The final section of the book deals with past and present regulatory efforts to control lead releases into the human environment. Current control efforts present a mixed picture. The most problematic issue is the continued presence of lead paint in older housing and lead in soils of urban and mining industry communities.
- Comprehensive assessment of the three major facets of the public health problem of lead: the voluminous science, the risk assessment approaches, and approaches to controlling lead as a public health problem
- Integration of the above three elements to provide a coherent whole
- Provides a single source of information that will be extremely valuable to all professionals working in areas impacted by this toxic substance
Ch 1: Introduction Ch 2: A Brief Early History of Lead as an Evolving Global Pollutant and Toxicant Ch 3: Lead in the Human Environment: Production, Uses, Trends Ch 4: Lead in the Human Environment: Lead Emissions and Emission Trends Ch 5: Lead in the Human Environment: Fate and Transport Processes Ch 6: Lead Concentrations in Environmental Media Relevant to Human Lead Exposures Ch 7: Lead Exposure in Human Populations: Lead Intakes Ch 8: Lead Exposure in Human Populations: Lead Toxicokinetics and Biomarkers of Lead Exposure Ch 9: Predictive Modeling Approaches for Assessing Human Lead Exposure Ch 10: The Environmental Epidemiology of Human Lead Exposure Ch 11: Lead Toxicity in Humans: a Brief Historical Perspective and Public Health Ch 12: Neurotoxicity of Lead in Human Populations Ch 13: Cardiovascular Toxicity of Lead in Human Populations Ch 14: Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity of Lead in Human Populations Ch 15: The Nephrotoxicity of Lead in Human Populations Ch 16: Hematological Effects of Lead in Human Populations Ch 17: Carcinogenic and Genotoxic Effects of Lead in Human Populations Ch 18: Immunotoxic Effects of Lead in Human Populations Ch 19: Effects of Lead on Other Organs and Systems in Human Populations Ch 20: Human Health Risk Assessment for Lead: Introduction, Context, Rationale Ch 21: Hazard Characterization for Lead in Human Populations Ch 22: Dose-Response Relationships for Toxic Effects of Lead in Human Populations Ch 23: Exposure Characterizations for Lead in Specific Human Populations Ch 24: Health Risk Characterization of Lead Effects in Human Populations Ch 25: Legislative Aspects of Lead Regulation and Regulatory Policies Ch 26: Lead Regulation and Regulatory Policies: Lead in Paint Ch 27: Regulation and Regulatory Policies for Lead in Ambient Air Ch 28: Regulation and Regulatory Policies for Lead in Water Ch 29: Regulation and Regulatory Policies for Lead in Food