ISBN-10:
0262692473
ISBN-13:
2900262692471
Pub. Date:
08/28/2000
Publisher:
MIT Press
Generations at Risk: Reproductive Health and the Environment / Edition 1

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

by Ted Schettler

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ISBN-13: 2900262692471
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 08/28/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 414
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xiii
I Understanding and Using the Science: Reproductive Physiology and Toxicology 1(48)
Reproductive and Developmental Physiology
3(18)
Hormones
4(1)
Hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal system
5(4)
The ovaries
9(1)
The testes
10(1)
Normal fetal development
10(2)
How toxicants can affect reproduction and development
12(5)
Principles of abnormal development
17(4)
The Role of Science in Public Health Decisions
21(28)
The scientific method and the issue of proof
21(6)
Animal toxicology
27(7)
Epidemiology
34(9)
Quantitative risk assessment
43(2)
Reexamining scientific tools
45(4)
II Reproductive and Developmental Effects of Selected Substances and Human Exposures 49(184)
Metals
51(22)
Lead
52(5)
Mercury
57(5)
Cadmium
62(4)
Arsenic
66(3)
Manganese
69(4)
Organic Solvents
73(34)
Reproductive and developmental effects in humans
75(8)
Solvent profiles
83(24)
Pesticides
107(44)
Active ingredients and "inerts"
108(1)
Pesticides fate and transport
109(3)
Exposure to pesticides
112(2)
Reproductive and developmental toxicity of pesticides
114(11)
Pesticide profiles
125(26)
Endocrine Disruptors
151(38)
Mechanisms of action
154(2)
Health effects of endocrine disruptors
156(13)
Endocrine disruptor profiles
169(20)
Human Exposures to Reproductive Toxicants
189(44)
Data sources relevant to human exposure
192(14)
Data relevant to human exposure to reproductive toxicants
206(24)
The relevance of exposure information
230(3)
III A Guide to Investigating Environmental Threats to Reproduction 233(84)
The Regulation of Hazardous Chemicals and Your Right to Know
235(30)
Regulatory responsibility
236(20)
Informed consent and the right-to-know
256(4)
Twentieth-century seminal events relating to toxic chemicals
260(5)
Taking Action: How to Assess Reproductive Threats at Home, in the Community, and in the Workplace
265(30)
Common routes of exposure
266(1)
Source of information
266(5)
Home survey to assess threats
271(10)
Community assessment
281(8)
Workplace assessment
289(4)
Consulting a physician
293(1)
Conclusion
294(1)
Primer for the Clinician
295(12)
The occupational and environmental history
295(4)
How to obtain more information
299(4)
Follow-up
303(2)
Further reading
305(2)
Reflections and Recommendations
307(10)
Science: fragmentation and political influence
309(1)
The soundness of science
310(1)
The right to know
311(1)
An integrated public health approach
312(1)
Redefining goals
313(4)
Appendix A Resource Guide 317(16)
Appendix B Reproductive Outcomes Associated with Chemical Exposures 333(4)
Notes 337(60)
Index 397

What People are Saying About This

Sandra Steingraber

Brightly written and scrupulous researched, Generations at Risk breaks the silence surrounding a critical public problem: toxic threats to our eggs, sperm, embryos, infants, and children. As a nursing mother, I need this book to learn how to protect my baby daughter. As a scientist, I will refer to this book again and again when speaking to the public about environmental health. Bravo to Schettler and Solomon. Our children will someday thank them.

Endorsement

Brightly written and scrupulous researched, Generations at Risk breaks the silence surrounding a critical public problem: toxic threats to our eggs, sperm, embryos, infants, and children. As a nursing mother, I need this book to learn how to protect my baby daughter. As a scientist, I will refer to this book again and again when speaking to the public about environmental health. Bravo to Schettler and Solomon. Our children will someday thank them.

Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., author of Living Downstream: A Scientist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment

From the Publisher

This book is clearly written, eminently practical, and should be of very substantial use to the general public, to policymakers, and to the clinical and public health communities. It assembles in one place a host of important facts and useful interventions.

Jeremiah A. Barondess, President, The New York Academy of Medicine

Brightly written and scrupulous researched, Generations at Risk breaks the silence surrounding a critical public problem: toxic threats to our eggs, sperm, embryos, infants, and children. As a nursing mother, I need this book to learn how to protect my baby daughter. As a scientist, I will refer to this book again and again when speaking to the public about environmental health. Bravo to Schettler and Solomon. Our children will someday thank them.

Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., author of Living Downstream: A Scientist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment

Jeremiah A. Barondess

This book is clearly written, eminently practical, and should be of very substantial use to the general public, to policymakers, and to the clinical and public health communities. It assembles in one place a host of important facts and useful interventions.

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