Environmental Toxicants: Human Exposures and Their Health Effects (Industrial Health & Safety)

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9780442005498: Environmental Toxicants: Human Exposures and Their Health Effects (Industrial Health & Safety)

New York University Medical Center, Tuxedo, New York. Reference identifying and critically reviewing current knowledge on human exposure to selected chemical agents and physical factors in the environment, and the effects on human health of those exposures.

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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.

About the Author:

Morton Lippmann, PhD, is Professor of Environmental Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine, and the Director of NYU's Research Center for the Health Risks of Ambient Particulate Matter. Dr. Lippmann also directs the Human Exposure and Health Effects Research Program at New York University's Nelson Institute of Environmental Medicine.

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