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Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health

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Many of us have concerns about the effects of climate change on Earth, but we often overlook the essential issue of human health. This book addresses that oversight and enlightens readers about the most important aspect of one of the greatest challenges of our time.

The global environment is under massive stress from centuries of human industrialization. The projections
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Published October 20th 2017 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Raja Ramesh
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An accessible and thorough (copious footnotes!) introduction to the burgeoning field of environmental health written by two medical school professors. I was inspired to find a good introduction after a conversation with a friend who planned to pursue graduate studies in the field and am glad I picked this book!

The book focuses on the impact of climate change on environmental health, but lucidly introduces more general topics in public health and epidemiology (fields with which I previously had
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Marie
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: climate
"The individuals and interests who typically stand to benefit from a polluting activity are not the same as the ones who will suffer the adverse health and other consequences."

"Acute on chronic is the sudden deterioration in a person's chronic medical condition because of external forces beyond their control."

"If we continue to foul our environment, more people on the margin f poor health may be impacted adversely."

"There are four main environmental stressors from which adverse health effects
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Neil H
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
2 doctors with lived experiences on how and what ails of humans decides to delve deeper into the biology of the macroscopic conditions. What the changing scenes of the earth's climate will mean not only for the humans, our landscapes, the biodiversity discovered and undiscovered. How rapidly weather vicissitudes reflect a warmer, wetter climate change is directly attributed to anthropologic neglects. The science of the lobbyists, climate change deniers or pessimists may be best left for the data ...more
Justin
Mar 04, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enviromedics is an interesting read about global warming and the direct ramifications on health caused by a changing climate. Written from the perspective of two accomplished medical doctors, this book traverses a wide array of topics related to how global warming can negatively affect and harm people.

I found this book to be enjoyable, with many new points-of-view to consider in the discussion of climate change. The sections describing water and food security in particular contained novel
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Charlotte Wanberg
Jul 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Interesting perspective from doctors, but it was a little dismal and dry. I ended up skimming it.
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