Emphasizing the impact of air toxins and contaminants on human health, this Second Edition examines the latest research from the epidemiology to the cellular mechanisms underlying cardiopulmonary responses to air pollution. This guide offers chapters that address the basic biology, techniques, and clinical practices used to monitor and assess acute and chronic pollutant responses; the effects of specific air toxins and contaminants on various populations chronically exposed to these compounds; and the complex issues associated with translating science to public health policy.
Air Pollution and Health Effects: Evidence from Epidemiologic Studies. Particle Dosimetry in the Respiratory Tract. Bioavailability of Particle-Associated Air Pollutants and Relationship to Cardiopulmonary Injury. Genetic Susceptibility Factors in the Cardio-Pulmonary Response to Air Pollution. Air Pollutants, Epithelial Surfaces and Lung Disease. Irritant Agonists and Air Pollutants: Neurologically Mediated Respiratory and Cardiovascular Responses. Signal Transduction and Cytokine Expression in PM-Induced Airway Remodeling. Chronic Exposure and Susceptibility to Oxidant Air Pollutants. Occupational and Environmental Exposures to Fibers and Ultrafine Particles: Mechanisms of Pulmonary Toxicity. Biological Airborne Pollutants. Combustion Emissions: Contribution to Air Pollution, Human Exposure, and Risk for Cancer. Air Pollution, Public Health, and Regulatory Considerations