Environmental Toxicants: Human Exposures and Their Health Effects / Edition 2

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This is the first single volume to assess human exposure to 19 critical environmental toxicants and explain how they affect human health. Each chemical and physical agent category covered is of current concern, and is analyzed by an expert in that particular field.

Reviews specific toxins & their health effects; regulatory issues; incl. solvents, heavy metals, radiation, more.

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"This is an excellent and well-produced guide to the subject. In the Introduction the book is described as a source of state-of-the-art knowledge for public health authorities, physicians, and industrial managers which can also be used in graduate and post-graduate training and by research workers including toxicologists, clinicians, and epidemiologists...I will certainly be dipping into it from time to time." (Chromatographia, March 2010)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471292982
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1008
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 10.24 (h) x 1.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Morton Lippmann, PhD, is Professor of Environmental Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine, and the Director of NYU's Research Center for the Health Risks of Ambient Particulate Matter. Dr. Lippmann also directs the Human Exposure and Health Effects Research Program at New York University's Nelson Institute of Environmental Medicine.

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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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