Journals Higher Education



Published: 20 March 2003

416 Pages | 13 halftones & line illus

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195135596

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Child Health and the Environment

Donald T. Wigle

This book systematically documents environmental threats to child health and will interest persons in public health, pediatrics, environmental health, epidemiology, and toxicology. Its overarching themes are children's susceptibility to environmental toxicants, uncertaintics surrounding environmental exposure limits, the influence of modifyingfactors, the role of health outcome and exposure monitoring, and the importance of timely intervention. Consistently organized chapters cover the role of key environmental hazards(metals, PCBs, dioxins, pesticide, hormonally active agents, radiation, indoor and outdoor air pollution, and water contaminants) in developmental, reproductive, neurobehvioral, and respiratory effects, and cancer. Each topical chapter addresses environmental exposures, interventions, and standards, and concisely summarizes key issues. This is the first textbook to focus on the epidemiology of child health and the environment.

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