Textbook of Children's Environmental Health

Textbook of Children's Environmental Health

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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 same period. 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 of susceptibility" 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 on rising 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 as the field's benchmark for years to come.show more

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  • Hardback | 608 pages
  • 175.26 x 256.54 x 40.64mm | 1,224.69g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0199929572
  • 9780199929573
  • 1,419,705

About Philip J. Landrigan

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 studies on children's vulnerability to pesticides triggered passage of the Food Quality Protection Act, the only USenvironmental law with explicit standards protecting the health of children. He has been a leader in the US National Children's Study.Ruth A. Etzel, MD, PhD, is an internationally recognized pediatrician, environmental epidemiologist, and preventive medicine specialist. She performed the first study to document that children with secondhand exposure to tobacco smoke had measurable exposure to nicotine. Her pioneering work led to nationwide efforts to reduce indoor exposures to tobacco, including the ban on smoking in US airliners. She also produced the first research to show that exposures to toxigenic moldsin the home could be dangerous to infants' health. From 2009-2012 she led the World Health Organization's activities to protect children from environmental hazards.show more

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A landmark textbook on the many facets of children's environmental health, edited by two eminent pioneers in the field. By covering the many facets of children's environmental health, this textbook will help to inform and engage participants in this most critical issue of our time. * The Lancet *show more

Table of contents

Introductory/Overview Chapters ; 1. Children's Environmental Health - A New Branch of Pediatrics ; Philip J. Landrigan and Ruth A. Etzel ; 2. Children's Exquisite Vulnerability to Environmental Exposures ; Ruth A. Etzel and Philip J. Landrigan ; 3. The Chemical Environment and Children's Health ; Philip J. Landrigan and Ruth A. Etzel ; 4. Intrauterine Nutrition and Children's Health ; Robert H. Lane, Lisa Joss-Moore, Ryann Bierer, and Laurie J. Moyer-Mileur ; 5. Social and Behavioral Influences on Child Health and Development ; Rosalind J. Wright ; 6. Epidemiology - A Tool for Studying Environmental Influences on Children's Health ; Dean Baker ; 7. Exposure Science to Protect Children's Health ; Paul J. Lioy and Clifford P. Weisel ; 8. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Children's Environmental Health ; Panos G. Georgopoulos and Paul J. Lioy ; 9. Developmental Toxicology and Children's Environmental Health ; Edward D. Levin ; 10. Genetics, Epigenetics and Children's Environmental Health ; Robert O. Wright ; 11. Economics and Children's Environmental Health ; Philip J. Landrigan ; 12. The Global Dimension of Children's Environmental Health ; Ruth A. Etzel ; Environments ; 13. The Intrauterine Environment and Early Infancy ; Ami Zota, Dylan Atchley, and Tracey Woodruff ; 14. The Home Environment ; Johnna S. Murphy and Megan Sandel ; 15. The School/Child Care Environment ; Mana Mann and Maida Galvez ; 16. The Shape of the Built Environment Shapes Children's Health ; Richard J. Jackson and Ashley Kissinger ; 17. The Play Environment ; James Roberts, James T. McElligott, and Kristina Kay Gustafson ; 18. The Benefits of the Green Environment ; William Crain and Ellen F. Crain ; 19. The Farm Environment ; James A. Merchant and Diane S. Rohlman ; 20. Workplace Safety for Young Workers ; Carol W. Runyan, Michael D. Schulman, and Lawrence E. Scholl ; 21. The Changing Global Environment and Children's Health ; Perry E. Sheffield and Kristie L. Ebi ; Environmental Hazards ; 22. Outdoor Air Pollution ; Douglas W. Dockery ; 23. Indoor Air Pollution ; Archana Patel ; 24. Tobacco Smoke. Active and Passive ; Jonathan M. Samet ; 25. Water Pollution ; Tim Ford and Steve Hamner ; 26. Sanitation and Hygiene ; Ruth A. Etzel ; 27. Hazardous Waste and Toxic Hotspots ; Richard Fuller ; 28. Lead ; Bruce Lanphear ; 29. Mercury ; Philippe Grandjean ; 30. Arsenic ; Fen Wu, Faruque Parvez, Joseph H. Graziano, and Yu Chen ; 31. Other Metals ; Roberto Lucchini and Chiara Benedetti ; 32. Pesticides ; Catherine J. Karr and Virginia A. Rauh ; 33. PCBs, Dioxins, Furans, DDT, Polybrominated Compounds, Polyfluorinated Compounds and other Halogenated Hydrocarbons ; Philip J. Landrigan ; 34. Volatile Organic Chemicals ; Dana Boyd Barr, P. Barry Ryan, and Brian Buckley ; 35. Endocrine Disruptors ; Annemarie Stroustrup and Shanna H. Swan ; 36. Chemical Obesogens and Obesity ; Michele La Merrill, Kyla Taylor, Kristina A. Thayer, and Linda S. Birnbaum ; 37. Environmental Carcinogens and Childhood Cancer ; Irena Buka and Alvaro Osornio ; 38. Mold ; Dorr G. Dearborn ; 39. Physical Hazards ; Sophie J Balk ; 40. Ionizing Radiation ; David Hoel ; 41. Electromagnetic Fields ; Kurt Straiff, Robert Baan, and Neela Guha ; The Environment and Disease in Children ; 42. Prematurity, Low Birth Weight and the Environment ; Shiv Kapoor and Cynthia F. Bearer ; 43. Asthma, Allergy and the Environment ; Peter D. Sly ; 44. Neurodevelopmental Disorders and the Environment ; David C. Bellinger ; 45. Birth Defects and the Environment ; Christina Chambers ; 46. Obesity, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and the Environment ; Nikki Mihalopoulos ; 47. Liver Disease in Children and the Environment ; Frederick J. Suchy ; 48. Kidney Disease in Children and the Environment ; Virginia M. Weaver ; 49. Injuries, Trauma and the Enviroenment ; Catherine J. Vladutiu and Renee M. Johnson ; 50. Acute Pediatric Poisoning ; Jennifer Lowry ; Prevention and Control of Diseases of Environmental Origin in Children ; 51. The Environmental History & Examination. The Key to Diagnosis of Environmental Diseases ; Jerome A. Paulson and Lauren Gordon ; 52. Clinical Practice of Environmental Pediatrics around the World ; Amalia Laborde ; 53. Public Policy on Children's Environmental Health in the United States ; Lynn Goldman and Philip J. Landrigan ; 54. Public Policy on Children's Environmental Health in the Europe ; Genon K. Jensen and Diana G. Smith ; 55. Public Policy on Children's Environmental Health in Asia ; Eunhee Ha ; 56. Global Treaties and Children's Environmental Health ; Roberto Bertollini ; 57. The Impact of Poverty, Disparity and Injustice on Children's Environmental Health ; Luz Claudio ; 58. War, Terrorism, and Children's Health ; Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel ; 59. Natural Disasters, Environmental Emergencies and Children's Health ; Henry Falk ; 60. New Frontiers in Children's Environmental Health ; Philip J. Landrigan and Ruth A. Etzelshow more

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