Provides the most current information and research available for performing risk assessments on exposed individuals and populations, giving guidance to public health authorities, primary care physicians, and industrial managers Reviews current knowledge on human exposure to selected chemical agents and physical factors in the ambient environment Updates and revises the previous edition, in light of current scientific literature and its significance to public health concerns Includes new chapters on: airline cabin exposures, arsenic, endocrine disruptors, and nanoparticles
Morton Lippmann, PhD, is Professor of Environmental Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine, and the Director of NYU's Research Center for the Health Risks of Ambient Particulate Matter. Dr. Lippmann also directs the Human Exposure and Health Effects Research Program at New York University's Nelson Institute of Environmental Medicine.
Chapter 1: Introduction and Background. Chapter 2: Perspectives On Individual And Community Risks. Chapter 3: Reducing Risks - An Environmental Engineering Perspective. Chapter 4: Clinical Perspective On Respiratory Toxicology. Chapter 5: Industrial Perspectives. Chapter 6: Drinking Water Disinfection Byproducts. Chapter 7: Food. Chapter 8: Volatile Organic Compounds and Sick Building Syndrome. Chapter 9: Formaldehyde and Other Aldehydes. Chapter 10: Ambient Air Particulate Matter. Chapter 11: Arsenic. Chapter 12: Asbestos and Other Mineral and Vitreous Fibers. Chapter 13: Benzene. Chapter 14: Carbon Monoxide. Chapter 15: Chromium. Chapter 16: Diesel Exhaust. Chapter 17: Dioxins And Dioxin-Like Chemicals. Chapter 18: Endocrine Active Chemicals: Broadening The Scope. Chapter 19: Secondhand Smoke. Chapter 20: Lead and Compounds. Chapter 21: Mercury. Chapter 22: Nitrogen Oxides. Chapter 23: Ozone. Chapter 24: Pesticides. Chapter 25: Sulfur Oxides - SO2, H2SO4, NH4HSO4, and (NH4)2SO4. Chapter 26: Microwaves and Electromagnetic Fields. Chapter 27: Sources, Levels And Effects Of Manmade Ionizing Radiation and Radioactivity. Chapter 28: Noise--Its Effects and Control. Chapter 29: Radon and Lung Cancer. Chapter 30: Ultraviolet Radiation. Summary.