Did you know that high levels of toxins in the human body can be linked to common conditions such as infertility, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, and diabetes? With therapeutic guidance designed for clinicians, Clinical Environmental Medicine focuses on how toxins such as arsenic, lead, mercury and organophosphates have become one of the leading causes of chronic disease in the industrial world. The first edition of this text describes how to treat these undesirable elements and molecules that can poison enzyme systems, damage DNA, increase inflammation and oxidative stress, and damage cell membranes. Expert authors Walter Crinnion and Joseph E. Pizzorno offer practical guidance for assessing both total body load as well as specific toxins. In addition, evidence-based treatment procedures provide recommendations for decreasing toxin exposure and supporting the body's biotransformation and excretion processes.
Section I: Introduction to Environmental Medicine 1. The Science of Environmental Medicine 2. Oxidative Damage and Inflammation 3. Food Pollution 4. Water Pollution 5. Indoor Air Pollution 6. Outdoor Air Pollution 7. Health and Beauty Products 8. Drugs
Section II: The Toxicants
Metals 9. Arsenic 10. Cadmium 11. Hexavalent Chromium 12. Cobalt 13. Lead 14. Mercury 15. Other Metals Inorganic Chemicals 16. Fluoride Solvents 17. Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, Xylenes (BTEX) 18. Chlorinated Solvents 19. Styrene Pesticides 20. Organochlorine Pesticides 21. Organophosphate Pesticides 22. Pyrethroid Pesticides Herbicides 23. Glyphosate and Petroleum Distallates 24. Chlorophenoxy Herbicides Plasticizers 25. Bisphenol A 26. Phthalates Other Persistants 27. Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers 28. Polychlorinated Biphenyls 29. Perflourocarbons Preservatives 30. Parabens and Other Preservatives Airborne 31. Mold and Water-Damaged Building Toxicity 32. Ozone 33. Particulate Matter and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons 34. Sulfur and Nitrogen Oxides Endogenous 35. Endotoxicity Toxins of Choice 36. Alcohol 37. Marijuana 38. High Fructose Corn Syrup 39. Salt 40. Smoking 41. Wheat
Section III: Systemic Effects of Toxins 42. Neurotoxicity 43. Immunotoxicity 44. Endocrine Toxicity 45. Mitochondrial Toxicity 46. Respiratory Toxicity 47. Cardiovascular Toxicity 48. Musculoskeletal Toxicity 49. Liver Toxicity 50. Renal Toxicity 51. Cancer
Section IV: Assessment of Toxic Load 52. Assessment 53. Laboratory Assessment of Toxicant Levels 54. Conventional Laboratory Tests to Assess Toxic Load 55. 8-Hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine and Other Nucleoside Metabolites
Section V: Biotransformation and Excretion 56. Normal Biotransformation 57. Lung Excretion 58. Hair Excretion 59. Breast Milk Excretion
Section VI: Therapeutics 60. Avoidance 61. Sauna 62. Gastrointestinal and Renal Elimination 63. Microbiome 64. Chelation (Oral and IV) 65. Nutritional Supplementation for Environmental Toxins and Toxicants