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Environmental Toxicants Human Exposures and their Health Effects

By: Morton Lippmann
1208 pages, illus
Environmental Toxicants
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About this book

Current knowledge on the health effects of toxicants in the ambient environment. 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 25 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.

Contents

Preface.Contributors.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. Moylave).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.).Index.

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Biography

MORTON LIPPMANN, PhD, is Professor of Environmental Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine, and the Director of the Research Center for the Health Risks of Ambient Particulate Matter, supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He also directs the Human Exposure and Health Effects Research Program at New York University's Nelson Institute of Environmental Medicine.

By: Morton Lippmann
1208 pages, illus
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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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