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Human Health Risks from Chemical Exposure: The Great Lakes Ecosystem

By: R Warren Flint

Lewis Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1991 | #16098 | ISBN: 0873714350
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More than 100 professionals have contributed to this important book summarizing much of what is known about the issue of chemicals in the Great Lakes environment and the risks these chemicals pose to human health. The book makes significant recommendations for action in policy, communication, education, and research regarding the chemicals and their risks. The views of individuals from government, universities, industries, and public special interest groups in Canada and the United States have been integrated into a comprehensive statement that reflects scenarios that are applicable worldwide.


Contents

BACKGROUND ON TOXIC CHEMICALS IN THE GREAT LAKES. Introduction. Toxic Chemical Trends. Problem Definition. THE PROCESS. Introduction. Project Scope. A Strategy to Solve the Problem. TOXICOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY OF EXPOSURE TO TOXIC CHEMICALS. Overview. Knowledge Base. Critical Information Needs. Human Health Issues. Interdisciplinary Aspects. ENVIRONMENTAL AND WILDLIFE TOXICOLOGY OF EXPOSURE TO TOXIC CHEMICALS. Overview. Knowledge Base. Critical Information Needs. Human Health Issues. Interdisciplinary Aspects. EPIDEMIOLOGY OF EXPOSURE TO TOXIC CHEMICALS. Overview. Knowledge Base. Critical Information Needs. Human Health Issues. Interdisciplinary Aspects. CLINICAL MEDICINE OF EXPOSURE TO TOXIC CHEMICALS. Overview. Knowledge Base. Human Health Issues. Interdisciplinary Aspects. Overview. Knowledge Base. Critical Information Needs. Human Health Issues. Interdisciplinary Aspects. SOCIAL SCIENCE OF EXPOSURE TO TOXIC CHEMICALS. Overview. Knowledge Base. Critical Information Needs. Human Health Issues. Interdisciplinary Aspects. RISK AND EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT FROM TOXIC CHEMICALS. Overview. The Knowledge Base. Critical Information Needs. Human Health Issues. Interdisciplinary Aspects. Conclusion. PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, POLICY AND EDUCATION REGARDING EXPOSURE TO TOXIC CHEMICALS. Overview. Policy Mechanisms. Interdisciplinary Aspects. THE NATURE AND LOGISTICS OF INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH ON EXPOSURE TO TOXIC CHEMICALS. Overview. Anticipated Problems. SYNTHESIS OF OUR KNOWLEDGE AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON ACTION FOR POLICY, EDUCATION, AND RESEARCH. Introduction. Recognizing the Threat. Policy Implications. Considerations for Communication and Education. Research Needs for Problem Characterization and Management. Conclusions. Recommendations from the 1989 Working Conference. APPROACHES TOWARD ELIMINATING TOXIC CHEMICALS IN THE GREAT LAKES BASIN ECOSYSTEM. Complexity of the Toxic Chemical Problem. A Change in Regulatory Approaches. Taking an Ecosystem Approach. A New Way of Doing Business. INDEX. REFERENCES.

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