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By Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson, Angela Brammer, Christopher Davidson, Tiina Folley, Frederic Launay, Jens Thomsen

ISBN-10: 940075924X

ISBN-13: 9789400759244

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ISBN-13: 9789400759251

This e-book characterizes the environmental burden of affliction within the United Arab Emirates (UAE), measured via the surplus variety of deaths and health problems within the inhabitants as a result of publicity to environmental risks. The powerful tools utilized in this probability research might be utilized to any state or area. This e-book records the systematic, multi-step technique used to spot environmental priorities and the distinctive tools used to quantify the sickness burden as a result of each one danger. in accordance with the result of the weight of disorder overview, the book summarizes the following steps which are steered to extra decrease the weight of sickness due to a number of environmental hazard factors.​

Authors and Contributors
This e-book represents the synthesis of study conducted via a wide, interdisciplinary staff from a number of associations and a number of countries among June 2008 and June 2011.The lead authors are answerable for weaving jointly the items ready by way of the team.Nonetheless, this ebook shouldn't have been attainable with out significant contributions from every one group member.The checklist less than indicates members to every chapter.Following this checklist are biographies of the entire authors and contributors.

Lead Authors

Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson, Frederic J. P. Launay, Jens T. W. Thomsen, Angela Brammer, Christopher Davidson

Additional participants (by Chapter)

Chapter 2: Prioritizing Environmental hazards to Health
Henry H. Willis, Aimee Curtright, Gary Cecchine, Zeinab S. Farah,Sandra A. Geschwind, Jianhui Hu, Ying Li, Melinda Moore, Sarah Olmstead, Hanine Salem, Regina A. Shih, J. Jason West

Chapter three: Assessing the Environmental Burden of Disease:Method Overview
Tiina Folley, Elizabeth S. more durable, Mejs Hasan

Chapter four: Burden of affliction from open air Air Pollution
Ying Li, Gavino Puggioni, Prahlad Jat, Mejs Hasan, Marc Serre, Kenneth G. Sexton, J. Jason West, Saravanan Arunachalam, Uma Shankar, William Vizuete, Mohammed Zuber Farooqui

Chapter five: Burden of affliction from Indoor Air Pollution
Chris B. Trent

Chapter 6: Burden of disorder from Occupational Exposures
Tiina Folley, Leena A. Nylander-French

Chapter 7: Burden of sickness from weather Change
Richard N. L. Andrews, Leslie Chinery, Elizabeth S. tougher, J. Jason West

Chapter eight: Burden of sickness from ingesting Water Contamination
Gregory W. Characklis, Joseph N. LoBuglio

Chapter nine: Burden of sickness from Coastal Water Pollution
Gregory W. Characklis, Leigh-Anne H. Krometis, Joseph N. LoBuglio

Chapter 10: Burden of illness from Soil and Groundwater Contamination
Chidsanuphong Chart-asa, Stephanie Soucheray-Grell

Chapter eleven: Burden of illness from Produce and Seafood Contamination
Leigh-Anne H. Krometis, Leslie Chinery

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11 illustrates how food consumption behaviors affect risks of methylmercury exposure. • Setting environment and public health research priorities: The process of preparing a comprehensive national environmental burden of disease assessment inevitably reveals gaps in environmental and public health data, as well as in scientific knowledge. Thus, the results can be used to guide decisions about which data collection initiatives and research topics to fund. For example, Overview of the UAE 9 Chap.

The methods we illustrate build upon a series of guidelines on environmental burden of disease assessment published by the World Health Organization beginning in 2003. Although many countries have employed these guidelines to assess the burden of disease due to individual environmental risk factors, the comprehensive environmental burden of disease assessment across multiple exposure pathways and contaminants described in this book is the first of its kind. 1 Address to the National Press Club, Canberra, Australia, October 17, 2000.

It then provides background information on the UAE and why it serves as a particularly useful case study nation for environmental burden of disease assessment for modern, industrial nations and emerging 6 1 Introduction economies. Chapter 2, “Prioritizing Environmental Risks to Health,” describes the process used to identify the environmental risks to include in this volume. Those priority risks form the basis for the remaining chapters. Chapter 3, “Assessing the Environmental Burden of Disease: Method Overview,” documents our general approach for estimating the environmental burden of disease.

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