Environmental Science and Technology Library

Environmental Burden of Disease Assessment

Authors: MacDonald Gibson, J., Brammer, A., Davidson, C., Folley, T., Launay, F., Thomsen, J.

  • Represents a sophisticated method for quantifying the burden of disease on a national level
  • First study ever using computer-based model to estimate national burden of disease for a wide range of environmental health risks
  • Innovative model allows officials to explore which measures for controlling environmental pollution will lead to the greatest improvements in public
  • Model helps design optimal programs for reducing the environmental burden of disease Fully documents comprehensive, national-level environmental burden of disease assessment​
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About this book

This publication characterizes the environmental burden of disease in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), measured by the excess number of deaths and illnesses in the population due to exposure to environmental hazards. The robust methods used in this risk analysis can be applied to any country or region. This publication documents the systematic, multi-step process used to identify environmental priorities and the detailed methods used to quantify the disease burden attributable to each risk. Based on the results of the burden of disease assessment, the publication summarizes the subsequent steps that are recommended to further reduce the burden of disease resulting from various environmental risk factors.​

Authors and Contributors
This book represents the synthesis of research carried out by a large, interdisciplinary team from several institutions and multiple nations between June 2008 and June 2011.The lead authors are responsible for weaving together the pieces prepared by the team.Nonetheless, this book would not have been possible without major contributions from each team member.The list below shows contributors to each chapter.Following this list are biographies of all of the authors and contributors. 

Lead Authors               

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

Additional Contributors (by Chapter)

Chapter 2: Prioritizing Environmental Risks 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 3: Assessing the Environmental Burden of Disease:Method Overview
Tiina Folley, Elizabeth S. Harder, Mejs Hasan

Chapter 4: Burden of Disease from Outdoor 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 5: Burden of Disease from Indoor Air Pollution
Chris B. Trent

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

Chapter 7: Burden of Disease from Climate Change
Richard N. L. Andrews, Leslie Chinery, Elizabeth S. Harder, J. Jason West 

Chapter 8: Burden of Disease from Drinking Water Contamination
Gregory W. Characklis, Joseph N. LoBuglio 

Chapter 9: Burden of Disease from Coastal Water Pollution
Gregory W. Characklis, Leigh-Anne H. Krometis, Joseph N. LoBuglio

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

Chapter 11: Burden of Disease from Produce and Seafood Contamination
Leigh-Anne H. Krometis, Leslie Chinery

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Gibson, Jacqueline MacDonald (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Prioritizing Environmental Risks to Health

    Gibson, Jacqueline MacDonald (et al.)

    Pages 19-49

  • Assessing the Environmental Burden of Disease: Method Overview

    Gibson, Jacqueline MacDonald (et al.)

    Pages 51-72

  • Burden of Disease from Outdoor Air Pollution

    Gibson, Jacqueline MacDonald (et al.)

    Pages 73-108

  • Burden of Disease from Indoor Air Pollution

    Gibson, Jacqueline MacDonald (et al.)

    Pages 109-132

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
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Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-5924-4
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9374-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Burden of Disease Assessment
Authors
Series Title
Environmental Science and Technology Library
Series Volume
24
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5925-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5925-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5924-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9374-3
Series ISSN
1382-3124
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 489
Number of Illustrations and Tables
86 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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