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Cover for Natural landscapes and the health crisis.

This book chapter focuses on how landscapes can be harmful to human health and wellbeing and suggests possible strategies for reparation and to regain a reciprocal relationship with landscapes. Climate change, Indigenous practices, and ecological grief are discussed, as well as health risks from...

Author(s)
Ewert, A. W.; Mitten, D. S.; Overholt, J. R.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245400)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Critical terms during development and commercialization of microbial agents for the control of plant parasitic nematodes.

The original vision of phytonematodes' biocontrol has been to reduce the pest population by natural enemies with the active involvement of the human role. Two main arguments against the use of chemical control to combat plant parasitic nematodes directed both the consumers and the producers to look ...

Author(s)
Spiegel, Y.; Oren, O.; Ehlers, R. U.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247541)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Theorizing family leisure in the outdoors and social connection.

Social isolation, also known as loneliness, is increasingly being recognized as a serious health risk throughout the world (Killeen, 1998; HawkinsElder et al., 2018; Pimlott, 2018; Luchetti et al., 2020; Sauter et al., 2020; Barreto et al., 2021). In many countries, social isolation and social...

Author(s)
Hodge, C. J.; Izenstark, D.; Melton, K. K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248203)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Possible impact of climate and environmental change on ticks and tick-borne disease in England.

The survival, density and distribution of ticks are determined by three key elements: microclimate, habitat and host, all of which can be impacted by climate change. The public health risk from ticks is further influenced by human behaviour and the way in which we access and manage the environment...

Author(s)
Medlock, J.; Hansford, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249637)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A handbook of environmental toxicology: human disorders and ecotoxicology.

This handbook contains chapters that are arranged in nine sections, each representing a particular theme and representing diversity of biogenic compounds and pollutants impinging on human health and ecotoxicity.

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book
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Cover for The developmental neurotoxicity of polychlorinated biphenyls: a continuing environmental health concern.

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are synthetic chemicals widely used in diverse industrial applications and commercial products until their production was banned in the 1970s due to concerns regarding their environmental persistence and human health risks. Despite the ban, environmental levels of...

Author(s)
Sethi, S.; Lein, P. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Minamata disease and methylmercury exposure.

Two outbreaks of Minamata disease were observed mainly during the 1950s and mid-1970s, which was an era of rapid economic growth in Japan. In both cases, a large amount of methylmercury was discarded into the sea and rivers after secondary generation in acetaldehyde-synthesizing factories. Serious...

Author(s)
Hachiya, N.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Lead poisoning.

The reduction of childhood lead exposure in the USA is a public health success story, but lead is still one of the most widely encountered toxic metals in the world. To date, no safe blood lead threshold has been identified. The properties and availability of lead, a naturally occurring blue-grey...

Author(s)
Katner, A. L.; Mielke, H. W.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Particulates from combustion sources: formation, characteristics and toxic hazards.

Particulates from combustion sources are a major component of outdoor and indoor air pollutants. During fires, they contribute to acute injury and deaths from smoke exposure; and through chronic daily exposure in homes, workplaces and the outdoor environment they are a major cause of long-term...

Author(s)
Purser, D. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Hazard analysis vs. risk analysis.

This chapter focuses on making the distinctions between hazard and risk and between hazard assessment and risk assessment. It proceeds by defining hazards more completely than in other chapters. Risk-based approaches to analysis are contrasted with hazard-based approaches. This is followed by a...

Author(s)
Yoe, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648798)
Type
Book chapter

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