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An Introduction to Environmental Epidemiology

1st Edition

Edited by Evelyn Talbott, Gunther F. Craun

CRC Press

240 pages

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Hardback: 9780873715737
pub: 1995-07-13
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An Introduction to Environmental Epidemiology covers the basics of environmental exposure, health, and disease. Written to be easily accessible to readers with no formal training in epidemiology or statistics, this practical introduction is an ideal text/reference for students and professionals in nursing, medicine, industrial hygiene, occupational and environmental health, and general environmental science. It provides a target-organ oriented presentation of environmental hazards, with detailed discussions of selected exposures such as asbestos, lead, radon, and indoor and outdoor air pollutants. Major topics covered include:

Table of Contents

The Legal Context of Environmental Protection in the United States, W.V. Luneburg

Environmental Risk Assessment, I. Hertz-Picciotto

Association and Causation in Environmental Epidemiology, N.D. Traven, E.O. Talbott, and E.K. Ishii

Statistical Issues in the Design, Analysis, and Interpretation of Environmental Epidemiology Studies, G.M. Marsh

Biological Markers of Exposure, M.F. Vine and B.S. Hulka

Epidemiologic Aspects of Environmental Hazards to Reproduction, L.E. Sever

Risk Factors for Cancer in the Occupational Environment and Relevant Epidemiologic Study Methods, J. Siemiatycki

The Epidemiology of Waterborne Disease: The Importance of Drinking Water Disinfection, G.F. Craun

Injury, L.S. Robertson

Ionizing Radiation, D.J. Strom

Electromagnetic Fields and Cancer Risks, G. Thériault

Recent Progress in Childhood Lead Exposure, H.L. Needleman

Sensitive Subgroups and Normal Variation in Pulmonary Function Response to Air Pollution Episodes, B. Brunekreef, P.L. Kinney, J.H. Ware, D. Dockery, F.E. Speizer, J.D. Spengleer, and B.G. Ferris, Jr.

Health Effects from Environmental Noise Exposure, E.O. Talbott and S.J. Thompson


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Epidemiology
MEDICAL / Occupational & Industrial Medicine
SCIENCE / Environmental Science