Waterborne Illnesses

Waterborne Illnesses

by Peggy J. Parks

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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These books offer readers a means of understanding various ailments; clear, careful explanations offer insight into what these conditions are, what causes them, how we cope with them, and the latest information about treatment and prevention.; As Earth's population has continued to grow, reaching 7 billion people in 2011, much of the planet's available fresh water has become polluted, making it unfit for drinking, cooking, or bathing--and contributing to deadly maladies known as waterborne illne; All volumes in the series include primary and secondary quotations, annotated bibliographies, detailed indexes, and lists of organizations to contact for additional information.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420509359
Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
Publication date: 05/24/2013
Series: Diseases and Disorders Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 4

Introduction When Water Sickens and Kills 6

Chapter 1 What Are Waterborne Illnesses? 10

Chapter 2 The Consequences of Human Actions 23

Chapter 3 Where Human Suffering Is Greatest 35

Chapter 4 Waterborne Illness Catastrophes 48

Chapter 5 How Waterborne Illnesses Are Treated 60

Chapter 6 Global Efforts to Prevent Waterborne Illness 72

Notes 86

Glossary 92

Organizations to Contact 93

For More information 96

Index 99

Picture Credits 103

About the Author 104

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