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An opportunity: improving client services during disaster relief.

Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster (Third Edition)

Keith Smith (2001)

Combining insights from both the natural and social sciences, this book provides a complete introduction to environmental hazards. It covers all major rapid-onset events, whether natural, human, or technological in origin, that directly threaten human life on a community scale.

392 pages, softcover. Member: $25.50. Nonmember: $29.95. Catalog #897.

Disaster Field Manual

CCDEH, Disaster Preparedness Technical Committee (1994)

The Disaster Field Manual, prepared by the California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health Disaster Preparedness Technical Committee, can serve as a field guide for the environmental health professional following a major disaster. It provides an excellent overview of the key response and recovery options that environmental health practitioners will need to consider in order to make prompt and informed decisions. While the manual is not intended to serve as a disaster response plan, it can be used to supplement existing plans with the information most needed by an environmental health practitioner. Some of the topics covered, as they relate to disasters, include

* water,

* food,

* liquid waste/sewage,

* solid-waste disposal,

* housing/mass-care shelters,

* vector control,

* hazardous materials,

* medical waste, and

* responding to a radiological incident.

The manual is made of water-resistant paper and is small enough to fit in a pocket, making it useful in the field.

149 pages, hardcover. Member: $35. Nonmember: $45. Catalog #535.
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Title Annotation:Library Corner; Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster; Disaster Field Manual
Publication:Journal of Environmental Health
Article Type:Book review
Date:Nov 1, 2006
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