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Environmental Epidemiology

Exposure and Disease, 1st Edition

Edited by Rodolfo Saracci, David A. Savitz, Michael D. Lebowitz, Roberto Bertollini

CRC Press

238 pages

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Published in 1996: Environmental Epidemiology: Exposure and Disease is a unique resource identifying priorities for public health research in selected areas of environmental epidemiology. Drawn from the proceedings of an international workshop on this topic, the book is a compilation of the specialized knowledge and opinions of environmental epidemiology experts. Organized by the Rome division of the World Health Organization (WHO) European Centre for Environment and Health, the goal of the 1993 workshop, Setting Priorities in Environmental Epidemiology, was to establish a consensus among the experts in the selected areas.

The chapters in Environmental Epidemiology: Exposure and Disease cover environmental epidemiology from three different viewpoints: environmental exposures, major disease groups related to the environment, and epidemiological methodology. The environmental exposure categories examined for prioritizing are air contaminants, water contaminants, and ionizing and non-ionizing radiation exposure from human-caused disasters. .

Table of Contents

Part 1: Exposure

1. Air Pollution

David H. Wegman

2. Radon

Olav Axelson

3. Asbestos

Benedetto Terracini

4. Evaluation of Risks Associated with hazardous Waste

Anthony B. Miller

5. Epidemiologic Research Priorities on the Health Risk of Drinking water Contaminants

Kenneth P. Connor

6. Pesticides and Cancer: Status and Priorities

Aaron Blair and Sheila H. Zahm

7. Overview of Evidence and Research Needs Concerning Electromagnetic Fields and Health

David A Savitz

8. Man-Made Chemical Disasters

Pier Alberto Bertazzi

Part 2: Disease

9. Neoplastic Diseases (Lung Cancer Excludes)

Lorenzo Simonato

10. Lung Cancer

Goran Pershagen

11. Noncarcinogenic Respiratory Disease

Michael D. Lebowitz

Part 3: Methods

12. Small-Area Studies

Paul Elliott

13. Uses of Biochemical Markers in Environmental Epidemiology

Paolo Vineis

14. Exposure Assessment in Environmental Epidemiology

Bert Brunekreef

15. Needs and Requirements for Undergraduate and Graduate Training in Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology

Wieslaw Jedrychowski

About the Authors/Editors

Roberto Bertollini, M.D., M.P.H., has been the Director of the Rome Division of the European Centre for Environment and Health of the WHO Regional Office for Europe since 1993.

Michael D. Lebowitz, Ph.D., is currently Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Environmental Medicine) and Epidemiology, Chair of the Epidemiology Graduate Interdisciplinary Program, and Associate Director (and Head of Environmental Programs) of the Respiratory Sciences Center in the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona, Tucson.

Rodolfo Saracci is currently Director of Research for IARC, Lyons.

David Savitz, Ph.D., is Professor of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Epidemiology
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety