Now in a second edition, Environmental Toxicants: Human Exposures and Their Health Effects continues to offer a unique perspective on a topic that is usually focused on exposure and effects in industrial settings. Fully revised and expanded, it presents comprehensive, cutting–edge information on the effects of human exposure to selected chemicals and physical agents in nonoccupational environments. Dr. Morton Lippmann assembles expert contributions by leading authorities on each of the twenty–five environmental agents examined, providing a critical review of the accumulated evidence concerning their known or likely impact on human health, especially after long–term exposure.
Six new chapters have been added to this edition, discussing ambient particulate matter, chromium, mercury, noise, pesticides, and ultraviolet radiation. Existing chapters have been updated to include the most current information on performing risk assessments for established toxicants from asbestos and benzene to the sick building syndrome. In the closing chapters, the authors place the discussion in a broader social and scientific context, exploring such issues as individual and community risk, environmental engineering for risk reduction, pulmonary medicine, and lessons learned in the industrial sector.
Supplemented with more than 100 illustrations and photographs, and with a view to future research trends, Environmental Toxicants: Human Exposures and Their Health Effects is an indispensable guide for public health officials, industrial hygienists, epidemiologists, and primary care physicians involved in risk assessment and management for exposed individuals and populations.
1. Introduction and Background (M. Lippmann).
2. Ambient Particulate Matter (M. Lippmann).
3. Asbestos and Other Mineral and Vitreous Fibers (M. Lippmann).
4. Benzene (B. Goldstein & G. Witz).
5. Carbon Monoxide (M. Kleinman).
6. Chromium (M. Cohen & M. Costa).
7. Diesel Exhaust (J. Mauderly).
8. Dioxins and Dioxins–like Chemicals (M. DeVito & M. Gallo).
9. Drinking Water Disinfection (R. Bull).
10. Environmental Tobacco Smoke (J. Samet & S. Wang).
11. Food Constituents, Additives, and Contaminants (J. Rodricks).
12. Formaldehyde and Other Aldehydes (G. Leikauf).
13. Indoor Bioaerosol Contaminants (M. O'Rourke & M. Lebowitz).
14. Lead and Compounds (K. Mahaffey, et al.).
15. Human–made Ionizing Radiation and Radioactivity: Sources, Levels, and Effects (J. Mauro & N. Cohen).
16. Mercury (J. Nielsen & P. Grandjean).
17. Microwaves and Electromagnetic Fields (D. Sliney & F. Colville).
18. Nitrogen Oxides (R. Schlesinger).
19. Noise: Its Effects and Control (D. Johnson).
20. Ozone (M. Lippmann).
21. Pesticides (P. Landrigan, et al.).
22. Radon and Daughters (N. Harley).
23. Sulfur Oxides: Acidic Aerosols and SO2 (M. Lippmann).
24. Trace Elements: Aluminum, Arsenic, Cadmium, and Nickel (M. Costa).
25. Ultraviolet Radiation (C. Driscoll, et al.).
26. Volatile Organic Compounds and the Sick Building Syndrome (L. Møylave).
27. Perspectives on Individual and Community Risks (A. Upton).
28. Reducing Risks: An Environmental Engineering Perspective (R. Loehr).
29. Clinical Perspective on Respiratory Toxicology (M. Utell & J. Samet).
30. Industrial Perspectives: Translating the Knowledge Base into Corporate Policies, Programs, and Practices for Health Protection (F. Hoerger, et al.).
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