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Environmental Burden of Disease Assessment, Hardback 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 ContributorsThis 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 DavidsonAdditional Contributors (by Chapter)Chapter 2: Prioritizing Environmental Risks to HealthHenry 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 WestChapter 3: Assessing the Environmental Burden of Disease:Method OverviewTiina Folley, Elizabeth S.

Harder, Mejs HasanChapter 4: Burden of Disease from Outdoor Air PollutionYing Li, Gavino Puggioni, Prahlad Jat, Mejs Hasan, Marc Serre, Kenneth G.

Sexton, J. Jason West, Saravanan Arunachalam, Uma Shankar, William Vizuete, Mohammed Zuber FarooquiChapter 5: Burden of Disease from Indoor Air PollutionChris B.

TrentChapter 6: Burden of Disease from Occupational ExposuresTiina Folley, Leena A.

Nylander-French Chapter 7: Burden of Disease from Climate ChangeRichard N.

L. Andrews, Leslie Chinery, Elizabeth S. Harder, J. Jason West Chapter 8: Burden of Disease from Drinking Water ContaminationGregory W.

Characklis, Joseph N. LoBuglio Chapter 9: Burden of Disease from Coastal Water PollutionGregory W.

Characklis, Leigh-Anne H. Krometis, Joseph N. LoBuglioChapter 10: Burden of Disease from Soil and Groundwater ContaminationChidsanuphong Chart-asa, Stephanie Soucheray-GrellChapter 11: Burden of Disease from Produce and Seafood ContaminationLeigh-Anne H.

Krometis, Leslie Chinery


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 489 pages, 23 Illustrations, color; 86 Illustrations, black and white; XXXII, 489 p. 109 illus., 23
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Environment law
  • ISBN: 9789400759244

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