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Table of Contents

Ecosystems and Energy Flow
Introduction
Climate
Ecosystems and Biomes
Energy Flow
Nutrients
The Process of Succession and Retrogression
References

Human Populations
Introduction
The Characteristics of Populations
Population Dynamics
Population Trends in the World
Current Population Trends in Developed Countries
Current Population Trends in LDCs
Predicted Future Trends in Populations
Urbanization
The Control of Population
Methods of Fertility Control
References

Environmental Degradation and Food Security
Introduction: The Debate
Impacts on the Environment
Food Security
References

Environmental Disease
Introduction
Defining Disease
The Role of Genetics in Disease
Cancer
References

Toxicity and Toxins
Introduction
Exposure and Entry Routes
Some Specific Examples of Toxic Agents
References The Trouble with PestsIntroduction
What are Pests?
Insects and Other Arthropods
Rodents and Pests
Pesticides
Types of Pesticides
References

Emerging Diseases
Introduction
Reasons for the Emergence of Infectious Diseases
Specific Emerging Diseases
Practical Approaches to Limiting the Emergence of Infectious Diseases
References

Foodborne Illness
Introduction
Causative Agents of Foodborne Disease
Foodborne Pathogens
References

Water and WastewaterIntroduction
Water Use
Sources of Drinking Water
Water Pollution
Water Treatment
Regulations
Wastewater Disposal and Treatment
Water Pollution and Health
Future Outlook
References

Air, Noise, and Radiation
Introduction
The Atmosphere and Methods of Dispersion
The History of Air Pollution Control in the U.S.
The Criteria Pollutants
Health Implications of Air Pollutants Indoor Air Pollution
Noise
Radiation
Ultraviolet Radiation
References

Solid and Hazardous Waste
Introduction
Definition and Characterization of MSW
Collection and Disposal of Solid Waste
Hazardous Wastes
References

Assessing Human Risk
Introduction
Environmental Risk
The Process of Risk Analysis
Risk Management and Communication
References

Environmental Laws and Compliance
Introduction
Environmental Laws: Some Fundamentals
Federal Environmental Laws
Compliance Strategies
References

Emergency Preparedness
Introduction
The Role of the Environmental Health (EH) Professional in Emergency/Disaster Response
References
Glossary
Index

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