Environmental Medicine is an indispensable aid to the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of environmentally-acquired disorders. It brings into sharp focus the increasing importance of the practice of environmental medicine, drawing together the many different strands that make up this modern discipline, and putting topical and controversial subjects into evidence-based context.
The editors and authors are all leading authorities in their respective fields and are drawn from a wide variety of sources, including government advisory bodies. They have put emphasis on the issues most relevant to contemporary pratice, ensuring everyday relevance, while not neglecting less common conditions. Boxes and tables are used throughout for clarity and accessibility.
Jon G. Ayres BSc MBBS MD FRCP FRCPE FFOM FRCPSG - Professor of Environmental and Respiratory Medicine, School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK Roy M. Harrison OBE BSc PhD DSc CChem FRSC FRMetS Hon MFPH HonFFOM -Queen Elizabeth II Birmingham Centenary Professor of Environmental Health, Division of Environmental Health & Risk Management, University of Birmingham, UK Gordon L. Nichols PhD MSB CBiol FRSPH - Consultant Epidemiologist, Gastrointestinal, Emerging and Zoonotic Infections Department, Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency, London, UK Robert L. Maynard CBE FRCP FRCPath FBTS - Honorary Professor of Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, UK
BACKGROUND TO ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE METHODOLOGY HEALTH EFFECTS Diseases from respiratory exposures to non-infectious agents Respiratory diseases from infectious agents Diseases related to exposure to non-infectious material Diseases related to the ingestion of infectious agents Vector and skin-borne diseases Nosocomial diseases - hospitals and institutions Accidental and deliberate environmental contamination Diseases influenced by climate Pressure Land Radiant energy Genetic, environmental and infectious causes of cancer ENVIRONMENT AND THE PEOPLE