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Cover for Metallic elements.

Individual heavy metals are markedly different in intrinsic chemical properties, resulting in unique features, but common themes may be just as significant in several respects, including in this book chapter: origin, environmental distribution, electronic waste recycling risks, uptake and...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245189)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Urbanization, living standards and sustainability.

This chapter focuses on the negative and positive impact of urbanization and urban population growth on the environment and human health over the course of history. While urbanization creates challenges with waste disposal, air pollution and the provision of clean water, it enables economies of...

Author(s)
Cole, J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241648)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sanitation, clean energy and fertilizer.

This chapter reviews the relationship between sanitation and human and environmental health, and the role of human waste as a source of natural fertilizer, and biogas and clean energy. At present, sanitation is widely considered to be part of public health and increasingly as an important part of...

Author(s)
Cole, J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241648)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Household pests and their control - flies.

This chapter describes the life cycle, control and management of housefly (Musca domestica). The insecticide treatment methods and use of traps (food-baited traps, water trap using a light source, UV light trap) for housefly control are discussed. The trap location and design, effect of lighting...

Author(s)
Dhang, P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395146)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Exploring how medical voluntourism contributes to health and wellbeing in Haiti.

This chapter explores the ways in which medical voluntourism (i.e., where health professionals travel to another country to provide medical services) contributes to community health and wellbeing in Haiti, particularly in issues such as malnutrition, water access/sanitation and waste disposal. It...

Author(s)
Thomsen, J.; Keneman, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391315)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Microbial keratinases: characteristics, biotechnological applications and potential.

Keratinases are a group of proteolytic enzymes that can catalyse the cleavage and hydrolysis of the highly stable and fibrous proteins: keratins. A diverse range of microorganisms, including fungi, actinomycetes and bacteria, have been reported to produce keratinases that have biotechnological...

Author(s)
Purchase, D.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Non-infectious disorders of warmwater fish.

This chapter gives an overview on aspects of current finfish cage culture, such as environmental and anthropogenic related problems, stress and nutritional imbalance and the development of abnormalities which may affect growth and increase disease susceptibility.

Author(s)
Soares, F.; Fernández, I.; Costas, B.; Gavaia, P.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642079)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Economic and environmental analysis.

The first part of this chapter offers an introduction to economic analysis in greenhouse cultivation. The choice of greenhouse structures and equipment, production costs, and other aspects of interest in economic analysis are discussed, with some information presented on Spanish greenhouse...

Author(s)
Castilla, N.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641034)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Managing health and safety in a clinical environment.

This chapter discusses the most important hazards and their associated risks in the clinical environment. How these should be effectively managed to ensure the safety of all staff, clients and visitors is also explained.

Author(s)
Jones, A.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939809)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for What goes up Mt Whitney must come down.

As the highest mountain in the "lower 48", Mt Whitney is a favorite destination for many hikers in the United States and beyond. However, this popularity has led to a number of management problems, including impacts associated with very large numbers of visitors on the trail and summit and improper ...

Author(s)
Manning, R. E.; Anderson, L. E.
ISBN
2012 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845939311)
Type
Book chapter

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