Environmental Health Risk
Edited By: C.A. Brebbia, Wessex Institute of Technology, United Kingdom and D. FAYZIEVA, , Uzbekistan
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WIT Transactions on Biomedicine and Health
Good health depends on many factors including high quality air, water, soil and food. As environmental problems increase, related health issues are also becoming a source of major worldwide concern. It is therefore essential to establish effective measures to eliminate or considerably reduce hazardous factors from the environment, measures highly dependent on the application of suitable experimental, modelling and interpretive techniques to achieve a balanced assessment of the risks involved.
Covering the latest developments in this field, this book features edited versions of papers presented at the First International Conference on the Impact of Environmental Factors on Health (Environmental Health Risk 2001). The volume provides an easily accessible source of information on the interrelation between environmental risk and health which is often complex and can involve a variety of social, occupational and lifestyle factors. It also emphasizes the need to adopt an interdisciplinary approach in order to effectively recognize and avoid such problems.
The contributions are divided under the following headings: Air Pollution; Water Supply and Quality; Waste Water and Surface Water Problems; Radiation and Noise; Microbial Risk; Population Health; and Solid Waste.