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Basic Environmental Health

Annalee Yassi, Tord Kjellström, Theo de Kok, and Tee Guidotti

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195135589
eISBN:
9780199864102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135589.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This book draws from the social sciences, the natural sciences, and the health sciences to introduce the principles and methods applied in environmental health. It presents an overview of the basic ... More


Industrial Pollution and Chemical Safety

Annalee Yassi, Tord Kjellström, Theo de Kok, and Tee L. Guidotti

in Basic Environmental Health

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195135589
eISBN:
9780199864102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135589.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on industrial pollution and chemical safety. Topics discussed include the extent of industrial pollution, public exposure from industrial sources, hazards by industry, major ... More


Conducting Worksite Investigations

Bruce P. Bernard

in Occupational and Environmental Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190662677
eISBN:
9780190662707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662677.003.0038
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter focuses on conducting worksite investigations, including walkthrough surveys, and provides occupational health and safety personnel, employees, and employers the opportunity to identify ... More


Work stress and health: is the association moderated by sense of coherence?

Susanna Toivanen

in Health inequalities and welfare resources: Continuity and change in Sweden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347589
eISBN:
9781447302483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347589.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on whether personality characteristics, in terms of sense of coherence (Antonovsky et al, 1990; Sagy et al, 1990), may buffer against the adverse effects of work stress ... More


Body Count

Paul David Blanc

in Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300204667
eISBN:
9780300224887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204667.003.0004
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter considers the growing body of evidence confirming the health hazards of carbon disulfide in the viscose rayon industry. In her report Industrial Poisons Used in the Rubber Industry, ... More


Invisible Lead

Philippe Grandjean

in Only One Chance: How Environmental Pollution Impairs Brain Development -- and How to Protect the Brains of the Next Generation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199985388
eISBN:
9780199346233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199985388.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Lead is the chemical with the best documentation of health hazards. However, lead poisoning was first thought of as a potentially life-threatening disease, which, in survivors, left no trace at all. ... More


US Nuclear Experiments and the Bikinians: The “Nuclear Nomads” Revisited

Martha Smith-Norris

in Domination and Resistance: The United States and the Marshall Islands during the Cold War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847623
eISBN:
9780824869014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847623.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Chapter Two explains why the United States decided to test 23 nuclear weapons at Bikini Atoll between 1946 and 1958. It also discusses the effects and implications of the US testing program on ... More


US Nuclear Tests, the Environment, and Medical Research: Case Studies of the Rongelapese and Utirikese

Martha Smith-Norris

in Domination and Resistance: The United States and the Marshall Islands during the Cold War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847623
eISBN:
9780824869014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847623.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Chapter Three focusses on the human and ecological consequences of American Cold War policies on the Rongelap and Utirik Atolls. In particular, it concentrates on the effects of the 1954 Bravo ... More


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