Textbook of Childrens Environmental Health

Hardcover | December 27, 2013

EditorPhilip J. Landrigan, Ruth A. Etzel

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Over the past four decades, the prevalence of autism, asthma, ADHD, obesity, diabetes, and birth defects have grown substantially among children around the world. Not coincidentally, more than 80,000 new chemicals have been developed and released into the global environment during this sameperiod. Today the World Health Organization attributes 36% of all childhood deaths to environmental causes. Children's environmental health is a new and expanding discipline that studies the profound impact of chemical and environmental hazards on child health. Amid mounting evidence that children are exquisitely sensitive to their environment - and that exposure during their developmental "windows ofsusceptibility" can trigger cellular changes that lead to disease and disability in infancy, childhood, and across the life span-there is a compelling need for continued scientific study of the relationship between children's health and environment. The Textbook of Children's Environmental Health codifies the knowledge base and offers an authoritative and comprehensive guide to this important new field. Edited by two internationally recognized pioneers in the area, this volume presents up-to-date information on the chemical, biological,physical, and societal hazards that confront children in today's world: pesticides, indoor and outdoor air pollution, lead, arsenic, phthalates, bisphenol A, brominated flame retardants, ionizing radiation, electromagnetic fields, and the built environment. It presents carefully documented data onrising rates of disease in children, offers a critical summary of new research linking pediatric disease with environmental exposures, and explores the cellular, molecular, and epigenetic mechanisms underlying diseases of environmental origin. With this volume's emphasis upon integrating theory and practice, readers will find practical approaches to channeling scientific findings into evidence-based strategies for preventing and identifying the environmental hazards that cause disease in children. It is a landmark work that will serve asthe field's benchmark for years to come.

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Over the past four decades, the prevalence of autism, asthma, ADHD, obesity, diabetes, and birth defects have grown substantially among children around the world. Not coincidentally, more than 80,000 new chemicals have been developed and released into the global environment during this sameperiod. Today the World Health Organization at...

Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc, is a pediatrician, epidemiologist, and internationally recognized pioneer in children's environmental health. His studies of childhood lead poisoning catalyzed the removal of lead from gasoline - an action that reduced childhood lead poisoning by 95% and has raised the IQ of children around the world. His...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:688 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:December 27, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introductory/Overview Chapters1. Philip J. Landrigan and Ruth A. Etzel: Children's Environmental Health - A New Branch of Pediatrics2. Ruth A. Etzel and Philip J. Landrigan: Children's Exquisite Vulnerability to Environmental Exposures3. Philip J. Landrigan and Ruth A. Etzel: The Chemical Environment and Children's Health4. Robert H. Lane, Lisa Joss-Moore, Ryann Bierer, and Laurie J. Moyer-Mileur: Intrauterine Nutrition and Children's Health5. Rosalind J. Wright: Social and Behavioral Influences on Child Health and Development6. Dean Baker: Epidemiology - A Tool for Studying Environmental Influences on Children's Health7. Paul J. Lioy and Clifford P. Weisel: Exposure Science to Protect Children's Health8. Panos G. Georgopoulos and Paul J. Lioy: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Children's Environmental Health9. Edward D. Levin: Developmental Toxicology and Children's Environmental Health10. Robert O. Wright: Genetics, Epigenetics and Children's Environmental Health11. Philip J. Landrigan: Economics and Children's Environmental Health12. Ruth A. Etzel: The Global Dimension of Children's Environmental HealthEnvironments13. Ami Zota, Dylan Atchley, and Tracey Woodruff: The Intrauterine Environment and Early Infancy14. Johnna S. Murphy and Megan Sandel: The Home Environment15. Mana Mann and Maida Galvez: The School/Child Care Environment16. Richard J. Jackson and Ashley Kissinger: The Shape of the Built Environment Shapes Children's Health17. James Roberts, James T. McElligott, and Kristina Kay Gustafson: The Play Environment18. William Crain and Ellen F. Crain: The Benefits of the Green Environment19. James A. Merchant and Diane S. Rohlman: The Farm Environment20. Carol W. Runyan, Michael D. Schulman, and Lawrence E. Scholl: Workplace Safety for Young Workers21. Perry E. Sheffield and Kristie L. Ebi: The Changing Global Environment and Children's HealthEnvironmental Hazards22. Douglas W. Dockery: Outdoor Air Pollution23. Archana Patel: Indoor Air Pollution24. Jonathan M. Samet: Tobacco Smoke. Active and Passive25. Tim Ford and Steve Hamner: Water Pollution26. Ruth A. Etzel: Sanitation and Hygiene27. Richard Fuller: Hazardous Waste and Toxic Hotspots28. Bruce Lanphear: Lead29. Philippe Grandjean: Mercury30. Fen Wu, Faruque Parvez, Joseph H. Graziano, and Yu Chen: Arsenic31. Roberto Lucchini and Chiara Benedetti: Other Metals32. Catherine J. Karr and Virginia A. Rauh: Pesticides33. Philip J. Landrigan: PCBs, Dioxins, Furans, DDT, Polybrominated Compounds, Polyfluorinated Compounds and other Halogenated Hydrocarbons34. Dana Boyd Barr, P. Barry Ryan, and Brian Buckley: Volatile Organic Chemicals35. Annemarie Stroustrup and Shanna H. Swan: Endocrine Disruptors36. Michele La Merrill, Kyla Taylor, Kristina A. Thayer, and Linda S. Birnbaum: Chemical Obesogens and Obesity37. Irena Buka and Alvaro Osornio: Environmental Carcinogens and Childhood Cancer38. Dorr G. Dearborn: Mold39. Sophie J. Balk: Physical Hazards40. David Hoel: Ionizing Radiation41. Kurt Straiff, Robert Baan, and Neela Guha: Electromagnetic FieldsThe Environment and Disease in Children42. Shiv Kapoor and Cynthia F. Bearer: Prematurity, Low Birth Weight and the Environment43. Peter D. Sly: Asthma, Allergy and the Environment44. David C. Bellinger: Neurodevelopmental Disorders and the Environment45. Christina Chambers: Birth Defects and the Environment46. Nikki Mihalopoulos: Obesity, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and the Environment47. Frederick J. Suchy: Liver Disease in Children and the Environment48. Virginia M. Weaver: Kidney Disease in Children and the Environment49. Catherine J. Vladutiu and Renee M. Johnson: Injuries, Trauma and the Enviroenment50. Jennifer Lowry: Acute Pediatric PoisoningPrevention and Control of Diseases of Environmental Origin in Children51. Jerome A. Paulson and Lauren Gordon: The Environmental History and Examination. The Key to Diagnosis of Environmental Diseases52. Amalia Laborde: Clinical Practice of Environmental Pediatrics around the World53. Lynn Goldman and Philip J. Landrigan: Public Policy on Children's Environmental Health in the United States54. Genon K. Jensen and Diana G. Smith: Public Policy on Children's Environmental Health in the Europe55. Eunhee Ha: Public Policy on Children's Environmental Health in Asia56. Roberto Bertollini: Global Treaties and Children's Environmental Health57. Luz Claudio: The Impact of Poverty, Disparity and Injustice on Children's Environmental Health58. Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel: War, Terrorism, and Children's Health59. Henry Falk: Natural Disasters, Environmental Emergencies and Children's Health60. Philip J. Landrigan and Ruth A. Etzel: New Frontiers in Children's Environmental Health