Canadians enjoy their beautiful surroundings, but they do have concerns about environmental hazards that may affect their health. This book offers help in understanding the issues and risks. Open the The Canadian Guide to Health and the Environment and you'll quickly find clear, balanced information to help answer your questions about the following topics and more: global warming, drinking water, irradiated food, deforestation, asthma, sick-building syndrome, noise, suntanning, cancer, PCBs. The handy "What You Can Do" sections suggest how to tackle issues in ways that suit your particular situation. Educator and public-health physician Tee L. Guidotti--with the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and a host of expert contributors--walks you through the many issues linking the environment and your health. Use the Guide as a reference to specific topics, a readable overview of environmental health concerns, or a learning tool for students, parents, and families. The Guide includes: - a quick-access glossary - a bibliography of helpful publications, plus dozens of references to books, agencies, and internet sites you can explore for further information - a series of quizzes and games to check your environmental knowledge, and - an index for easy reference. The Canadian Guide to Health and the Environment will help you make decisions that are right for you and your family--and good for our environment.
"With the erosion of health care programs being a major concern across the country, now is an opportune time to expand the dialogue from accessibility and funding of services to causes of health problems. Health and the Environment provides an excellent baseline for Canadians ready to engage in that discussion." Joyce Hildebrand, EnCompass Magazine
"This book is a must read for anyone interested in health and the environment....Topics covering the home, work, urban, and recreational environments; resource management; and the relationship between health and pollutants are explored in detail.... I recommend this book." Colin O. D'Cunha FRCPC, Annals RCPSC
"Good things come in small packages. This remarkably concise, comprehensive, and instructive guide to health and the environment is a tribute to that dictum. This is a gem of a book....As a readable and practical overview of the major environmental and public health issues facing twenty-first-century mankind, The Canadian Guide to Health and the environment lives up to its title. It is a source of useful and crucial details of the average citizen, not just of Canada, but also of every nation responsible for the care and maintenance of Planet Earth. In the end, the reader wishes that it be required reading for every high school student, teacher, professor, physicians, and politician. It should be on the desk of every aspiring or active practitioner of public, environmental, and occupational health as an inspirational text, practical guide, and easy reference." L.B. Sandy Rock, American Journal of Preventive Medicine