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Terrorism and Public Health: A balanced approach to strengthening systems and protecting people

Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel

Abstract

This book addresses terrorism and public health, and presents a balanced approach to strengthening systems and protecting people. It provides up-to-date, science-based expert information on, and a systematic practical approach to a wide range of relevant public health issues as they relate to terrorism. The book is designed to assist public health workers and others in responding to terrorist attacks and reducing and preventing threats of future terrorism; and reducing or preventing inappropriate or dysfunctional responses to the threats of future terrorism. Part I describes the public health ... More

Keywords: 9/11, terrorist weapons, education, research, public health practice, health policy, civil rights, war on terror

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195325256
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325256.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barry S. Levy, editor
Tufts University, School of Medicine, and Independent Consultant

Victor W. Sidel, editor
Albert Einstein Medical College

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I The public health response to September 11 and its aftermath

1 Challenges that terrorism poses to public health

Barry S. Levy AND Victor W. Sidel

2 The public health response to the World Trade Center disaster

Timothy H. Holtz, Jessica Leighton, Sharon Balter, Don Weiss, Susan Blank, AND Isaac Weisfuse

4 Addressing environmental health issues

Luz Claudio, Anjali Garg, AND Philip J. Landrigan

8 Responding to the public health crisis in Afghanistan

Peter Salama, Jennifer Leaning, AND Annalies Borrel

II Terrorist weapons

9 Small arms, explosives, and incendiaries

Wendy Cukier AND Antoine Chapdelaine

10 Biological weapons

Victor W. Sidel AND Barry S. Levy

11 Chemical weapons

Herman Spanjaard AND Oxana Khabib

12 Nuclear, radiological, and related weapons

Patrice M. Sutton AND Robert M. Gould

III Challenges and opportunities

13 Strengthening the public health system

C. William Keck AND Marguerite A. Erme

16 Protecting food, water, and ambient air

Craig W. Hedberg, Jeffrey B. Bender, AND Donald Vesley

18 Exploring the roots of terrorism

Cheryl E. Easley AND Carol Easley Allen