Occupational and Environmental Health: Recognizing and Preventing Disease and Injury

Occupational and Environmental Health: Recognizing and Preventing Disease and Injury
7th Ed.
2018 © Oxford University Press, Inc.
David H. Wegman; Rosemary K. Sokas; Sherry L. Baron; Barry S. Levy
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-066267-7
Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Public Health


Occupational and environmental contributions to the occurrence of disease and injury represent a core component of public health and health care. Factors in the workplace and the ambient environment have significant impacts on individual and community health. Occupational and Environmental Health is a comprehensive, practical textbook for understanding how work and environment influence individual and population health. Comprising 40 chapters written by national and international experts, this book combines theory and practical insights to help readers effectively recognize and prevent occupational and environmental disease and injury.


  • • This leading text on occupational and environmental health, now thoroughly updated in a seventh edition, introduces and explains key concepts and their application
  • • Multidisciplinary and global approach, with extensive citations, makes this an ideal textbook for students and practitioners in public health (including requisite MPH coursework), medicine, nursing, industrial hygiene, safety, ergonomics, environmental sciences, and other fields
  • • Provides a clear understanding of occupational and environmental health and its relationships to public health, environmental science, and government policy.
  • • Case studies help readers apply the basic principles of environmental and occupational health to real-world challenges
  • • Extensive graphs, photographs, and drawings illustrate key concepts
  • • Annotated "Further Reading" sections at the end of each chapter provide resources for obtaining further information

New to this Edition:

  • • New chapters on climate change, children's environmental health, liver disorders, kidney disorders, and a global perspective on occupational health and safety
  • • Expanded coverage of government's role in occupational and environmental health
  • • Updated approaches for recognizing and preventing disease and injury

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"Given the seven years since the sixth edition, the current book includes new material in important areas. Beyond its carefully crafted text, it features Earl Dotter photographs and the superb drawings of Nick Thorkelson. This book has not disappointed in the past, and the seventh edition is a considerable contribution."

-- J. Thomas Pierce, MBBS PhD (Navy Environmental Health Center) Doody's Review

"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


This title is recommended for physicians and nurses as well as for public health practitioners and those in industrial hygiene, safety, ergonomics, and environmental health.

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