Impact of Environmental Pollution on Health: Balancing Risk

Paperback | March 26, 2004

EditorDavid Briggs, Paul Elliot, Michael Joffe

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This issue forms part of a series of expert reviews on selected health topics in fields where significant new developments are occurring. It is an invaluable reference source and allows those working in other specialities and younger clinicians and scientists to update their knowledge inimportant and well-defined subject areas.

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This issue forms part of a series of expert reviews on selected health topics in fields where significant new developments are occurring. It is an invaluable reference source and allows those working in other specialities and younger clinicians and scientists to update their knowledge inimportant and well-defined subject areas.

David Briggs is Professor and Chair of the Environmental and Health Sciencesin the Division of Epidemiology. Paul Elliot is a Professor. Michael Joffe is an Emeritus Reader in the Division of Epidemiology. All are at the Imperial College School of Medicine in London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.6 inPublished:March 26, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198526989

ISBN - 13:9780198526988

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Table of Contents

Global burden of environmental diseaseMethods used to determine environmental health effects - critical assessment of implied riskOccupational and environmental asthmaPollution and infection in respiratory illnessContribution of environmental factors to cancer riskBirth disorders and reproductive effectsInfertility and environmental pollutantsEnvironmental effects and skin diseaseDiarrhoeal diseases and environmental pollutionContaminants in drinking waterAmbient air pollution and healthIndoor air pollution: a global health concernElectromagnetic radiationRisks associated with ionising radiationPesticidesHazards of heavy metal contaminationNoise pollution: non-auditory effects on healthHealth hazards and waste management