ERIC Number: ED148749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
The Picture of Health. Environmental Sources of Disease.
Eckholm, Erik P.
This book deals comprehensively with many of the environmental factors that endanger the attainment and maintenance of health, a condition defined as being a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. The author, taking a qlobal view of community life and culture, environmental factors and economic realities, examines the influences of all of these elements on the health and well-beinq of various populations. The price of undernutrition and poor sanitation and the social policies that permit what amounts to a global scandal are discussed. He also examines the health toll of the affluent diet and life style and the chanqes that must occur if the specter of premature death is to be banished from the industrial world. Examinations of the environmental sources of cancer and the scope of occupationally induced diseases are far-reaching. This book should interest and assist government officials, medical and health practitioners, scientists involved in health issues, and laymen. (JD)
Descriptors: Communicable Diseases, Disease Control, Ecological Factors, Environmental Influences, Ethnic Grouping, Global Approach, Nutrition, Physical Environment, Pollution, Population Trends, Preventive Medicine, Public Health, Sanitation, Work Life Expectancy
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 500 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10036 ($3.95)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Worldwatch Inst., Washington, DC.