Longstanding evidence of the links between the environment and health has led to a recognition of the need for sustainable development. This is equally true in low, middle and high income countries. One of the great challenges for public health practitioners is to understand and try to modify the relationship between the environment and health in the face of development.
This book examines the underlying concepts, the history of environmental health, and the key factors that affect public health including:
This book has been fully revised to discuss recent international environmental conventions and legislation in fast-moving world of environmental health. UK and global issues are covered such as urbanization and the impact of transport on air pollution, and the impact of globalization on high and low income countries.
Understanding Public Health is an innovative series published by Open University Press in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Series Editors: Ros Plowman and Nicki Thorogood.
Contributors: Araceli Busby, Emma Hutchinson, Sari Kovats, Marie-Jose Lopez, James Milner, Debapriya Mondal, Virginia Murray, Rachel Peletz, Noah Scovronick, Carolyn Stephens and Cathryn Tonne.