Principles and Practice of Environmental Medicine / Edition 1

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This work organizes a complex and vast amount of data to provide the practicing clinician with a theoretical and practical framework to assess and treat environmental illness. It is the only volume to address the urgent need for a basic text covering this emerging discipline.

"Organizes a complex & vast amount of data to provide the practicing clinician with a theoretical & practical framework to assess & treat environmental illness."

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A basic text emphasizing the theoretical and and practical framework needed to assess and treat environmental illness and the knowledge and skills required to incorporate environmental factors into clinical practice. The 38 contributed chapters are organized into seven parts: fundamentals of environmental medicine, exposure to environmental chemicals and physical agents, body defense against exposure, clinical considerations, disorders associated with exposure, assessing exposure, and controlling exposure. Appendices contain information on toxic chemicals and their adverse health effects and provide a comprehensive resource guide in the field of environmental and occupational medicine. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306428937
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 11/1/2007
  • Edition description: 1992
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 632
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Fundamentals of Environmental Medicine: Principles and Scope of Environmental Medicine; A.B. Tarcher. Exposure to Environmental Chemicals and Physical Agents: Outdoor and Indoor Air Pollution; J.D. Spengler. Body Defense Against Exposure to Environmental Chemicals and Physical Agents: The Skin; D.R. Bickers. Clinical Considerations: The Occupational and Environmental Health History; A.B. Tarcher. Disorders Associated with Exposure to Environmental Chemicals and Physical Agents: Disorders of the Nervous System; J.R. Taylor. Assessing Exposures to Environmental Chemicals: Environmental and Biological Monitoring; J.D. Osterloh, A.B. Tarcher. Controlling Exposure to Environmental Chemicals and Physical Agentss: Personal Methods of Controlling Exposure to Chemical Contaminants in Drinking Water; F. Bell, et al. 24 additional articles. Index.

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