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Environmental toxicants : human exposures and their health effects
Lippmann, Morton.
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Wiley-Interscience, [2000]

Physical Description:
xvii, 987 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Ch. 1. Introduction and background -- Ch. 2. Ambient particulate matter -- Ch. 3. Asbestos and other mineral and vitreous fibers -- Ch. 4. Benzene -- Ch. 5. Carbon monoxide -- Ch. 6. Chromium -- Ch. 7. Diesel exhaust -- Ch. 8. Dioxins and dioxin-like chemicals -- Ch. 9. Drinking water disinfection -- Ch. 10. Environmental tobacco smoke -- Ch. 11. Food constituents, additives, and contaminants -- Ch. 12. Formaldehyde and other aldehydes -- Ch. 13. Indoor bioaerosol contaminants -- Ch. 14. Lead and compounds

Ch. 15. Human-made ionizing radiation and radioactivity: sources, levels, and effects -- Ch. 16. Mercury -- Ch. 17. Microwaves and electromagnetic fields -- Ch. 18. Nitrogen oxides -- Ch. 19. Noise: its effects and control -- Ch. 20. Ozone -- Ch. 21. Pesticides -- Ch. 22. Radon and daughters -- Ch. 23. Sulfur oxides: acidic aerosols and SO₂ -- Ch. 24. Trace elements: aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, and nickel -- Ch. 25. Ultraviolet radiation -- Ch. 26. Volatile organic compounds and the sick building syndrome -- Ch. 27. Perspectives on individual and community risks

Ch. 28. Reducing risks: an environmental engineering perspective -- Ch. 29. Clinical perspective on respiratory toxicology -- Ch. 30. Industrial perspectives: translating the knowledge base into corporate policies, programs, and practices for health protection.
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A comprehensive guide to assessing the health effects of environmental toxicants in nonoccupational settings

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.

Author Notes

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.

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Choice Review

The scope of environmental health and toxicology is broad and few authors have the temerity to assay its breadth in a single volume. Lippmann, director of one of the premier research programs in environmental science, has assembled excellent and timely chapters on some major themes in environmental health today. Lippmann provides an excellent introduction to human exposure. His chapter on asbestos and other fibers emphasizes physical characteristics that influence the dose delivered to the target. There are up-to-date chapters on organic compounds as diverse as benzene and dioxin, as well as on mixtures such as diesel exhaust and tobacco smoke. Many other chapters cover timely topics of concern such as ozone, electromagnetic fields, and radon, in a generally balanced fashion. The term "trace elements" usually refers to essential trace nutrients, whereas the chapter on trace elements refers mainly to toxic metals and arsenic. A chapter on individual and community risk is an important introduction to a subject deserving a book in its own right. Would be significant support for graduates in environmental health. M. Gochfeld; Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction and Background
Chapter 2 Perspectives On Individual And Community Risks
Chapter 3 Reducing Risks - An Environmental Engineering Perspective
Chapter 4 Clinical Perspective On Respiratory Toxicology
Chapter 5 Industrial Perspectives
Chapter 6 Drinking Water Disinfection Byproducts
Chapter 7 Food
Chapter 8 Volatile Organic Compounds and Sick Building Syndrome
Chapter 9 Formaldehyde and Other Aldehydes
Chapter 10 Ambient Air Particulate Matter
Chapter 11 Arsenic
Chapter 12 Asbestos and Other Mineral and Vitreous Fibers
Chapter 13 Benzene
Chapter 14 Carbon Monoxide
Chapter 15 Chromium
Chapter 16 Diesel Exhaust
Chapter 17 Dioxins And Dioxin-Like Chemicals
Chapter 18 Endocrine Active Chemicals: Broadening The Scope
Chapter 19 Secondhand Smoke
Chapter 20 Lead and Compounds
Chapter 21 Mercury
Chapter 22 Nitrogen Oxides
Chapter 23 Ozone
Chapter 24 Pesticides
Chapter 25 Sulfur Oxides - SO2, H2SO4, NH4HSO4, and (NH4)2SO4
Chapter 26 Microwaves and Electromagnetic Fields
Chapter 27 Sources, Levels And Effects Of Manmade Ionizing Radiation and Radioactivity
Chapter 28 Noise--Its Effects and Control
Chapter 29 Radon and Lung Cancer
Chapter 30 Ultraviolet Radiation