Environmental Toxicants: Human Exposures and Their Health Effects / Edition 3

Environmental Toxicants: Human Exposures and Their Health Effects / Edition 3

by Morton Lippmann
     
 

Thoroughly updated with the latest information on the effects of exposure to environmental toxicants

The Third Edition of Environmental Toxicants: Human Exposures and Their Health Effects has been thoroughly updated and revised with the latest findings on the effects of human exposure in nonoccupational settings to chemical agents and physical factors. It

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Thoroughly updated with the latest information on the effects of exposure to environmental toxicants

The Third Edition of Environmental Toxicants: Human Exposures and Their Health Effects has been thoroughly updated and revised with the latest findings on the effects of human exposure in nonoccupational settings to chemical agents and physical factors. It offers readers the most current information on performing and analyzing the results of risk assessments for exposed individuals and populations. In addition to examining individual toxicants, the book explores broader social and scientific issues such as individual and community risk, environmental engineering for risk reduction, pulmonary medicine, and lessons learned from the industrial sector.

The chapters have been contributed by leading environmental health scientists whose expertise spans all the environmental toxicants and issues examined in the book. Contributions are based on the authors' firsthand experience as well as their critical reviews of the evidence.

This Third Edition features new chapters that reflect such emerging public health concerns as:

  • Arsenic
  • Endocrine disruptors

Chapters from the previous edition have been thoroughly revised in light of the current scientific literature. In particular, the book reports on significant new developments on the effects of exposure to asbestos, carbon monoxide, diesel exhaust, dioxins, bioaerosols, mercury, radon, and ultraviolet radiation.

Supplemented with more than 100 illustrations and photographs, this Third Edition is an indispensable guide for public health officials, industrial hygienists, epidemiologists, and physicians involved in risk assessment and health management for exposed individuals and populations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471793359
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/24/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1200
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 6.10(d)

Meet the Author

MORTON LIPPMANN, PhD, is Professor of Environmental Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine, and the Director of the Research Center for the Health Risks of Ambient Particulate Matter, supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He also directs the Human Exposure and Health Effects Research Program at New York University's Nelson Institute of Environmental Medicine.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction and Background 1

2 Perspectives on Individual and Community Risks 39

3 Reducing Risks - An Environmental Engineering Perspective 55

4 Clinical Perspective on Respiratory Toxicology 77

5 Industrial Perspectives: Translating the Knowledge Base into Corporate Policies, Programs, and Practices for Health Protection 107

6 Drinking Water Disinfection By-Products 121

7 Food 197

8 Volatile Organic Compounds and Sick Building Syndrome 241

9 Formaldehyde and Other Aldehydes 257

10 Ambient Air particulate Matter 317

11 Arsenic 367

12 Asbestos and Other Mineral and Vitreous Fibers 395

13 Benzene 459

14 Carbon Monoxide 499

15 Chromium 529

16 Diesel Exhaust 551

17 Dioxins and Dioxin-Like Chemicals 633

18 Endocrine Active Chemicals: Broadening the Scope 661

19 Secondhand Smoke 703

20 Lead and Compounds 757

21 Mercury 811

22 Nitrogen Oxides 823

23 Ozone 869

24 Pesticides 937

25 Sulfur Oxides - SO[subscript 2], H[subscript 2]SO[subscript 4], NH[subscript 4]HSO[subscript 4], and (NH[subscript 4])[subscript 2]SO[subscript 4] 957

26 Microwaves and Electromagnetic Fields 1001

27 Sources, Levels and Effects of Manmade Ionizing Radiation and Radioactivity 1021

28 Noise: Its Effects and Control 1071

29 Radon and Lung Cancer 1089

30 Ultraviolet Radiation 1121

Index 1163

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