Environmental Deterioration and Human Health

Natural and anthropogenic determinants

  • Abdul Malik
  • Elisabeth Grohmann
  • Rais Akhtar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Environmental Quality Deterioration and Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Farhana Masood, Elisabeth Grohmann, Rais Akhtar, Abdul Malik
      Pages 3-15
    3. Tiziana Banini, Cosimo Palagiano
      Pages 17-37
    4. Farhana Masood, Abdul Malik
      Pages 39-53
    5. Showkat Ahmad Lone, Abdul Malik, Jasdeep Chatrath Padaria
      Pages 73-95
  3. Pollution and Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. M. Shafiq Ansari, Maher Ahmed Moraiet, Salman Ahmad
      Pages 99-123
    3. Melanie Broszat, Elisabeth Grohmann
      Pages 125-162
    4. Meththika Vithanage, S.S.R.M.D.H.R. Wijesekara, A.R. Siriwardana, Soniya S. Mayakaduwa, Yong Sik Ok
      Pages 263-288
  4. Climate Change and Health

  5. Water Quality, Exposure and Health

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 401-421

About this book


This book discusses the natural and anthropogenic determinants of the environment and their impact on human health. It  throws light on the perspectives of climate change with case studies from Australia, India, Italy, and Latin America. Themes covered are ecology of antibiotic resistant microorganisms, pesticide and heavy metal (arsenic) problems in natural environment; molecular advances in understanding of microbial interactions; ecological studies of human/animal health and diseases; food security,  technological developments and more. The various chapters incorporate both theoretical and applied aspects and may serve as baseline information for future research through which significant development is possible.


Climate change and migration Environmental quality deterioration Human health Pollution exposure Water quality

Editors and affiliations

  • Abdul Malik
    • 1
  • Elisabeth Grohmann
    • 2
  • Rais Akhtar
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural Microbiology Faculty of Agricultural SciencesAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia
  2. 2.Department of Biology II MicrobiologyAlbert-Ludwigs-University FreiburgFreiburg im BreisgauGermany
  3. 3.International Institute of Health Manage (IIHMR)New DelhiIndia

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