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Mercury in the United States - Demand, Supply & Use Changes & the EPA's Roadmap for Reduction (Hardcover): Erica O Gosselin Mercury in the United States - Demand, Supply & Use Changes & the EPA's Roadmap for Reduction (Hardcover)
Erica O Gosselin
R2,897 Discovery Miles 28 970 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Environmental concerns have led to numerous regulations that have dramatically decreased the reported production and use of mercury in the United States since the 1980s. Government legislation and subsequent industry actions have led to increased collection of mercury-containing materials and the recovery of mercury through recycling. Mercury emissions have been reduced and effective alternatives to mercury products have been developed for many applications. This book updates and quantifies the changes in demand, supply, use, and material flow for mercury in various sectors in the United States that have taken place since 1996.

The Guts of the Matter - A Global History of Human Waste and Infectious Intestinal Disease (Paperback): James L. a. Webb Jr The Guts of the Matter - A Global History of Human Waste and Infectious Intestinal Disease (Paperback)
James L. a. Webb Jr
R486 Discovery Miles 4 860 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Guts of the Matter is a study of our oldest ecological problem: the transmission of infectious intestinal disease from human waste. Spanning the early hominin era to the present, this book explores the evolution of human waste disposal practices, the use of faeces and urine as fertilizer, and the changing patterns of transmission of intestinal pathogens and parasites. Chapters trace the spread of viral, bacterial, and helminthic infections through the early processes of globalization and track the uneven successes of the sanitation revolution in recent centuries. The book also provides an overview of the cultural practices that influence the transmission of infectious intestinal disease and the impacts of biomedical advances such as oral rehydration therapy and vaccination. Webb's impressive breadth and meticulous research is invaluable for students of public health, environmental history, global history, and medicine.

Plants That Cure - Plants as a Source for Medicines, from Pharmaceuticals to Herbal Remedies (Hardcover): Elizabeth A Dauncey,... Plants That Cure - Plants as a Source for Medicines, from Pharmaceuticals to Herbal Remedies (Hardcover)
Elizabeth A Dauncey, Melanie-Jayne R. Howes
R584 R460 Discovery Miles 4 600 Save R124 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A full-color illustrated guide to the natural history of plants with medicinal properties Of the nearly 400,000 plants that have evolved on Earth, around seven percent of them have been used in traditional herbal medicine or as local remedies. More recently, scientific studies have revealed how plants may be sources of important medicines, often in the form of single isolated compounds. Plants That Cure explores these critical compounds and the plants that produce them. This richly illustrated book, filled with color photographs and diagrams, is organized by body system, which feeds into a discussion of the compounds and plants employed for particular conditions, including heart and circulatory problems, fatigue and dementia, nausea and indigestion, respiratory infections, arthritis and joint movement, eye conditions, reproductive issues, and types of cancer. This detailed book examines the mechanisms of action for these plants and also explains how some of their chemical compounds contribute to the functioning and survival of the plants themselves. Essential for herbalists, botanists, and anyone interested in natural remedies and drug discovery, Plants That Cure is the indispensable resource for understanding how medicinal plants work. Provides an authoritative natural history of the most important medicinal plants Features hundreds of color photos and illustrations Explores the roles of plants in different systems of traditional medicine throughout the world Looks at specific body systems and the phytochemical compounds used to treat or alleviate systemic conditions, from heart ailments and respiratory infections to reproductive issues

Tropical Medicine (Paperback, 7th Edition): Geoff Gill, Nick Beeching Tropical Medicine (Paperback, 7th Edition)
Geoff Gill, Nick Beeching
R665 Discovery Miles 6 650 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Providing a comprehensive introduction to the study of tropical medicine, this new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include new content and more illustrations and clinical photographs to aid understanding. Now fully supported by a companion website containing hundreds of interactive multiple-choice questions, and available in a range of digital formats, Tropical Medicine Lecture Notes is the perfect resource for study and revision, and is the ideal companion for those practising medicine in tropical and sub-tropical regions. * New edition of the best-selling tropical medicine textbook * Brand new chapters covering Ophthalmology and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) * Increased coverage of malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS * More colour illustrations and photographs for greater clarity and understanding * Fully supported by a companion website at www.lecturenoteseries.com/tropicalmed containing figures and summaries from the book in PowerPoint format, and hundreds of interactive MCQs (written by Dom Colbert) * Now available in a range of digital formats - perfect for on-the-go study and clinical practice

Indoor Air Quality in Healthcare Facilities (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017): Stefano Capolongo Indoor Air Quality in Healthcare Facilities (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017)
Stefano Capolongo
R1,300 R1,193 Discovery Miles 11 930 Save R107 (8%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This interdisciplinary guide offers background, research findings, and practical strategies for assessing and improving air quality in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Positing good air quality as critical to patient and staff well-being, it identifies disease-carrying microbes, pollutants, and other airborne toxins and their health risks, and provides localized interventions for reducing transmission of pathogens. Effective large-scale approaches to air quality control are also outlined, from green building materials to hygienic HVAC and air treatment practices. Its thoroughness of coverage makes this book a vital resource for professionals involved in every aspect of health service facilities, from planning and construction to maintenance and management. Among the topics covered: Existing guidelines in indoor air quality: the case study of hospital environments Hospital environments and epidemiology of healthcare-associated infections Analysis of microorganisms in hospital environments and potential risks Legionella indoor air contamination in healthcare environments HVAC system design in healthcare facilities and control of aerosol contaminants Assessment of indoor air quality in inpatient wards Indoor Air Quality in Healthcare Facilities imparts up-to-date expertise to a variety of professional readers, including hospitals' technical and management departments, healthcare facilities' chief medical officers, hospital planners, sport and thermal building designers, public health departments, and students of universities and schools of hygiene.

Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Melissa R. Marselle, Jutta Stadler, Horst... Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Melissa R. Marselle, Jutta Stadler, Horst Korn, Katherine N. Irvine, Aletta Bonn
R1,222 R1,014 Discovery Miles 10 140 Save R208 (17%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This open access book identifies and discusses biodiversity's contribution to physical, mental and spiritual health and wellbeing. Furthermore, the book identifies the implications of this relationship for nature conservation, public health, landscape architecture and urban planning - and considers the opportunities of nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation. This transdisciplinary book will attract a wide audience interested in biodiversity, ecology, resource management, public health, psychology, urban planning, and landscape architecture. The emphasis is on multiple human health benefits from biodiversity - in particular with respect to the increasing challenge of climate change. This makes the book unique to other books that focus either on biodiversity and physical health or natural environments and mental wellbeing. The book is written as a definitive 'go-to' book for those who are new to the field of biodiversity and health.

Expedition and Wilderness Medicine (Hardcover): Gregory H. Bledsoe, Michael J. Manyak, David A. Townes Expedition and Wilderness Medicine (Hardcover)
Gregory H. Bledsoe, Michael J. Manyak, David A. Townes
R3,478 R2,974 Discovery Miles 29 740 Save R504 (14%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This is the most practical, concise guide to medical practice in extreme and remote environments. With an increase in visits to remote and dangerous locations around the world, the number of serious and fatal injuries and illnesses associated with these expeditions has markedly increased. Medical personnel working in or near such locations are not always explicitly trained in the management of unique environmental injuries, including high-altitude sickness, the bends, lightning strikes, frostbite, acute dehydration, venomous stings and bites, and tropical diseases.
Many health care professionals seek training in the specialty of wilderness medicine to cope with the health risks faced when far removed from professional care resources, and the American College of Emergency Medicine has recently mandated that a minimum level of proficiency needs to be exhibited by all ER physicians in this discipline. This book covers everything a prospective field physician or medical consultant needs to prepare for when beginning an expedition and explains how to treat a variety of conditions in a concise, clinically oriented format.

Sustainable Heavy Metal Remediation - Volume 2: Case studies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Eldon R. Rene, Erkan Sahinkaya, Alison... Sustainable Heavy Metal Remediation - Volume 2: Case studies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Eldon R. Rene, Erkan Sahinkaya, Alison Lewis, Piet N. L. Lens
R3,832 R3,042 Discovery Miles 30 420 Save R790 (21%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This book presents an assortment of case-studies pertaining to the use of sustainable technologies for heavy metal removal and recovery from mining and metallurgical wastes, construction and demolition wastes, spent catalysts and electronic wastes. Wastewaters from diverse industrial and mining activities have caused pollution problems, but these sectors also serve as a hotspot for metal recovery. Several metal removal technologies based on physical, chemical and biological processes have been successfully implemented in full-scale operation, while metal recovery, which is beneficial for economic and environmental reasons, is still limited due to challenges arising from downstream processing. For instance, microbial recovery (bioleaching) of metals from their ores is an established technology with a number of full-scale applications. Bioleaching of electronic wastes to recover metals is also a highly promising technology with low environmental impact and high cost-effectiveness; yet, this technology is still at its infancy. As the individual chapters of this book focuses on the applications and limitations of different technologies, this book will serve as an excellent resource for chemical engineers, environmental engineers, mining engineers, biotechnologists, graduate students and researchers in these areas.

When the Body Says No - Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection (Paperback): Gabor Mate When the Body Says No - Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection (Paperback)
Gabor Mate
R346 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R65 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Now in paperback, the bestselling exploration of the effects of the mind-body connection on stress and disease

Can a person literally die of loneliness? Is there such a thing as a ""cancer personality""? Drawing on scientific research and the author's decades of experience as a practicing physician, this book provides answers to these and other important questions about the effect of the mind-body link on illness and health and the role that stress and one's individual emotional makeup play in an array of common diseases.Explores the role of the mind-body link in conditions and diseases such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, IBS, and multiple sclerosisDraws on medical research and the author's clinical experience as a family physicianIncludes The Seven A's of Healing-principles of healing and the prevention of illness from hidden stress

Shares dozens of enlightening case studies and stories, including those of people such as Lou Gehrig (ALS), Betty Ford (breast cancer), Ronald Reagan (Alzheimer's), Gilda Radner (ovarian cancer), and Lance Armstrong (testicular cancer)

An international bestseller translated into fifteen languages, "When the Body Says No" promotes learning and healing, providing transformative insights into how disease can be the body's way of saying no to what the mind cannot or will not acknowledge.

Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering  2 (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): J. Middleton, Gyan N. Pande, M.L.... Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 2 (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
J. Middleton, Gyan N. Pande, M.L. Jones
R8,544 Discovery Miles 85 440 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Contains papers presented at the Third International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (1997), which provide evidence that computer-based models, and in particular numerical methods, are becoming essential tools for the solution of many problems encountered in the field of biomedical engineering. The range of subject areas presented include the modeling of hip and knee joint replacements, assessment of fatigue damage in cemented hip prostheses, nonlinear analysis of hard and soft tissue, methods for the simulation of bone adaptation, bone reconstruction using implants, and computational techniques to model human impact. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering also details the application of numerical techniques applied to orthodontic treatment together with introducing new methods for modeling and assessing the behavior of dental implants, adhesives, and restorations.
For more information, visit the "http: //www.uwcm.ac.uk/biorome/international symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering/home page, or "http: //www.gbhap.com/Computer_Methods_Biomechanic s_Biome dical_Engineering/" the home page for the journal.

Cadmium Toxicity - New Aspects in Human Disease, Rice Contamination, and Cytotoxicity (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Seiichiro... Cadmium Toxicity - New Aspects in Human Disease, Rice Contamination, and Cytotoxicity (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Seiichiro Himeno, Keiko Aoshima
R3,254 R2,491 Discovery Miles 24 910 Save R763 (23%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This volume focuses on cadmium (Cd) exposure, its effects on human health, the mechanism of Cd accumulation and the development of mitigation technologies. Further, it discusses clinical, epidemiological, agricultural, toxicological, and biochemical aspects of Cd pollution and presents recent biochemical studies on molecular mechanisms of Cd cytotoxicity and cellular transport as well as the mechanism of Cd-induced disturbances in phosphorus (P) metabolism. It also provides insights into the pathophysiology of itai-itai disease, a serious condition caused by Cd pollution. Cadmium -New Aspects in Human Disease, Rice Contamination, and Cytotoxicity- is a valuable resource for scientists involved in heavy metal toxicology, botanical sciences, and regulatory sciences. Addressing the features of Cd pollution in the past and in the present, as well as future perspectives, this is a must-have book for students, researchers and practitioners interested in global and local metal pollution.

Leading for Health and Wellbeing (Paperback, New): Vicki Taylor Leading for Health and Wellbeing (Paperback, New)
Vicki Taylor
R647 R562 Discovery Miles 5 620 Save R85 (13%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

'Building on the core competences for public health, this book focuses on the key areas of leadership and collaborative working to improve health and wellbeing. Aimed at those undertaking Masters courses in public health and health promotion, (as well as those seeking to gain public health registration through the compilation and submission of a portfolio) this book focuses on leadership and collaborative working to improve health and wellbeing. Leadership, building alliances, developing capacity and capability, working in partnership with other practitioners, agencies and communities, understanding different organisational stuctures and cultures and working effectively across organisational boundaries are central themes throughout this book. Leadership skills such as negotiation, persuasion and influencing and the nature of power and the importance of understanding one's self and the communication process and project management skills and leading and managing change to improve health and wellbeing are considered. Case studies, activities and research summaries are used throughout the book to help the reader to understand how to apply the theory to practice.

Essential Travel Medicine (Paperback): Jane N Zuckerman, Gary Brunette, Peter Leggat Essential Travel Medicine (Paperback)
Jane N Zuckerman, Gary Brunette, Peter Leggat
R1,593 R1,479 Discovery Miles 14 790 Save R114 (7%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This 1st edition of Essential Travel Medicine provides an excellent concise introduction to the specialty of Travel Medicine. This core text will enable health care practitioners particularly those new to the clinical practice of Travel Medicine, to gain a fundamental understanding of the diverse and complex issues which can potentially affect the health of the many millions of people who undertake international travel. Jane N Zuckerman is joined by Gary W Brunette from CDC and Peter A Leggat from Australia as Editors. Leading international specialists in their fields have contributed authoritative chapters reflecting current knowledge to facilitate best clinical practice in the different aspects of travel medicine. The aim of Essential Travel Medicine is to provide a comprehensive guide to Travel Medicine as well as a fundamental knowledge base to support international undergraduate and postgraduate specialty training programmes in the discipline of Travel Medicine. The 1st edition of Essential Travel Medicine offers an indispensable resource of essential information for travel health practitioners, infectious disease specialists, occupational health specialists, public health specialists, family practitioners, pharmacists and other allied health professionals. This core text will appeal similarly to those training in Travel Medicine and to those who want a concise introduction to the subject or an ideal revision companion.

Dermatological Atlas of Indigenous People (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Marcos Cesar Florian, Jane Tomimori, Sofia Beatriz Machado... Dermatological Atlas of Indigenous People (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Marcos Cesar Florian, Jane Tomimori, Sofia Beatriz Machado Mendonca, Douglas Antonio Rodrigues
R3,722 R2,903 Discovery Miles 29 030 Save R819 (22%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Skin diseases are highly prevalent among indigenous people, leading to low mortality but greatly impacting their quality of life. Such diseases can be observed in indigenous people; both those living in isolated communities and those who have since been urbanized to some degree share a common characteristic of presenting different clinical patterns than non-indigenous individuals. These specificities necessitate a special approach when diagnosing dermatologic diseases in indigenous people. However, these considerations are rarely discussed in standard dermatology books. This Atlas addresses that gap by providing specific materials for professionals involved in the health of indigenous people, especially with those who live either alone or in remote areas. It offers a comprehensive overview of the most common skin diseases in specific tribes, providing a full clinical guide on the dermatologic signs and symptoms in these individuals. Additionally, the book complements the clinical standpoint with an anthropologic perspective, examining the impact of dermatologic diseases in indigenous people and the different meaning of these diseases in their lives. Most of the material presented in this Atlas was collected in the Xingu Program, a project created in 1965 by the Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and devoted to providing medical care to indigenous people from the Upper Xingu region, in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Thus, the content is primarily applicable to South American indigenous people. However, the common characteristics of the isolation and non-urbanization of these communities, as well as the anthropologic perspective adopted here, allow the content to be extrapolated to other indigenous peoples worldwide. This Atlas will be a novel and valuable resource for health professionals who work with indigenous peoples, especially in geographic areas where dermatologists are not always readily available.

Fungal Bioremediation - Fundamentals and Applications (Hardcover): Araceli Tomasini Campocosio, Hector Hugo Leon Santiesteban Fungal Bioremediation - Fundamentals and Applications (Hardcover)
Araceli Tomasini Campocosio, Hector Hugo Leon Santiesteban
R3,438 Discovery Miles 34 380 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This book highlights the role fungi play in bioremediation, as well as the mechanisms and enzymes involved in this process. It covers the application of bioremediation with fungi in polluted sites and gives a wide overview of the main applications of remediation, such as degradation of xenobiotics, gaseous pollutants, and metal reduction. The book explains the degradation of emergent pollutants and radioactive compounds by fungi, which is relevant to the current pollution problems that have been studied over the last few decades. The book also describes the most advanced techniques and tools that are currently used in this field of study.

Cancer and AIDS - Part IV: Future Perspectives (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Christopher Kwesi O. Williams Cancer and AIDS - Part IV: Future Perspectives (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Christopher Kwesi O. Williams
R3,005 R2,270 Discovery Miles 22 700 Save R735 (24%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The lifestyles and socio-economic status that are prevalent in regions of the world with limited resources form the background for the unique features of neoplastic diseases in these areas, where the majority of the world population lives. The predominance of the world's retroviral burden of in these areas further compounds the nature and challenges of the cancer there. Much of the international cancer literature covers the nature and challenges of the disease as seen in high-income regions of the world, thereby giving a skewed view of the global cancer challenges. As the low- and middle-income regions of the world transition from communicable to non communicable disease patterns, there is a need for a corresponding paradigm shift, with increased emphasis on what the world needs to know about non communicable diseases, including cancer, where the disease is hitherto poorly documented. The main goal of the proposed book is to contribute to this outcomes.

Environment and Skin (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Jean Krutmann, Hans F. Merk Environment and Skin (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Jean Krutmann, Hans F. Merk
R1,979 R1,803 Discovery Miles 18 030 Save R176 (9%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This book is a rich source of information on skin disorders due to toxicants in the environment. State of the art knowledge is summarized concerning the molecular basis of skin damage caused by well-appreciated environmental noxae. The book also provides a uniquely comprehensive overview of the detrimental dermatological effects of exposure to air pollution and global climate change. A special focus is contact allergy, which, beyond representing a major problem in dermatotoxicology, serves as a prime example for the development of toxicological approaches to risk assessment. A further chapter is devoted to contact urticaria, a condition that can progress to life-threatening anaphylactic reactions. The novel information offered in this book will enable the reader to go beyond the traditional thinking of dermatotoxicology and achieve a modern appreciation of the highly complex interplay between skin and environment.

Environmental Influences on the Immune System (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Charlotte Esser Environmental Influences on the Immune System (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Charlotte Esser
R4,127 R3,309 Discovery Miles 33 090 Save R818 (20%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This book brings together articles on the overarching theme of how the environment shapes the immune system. The immune system is commonly assumed to respond to harmful pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. However, harmless bacteria, chemicals, stress, normal food and other factors can also trigger, shape or interfere with the immune system, often producing adverse effects. Yet, it is also becoming increasingly accepted that some of these interactions are physiological and necessary for a healthy immune system. Examples of negative effects include the immunosuppressive effects of UV irradiation, or the immunotoxic effects of man-made chemicals such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Autoimmunity or allergies can be the adverse consequences of interaction between the immune system and chemical compounds such as drugs. Positive effects can come from natural exposure levels to bacteria, healthy life-style or the diet. There is a great need to understand how communication between the environment and the immune system works. This book addresses this need. It covers environmental factors (such as bacteria, sun exposure), human factors (such as age, exercise or stress), and important man-made factors (such as air pollution). A chapter on human rights complements the scientific chapters. The book is intended for immunologists, toxicologists and researchers who want to know how the immune system works and is triggered, as well as for medical doctors in environmental medicine and the general public interested in immunology.

Cancer and AIDS - Part I: An Historical Perspective (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Christopher Kwesi O. Williams Cancer and AIDS - Part I: An Historical Perspective (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Christopher Kwesi O. Williams
R3,008 R2,274 Discovery Miles 22 740 Save R734 (24%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The lifestyles and socio-economic status that are prevalent in regions of the world with limited resources form the background for the unique features of neoplastic diseases in these areas, where the majority of the world population lives. The predominance of the world's retroviral burden of in these areas further compounds the nature and challenges of the cancer there. Much of the international cancer literature covers the nature and challenges of the disease as seen in high-income regions of the world, thereby giving a skewed view of the global cancer challenges. As the low- and middle-income regions of the world transition from communicable to non communicable disease patterns, there is a need for a corresponding paradigm shift, with increased emphasis on what the world needs to know about non communicable diseases, including cancer, where the disease is hitherto poorly documented. The main goal of the proposed book is to contribute to this outcomes.

Nickel in Soils and Plants (Hardcover): Christos Tsadilas Nickel in Soils and Plants (Hardcover)
Christos Tsadilas
R3,468 Discovery Miles 34 680 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Soils with high Ni contents occur in several parts of the world, especially in areas with ultramafic rocks which cause serious environmental impacts. This book aims to extend the knowledge on the risks and problems caused by elevated Ni contents and to cover the existing gaps on issues related to various aspects and consequences of high Ni contents in soils and plants. Nickel in Soils and Plants brings together discussions on Ni as a trace element and as a micronutrient essential for plant growth and its role in plant physiology. It analyzes the biogeochemistry of Ni at the soil plant interface, and explains its behavior in the rhizosphere resulting in Ni deficiency or toxicity, or Ni tolerance of various Ni hyperaccumulators. Included are Ni resources and sources, the origin of soil Ni, its geochemical forms in soils and their availability to plants, a special reference on soils enriched with geogenic Ni, such as serpentine soils, and the special characteristics of those ecosystems. Recent advancements in methods of Ni speciation, including the macroscale and X- ray absorption spectroscopy studies as well as serious views on Ni kinetics, are also covered. Written by a team of internationally recognized researchers and expert contributors, this comprehensive work addresses the practical aspects of managing Ni in soils and plants for agricultural production, and managing soils with high Ni levels by using organic and inorganic amendments. The text also addresses practical measures related to Ni toxicity in plants, the removal and recovery of Ni from high Ni wastes, and offers environmentally friendly innovative processes for mining Ni from soils containing high Ni levels.

The Healing Energies of Water (Paperback): Charlie Ryrie The Healing Energies of Water (Paperback)
Charlie Ryrie
R396 R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Save R75 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Water is the life source to human existence and to the world around us; it is the natural medicine that nourishes, heals and refreshes us, and has been considered sacred in many cultures throughout history. In this beautiful and inspiring guide, author Charlie Ryrie explores the many strands of water's journey as healer and regulator, and shares her knowledge about how we can use water to maintain and improve our health, both at home and in the environment. By discovering the benefits of taking spa waters for aches and pains, receiving 'floatation therapy' to relieve stress and anxiety and importance of water in our world, this book will be your guide to connecting with of the healing power of water.

Environmental Risk Analysis for Asian-Oriented, Risk-Based Watershed Management - Japan and Malaysia (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018):... Environmental Risk Analysis for Asian-Oriented, Risk-Based Watershed Management - Japan and Malaysia (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Minoru Yoneda, Mazlin Mokhtar
R2,335 R2,088 Discovery Miles 20 880 Save R247 (11%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This publication is a practical guidebook on environmental risk assessment, especially for watershed-scale management. It highlights case studies of watershed environmental risk in Malaysia, including the potential health risks as well as screening methods and management in practice. In order to apply environmental risk assessment methods for the management of toxic chemicals, it is necessary to consider the geological and climate features of each country as well as their cultural characteristics. Focusing on Malaysia as a representative country, the book also discusses studies in other Asian countries. The insights provided can be applied to advanced and developing countries alike. A suitable textbook for graduate students, it is also a valuable reference source for researchers, practitioners and policymakers.

Ambient Air Pollution and Health Impact in China (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Guang-Hui Dong Ambient Air Pollution and Health Impact in China (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Guang-Hui Dong
R3,263 R2,905 Discovery Miles 29 050 Save R358 (11%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This book focuses on the health impacts of air pollution in China, especially the epidemiology-based exposure-response functions for the mortality, morbidity, and hospital admissions for respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, lung cancer, and mental health related to pollution. It also provides the latest estimates of the magnitude of the adverse effects of air pollution on the health of the Chinese population. By providing a better understanding of the impact of air pollution on health, it improves the scientific basis of risk assessment, and also helps governments develop policies and other health protection initiatives to reduce the impacts of air pollution. The book offers environmental scientists, engineers, researchers and students a comprehensive and organized body of information in the area of air pollution.

Air Pollution - Concepts, Theory, and Applications (Hardcover): Christian Seigneur Air Pollution - Concepts, Theory, and Applications (Hardcover)
Christian Seigneur
R1,045 Discovery Miles 10 450 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This textbook covers the entire spectrum of topics required to completely understand air pollution. It emphasizes the atmospheric processes governing air pollution (emissions, atmospheric dispersion, chemical transformations, deposition on surfaces and ecosystems). Other areas of focus include air pollutant emission control technologies, health and environmental impacts, regulations and public policies, and interactions between climate change and air pollution. Topics are first presented conceptually, and then in terms of their fundamental aspects. Actual case studies are incorporated throughout to illustrate major air pollution phenomena, such as the dispersion of pollutants in the atmosphere, and the development of strategies to reduce urban air pollution, mitigate acid rain, and improve atmospheric visibility. Graduate students, researchers, and air quality professionals will find the full coverage of these important matters to be well suited to their needs.

Chemical Mixtures and Combined Chemical and Nonchemical Stressors - Exposure, Toxicity, Analysis, and Risk (Hardcover, 1st ed.... Chemical Mixtures and Combined Chemical and Nonchemical Stressors - Exposure, Toxicity, Analysis, and Risk (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Cynthia Rider, Jane Ellen Simmons
R4,203 R3,733 Discovery Miles 37 330 Save R470 (11%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

In this book, both basic and advanced concepts are discussed for considering mixtures from initial exposure characterization through evaluation of risk associated with combined exposures. This book will provide an introduction to key issues and multiple options for evaluating both the toxicity of mixtures as well as the risk associated with exposure to mixtures. Additionally, promising tools adapted from other disciplines will be discussed in the context of mixtures toxicology and risk assessment. Finally, the discussion will move beyond chemical mixtures to address incorporating non-chemical stressors into toxicity studies and cumulative risk assessments. Although exposure to multiple chemical and non-chemical stressors is the rule, not the exception, consideration of mixtures in toxicology and risk assessment continues to be a significant challenge. This book will be an essential resource for researchers and professionals in the fields of toxicology, epidemiology, exposure science, risk assessment, and statistics.

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