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Child health and the environment. --
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New York, NY, Estados Unidos : Oxford University Press, c2003.
xvii, 396 p. : il. ; 25 cm.
1. Environmental threats to child health: overview. -- Environmental health concerns about children. -- Children's vulnerabilities. -- Risk management issues. -- 2. Environmental epidemiology. -- Epidemiology. -- Study types. -- 3. Risk assessment. -- Risk assessment framework. -- Selected risk assessment practices. -- 4. Metals-lead. -- Health effects. -- Exposures. -- Risk management. -- 5. Metals -mercury, arsenic, cadmium, and manganese. -- 6. PCBs, dioxins, and related compounds. -- Health effects. -- Exposures. -- Risk management. -- 7. Pesticides. -- Health effects. -- Exposures. -- Risk Management. -- 8. Hormonally active agents. -- Normal endocrine function. -- Mechanisms of environmental hormonally active agents. -- Health effects. -- Exposures. -- Risk Management. -- 9. Radiation. -- Ionizing radiation. -- Power frequency electric and magnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation. -- Sunlight. -- 10. Indoor air. -- Asthma. -- Environmental tobacco smoke. -- Biologic agents. -- Volatile organic chemicals and gases. -- 11. Outdoor air. -- Health effects. -- Exposures. -- Risk Management. -- 12. Water. -- Chemical contaminants. -- Waterborne infections. -- 13. Conclusion. -- Environmental threats to child health. -- Knowledge development policy issues. -- Epilogue. --
Tomado de la solapa: "This is the first textbook to focus on environmental threats to child health. It will interest professionals and graduate students in public health, pediatrics, environmental health, epidemiology, and toxicology. The first three chapters provide overviews of key children's environmental health issues as well as the role of environmental epidemiology and risk assessment in child health protection. Overarching themes are the susceptibility of the rapidly developing fetus and infant to environmental toxicants, the importance of modifying factors(e.g. poverty, genetic traits, nutrition), the role of health outcome and exposure monitoring, uncertainties surrounding environmental exposure limits, and the importance of timely intervention. Later chapters address the health effects of metals, PCBs, dioxins, pesticides, hormonally active agents, radiation, indoor and outdoor air pollution, and water contaminants. In analyzing potential environmental hazards, the author addresses both biologic and epidemiologic evidence, including the likelihood of causal relationships. Among the health outcomes he discusses are developmental, reproductive, and neurobehavioral effects, respiratory disease, cancer, and waterborne infectious diseases. These discussions cover environmental exposure sources/indicators, interventions, and standards, and conclude with a summary of calls for an improved science base to guide public health decisions and protect child health."
Incluye referencias bibliográficas en cada capítulo.

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