Topics in Environmental Epidemiology

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Kyle Steenland, David A. Savitz
Oxford University Press, 1997 - 363 páginas
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 and meta-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. Such exposures 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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Índice

Introduction
3
Metaanalysis and Risk Assessment
28
Diet and Food Contaminants
64
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons and Infectious Agents
89
Particulates
119
Nitrogen Dioxide
167
Ozone
184
Childhood Diseases
200
Lung Cancer
227
Heart Disease
256
Radon
269
Electromagnetic Fields
295
Effects of Lead in Children and Adults
314
Future Trends in Environmental Epidemiology
350
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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, Chapel Hill.

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