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Dioxins and Health Including Other Persistent Organic Pollutants and Endocrine Disruptors.

By: Schecter, Arnold.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2012Edition: 3rd ed.Description: 1 online resource (676 p.).ISBN: 9781118184172.Subject(s): Dioxins - toxicity | Dioxins -- toxicity | Dioxins | Environmental Pollutants - toxicity | Environmental Pollutants -- toxicityGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Dioxins and Health Including Other Persistent Organic Pollutants and Endocrine DisruptorsDDC classification: 615.9/512 | 615.9512 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Dioxins and Health Including Other Persistent Organic Pollutants and Endocrine Disruptors; CONTENTS; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENT; ABOUT THE EDITOR; CONTRIBUTORS; LIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES; CHAPTER 1: PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS: AN OVERVIEW; CHAPTER 2: TOXICITY EQUIVALENCE FACTORS FOR DIOXIN AND RELATED COMPOUNDS; CHAPTER 3: HISTORIC AND NEWER PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS IN FOOD; CHAPTER 4: FLAME RETARDANTS: POLYBROMINATED DIPHENYL ETHERS AND THEIR REPLACEMENTS; CHAPTER 5: PHARMACOKINETICS OF 2,3,7,8-TETRACHLORODIBENZO-p-DIOXIN AND RELATED COMPOUNDS
CHAPTER 6: IMMUNOMODULATION BY PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTSCHAPTER 7: DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROTOXICITY OF DIOXINS; CHAPTER 8: EPIDEMIOLOGICAL EVIDENCE ON THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF PERFLUOROOCTANOIC ACID; CHAPTER 9: POLYBROMINATED DIBENZO-p-DIOXINS AND DIBENZOFURANS; CHAPTER 10: EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDIES ON CANCER AND EXPOSURE TO DIOXINS AND RELATED COMPOUNDS; CHAPTER 11: REPRODUCTIVE AND DEVELOPMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY OF DIOXINS; CHAPTER 12: BISPHENOL A; CHAPTER 13: PHTHALATES: HUMAN EXPOSURE AND RELATED HEALTH EFFECTS; CHAPTER 14: THE SEVESO ACCIDENT
CHAPTER 15: AGENT ORANGE: HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN VIETNAM, CAMBODIA, AND LAOSCHAPTER 16: THE YUSHO AND YUCHENG RICE OIL POISONING INCIDENTS; CHAPTER 17: THE BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK, ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMER FIRE INCIDENT OF 1981; CHAPTER 18: THE YUSHCHENKO DIOXIN POISONING: CHRONOLOGY AND PHARMACOKINETICS; CHAPTER 19: POPs AND HUMAN HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT; INDEX
Summary: Explores the latest science on dioxins and other POPs, and their impact on human health Now in its third edition, Dioxins and Health is the most respected reference of its kind, presenting the latest scientific findings on dioxins, dibenzofurans, polychlorinated biphenyls and related compounds, and their impact on human health. The book fully examines the many toxicological effects-including immunological, neurological, developmental, dermatological, and cardiological-these chemicals have on health. This Third Edition has been greatly expanded with the latest research
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Dioxins and Health Including Other Persistent Organic Pollutants and Endocrine Disruptors; CONTENTS; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENT; ABOUT THE EDITOR; CONTRIBUTORS; LIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES; CHAPTER 1: PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS: AN OVERVIEW; CHAPTER 2: TOXICITY EQUIVALENCE FACTORS FOR DIOXIN AND RELATED COMPOUNDS; CHAPTER 3: HISTORIC AND NEWER PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS IN FOOD; CHAPTER 4: FLAME RETARDANTS: POLYBROMINATED DIPHENYL ETHERS AND THEIR REPLACEMENTS; CHAPTER 5: PHARMACOKINETICS OF 2,3,7,8-TETRACHLORODIBENZO-p-DIOXIN AND RELATED COMPOUNDS

CHAPTER 6: IMMUNOMODULATION BY PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTSCHAPTER 7: DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROTOXICITY OF DIOXINS; CHAPTER 8: EPIDEMIOLOGICAL EVIDENCE ON THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF PERFLUOROOCTANOIC ACID; CHAPTER 9: POLYBROMINATED DIBENZO-p-DIOXINS AND DIBENZOFURANS; CHAPTER 10: EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDIES ON CANCER AND EXPOSURE TO DIOXINS AND RELATED COMPOUNDS; CHAPTER 11: REPRODUCTIVE AND DEVELOPMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY OF DIOXINS; CHAPTER 12: BISPHENOL A; CHAPTER 13: PHTHALATES: HUMAN EXPOSURE AND RELATED HEALTH EFFECTS; CHAPTER 14: THE SEVESO ACCIDENT

CHAPTER 15: AGENT ORANGE: HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN VIETNAM, CAMBODIA, AND LAOSCHAPTER 16: THE YUSHO AND YUCHENG RICE OIL POISONING INCIDENTS; CHAPTER 17: THE BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK, ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMER FIRE INCIDENT OF 1981; CHAPTER 18: THE YUSHCHENKO DIOXIN POISONING: CHRONOLOGY AND PHARMACOKINETICS; CHAPTER 19: POPs AND HUMAN HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT; INDEX

Explores the latest science on dioxins and other POPs, and their impact on human health Now in its third edition, Dioxins and Health is the most respected reference of its kind, presenting the latest scientific findings on dioxins, dibenzofurans, polychlorinated biphenyls and related compounds, and their impact on human health. The book fully examines the many toxicological effects-including immunological, neurological, developmental, dermatological, and cardiological-these chemicals have on health. This Third Edition has been greatly expanded with the latest research

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ARNOLD SCHECTER , MD, MPH, is Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Texas School of Public Health. He is a preventive medicine physician-researcher who has studied the effects of dioxin and related chemical exposure around the world. Most recently, his research has focused on emerging POPs and endocrine disruptors in human milk, blood, and food. Dr. Schecter has served on EPA dioxin advisory panels and ATSDR/CDC dioxin, PCB, and PCDF review groups. Moreover, he has worked with the NIEHS, NIH, and NTP to communicate dioxin carcinogenicity assessments.

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