Environmental and Occupational Medicine / Edition 4

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Overview

Now in its updated Fourth Edition, this classic text provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of occupational and environmental medicine. The book offers accurate, current information on the history, causes, prevention, and treatment of a wide range of environmental and occupational diseases and includes numerous case studies.

This edition includes more information on gene-environment interactions. The section on air pollution has been completely reorganized. Other Fourth Edition highlights include expanded coverage of government responses to the field and a new chapter on children's environmental health.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Linda S. Forst
The second edition of this text, published in 1992, was arguably the most comprehensive tome in the field of occupational medicine. This third edition features more chapters with additional sections on ergonomics, musculoskeletal disorders, managed care, biochemical mechanisms of disease, environmental topics, and such special topics as multiple chemical sensitivities, HIV, TB, and endocrine disorders. The editor maintains the leading edge in the field. This third edition has been published to cover the explosion of knowledge in environmental and occupational medicine and toxicology. Increased concern about the environment also mandates its publication at this time. It is written for occupational medicine practitioners, residents, students, and public health practitioners. It gives depth and breadth on each topic that could be used to prepare a lecture and to gain background reading when embarking on a new area of research. It should be included in every reference library's collection. Schematics and tables are quite helpful. Text is dense and there are few illustrations. The table of contents is adequately descriptive and the index helpful. Bibliographies are extensive in most chapters, ranging from 50 to upward of 300 of the most current and salient articles in each area. This is the finest and most comprehensive book in the field. It gives extensive background, including excellent descriptions of disease mechanisms and critical reviews of the literature. It belongs in all medical and public health libraries as well as the personal libraries of medical and public health practitioners.
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Reviewer: Linda S. Forst, MD, MS, MPH (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Description: The second edition of this text, published in 1992, was arguably the most comprehensive tome in the field of occupational medicine. This third edition features more chapters with additional sections on ergonomics, musculoskeletal disorders, managed care, biochemical mechanisms of disease, environmental topics, and such special topics as multiple chemical sensitivities, HIV, TB, and endocrine disorders. The editor maintains the leading edge in the field.
Purpose: This third edition has been published to cover the explosion of knowledge in environmental and occupational medicine and toxicology. Increased concern about the environment also mandates its publication at this time.
Audience: It is written for occupational medicine practitioners, residents, students, and public health practitioners. It gives depth and breadth on each topic that could be used to prepare a lecture and to gain background reading when embarking on a new area of research. It should be included in every reference library's collection.
Features: Schematics and tables are quite helpful. Text is dense and there are few illustrations. The table of contents is adequately descriptive and the index helpful. Bibliographies are extensive in most chapters, ranging from 50 to upward of 300 of the most current and salient articles in each area.
Assessment: This is the finest and most comprehensive book in the field. It gives extensive background, including excellent descriptions of disease mechanisms and critical reviews of the literature. It belongs in all medical and public health libraries as well as the personal libraries of medical and public health practitioners.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781762991
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 12/1/2006
  • Edition description: Fourth
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1904
  • Sales rank: 1,224,766
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 2.13 (d)

Table of Contents


ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE: The Discipline of Environmental & Occupational Medicine. Role of Surveillance in Occupational Health. The Occupational/Environmental History & Examination. Epidemiology of Occupational Diseases. Occupational Biostatistics. Impairment, Disability & Functional Capacity. DNA & the Double Helix. TP53 Tumor Suppressor Gene. Biomarkers. Genetic Susceptibility. Environmental Mutagenesis. Occupational Exposures & Effects on Reproduction. Particle Deposition & Pulmonary Defense Mechanisms. Lung Immune Defenses Against Environmental Agents. Pulmonary Function Testing. Radiographic Assessment of Pneumoconioses. Molecular Mechanisms of Particle-Induced Lung Disease. Fiber Analysis. Asbestosis, Pleural Fibrosis & Lung Cancer. Malignant Mesothelioma. Manmade Vitreous Fibers. Respiratory Disease in Coal Miners. Silica Exposure. Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis. Inhalation Fever. Occupational & Environmental Asthma. Environment, Genes & Immune Mechanisms in Asthma. Firefighter's Health & Health Effects of the World Trade Center Collapse. International Byssinosis. Isocyanate Exposures. Occupational Exposures as a Cause of Chronic Airway Disease. Lung Diseases Associated with Silicates & Other Dust. Respiratory Tract Irritants. Simple Asphyxiants. Chemical Asphyxiants. Agricultural Dust Lung & Other Disease. Upper Airway Disorders. Occupational Skin Disease. Toxic Peripheral Neuropathy. Behavioral Neurotoxicology. Occupational Heart Disease. Occupational Eye Disorders. Occupational Infections. Terrorism Preparedness. HIV in the Workplace. Occupational Risk of Tuberculosis Care. Hematologic Effects of Occupational Hazards. Toxic Liver Disorders. Environmental & Occupational Causes of Toxic Kidney & Urinary Tract Injury. Occupational Bladder Cancer. Psychiatric Syndromes Common to the Workplace. Alcohol & Drug Abuse in Industry. Psychological Job Stress. Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. Gulf War Illness. Occupational Safety & Human Factors. Ergonomics & Occupational Biomechanics. Nonspecific Low Back Pain. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURES: Toxicogenomics. Lead. Mercury. Cadmium. Arsenic. Beryllium Disease. Hard Metal Disease. Chromium Compounds. Nickel Compounds. Metal Compounds & Rare Earths. Organic Solvents & Fuels. Benzene. Formaldehyde. Ethylene Oxide. Pesticides. Agent Orange, Military Herbicides & Dioxins. Pentachlorophenol & Tetrachlorophenol. Polychlorinated Biphenyls. Trimellitic Anhydride & Other Acid Anhydrides. Carbon Disulfide. N Nitrosamines. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons & Petroleum Industry. Occupational Hazards in the Microelectronics Industry. Radiation Carcinogenesis. Nonionizing Radiation. Occupational Exposure to Noise. Dysbarism. High-Altitude Illnesses. Hot & Cold Work Environments. Occupational Exposure to Vibration. Shift Work. Sleep Disorders & Work. Sick Building Syndrome & Building-Related Illness. Air Pollution: Outdoor & Indoor Sources. Air Pollution: Epidemiology. Air Pollution: Human Health Studies. Air Pollution: Toxicologic Studies. Ozone. Nitrogen Oxides. Sulfur Dioxide. Particulate Matter. Acid Rain. Cigarette Smoking. Bioaccumulation & Toxicities of Aromatic Hydrocarbon Contaminants in the Hudson River Ecosystem. The Built Environment. Global Warming. Chlorofluorocarbons & Destruction of the Ozone Layer
CONTROL OF ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES & EXPOSURES: Environmental Law & Policy. Clean Air Act. OSHA & NIOSH. EPA. Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention & the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry. Risk Assessment & Economic Evaluation. Workers' Compensation. International Occupational/Environmental Health. Children's Environmental Health Research. Disparities in Environmental & Occupational Health. Industrial Hygiene Measurement & Control. Respirators. The Occupational Health Service. Moral Questions of Occupational/Environmental Medicine. New Frontiers in Environmental Health Research
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