Topics in Environmental Epidemiology

Hardcover | April 1, 1997

EditorKyle Steenland, David Savitz

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A comprehensive survey of the epidemiology of common environmental exposures, this volume covers diet, water, particulates in outdoor air, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, environmental tobacco smoke, radon in homes, electromagnetic fields, and lead. Design and analysis issues, risk assessment andmeta-analysis, and future directions in environmental epidemiology are also discussed. All chapters provide a review of the relevant literature as well as an overview of important methodologic issues, particularly exposure assessment and statistical methods. Most of these exposures are widespread and low-level, and are thought to increase the risk of chronic diseases that have many causes. Even though the disease risks due to these exposures may be low, the public health burden may be significant because large numbers of people are exposed. Suchexposures are inherently difficult to detect via observational epidemiology. This book clarifies the problems and suggests ways to move forward. It will be useful to students and practitioners of public health, environmental health, and epidemiology.

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A comprehensive survey of the epidemiology of common environmental exposures, this volume covers diet, water, particulates in outdoor air, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, environmental tobacco smoke, radon in homes, electromagnetic fields, and lead. Design and analysis issues, risk assessment andmeta-analysis, and future directions in environ...

Kyle Steenland, Ph.D., is Senior Epidemiologist at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control. He is the editor of Case Studies in Occupational Epidemiology (OUP, 1993). David Savitz, Ph.D., is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina, Cha...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:376 pages, 6.3 × 9.49 × 1.06 inPublished:April 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

1. Kyle Steenland and David Savitz: Introduction2. Kyle Steenland and Jim Deddens (University of Cincinnati): Design and Analysis of Studies in Environmental Epidemiology3. Catherine Wright, Peggy Lopipero, and Allan Smith (all at University of California, Berkeley): Meta-Analysis and Risk Assessment4. Manuel Posada de la Paz (Ministeria de Sanidad y Consumo): Diet and Food Contaminants5. David Savitz and Christine Moe (University of North Carolina): Water: Chlorinated Hydrocarbons and Infectious Agents6. Douglass Dockery and C. Arden Pope III (both at Harvard School of Public Health): Outdoor Air I: Particulates7. Jordi Sunyer (IMIM): Outdoor Air II: Nitrogen Dioxide8. Victor Hugo Borja-Aburto (National Institute of Public Health, Mexico) and Dana Loomis (University of North Carolina): Outdoor Air III: Ozone9. Ruth A. Etzel (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention): Environmental Tobacco Smoke I: Childhood Diseases10. Anna H. Wu (USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Institute): Environmental Tobacco Smoke II: Lung Cancer11. Kyle Steenland: Environmental Tobacco Smoke III: Heart Disease12. Ross C. Brownson (St. Louis University Health Science Center) and Michael C.R. Alavanja (National Cancer Institute): Radiation I: Radon13. David Savitz: Radiation II: Electromagnetic Fields14. David Bellinger (Children's Hospital, Boston) and Joel Schwartz (Harvard School of Public Health): Effects of Lead in Children and Adults15. Kyle Steenland and David Savitz: Future Directions in Environmental Epidemiology

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"Although the title-Topics in environmentral epidemiology-conjures up an image of a series of essays, each loosely connected by a broad subject but otherwise distinct in content and style, the image in misleading. This book provides a complete overview of the field reviewing both methodologyand existing knowledge, with a coherent and readable style throughout....I enjoyed reading this book. In addition to those specifically interested in environmental health, I believe it will be of interest to a variety of other readers. In particular, the chapters on methodology could be used bystudents of public health and epidemiology as introductory texts."--International Journal of Epidemiology