidence-based findings to help clarify the mechanisms on how air pollution impacts climate and how a changing climate is impacting those pollutants Covers a number of pollution sources and products impacting climate change, including energy, haze, particulate matter, aerosols, PM 2.5 and transport

Air Pollution Climate and Health

Air Pollution  Climate  and Health
Author: Meng Gao,Zifa Wang,Gregory Carmichael
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2021-04-14
ISBN 10: 0128203951
ISBN 13: 9780128203958
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Air Pollution Climate and Health Book Review:

Air Pollution, Climate and Health integrates the current understanding of the issues of air pollution, climate change and human health. The book provides a comprehensive overview of these issues to help readers gain a better understanding of how they interact and impact air quality and public health. Regional examples from across the globe include issues related to PM 2.5, haze, winter pollution, heat related mortality and aerosols. These issues are addressed utilizing current research and laboratory-based, observation-based, and modeling-based analysis. This is an essential resource for all professionals investigating the impacts of climate change or air pollution on human health. Provides a comprehensive understanding of the interactions between climate change, air quality and human health Includes evidence-based findings to help clarify the mechanisms on how air pollution impacts climate and how a changing climate is impacting those pollutants Covers a number of pollution sources and products impacting climate change, including energy, haze, particulate matter, aerosols, PM 2.5 and transport

Health of People Health of Planet and Our Responsibility

Health of People  Health of Planet and Our Responsibility
Author: Wael Al-Delaimy,Veerabhadran Ramanathan,Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2020-05-13
ISBN 10: 3030311252
ISBN 13: 9783030311254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health of People Health of Planet and Our Responsibility Book Review:

This open access book not only describes the challenges of climate disruption, but also presents solutions. The challenges described include air pollution, climate change, extreme weather, and related health impacts that range from heat stress, vector-borne diseases, food and water insecurity and chronic diseases to malnutrition and mental well-being. The influence of humans on climate change has been established through extensive published evidence and reports. However, the connections between climate change, the health of the planet and the impact on human health have not received the same level of attention. Therefore, the global focus on the public health impacts of climate change is a relatively recent area of interest. This focus is timely since scientists have concluded that changes in climate have led to new weather extremes such as floods, storms, heat waves, droughts and fires, in turn leading to more than 600,000 deaths and the displacement of nearly 4 billion people in the last 20 years. Previous work on the health impacts of climate change was limited mostly to epidemiologic approaches and outcomes and focused less on multidisciplinary, multi-faceted collaborations between physical scientists, public health researchers and policy makers. Further, there was little attention paid to faith-based and ethical approaches to the problem. The solutions and actions we explore in this book engage diverse sectors of civil society, faith leadership, and political leadership, all oriented by ethics, advocacy, and policy with a special focus on poor and vulnerable populations. The book highlights areas we think will resonate broadly with the public, faith leaders, researchers and students across disciplines including the humanities, and policy makers.

Climate Change and Air Pollution

Climate Change and Air Pollution
Author: Rais Akhtar,Cosimo Palagiano
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2017-10-05
ISBN 10: 3319613464
ISBN 13: 9783319613468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Air Pollution Book Review:

This book discusses regional and international climate-change, air- pollution and human-health scenarios. The research, from both industrialized and developing countries, focuses on region-specific perspectives of climate change impacts on air pollution. After analyzing the variations of climate data over recent decades, the authors consider the different effects of climate change on air pollution and health. As stressed by the IPCC, “pollen, smoke and ozone levels are likely to increase in a warming world, affecting the health of residents of major cities. Rising temperatures will worsen air quality through a combination of more ozone in cities, bigger wild fires and worse pollen outbreaks,” according to a major UN climate report. The report follows the World Health Organization in finding that air pollution is the world’s greatest environmental health risk, killing 7 million people in 2014 (compared to 0.4 million deaths due to malaria). Deteriorating air quality will most affect the elderly, children, people with chronic ill-health and expectant mothers. Another report suggests that more than 5.5 million people die prematurely each year due to air pollution with over half of those deaths occurring in China and India. A study on the air pollution in the USA,suggests that more than half of US population lives in areas with potentially dangerous air pollution, and about six out of 10 of the top cities for air pollution in the USA are located in the state of California. In the face of future climate change, scientists have urged stronger emission controls to avoid worsening air pollution and the associated exacerbation of health problems, especially in more populated regions of the world. It is hoped that the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement will help minimize air pollution. Additionally the authors consider the various measures that different countries and groups of countries, like the European Union, have adopted to mitigate the problems arising from climate change and to safeguard the health of population. The book examines the increasing incidence of diseases largely caused by climate change. The countries/regions covered in this study include the USA, Northern Europe (U.K).,Southern Europe ( Italy), Canada, Australia, East Asia, Russia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Caribbean countries, and Argentina.

Air Pollution Climate and Health

Air Pollution  Climate and Health
Author: Stephanya Lynn Jonaslabee
Publsiher: Delve Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-12
ISBN 10: 9781774691083
ISBN 13: 1774691086
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Air Pollution Climate and Health Book Review:

This book gives an overview of the sources and types of air pollution and discusses its effects on the climate and the health of people and the environment. Chapter one begins by discussing the different types of air pollution and how they are categorized. The difference between primary and secondary air pollutants is explained, as well as how each of these types impact the environment. It concludes by going over some of the methods that are being used or considered to reduce the emissions and impact on these different types of air pollution. Chapter two follows with an examination of how air pollution interacts with the climate. It discusses the different types of climates found around the world and how they are classified using different systems. The impact of climate change is explored, including an analysis of which vulnerable populations are expected to be at higher risk from its effects. Chapter three explores what it is to be considered healthy and what factors contribute to this. Different health issues are discussed, separated by which are most common among different age groups. The discussion then turns back to air pollution in chapters four and five, going into more detail about the main types of pollutants. Where the air pollutants come from, what areas of the world experience them at greater volumes, and how they effect human health is explored. Chapter six explores existing policies aimed at reducing air pollution, identifies which organizations are involved in these efforts, and ponders new ways of moving towards a cleaner air system. Different air pollution monitoring systems are also discussed, which are essential when deciding how to effectively reduce the worst contributors to air pollution. Chapter seven returns to the discussion of the effects of climate change on health, exploring the negative effects a hotter climate will have on health, air quality, mental health, food security, disease prevalence, and the ocean. Chapter eight discusses some ways to combat climate change, from personal actions, to changing land management, exploring alternative energy sources, and even considering geoengineering. Chapter nine recognizes that we are already experiencing the impacts of climate change, and so looks at some of the ways to mitigate and adapt to the negative effects. Finally, chapter ten asks how the Environmental Protection Agency is helping to combat air pollution and climate change. Their research projects, relationships with individual states, and how they interact with community members are covered and related back to fighting climate change as a community.

The Cost of Air Pollution

The Cost of Air Pollution
Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Publsiher: Organization for Economic
Total Pages: 79
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 9789264210424
ISBN 13: 9264210423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cost of Air Pollution Book Review:

Outdoor air pollution kills more than 3 million people across the world every year, and causes health problems from asthma to heart disease for many more. This is costing societies very large amounts in terms of the value of lives lost and ill health. Based on extensive new epidemiological evidence since the 2010 Global Burden of Disease study, and OECD estimates of the Value of Statistical Life, this report provides evidence on the health impacts from air pollution and the related economic costs.

Global Climate Change and Public Health

Global Climate Change and Public Health
Author: Kent E. Pinkerton,William N. Rom
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2013-09-28
ISBN 10: 1461484170
ISBN 13: 9781461484172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Climate Change and Public Health Book Review:

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. The ATS Climate Change and Respiratory Health Workshop was held in New Orleans, Louisiana, on May 15, 2010. The purpose of the meeting was to address the threat to global respiratory health posed by climate change. The workshop was attended by domestic and international experts as well as representatives of international respiratory societies and key US federal agencies. Dr. Pinkerton and Dr. Rom, the editors of this title, were co-chairs of the Climate Change Workshop and Symposium.

Air Pollution and Its Complications

Air Pollution and Its Complications
Author: Shani Tiwari,Pallavi Saxena
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030705099
ISBN 13: 9783030705091
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Air Pollution and Its Complications Book Review:

This book provides an overview of the fundamental concept of air pollution, emission sources of air pollutants and their transportation. First, the book presents a brief background on air pollution and its emission sources, then it continues with their impact on agriculture, health, and climate change. Furthermore, it covers the basic concepts of air pollution, transportation of air pollutants, global climate change and the use of science in air pollution policy formulation in detail. It also emphasizes the effects of air pollutants in altering the onset pattern of the Indian Summer Monsoon. In addition, it describes the impacts of air pollution on the cryosphere and human health. In this book the editors provide an interdisciplinary unique collection of new studies and findings on the groove of air pollution, to improve the basic understanding of graduate students as well as researchers in the field of air pollution and its impacts on various aspects of the atmosphere and surroundings. This collection covers the basic concepts of air pollution, transportation of air pollutants, and global climate change and the use of science in air pollution policy formulation. .

Climate Change and Public Health

Climate Change and Public Health
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: OUP Us
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0190202459
ISBN 13: 9780190202453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Public Health Book Review:

Climate change is causing, and will increasingly cause, a wide range of adverse health effects, including heat-related disorders, infectious diseases, respiratory and allergic disorders, malnutrition, mental health problems, and violence. The scientific bases for the associations between climate change and health problems are evolving as are the strategies for adapting to climate change and mitigating the greenhouse gases, which are its primary cause. Orchestrating and coordinating contributions from more than 75 selected public health specialists and environmental scientists, the editors have developed a concise and comprehensive book that represents a core curriculum on climate change and public health, including key strategies for adaptation and mitigation. Written primarily for students and mid-career professionals in public health and environmental sciences, the book clearly describes concepts and their application to the health impacts of climate change. Chapters are supplemented with case studies, graphs, tables and photographs. The book's organization in 15 chapters makes it an ideal textbook for graduate and undergraduate courses in public health, environmental sciences, public policy, and other fields.

Air Pollution

Air Pollution
Author: Bhola R. Gurjar,Luisa T. Molina,C.S. P. Ojha
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 556
Release: 2010-06-22
ISBN 10: 1439809631
ISBN 13: 9781439809631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Air Pollution Book Review:

Air pollution is recognized as one of the leading contributors to the global environmental burden of disease, even in countries with relatively low concentrations of air pollution. Air Pollution: Health and Environmental Impacts examines the effect of this complex problem on human health and the environment in different settings around the world. I

Global Climate Change and Human Health

Global Climate Change and Human Health
Author: Jay Lemery,Kim Knowlton,Cecilia Sorensen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2021-05-04
ISBN 10: 1119669995
ISBN 13: 9781119669999
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Climate Change and Human Health Book Review:

Learn more about the impact of global warming and climate change on human health and disease The Second Edition of Global Climate Change and Human Health delivers an accessible and comprehensive exploration of the rapidly accelerating and increasingly ubiquitous effects of climate change and global warming on human health and disease. The distinguished and accomplished authors discuss the health impacts of the economic, climatological, and geopolitical effects of global warming. You’ll learn about: The effect of extreme weather events on public health and the effects of changing meteorological conditions on human health How changes in hydrology impact the spread of waterborne disease and noninfectious waterborne threats Adaptation to, and the mitigation and governance of, climate change, including international perspectives on climate change adaptation Perfect for students of public health, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy, Global Climate Change and Human Health, Second Edition is an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in the intersection of climate and human health and disease.

Climate Change the Indoor Environment and Health

Climate Change  the Indoor Environment  and Health
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on the Effect of Climate Change on Indoor Air Quality and Public Health
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2011-10-01
ISBN 10: 0309209412
ISBN 13: 9780309209410
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change the Indoor Environment and Health Book Review:

The indoor environment affects occupants' health and comfort. Poor environmental conditions and indoor contaminants are estimated to cost the U.S. economy tens of billions of dollars a year in exacerbation of illnesses like asthma, allergic symptoms, and subsequent lost productivity. Climate change has the potential to affect the indoor environment because conditions inside buildings are influenced by conditions outside them. Climate Change, the Indoor Environment, and Health addresses the impacts that climate change may have on the indoor environment and the resulting health effects. It finds that steps taken to mitigate climate change may cause or exacerbate harmful indoor environmental conditions. The book discusses the role the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should take in informing the public, health professionals, and those in the building industry about potential risks and what can be done to address them. The study also recommends that building codes account for climate change projections; that federal agencies join to develop or refine protocols and testing standards for evaluating emissions from materials, furnishings, and appliances used in buildings; and that building weatherization efforts include consideration of health effects. Climate Change, the Indoor Environment, and Health is written primarily for the EPA and other federal agencies, organizations, and researchers with interests in public health; the environment; building design, construction, and operation; and climate issues.

Choked

Choked
Author: Beth Gardiner
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2019-04-26
ISBN 10: 022649585X
ISBN 13: 9780226495859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Choked Book Review:

Nothing is as elemental, as essential to human life, as the air we breathe. Yet around the world, in rich countries and poor ones, it is quietly poisoning us. Air pollution prematurely kills seven million people every year, including more than one hundred thousand Americans. It is strongly linked to strokes, heart attacks, many kinds of cancer, dementia, and premature birth, among other ailments. In Choked, Beth Gardiner travels the world to tell the story of this modern-day plague, taking readers from the halls of power in Washington and the diesel-fogged London streets she walks with her daughter to Poland’s coal heartland and India’s gasping capital. In a gripping narrative that’s alive with powerful voices and personalities, she exposes the political decisions and economic forces that have kept so many of us breathing dirty air. This is a moving, up-close look at the human toll, where we meet the scientists who have transformed our understanding of pollution’s effects on the body and the ordinary people fighting for a cleaner future. In the United States, air is far cleaner than it once was. But progress has failed to keep up with the science, which tells us that even today’s lower pollution levels are doing real damage. And as the Trump administration rips up the regulations that have brought us where we are, decades of gains are now at risk. Elsewhere, the problem is far worse, and choking nations like China are scrambling to replicate the achievements of an American agency—the EPA—that until recently was the envy of the world. Clean air feels like a birthright. But it can disappear in a puff of smoke if the rules that protect it are unraveled. At home and around the world, it’s never been more important to understand how progress happened and what dangers might still be in store. Choked shows us that we hold the power to build a cleaner, healthier future: one in which breathing, life’s most basic function, no longer carries a hidden danger.

Climate and Health Benefits from Climate Actions U2013 a New Research Framework for Cities

Climate and Health Benefits from Climate Actions U2013 a New Research Framework for Cities
Author: Bagger Malene
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1163820753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate and Health Benefits from Climate Actions U2013 a New Research Framework for Cities Book Review:

Climate and health benefits from climate actions u2013 a new research framework for citiesBagger M1, Huxley R2, Lund N11: Health Advocacy, Novo Nordisk A/S, Novo Allu00e9 1, 2880 Bagsvu00e6rd, Denmark2: C40, North West Entrance, City-Gate House, 39-45 Finsbury Square, Level 7, London EC2A 1PX, United KingdomBackground:Climate change and non-communicable diseases (NCD), including type 2 diabetes, are two of the defining challenges of the 21th century (1). Climate change and NCDs share the same root causes such as urbanisation, overconsumption, motorised transportation, lack of green space, and air pollution. However, that also means that there are shared opportunities for joint action. Cities are home to more than half of the worldu2019s population (2), two thirds of the 415 million people with diabetes live in cities (3), cities are responsible for 70% of the total carbon emissions (4), and 80% of people living in urban areas that monitor air pollution are exposed to unsafe air (5). That puts cities at forefront for tackling these challenges.By urban planning facilitating physical activity eg. biking and walking, it is possible to induce a more active lifestyle for citizens. In turn, the physical activity reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and one of its major drivers, obesity (6).Outdoor air pollution is a consequence of inefficient combustion of primarily fuels for transport and power generation and urban outdoor air pollution is estimated to cause 1.3 million deaths worldwide per year (5). Long-term exposure to high levels of air pollutants is significantly associated with elevated risk of type 2 diabetes (7).C40, a network of the worldu2019s megacities committed to address climate change, and Novo Nordisk, the largest global healthcare company within diabetes care are collaborating in partnerships to tackle the joint root causes of climate change and type 2 diabetes. The partnership offers a unique opportunity to empower cities to drive meaningful, measurable and sustainable urban climate actions with both climate and health benefits for their citizens. The research partnerships focus on climate actions such as bikeability and walkability due to potential increased physical activity and reduced air pollution.Aims:The aim is to demonstrate social (incl. type 2 diabetes specifically and health in general), environmental, and economic benefits of bikeability and walkability in eleven cities. Given the urgency of climate change and health implications, the aim is furthermore to understand how cities can highlight climate and health benefits from action using best available city data.Methods:Collection and analysis of raw city data are provided by relevant city teams directly supported by C40. Further data exploration is undertaken with a wider range of city departments and organisations and from existing literature to identify data from similar research in other cities that could be used to fill gaps in u2018rawu2019 data from the specific city.Results:The social, environmental, and economic benefits of bike share scheme in Mexico City were evident (8):u2022tAn average bike share user tspends 47-82 min/week biking.u2022tNearly 1,190 tonnes greenhouse gas emission/year saved.u2022tThe monetised health benefits gained by shift from cars to bikes are estimated at 26 million USD.Further results from additional cities will be presented at the congress illustrating the wider benefits, incl. impact on obesity and type 2 diabetes, of bikeability and walkability.Discussion:By demonstrating wider benefits from climate action, cities can facilitate urban development that reduces air pollutants, greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks, while increasing the citizensu2019 health, wellbeing, and economic opportunities. The research aims to accelerate actions on climate and health by enabling cities to make a stronger case for action. Connecting human health, air quality and climate change will unlock mainstream behaviour and policy change at the pace and scale needed.References:1. International Diabetes Federation: Diabetes and Climate Change Report. 2012.2. United Nations: World urbanization prospects, the 2014 revision, highlights. 2014.3. International Diabetes Federation: IDF Diabetes Atlas. 7th edn. 2015.4. UN-Habitat: Cities and Climate Change: Global Report on Human Settlements. 2011.5. World Health Organization: Ambient (outdoor) air quality and health. Factsheeet, September 2016.6. Aune D, Norat T, Leitzmann M, et al: Physical activity and the risk of type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis. Eur J Epidemiol 2015;30:529-42.7. Wang B, Xu D, Jing Z, et al: Effect of long-term exposure to air pollution on type 2 diabetes mellitus risk: a systemic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies. Eur J Endocrinol 2014;171:R173-82.8. C40: Benefits of climate action. 2016.

Air Pollution in the 21st Century

Air Pollution in the 21st Century
Author: T. Schneider
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1097
Release: 1999-03-12
ISBN 10: 9780080544908
ISBN 13: 0080544908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Air Pollution in the 21st Century Book Review:

This symposium was jointly organized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and The Netherlands Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment. These proceedings will provide a stimulus for taking up the challenges of environmental policy development in the 21st century, and will contribute to continuing co-operation. Clean air is a basic condition for health. Air pollution aggravates respiratory problems, leading to increased sickness absenteeism, increased use of health care services and even premature mortality. Air pollution is under intensive discussion in the United States and Europe. In The Netherlands, a wide range of policy instruments have been formulated which have reduced air pollution. For example; since 1975, sulphur dioxide and lead emissions have been reduced. However, emission reduction figures for many other substances are more modest. Many air pollution problems persist because progress in countering these problems is nullified by growth in the economy and traffic. Another important target is the prevention of climate change. The international community is agreed that the increasing concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has led to a gradual increase in the earth's temperature. In terms of the environmental consequences and social implications, the greenhouse problem surpasses all other air quality problems. Across Europe, strategies are being developed to reduce acidification and photochemical air pollution. An air emission ceiling for each country in the European Union is being agreed. In the area of climate change, there is good co-operation between the United States, The Netherlands and other EU Members States in the ongoing global negotiations. This is the start of a new movement. In the last century economies and societies developed through increasing human productivity. In the next century they must develop through increasing the productivity of fuel and natural resources.

Air Quality Fifth Edition

Air Quality  Fifth Edition
Author: Thad Godish,Wayne T. Davis,Joshua S. Fu
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2014-08-15
ISBN 10: 1466584440
ISBN 13: 9781466584440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Air Quality Fifth Edition Book Review:

The fifth edition of a bestseller, Air Quality provides students with a comprehensive overview of air quality, the science that continues to provide a better understanding of atmospheric chemistry and its effects on public health and the environment, and the regulatory and technological management practices employed in achieving air quality goals. Maintaining the practical approach that has made previous editions so popular, the chapters have been reorganized, new material has been added, less relevant material deleted, and new images added, particularly those from Earth satellites. See What’s New in the Fifth Edition: New graphics, images, and an appended list of unit conversions New problems and questions Revisions and updates on the regulatory aspects related to air quality, emissions of pollutants, and particularly in the area of greenhouse gas emissions Updated information on topics that affect air quality such as global warming, climate change, international issues associated with air quality and its regulation, atmospheric deposition, atmospheric chemistry, and health and environmental effects of atmospheric pollution Written in Thad Godish’s accessible style, the book clearly elucidates the challenges we face in our fifth decade of significant regulatory efforts to protect and enhance the quality of the nation’s air. It also highlights the growing global awareness of air quality issues, climate change, and public health concerns in the developing world. The breadth of coverage, review questions at the end of each chapter, extensive glossary, and list of readings put the tools for understanding in your students’ hands.

Environmental Policy and Public Health

Environmental Policy and Public Health
Author: William N. Rom
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN 10: 0470593431
ISBN 13: 9780470593431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Policy and Public Health Book Review:

This textbook provides an overview of the major environmental policy issues, past and present, and explains the interplay among law, science, and advocacy as related to environmental policymaking in the United States and abroad. Environmental Policy and Public Health examines the main sources of pollution and threats to environmental integrity and explores the consequences of pollution on the environment and the population. Throughout the book, noted environmental policy expert William N. Rom explains the legal basis for environmental action, beginning with the Clean Air Act, the Wilderness Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, and international treaties. In addition to providing information about existing laws, the author presents potential policy alternatives that offer real-world solutions. Comprehensive in scope, the book incorporates developments in law, economics, global warming, and air pollution. Environmental Policy and Public Health covers these topics and also puts an emphasis on wilderness protection. An important focus of the book is an assessment of the role of policy analysis in the formation and implementation of national and local environmental policy. Companion Web site: www.josseybass.com/go/rom

Climate Change and Global Public Health

Climate Change and Global Public Health
Author: Kent E. Pinkerton,William N. Rom
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 605
Release: 2020-11-23
ISBN 10: 3030547469
ISBN 13: 9783030547462
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Global Public Health Book Review:

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.

Climate Change and the Health Sector

Climate Change and the Health Sector
Author: Alexander Thomas,K. Srinath Reddy,Divya Alexander,Poornima Prabhakaran
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2021-11-23
ISBN 10: 1000511839
ISBN 13: 9781000511833
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and the Health Sector Book Review:

The health sector is known to be one of the major contributors towards the greenhouse gas emissions causing the climate crisis, the greatest health threat of the 21st century. This volume positions the health sector as a leader in the fight against climate change and explores the role of the health system in climate policy action. It delivers an overview of the linkages between climate change and the health sector, with chapters on the impact of climate change on health, its connection to pandemics, and its effects on food, nutrition and air quality, while examining gendered and other vulnerabilities. It delves into the different operational aspects of the health sector in India and details how each one can become climate-smart to reduce the health sector’s overall carbon footprint, by looking at sustainable procurement, green and resilient healthcare infrastructure, and the management of transportation, energy, water, waste, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and plastics in healthcare. Well supplemented with rigorous case studies, the book will be indispensable for students, teachers, and researchers of environmental studies, health sciences, and climate change. It will be useful for healthcare workers, public health officials, healthcare leaders, policy planners, and those interested in climate resilience and preparedness in the healthcare sector.

A Human Health Perspective on Climate Change

A Human Health Perspective on Climate Change
Author: Interagency Working Group on Climate Change and Health (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCBK:C095468193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Human Health Perspective on Climate Change Book Review: