Offering a unique approach to presenting environmental health, Maxwell's Understanding Environmental Health: How We Live in the World, Third Edition is structured around the choices we make as individuals that result in environmental hazards. By detailing the hazards of energy production, industry, food production, and our modern lifestyle in the context of our place within the local and global community, new author, Deborah Falta, updates and builds on Maxwell's comprehensive overview of environmental health by telling a connected narrative that makes the text both engaging and accessible to a broad range of students with a variety of scientific backgrounds. Updated thoroughly, the Third Edition offers: - 15 new cases studies addressing contemporary issues-from plastic recycling to sustainably feeding a growing world population - New chapter detailing the societal and economic factors related to managing environmental risks. - More comprehensive discussion of occupational health in the context of producing manufactured goods. - New full color design that brings charts, graphs, and photos to life. - Updated appendix includes a new overview of the U.S. regulatory framework for environmental health. - Navigate eBook Access enabling you to read your digital textbook online or offline, on computers, tablets, and mobile devices.