Environmental Policy and Public Health: Air Pollution, Global Climate Change, and Wilderness
Author/Editor(s): William N. Rom
Publication Date: November 1, 2011
Size: 3.22 MB
This important resource provides an overview of the major environmental policy issues, both historic and topical, and explains how science plays a role in various forms of policy response. It scrutinizes the sources of pollution and threats to environmental integrity, the consequences of pollution on the environment and health and explains the legal basis for environmental action. The book explains science-based environmental regulation versus cost-benefit scenarios and advocacy by regulated industry and public health organizations. This resource is designed for graduate students in public health and environmental studies.
About the Author
William N. Rom MD, MPH, is Sol and Judith Bergstein Professor of Medicine, Departments of Medicine (Pulmonary Disease) and Environmental Medicine and director of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, director of the NYU Lung Cancer Biomarker Center, and director of the Chest Service and Environmental Lung Disease Laboratory at Bellevue Hospital Center. He recently was chair of the American Thoracic Society Environmental Health Policy Committee and on staff for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton for the first global warming debate in fall 2003.