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close this bookEnvironmental Health in Emergencies and Disasters: A Practical Guide (WHO; 2002; 272 pages)
View the documentPreface
View the documentAcknowledgments
open this folder and view contents1. About this book
open this folder and view contentsPART I. General aspects
open this folder and view contentsPART II. Technical aspects
View the documentReferences
View the documentWebsites
View the documentAnnex 1 WHO model of country-level emergency planning
View the documentAnnex 2 Equipment and supplies for environmental health activities in disasters and emergencies
View the documentAnnex 3 Accidental pesticide poisoning
View the documentAnnex 4 International and national actions in response to a radiation emergency
View the documentAnnex 5 Selected information from the International BasicSafety Standards for Protection against Ionizing Radiation and for the Safety of Radiation Sources1
View the documentAnnex 6 Checklist of hygiene practices that protect health in emergencies and disasters

Environmental Health in Emergencies and Disasters: A Practical Guide


Edited by
B. Wisner
J. Adams

WHO Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data

Environmental health in emergencies and disasters: a practical guide.

Edited by B. Wisner, J. Adams.

1.Environmental health. 2.Disasters. 3.Disaster planning. 4.Risk management. 5.Safety management. 6.Manuals. I.Wisner, Ben. II.Adams, John.

ISBN 92 4 154541 0

(NLM/LC classification: WX 185).

© World Health Organization 2002

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Cover photos: Pan-American Health Organization
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