Environmental Toxicants. Human Exposures and Their Health Effects. 3rd Edition

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  • Book
  • 1200 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Thoroughly updated with the latest information on the effects of exposure to environmental toxicants

The Third Edition of Environmental Toxicants: Human Exposures and Their Health Effects has been thoroughly updated and revised with the latest findings on the effects of human exposure in nonoccupational settings to chemical agents and physical factors. It offers readers the most current information on performing and analyzing the results of risk assessments for exposed individuals and populations. In addition to examining individual toxicants, the book explores broader social and scientific issues such as individual and community risk, environmental engineering for risk reduction, pulmonary medicine, and lessons learned from the industrial sector.

The chapters have been contributed by leading environmental health scientists whose expertise spans all the environmental toxicants and issues examined in the book. Contributions are based on the authors′ firsthand experience as well as their critical reviews of the evidence.

This Third Edition features new chapters that reflect such emerging public health concerns as:

  • Arsenic

  • Endocrine disruptors

Chapters from the previous edition have been thoroughly revised in light of the current scientific literature. In particular, the book reports on significant new developments on the effects of exposure to asbestos, carbon monoxide, diesel exhaust, dioxins, bioaerosols, mercury, radon, and ultraviolet radiation.

Supplemented with more than 100 illustrations and photographs, this Third Edition is an indispensable guide for public health officials, industrial hygienists, epidemiologists, and physicians involved in risk assessment and health management for exposed individuals and populations.

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Chapter 1: Introduction and Background.

Chapter 2: Perspectives On Individual And Community Risks.

Chapter 3: Reducing Risks – An Environmental Engineering Perspective.

Chapter 4: Clinical Perspective On Respiratory Toxicology.

Chapter 5: Industrial Perspectives.

Chapter 6: Drinking Water Disinfection Byproducts.

Chapter 7: Food.

Chapter 8: Volatile Organic Compounds and Sick Building Syndrome.

Chapter 9: Formaldehyde and Other Aldehydes.

Chapter 10: Ambient Air Particulate Matter.

Chapter 11: Arsenic.

Chapter 12: Asbestos and Other Mineral and Vitreous Fibers.

Chapter 13: Benzene.

Chapter 14: Carbon Monoxide.

Chapter 15: Chromium.

Chapter 16: Diesel Exhaust.

Chapter 17: Dioxins And Dioxin–Like Chemicals.

Chapter 18: Endocrine Active Chemicals: Broadening The Scope.

Chapter 19: Secondhand Smoke.

Chapter 20: Lead and Compounds.

Chapter 21: Mercury.

Chapter 22: Nitrogen Oxides.

Chapter 23: Ozone.

Chapter 24: Pesticides.

Chapter 25: Sulfur Oxides – SO2, H2SO4, NH4HSO4, and (NH4)2SO4.

Chapter 26: Microwaves and Electromagnetic Fields.

Chapter 27: Sources, Levels And Effects Of Manmade Ionizing Radiation and Radioactivity.

Chapter 28: Noise––Its Effects and Control.

Chapter 29: Radon and Lung Cancer.

Chapter 30: Ultraviolet Radiation.

Summary.

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"This is an excellent and well–produced guide to the subject. In the Introduction the book is described as a source of state–of–the–art knowledge for public health authorities, physicians, and industrial managers which can also be used in graduate and post–graduate training and by research workers including toxicologists, clinicians, and epidemiologists...I will certainly be dipping into it from time to time." (Chromatographia, March 2010)

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