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 in relation 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 as to how to counter them, and varying levels of acceptability by competent authorities and exposed populations. This book provides methods and global case studies on the transdisciplinary approaches used for the characterization, analysis, and management of emerging risks.
It will be useful for public health researchers, policymakers, and students, and will also be ideal for those working in emergency management, risk management, security, environmental health, nanomaterials, and food science.
- 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
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
Dr. Roig is the Scientific Coordinator of the EU funded The PHARMAS Project, which assesses the risks to wild animals and humans posed by environmental exposure to pharmaceuticals. Current Member of working group "Water and Health in the French Water Academy and working group "Emerging Risks in the Environment and Health Previously member of Regional European Expert panels: "biosensors for diagnosis and healthcare and "ERA environment and health as well as a member of the national scientific committee to the National Plan for the pharmaceutical residues in water.
Dr. Weiss has contributed actively to the consolidation and dissemination of environmental psychology in France. Together with her colleagues from the Laboratory of Environmental Psychology at the University Paris-Descartes, she promoted the creation of the Association of Francophone Environmental Psychology (ARPEnv). She has published articles on various aspects of environmental psychology, from social psychological and from social representation approaches, including welfare; the relationship of the individual with natural resources and natural hazards; risk and risk management, both in natural and built environments, syndrome of the sick building, and environmental psychology in France.
Dr. Thireau has published over a dozen articles in Institutional Economics, Industrial Organization, Economic Geography.