Rapid growth of population is putting excessive strain on natural resources while the technological advances are causing unprecedented release of xenobiotics in the environment. Intensive agricultural and animal husbandry practices also make significant contribution to the pollution, jeopardizing the safety of environmental resources and the food chain. The natural ecosystem is becoming hostile day by day and man and animals are confronted with similar types of health risk. It is quite a challenge to the scientists to build a sustainable environment without halting the process of industrial and economic growth. In this book, distinguished scientists from the top institutions have provided elaborate environmental risk analysis and futuristic mitigation plans to safeguard human and animal health. The book is an unmatched reference resource not only for the students, teachers and researchers of public health and animal health disciplines but also for the health planners and policymakers.
Dr. Sudhi Ranjan Garg is a senior Professor of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology in the College of Veterinary Sciences, Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences at Hisar (India). After his graduation in Veterinary Sciences in 1979, Dr. Garg was awarded Junior Research Fellowship by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research to pursue postgraduate studies. Later, he got Russian Government Scholarship and obtained Ph.D. degree from the prestigious Kovalenko All-Russia Institute of Experimental Veterinary Medicine, Moscow. Dr. Garg is a Fellow of the Indian Association of Veterinary Public Health Specialists. He has a vast experience of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research. He has published numerous scientific papers. Dr. Garg’s earlier books include ‘Environmental Security: Human and Animal Health’, ‘Handbook of Quality Control of Dairy and Meat Products’ and ‘Veterinary and Livestock Sector: A Blueprint for Capacity Building’.