The author of Impact of Hazardous Waste on Human Health is a public health official with the unique perspective that only insider status can provide. His book is intended for policy makers, environmentalists, toxicologists, public health officials, academic personnel, and health care providers. The author addresses six themes: hazardous waste issues must be more vigorously examined, site remediation is critical, risk management must extend beyond waste site clean up, disease prevention must be a priority, interagency partnership is mandatory, and the best technology must be applied. Johnson also considers the pros and cons of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) also known as the “Superfund.” His years of experience with this law, and countless other issues related to hazardous waste, make Impact of Hazardous Waste on Human Health an important and positive contribution.
This book describes the association between hazardous waste and human health and the role of public health programs in addressing this association. Several themes connect the material as a coherent body of knowledge. It contains up-to-date depictions of the human health impacts of hazardous waste and attendant public health responses. It defines the term “public health'” and its role at local and national levels.
Author: Barry L. Johnson
Publisher: CRC Press
Genre: Medical / Occupational & Industrial Medicine
Date Published: 1999-06
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