1st Edition

An Introduction to Environmental Epidemiology



ISBN 9780873715737
Published July 13, 1995 by CRC Press
240 Pages

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Book Description

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
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