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Antimicrobial use and ecotoxicological risks from pandemics and epidemics

Singer, Andrew C.. 2018 Antimicrobial use and ecotoxicological risks from pandemics and epidemics. In: Boxall, Alistair B.A.; Kookana, Rai S., (eds.) Health care and environmental contamination. Amsterdam, Elsevier, 149-165. (Environmental Contaminants, 11).

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Abstract/Summary

Pandemics and epidemics represent an uncharacterized risk to human health — ranging from episodic to chronic pathogens and from chronic diseases. Society's capacity to respond to these threats with an even increasing range of pharmaceuticals presents a novel challenge to environmental scientists and public health officials. The environmental and human health risks posed by society's medical response to pandemics and epidemics will be discussed in the context of influenza as a case study and a range of existing pathogen and noncommunicable pathogen risks.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-63857-1.00009-7
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Pollution (Science Area 2017-)
ISBN: 9780444638571
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Health
Date made live: 27 Feb 2018 14:52 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/519411

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