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NYU: New Edition of Global Environmental Health Textbook

A textbook co-authored by Dr. Jack Caravanos, clinical professor of environmental public health sciences at New York University College of Global Public Health, was published by Waveland Press, Inc. titled “Our Global Environment: A Health Perspective, Eighth Edition.”

Our Global Environment, regarded for decades as the quintessential introduction to environmental health for its authoritative coverage and cogent prose, provides a richly detailed survey of current environmental issues. The eighth edition of this book describes the crucial interdependence between humans and their environment, exploring the varied ways in which human activities have impacted, degraded, or altered the environment, and the consequences to both natural ecosystems and human health and well-being.

The new edition also features a timely chapter on climate change and the public health impacts of global warming, incorporating the latest assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change with regard to the physical science basis, mitigation efforts, and adaptation strategies. Extensive revisions and updates throughout the volume reflect current topics of concern, including the magnitude of global hunger and malnutrition, outbreaks of the Zika virus, vaping and the incidence of serious lung injury, methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) contamination of groundwater, recycling of lead-acid batteries in developing countries, mercury exposure among artisanal gold miners, and lead-contaminated drinking water in Flint, Michigan, and other communities.

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