Table of Contents

Half title.
Series title.
Over view of the book.
Section 1 Clusters.
CH36;Chapter 1 Investigation of a putative disease cluster.
CH36;Chapter 2 Geographical analysis of an industrial hazard.
CH36;Chapter 3 Analysis and interpretation of a single45;site cluster.
Section 2 Air pollution.
CH36;Chapter 4 Air pollution58; time45;series studies.
CH36;Chapter 5 Air pollution58; geographical studies.
Section 3 Radiation and hazardous waste.
CH36;Chapter 6 Ionizing radiation.
CH36;Chapter 7 Non45;ionizing radiation.
CH36;Chapter 8 Hazardous waste and congenital anomalies.
Section 4 Water and health.
CH36;Chapter 9 Water and health58; a world water crisis63;.
CH36;Chapter 10 Water and health58; wastewater use in agriculture.
Section 5 Climate change.
CH36;Chapter 11 Climate change58; principles.
CH36;Chapter 12 Climate change58; extreme weather events.
CH36;Chapter 13 Climate change58; vector45;borne diseases.
Section 6 Epidemiological evidence.
CH36;Chapter 14 Reviewing epidemiological evidence.
CH36;Chapter 15 Emerging trends.
Appendix 1 Clustering around a point source.
Appendix 2 Health guidelines for the use of wastewater in agriculture and aquaculture.
Appendix 3 Epidemiological formulae.
Back Cover.
Last Page. The impact of the environment on human health is of growing concern to the public, politicians and public health practitioners. Epidemiology offers a way of investigating and measuring potential hazards, from local sources of pollution to global climate changes. It allows real effects to be distinguished from chance associations. This book describes the methods available for public health practitioners to enable investigations to be carried out and how findings should be interpreted to ensure that the most appropriate policies are adopted. The book examines: Air pollution; Clusters of cases of ill-health; Radiation and hazardous waste; Water and health; and Climate change. Contributors include: Mike Ahern, Ben Armstrong, Araceli Busby, Pat Doyle, Shakoor Hajat, Sari Kovats, and, Paul Wilkinson.