Environmental hazards to health are a matter of growing concern which is reflected in the amount of public debate about such issues as lead in petrol, dumping of nuclear waste and chemical tips. The identification of hazards is a huge problem for the medical services. This book summarises those hazards which are already identified, then shows how health workers can decide whether they have a statistically significant incidence of disease and how they can seek to establish causal relationships between particular hazards and diseases. The large number of areas where causal relationships are difficult to prove highlights the need for health workers to be aware of the type of methods outlined in this book.
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Book TitleThe Identification of Man-made Environmental Hazards to Health