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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.
Disc. basic science; effects of specific exposures; guide & resources for investigating environmental threats.
|I||Understanding and Using the Science: Reproductive Physiology and Toxicology||1|
|1||Reproductive and Developmental Physiology||3|
|2||The Role of Science in Public Health Decisions||21|
|II||Reproductive and Developmental Effects of Selected Substances and Human Exposures||49|
|7||Human Exposures to Reproductive Toxicants||189|
|III||A Guide to Investigating Environmental Threats to Reproduction||233|
|8||The Regulation of Hazardous Chemicals and Your Right to Know||235|
|9||Taking Action: How to Assess Reproductive Threats at Home, in the Community, and in the Workplace||265|
|10||Primer for the Clinician||295|
|11||Reflections and Recommendations||307|
|Appendix A||Resource Guide||317|
|Appendix B||Reproductive Outcomes Associated with Chemical Exposures||333|