Recognizing Waterborne Disease and The Health Effects of Water Pollution

Patricia L. Meinhardt,

This extensive Physician On-Line Reference Guide addresses the critical need for practicing physicians to have access to peer-reviewed educational resources to assist them in the recognition, management and prevention of waterborne disease and the health effects of water pollution resulting from natural, accidental or intentional contamination of water reserves. The ten-chapter overview addresses topics such as multiple environmental contaminant sources and exposure pathways, evaluation and management of disease resulting from waterborne pathogens and chemical contaminants, and evaluation and management of water-related diseases in susceptible populations. Of particular interest to earth scientists is Chapter 3, which offers an overview of waterborne disease trends and prevalence of outbreaks, incidence by causative agent and source, and challenges to water protection in the future. The site also provides a clinician’s resource guide and search engine that accesses more than 200 websites with scientifically credible and clinically relevant information, a glossary of water-related terms, and much more.

Subject: Biology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Contaminant hydrology, Biology:Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water and society, policy, and management, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Collection
Health Topics: Waterborne Transport Processes, Minerals, Organic Compounds, Biogenic Hazards, Controls on Bioavailability, Epidemiology and Risk Analysis, Heavy Metals
Topics: Biosphere:Microbiology and Health, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Groundwater:Contaminant hydrology, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Groundwater:Water and society, policy, and management, Biosphere
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology