Occupational and Environmental Health: Recognizing and Preventing Disease and Injury

Occupational and Environmental Health: Recognizing and Preventing Disease and Injury
  • 6th Ed.
  • 2011
  • © Oxford University Press, Inc.
  • Barry S. Levy; David H. Wegman; Rosemary K. Sokas; Sherry L. Baron
  • ISBN-10: 0-19-539788-6 / ISBN-13: 978-0-19-539788-8
  • Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Public Health


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Occupational and environmental health is the public health and multidisciplinary approach to the recognition, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control of disease, injuries, and other adverse health conditions resulting from hazardous environmental exposures in the workplace, the home, or the community. These are essential elements of public health practice and the core course in Environmental Health in Masters of Public Health programs.

Thoroughly updated and expanded upon, the sixth edition of Occupational and Environmental Health provides comprehensive coverage and a clear understanding of occupational and environmental health and its relationships to public health, environmental science, and governmental policy. New chapters include Toxicology, Risk Communication, Health Equity and Social Justice, Occupational and Environmental Health Surveillance, Food Safety, Protecting Disaster Rescue and Recovery Workers, Implementing Programs and Policies for a Healthy Workforce, and Addressing the Built Environment and Health. The authors also expand on chapters included in previous chapters, and the book features practical case studies, numerous tables, graphs, and photos, and annotated bibliographies.


  • • The four editors are all highly recognizable and trusted names in the field
  • • The book remains one of the more well-known and well-established books in public health with a good record of course adoptions


Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This text goes a long way in meeting the need for a brief overview of the entire field. The quality of writing is in general excellent, and this is a physically attractive book. Chapters are concise and to the point. The use of illustrative cases in many of the chapters is a definite plus. This an excellent book and a mainstay for introductory courses in the field."

-- The American Journal of Industrial Medicine - prior edition

"It achieves a good blend of practical application, together with the elements of the supporting sciences, such as toxicology and epidemiology, as well the social context. It is a useful text to inform and support day-to-day practice, to educate students, and to help with examinations. If I had not received a reviewer's copy, i would have bought the book out of my own pocket."

-- Occupational and Environmental Medicine - prior edition

"The book is geared primarily to medical personnel and professionals, but it contains many chapters that would be of use to nearly everyone. It is a delight to read."

-- Journal of Community Health - prior edition



Given the book's integrated, holistic viewpoint, the nursing profession will make special use of it. It has appeal to a broad range of professionals, certainly including occupational and environmental medicine physicians. The book should also be recommended to primary care physicians as well as to toxicologists and industrial hygienists.


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