Lead and Public Health Book

Lead and Public Health


  • Author : Paul Mushak
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 980
  • ISBN 10 : 9780444515544

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Lead and Public Health Excerpt :

The book presents a detailed assessment of the health science of lead and the human health risk assessment models for lead's human health impacts, followed by an account of various regulatory efforts in the United States and elsewhere to eliminate or reduce human toxic exposures to lead. The science of lead as presented here covers releases of lead into the environment, lead's movement through the environment to reach humans who are then exposed, and the spectrum of toxic effects, particularly low-level toxic effects, on the developing central nervous system of the very young child. The section on human health risk assessment deals with quantifying not only the dose-response relationships that underlie toxic responses to lead in sensitive populations but also with the likelihood of toxic responses vis-à-vis environmental lead at some level of exposure. This section includes a treatment of computer models of lead exposure, particularly those that use lead in whole blood as a key measure. Various models convert lead intake via various body compartments into measures of body lead burden. Such measures are then directly related to severity of injury. The final section of the book deals with past and present regulatory efforts to control lead releases into the human environment. Current control efforts present a mixed picture. The most problematic issue is the continued presence of lead paint in older housing and lead in soils of urban and mining industry communities. Comprehensive assessment of the three major facets of the public health problem of lead: the voluminous science, the risk assessment approaches, and approaches to controlling lead as a public health problem. Integration of the above three elements to provide a coherent whole Provides a single source of information that will be extremely valuable to all professionals working in areas impacted by this toxic substance

Lead Toxicity Book

Lead Toxicity


  • Author : Sarah E. Royce
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Lead
  • Pages : 55
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015051606617

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Measuring Lead Exposure in Infants  Children  and Other Sensitive Populations Book

Measuring Lead Exposure in Infants Children and Other Sensitive Populations


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 1993-02-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309049276

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Measuring Lead Exposure in Infants Children and Other Sensitive Populations Excerpt :

Lead is a ubiquitous toxic agent that is especially damaging to the young child and the developing fetus. Unlike many environmental health risks, the risks associated with lead are no longer theoretical but have been observed for many years. Indeed, the first regulation of lead in paint was enacted in the 1920s. Currently, because of growing evidence of lead toxicity at lower concentrations, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently lowered its lead-exposure guideline to 10 ug/dl lead in blood from 25 ug/dl. Measuring Lead Exposure in Infants, Children, and Other Sensitive Populations addresses the public health concern about the logistics and feasibility of lead screening in infants and children at such low concentrations. This book will serve as the basis for all U.S. Public Health Service activities and for all state and local programs in monitoring lead.

Lead Wars Book

Lead Wars


  • Author : Gerald Markowitz
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2014-08-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520283930

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Lead Wars Excerpt :

In this incisive examination of lead poisoning during the past half century, Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner focus on one of the most contentious and bitter battles in the history of public health. Lead Wars details how the nature of the epidemic has changed and highlights the dilemmas public health agencies face today in terms of prevention strategies and chronic illness linked to low levels of toxic exposure. The authors use the opinion by Maryland’s Court of Appeals—which considered whether researchers at Johns Hopkins University’s prestigious Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) engaged in unethical research on 108 African-American children—as a springboard to ask fundamental questions about the practice and future of public health. Lead Wars chronicles the obstacles faced by public health workers in the conservative, pro-business, anti-regulatory climate that took off in the Reagan years and that stymied efforts to eliminate lead from the environments and the bodies of American children.

Lead   Public Health Book

Lead Public Health


  • Author : Erik Millstone
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 1997-10-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 1560327243

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Lead Public Health Excerpt :

Lead is the most serious and widespread poison in our environment, and can cause serious damage to the mental development of young children at relatively low levels. Taking lead out of petrol has dealt with only one source of exposure: the most serious hazards arise from old leaded paint in our homes, schools and workplaces, and from the old leaded pipes that can carry our drinking water. This is the first book to offer an accessible and authoritative guide to the subject. Focussing on the evidence concerning children - and making use of previously unpublished governmental research - it gives the background to the scientific debate about the toxicology of lead, and examines the impacts on human health. The regulatory regimes of the US and UK are assessed and further appropriate steps are suggested. For over 20 years, scientific evidence has accumulated showing how harmful current exposure to lead is: yet neither the UK nor the US government has faced up to the facts. Lead and Public Health is a persuasive account of the implications of, and possible solutions for, this crucial issue.

Environmental Lead and Public Health Book

Environmental Lead and Public Health


  • Author : United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Air Pollution Control Office
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1971
  • Genre: Environmental health
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822024133571

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Lead   Public Health Book

Lead Public Health


  • Author : Erik Millstone
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 1997-10-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 1560327235

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Lead Public Health Excerpt :

Lead is the most serious and widespread poison in our environment, and can cause serious damage to the mental development of young children at relatively low levels. Taking lead out of petrol has dealt with only one source of exposure: the most serious hazards arise from old leaded paint in our homes, schools and workplaces, and from the old leaded pipes that can carry our drinking water. This is the first book to offer an accessible and authoritative guide to the subject. Focussing on the evidence concerning children - and making use of previously unpublished governmental research - it gives the background to the scientific debate about the toxicology of lead, and examines the impacts on human health. The regulatory regimes of the US and UK are assessed and further appropriate steps are suggested. For over 20 years, scientific evidence has accumulated showing how harmful current exposure to lead is: yet neither the UK nor the US government has faced up to the facts. Lead and Public Health is a persuasive account of the implications of, and possible solutions for, this crucial issue.

The Future of the Public s Health in the 21st Century Book
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The Future of the Public s Health in the 21st Century


  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2003-02-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309133180

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The Future of the Public s Health in the 21st Century Excerpt :

The anthrax incidents following the 9/11 terrorist attacks put the spotlight on the nation's public health agencies, placing it under an unprecedented scrutiny that added new dimensions to the complex issues considered in this report. The Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Century reaffirms the vision of Healthy People 2010, and outlines a systems approach to assuring the nation's health in practice, research, and policy. This approach focuses on joining the unique resources and perspectives of diverse sectors and entities and challenges these groups to work in a concerted, strategic way to promote and protect the public's health. Focusing on diverse partnerships as the framework for public health, the book discusses: The need for a shift from an individual to a population-based approach in practice, research, policy, and community engagement. The status of the governmental public health infrastructure and what needs to be improved, including its interface with the health care delivery system. The roles nongovernment actors, such as academia, business, local communities and the media can play in creating a healthy nation. Providing an accessible analysis, this book will be important to public health policy-makers and practitioners, business and community leaders, health advocates, educators and journalists.

The New Public Health Book

The New Public Health


  • Author : Theodore H. Tulchinsky
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-26
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 912
  • ISBN 10 : 9780124157675

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The New Public Health has established itself as a solid textbook throughout the world. Translated into 7 languages, this work distinguishes itself from other public health textbooks, which are either highly locally oriented or, if international, lack the specificity of local issues relevant to students' understanding of applied public health in their own setting. This 3e provides a unified approach to public health appropriate for all masters' level students and practitioners—specifically for courses in MPH programs, community health and preventive medicine programs, community health education programs, and community health nursing programs, as well as programs for other medical professionals such as pharmacy, physiotherapy, and other public health courses. Changes in infectious and chronic disease epidemiology including vaccines, health promotion, human resources for health and health technology Lessons from H1N1, pandemic threats, disease eradication, nutritional health Trends of health systems and reforms and consequences of current economic crisis for health Public health law, ethics, scientific d health technology advances and assessment Global Health environment, Millennium Development Goals and international NGOs

Communities in Action Book
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Communities in Action


  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-27
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 582
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309452960

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In the United States, some populations suffer from far greater disparities in health than others. Those disparities are caused not only by fundamental differences in health status across segments of the population, but also because of inequities in factors that impact health status, so-called determinants of health. Only part of an individual's health status depends on his or her behavior and choice; community-wide problems like poverty, unemployment, poor education, inadequate housing, poor public transportation, interpersonal violence, and decaying neighborhoods also contribute to health inequities, as well as the historic and ongoing interplay of structures, policies, and norms that shape lives. When these factors are not optimal in a community, it does not mean they are intractable: such inequities can be mitigated by social policies that can shape health in powerful ways. Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity seeks to delineate the causes of and the solutions to health inequities in the United States. This report focuses on what communities can do to promote health equity, what actions are needed by the many and varied stakeholders that are part of communities or support them, as well as the root causes and structural barriers that need to be overcome.

The Public Health Crisis Survival Guide Book

The Public Health Crisis Survival Guide


  • Author : Joshua M. Sharfstein
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-16
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190697228

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The Public Health Crisis Survival Guide Excerpt :

Firefighters are taught to battle flames. Police learn to respond quickly to 911 calls. So why are so few health officials prepared for public health crises? The Public Health Crisis Survival Guide is here to help. Whether it's an infectious disease outbreak, a scathing news report, or a sudden budget calamity, this book gives public health readers an honest and practical overview of what to do when things go wrong -- not just to survive, but to lead and thrive in the most difficult circumstances. With examples drawn from history, recent headlines, and the author's own experience at the local, state, and federal levels, this book covers: · how to recognize, manage, and communicate in a crisis · how to pivot from managing a crisis to advocating for long-term policy change that can prevent the crisis from happening again · how to awaken a sense of crisis on a longstanding problem to generate momentum for change · taboo topics, including whether and how to apologize for mistakes Written by a voice of experience, practicality, and good humor, The Public Health Crisis Survival Guide will be a source of enrichment and reassurance for the next generation of public health students and practitioners.