Exposure Assessment in Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology by Mark J. NieuwenhuijsenExposure Assessment in Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology by Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen

Exposure Assessment in Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology

EditorMark J. Nieuwenhuijsen

Paperback | September 2, 2003

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Set against a background of growing public, media and political concern about occupational and environmental health issues, and a scientific need to better understand and explain the effects of pollutants on human health, this book is a unique resource. Contributions from an expert panel ofinternational practitioners provide a comprehensive reference on the state of the art methods and applications in the field of occupational and environmental pollution and the adverse health effects, particularly the exposure assessment in epidemiological studies. Risks associated with occupational and environmental exposure are generally small, but the exposed population, and hence the population attributable risk, may be large. To detect small risk, the exposure assessment needs to be very refined. Exposure assessment is the study of the distribution anddeterminants of potentially hazardous agents, and includes the estimation of intensity, duration and frequency of exposure, the variation in these indices and their determinants. The aim of this book is to develop an understanding and knowledge of exposure assessment methods and their applicationto substantive issues in occupational and environmental epidemiology. The emphasis is on methodological principles and good practice. It is focused on exposure assessment in both occupational and environmental epidemiology since there are many similarities but also some interesting differences.The book outlines the basic principles of exposure assessment, and examines the current status and research questions in the exposure assessment of occupational and environmental epidemiological studies of allergens, particulate matter, chlorination disinfection by-products, agricultural pesticidesand radiofrequencies. The book will be of interest to all concerned with exposure assessment and epidemiology. It will be a valuable source for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in exposure assessment, occupational hygiene, environmental science, epidemiology, toxicology, biostatistics, occupational andenvironmental health, health risk assessment and related disciplines and a useful resource of reference for policy makers and regulators.
Mark Nieuwenhuijsen is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Epidemiology, Imperial College, London.
Title:Exposure Assessment in Occupational and Environmental EpidemiologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:298 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.65 inPublished:September 2, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198528612

ISBN - 13:9780198528616


Table of Contents

Section I: Methods1. Mark Nieuwenhuijsen: Introduction to exposure assessment2. Mark Nieuwenhuijsen: Questionnaires3. Roy Colvile, David Briggs and Mark Nieuwenhuijsen: Environmental measurement and modelling: introduction and source dispersion modelling4. David Briggs: Environmental measurement and modelling: geographical information systems5. Mark Nieuwenhuijsen: Personal exposure monitoring6. Alex Burdorf: Analysis and modelling of personal exposures7. Wolfgang Ahrens and Patricia Stewart: Retrospective exposure assessment8. Kay Teschke: Exposure surrogates: job-exposure matrices, self reports, and expert evaluations9. Sean Semple and John W Cherrie: Dermal exposure assessment10. George Loizou and Martin Spendiff: Physiologically-based pharmacokinetic modelling11. Mark Nieuwenhuijsen and Pierre Droz: Biological monitoring12. Ben Armstrong: Exposure measurement error: consequences and design issuesSection II: Current topics13. Dick Heederik: Allergen exposure and occupational respiratory allergy and asthma14. Helen H. Suh: Particulate matter15. Mark Nieuwenhuijsen: Exposure assessment in studies of chlorination disinfection by-products and birth outcomes16. Mustafa Dosemeci: Exposure assessment of pesticides in cancer epidemiology17. Martie van Tongeren and Philip Chadwick: Radiofrequency exposure and cancer

Editorial Reviews

From the foreword by David Savitz: 'This book represents an important attempt to come to grips with the distinctive challenges and opportunities in exposure assessment and environmental epidemiology.'