Generations at Risk: Reproductive Health and the Environment / Edition 1

Generations at Risk: Reproductive Health and the Environment / Edition 1

by Ted Schettler, Gina Solomon, Maria Valenti, Annette Huddle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262692473

ISBN-13: 9780262692472

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: MIT Press

Generations at Risk presents compelling evidence that human exposure to some toxic chemicals can have lifelong and even intergenerational effects on human reproduction and development. The result of a collaboration involving public health professionals, physicians, environmental educators, and policy advocates, this book examines how scientific, social, economic,

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Generations at Risk presents compelling evidence that human exposure to some toxic chemicals can have lifelong and even intergenerational effects on human reproduction and development. The result of a collaboration involving public health professionals, physicians, environmental educators, and policy advocates, this book examines how scientific, social, economic, and political systems may fail to protect us from environmental and occupational toxicants. It is an important sourcebook for those concerned about their own health and that of their loved ones, as well as for medical and public health workers, community activists, policymakers, and industrial decision makers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262692472
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
414
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1570L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
IUnderstanding and Using the Science: Reproductive Physiology and Toxicology1
1Reproductive and Developmental Physiology3
2The Role of Science in Public Health Decisions21
IIReproductive and Developmental Effects of Selected Substances and Human Exposures49
3Metals51
4Organic Solvents73
5Pesticides107
6Endocrine Disruptors151
7Human Exposures to Reproductive Toxicants189
IIIA Guide to Investigating Environmental Threats to Reproduction233
8The Regulation of Hazardous Chemicals and Your Right to Know235
9Taking Action: How to Assess Reproductive Threats at Home, in the Community, and in the Workplace265
10Primer for the Clinician295
11Reflections and Recommendations307
Appendix AResource Guide317
Appendix BReproductive Outcomes Associated with Chemical Exposures333
Notes337
Index397

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