Environmental Health

Reference Books

Infectious Diseases & Conditions: REF RC112 .I4577 2012

Magill's Medical Guide: REF RC41 .M34 2011 

Complementary & Alternative Medicine  REF R733 .S24 2012



Handbook of Urban Health: Populations, Methods, and Practice (Springer Book link)

Complementary & Alternative Medicine (Salem Press Online)


Books to Check Out

  • Books about environmental health are located within the following call number ranges.
  • Use the words and phrases below to search the online catalog for books at Sauk and at other I-Share libraries.

GE1-350 Environmental sciences

GF51 Environmental influences on humans

GR880 Medicine. Folk medicine

GV1-1860 Recreation. Leisure

QP1-(981) Physiology

QP1-345 General including influence of the environment

QR1-502 Microbiology

RA1-1270 Public aspects of medicine

RM1-950 Therapeutics. Pharmacology


Other terms to consider

Addiction                                                                                                 microbiology

alcoholism                                                                                               molds (fungi) --  control

asbestos                                                                                                   noise pollution

asthma                                                                                                     nutrition

bacteria                                                                                                    obesity

communicable diseases                                                                        passive smoking

diseases                                                                                                   personal health

disinfection                                                                                             personal hygiene

dust removal                                                                                          pharmacology

emotional distress                                                                                physical abuse

environmental engineering                                                                physiology

environmental sciences                                                                       poisons

environmental testing                                                                          pollution

environmental toxicology                                                                    psychological abuse

environmentally induced diseases                                                     public health

epidemic                                                                                                 quarantine

fire prevention                                                                                       recreation

food supply                                                                                             rural health

health risk assessment                                                                         sanitation

housing and health                                                                               sewage disposal

human trafficking                                                                                  sexual abuse

industrial hygiene                                                                                 smoke prevention

infection                                                                                                  social medicine

insect pests – control                                                                            substance abuse

medicine                                                                                                 therapeutics

medical geography                                                                                war

medical health                                                                                       water pollution

medical history                                                                                      water purification

mental health                                                                                         work environment

medical history


Magazines and Journals in the LRC


Men’s Fitness

Men's Health



Research Databases for Online Articles

CINAHL Plus with Full Text

Consumer Health Complete

EBSCO eBook Collection

Health Source Consumer Edition

Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition




American Institute of Stress

Information on stress and stress reduction.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Information and tools for people and communities to protect their health.

Mold (CDC)

Information pertaining to household mold and associated health problems .

Environmental  Protection Agency

Information to protect human health and the environment.

FEMA’s Ready.gov

Emergency preparedness information.

Illinois Department of Public Health

Information to protect the public health through prevention and control of disease and injuries.

Mayo Clinic (Exercise)

Clinical experts provide current medical information and news on health topics.

National Association for Health & Fitness

Ways to improve the quality of life for individuals in the U.S. through the promotion of physical fitness, sports and healthy lifestyles.

National Center for Environmental Health

This site promotes a healthy environment for the prevention of disease.

National Cancer Institute

Information pertaining to radon gas and lung cancer.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Information on the prevention and treatment of drug and alcohol abuse.

National Safety Council

Information on many safety, health and environmental topics; training resources (worker safety, DDC, FAI, CPR); products; publications; and news.

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

Quick information on exposure to chemicals.

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Awareness)

Information to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Information to prevent risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.

United States Geological Survey

Information pertaining to our Nation’s water resources.

 USDA’s Choose My Plate

Dietary guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

World Health Organization

Information on public health within the United Nations system.