Management of Emerging Public Health Issues and Risks,
Edition 1 Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Changing Environment
Edited by Benoit Roig, Karine Weiss and Veronique Thireau

Publication Date: 23 Nov 2018

Management of Emerging Public Health Issues and Risks: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Changing Environment addresses the threats facing the rapidly changing world and provides guidance on how to manage risks to population health. Unlike conventional and recognized risks (major, industrial, and natural), emerging risks are characterized by low or non-existent scientific knowledge, high levels of uncertainty, and different levels of acceptability by the relevant authorities and exposed populations. Emerging risk must be analyzed through multiple and crossed approaches identifying the phenomenon linked to the emergence of risk but also by combining scientific, policy and social data in order to provide more enlightened decision making. Management of Emerging Public Health Issues and Risks: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Changing Environment provides examples of transdisciplinary approaches used to characterize, analyze, and manage emerging risks. This book will be useful for public health researchers, policy makers, and students as well as those working in emergency management, risk management, security, environmental health, nanomaterials, and food science.

Key Features

  • Presents emerging risks from the technological, environmental, health, and energy sectors, as well as their social impacts
  • Contextualizes emerging risks as new threats, existing threats in new locations, and known issues, which are newly recognized as risks due to increased scientific knowledge
  • Includes case studies from around the world to reinforce concepts
About the author
Edited by Benoit Roig, Professor of Risk and Public Health, Universite de Nimes; Karine Weiss, Professor of Environmental Psychology, Universite de Nimes and Veronique Thireau, Doctor of Economics, Universite de Nimes, France
Table of Contents

Introduction to Emerging Risks
The exposome: a new tool for improved health risk assessment

Part 1: New Risks
1. Indoor Air and Public Health
2. Advanced manufacturing processes and technologies
3. Multi-dimensional Impacts of Nanotechnology on Public Health

Part 2: Known Risks in New Locations
4. The emergence of vector borne diseases in new location
5. Radioactive remains
6. Human spaces and inhumane species: social representations of the risk of invasion

Part 3: Known Issues Now Recognized as Risks Due to an Increase in Scientific Knowledge and/or A Change in the Perception of the Population
7. Antibiotic Resistance Genes and Organisms as Environmental Contaminants of Emerging Concern: Addressing Global Health Risks
8. Risk perception of pharmaceutical residues in the aquatic environment and precautionary measures
9. Chemistry and psychology, cross views on pesticides Risks
10. Assessment and management of risks associated with antibiotic resistance in the environment

Book details
ISBN: 9780128132906
Page Count: 314
Retail Price : £102.00
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Researchers and practitioners in public health and those studying emerging and chronic risks and disaster management