This classic, definitive reference work for all those involved in environmental health is now available in its nineteenth edition.
Significant changes include those made to chapters on food safety and hygiene, environmental protection, the organisation and management of environmental health in the UK, port health, and waste management. New chapters have been added on health development, an introduction to health and housing, contaminated land, and environmental health in emergency planning, as well as a new glossary of abbreviations and acronyms. New material on training and standards, IT, practical risk assessment, and investigatory powers is also included. Each chapter reflects the wider background against which the subjects must be studied and the new concepts and approaches that have emerged over the past few years.
With an impressive panel of highly respected authors, Clay's Handbook of Environmental Health continues to be a unique reference work for practising environmental health officers and all those affected by environmental health issues. It also provides a full framework of study for students. So whether you're new to the profession or a senior EHO with years of experience, this is a book that you'll need to refer to again and again.
Table of Contents:
Contributors. Preface. Extract from the Preface to the First Edition. Part One: Environmental Health: definition and Organization. 1. Introduction to Environmental Health. 2. Historical Development of Environmental Health in the UK. 3. The Organization of Environmental Health in the UK. 4. Training and Professional Standards. 5. Port Health. Part Two: Environmental Health Law and Administration. 6. Environmental Health Law. 7. Enforcement of Environmental Health Law. 8. Fundamentals of Information Technology and its Application in Environmental Health. Part Three: Public Health and Safety. 9 Environmental Health, Public Health and Sustainable Development. 10. Risk Management for Environmental Health. 11. Public Safety and Health. Part Four: Epidemiology. 12. Communicable Disease. 13. Food-borne Disease. 14. Communicable Disease Control. 15. Environmental Epidemiology. Part Five: Housing. 16. Housing Conditions and Health. 17. Housing: Standards and Enforcement. Part Six: Occupational Health and Safety. 18. Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety. 19. Legislative and Administrative Framework. 20. The Working Environment. 21. Protection of Persons. 22. Plant and Systems of Work. 23. Toxic and Dangerous Substances. 24. Accident Prevention and Investigation. 25. Ionizing Radiation. 26. Non-ionizing Radiation. Part Seven: Food Safety and Hygiene. 27. Introduction to Food Safety. 28. Food Safety Law. 29. Food Safety Controls. 30. The Preservation of Food. 31. Milk and Milk Products. 32. Fish and Shellfish. 33. Meat Hygiene. Part Eight: Environmental Protection. 34. Introduction to Environmental Protection. 35. Noise. 36. Air Pollution. 37. Waste Management. 38. Radon in Buildings. 39. The Water Cycle. 40. Contaminated Land. 41. Pest Control. 42. The Control of Animals. Index.