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AuthorRom, William N.
TitleEnvironmental policy and public health : air pollution, global climate change, and wilderness / William N. Rom ; Foreword by Frances Beinecke
Imprint San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2012
Edition 1st ed.
Descript xxvi, 420 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


"This important resource provides an overview of the major environmental policy issues, both historic and topical, and explains how science plays a role in various forms of policy response. It scrutinizes the sources of pollution and threats to environmental integrity, the consequences of pollution on the environment and health and explains the legal basis for environmental action. The book explains science-based environmental regulation versus cost-benefit scenarios and advocacy by regulated industry and public health organizations. This resource is designed for graduate students in public health and environmental studies"-- Provided by publisher


The clean air act and the national environmental policy act -- Particulate matter -- Ozone -- Sulfur dioxide and acid rain -- Environmental tobacco smoke -- Children’s environmental health: mercury and lead -- The role of community advocacy groups in environmental protection: example of September 11, 2001 -- The medical response to an environmental disaster: lessons from the world trade center attacks -- Chlorofluorocarbons and the development of the ozone hole -- Global warming science and consequences -- National green energy plan -- Climate change policy options -- Environmental policy and the land: wilderness preservation -- Environmental policy and advocacy groups: the wilderness society: a case study -- Alaska: America’s wilderness frontier: a case study -- The clean water act and water ecosystems -- Toxic chemicals in the environment: government regulations and public health

Environmental health -- Government policy Medical policy MEDICAL / Public Health.

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