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TitlePrinciples and Practice of Environmental Medicine [electronic resource] / edited by Alyce Bezman Tarcher
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1992
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-2447-6
Descript XVI, 632 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Throughout the world, scientists and the general with environmental illness. Part II presents an overยญ public are concerned about the adverse effects of view of chemical and physical agents commonly toxic agents found in contaminated air, water, food, found in contaminated air, water, food, and soil. and soil. In the past, attention has focused on hazยญ The problem of hazardous wastes is also discussed. ards originating in the workplace. As a consequence, Part III characterizes the body's defense against occupational medicine has become a well-recognized such exposure. Defenses at the portals of entry are and established clinical discipline. Much less attenยญ discussed, with emphasis placed on the role of tion has been paid to nonoccupational hazards. There nutrition. Detoxication and immunologic defense is a growing awareness, however, of the dangers of mechanisms are described. Part IV indicates the exposure to toxic chemical and physical agents in importance of and provides instruction on the the homes, community, and general environment, method of including occupational and environmenยญ especially for the fetus, the infant, the very young, tal factors in the routine medical history. The role of the elderly, and the chronically ill, those most susยญ enhanced susceptibility as a factor in an individual's ceptible. Environmental medicine, fOCUSing on the response to toxic exposure is discussed


CONTENT

I. Fundamentals of Environmental Medicine -- 1. Principles and Scope of Environmental Medicine -- II. Exposure to Environmental Chemicals and Physical Agents -- 2. Outdoor and Indoor Air Pollution -- 3. Chemical Contaminants in Food -- 4. Water Pollution and Chemical Contamination in Drinking Water -- 5. Hazardous Wastes -- III. Body Defense Against Exposure to Environmental Chemicals and Physical Agents -- 6. The Skin -- 7. The Lung -- 8. The Gastrointestinal Tract -- 9. Detoxication Mechanisms and the Role of Nutrition -- 10. Immunologic Mechanisms and the Role of Nutrition -- IV. Clinical Considerations -- 11. The Occupational and Environmental Health History -- 12. Enhanced Susceptibility to Environmental Chemicals -- V. Disorders Associated with Exposure to Environmental Chemicals and Physical Agents -- 13. Disorders of the Nervous System -- 14. Neurobehavioral Disorders -- 15. Disorders of the Skin -- 16. Disorders of the Lungs -- 17. Disorders of the Heart and Blood Vessels -- 18. Disorders of the Digestive System -- 19. Disorders of the Liver -- 20. Disorders of the Kidney and Urinary Tract -- 21. Disorders of the Hematopoietic System -- 22. Disorders of the Thyroid -- 23. Disorders of the Immune System -- 24. Disorders of the Female Reproductive System and Developmental Disorders -- 25. Disorders of the Male Reproductive System -- 26. The Role of Environmental Chemicals in Human Cancer Causation -- VI. Assessing Exposure to Environmental Chemicals -- 27. Environmental and Biological Monitoring -- VII. Controlling Exposure to Environmental Chemicals and Physical Agents -- 28. Personal Methods of Controlling Exposure to Indoor Air Pollution -- 29. Personal Methods of Controlling Exposure to Chemical Contaminants in Food -- 30. Personal Methods of Controlling Exposure to Chemical Contaminants in Drinking Water -- 31. Governmental Regulation of Exposure to Environmental Chemicals and Physical Agents -- VIII. Appendixes -- A. Selected Toxic Chemicals and Their Adverse Health Effects -- B. Selected Work-Related Diseases -- C. Selected Job Categories, Exposures, and Work-Related Diseases -- D. Information Resources in the Field of Environmental and Occupational Medicine


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