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Title Preventing health and environmental risks in Latin America / edited by Ma. Luisa Marvan, Esperanza Lopez-Vazquez
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2018
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Descript 1 online resource (xxi, 266 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Series The anthropocene: politik-economics-society-science, 2367-4024 ; volume 23
Anthropocene: politik-economics-society-science ; volume 23
Note 1. Introduction to Risk Psychology -- 2. Stress and Nutrition During Pregnancy: Factors Defining Transgenerational Future Health within the Family -- 3. Risk Behaviours for Developing Breast Cancer: A Multi-disciplinary Approach -- 4. Behaviour Related to Risks for the Development of Cervical Cancer -- 5. Omega-3: An Intelligent Decision for Brain Nutrition -- 6. Risk Behaviour Associated with Common Infections in Field Workers -- 7. Sedentary Behaviour in Adolescents: A Risky Conduct for Health -- 8. International Migration as a Trigger for Risks in Mental Health -- 9. Intervention and Security Strategies for Persons with Disabilities in Emergency and Disaster Situations. 10. Social-Individual Behavioural Problems Regarding Early Warning Systems Against Disasters
This book addresses environmental and medical issues that could risk our well-being, our health, or even cause death. Some of the issues analysed could have negative consequences not only today but also for future generations if not prevented in time. With regard to health risks, the authors discuss several diseases that could be avoided if people perform (or avoid) certain behaviours and become accustomed to having healthier habits. Concerning environmental hazards, the authors discuss which social groups should be taken into account based on preventive strategies used to avoid a particular disaster. Both sections of the book on health and environmental issues have a subsection with chapters about risks and society. No matter the risk-related discipline the reader is familiar with, when he ends reading the book, it will become clear that risk analysis is the basis for prevention, and that it cannot be addressed from a single discipline nor with a single methodology
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Subject Environmental health -- Latin America
Ecology -- Health aspects -- Latin America
Medical care -- Latin America
Human ecology -- Latin America
Latin America -- Environmental conditions
Environmental Health
Natural Hazards
Public Health
Environmental Sociology
Health Psychology
Community and Environmental Psychology
Alt Author Marvan, Ma. Luisa, editor
Lopez-Vazquez, Esperanza, editor
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