Topics in Environmental Epidemiology

Topics in Environmental Epidemiology

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This book gives a comprehensive survey of the epidemiology of common environmental exposures, including 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 covered. All chapters provide a review of the literature as well as a discussion of important methodologic issues, particularly exposure assessment and statistical methods. The book's focus is on environmental exposures that are suspected of causing disease, but often remain controversial. Most of these exposures are widespread and low-level, and are thought to increase the risk of chronic diseases that have many causes. Although the disease risks due to these exposures may be low, the public health burden may be important because large numbers of people are exposed. Such exposures are inherently difficult to detect via observational epidemiology. This book seeks to clarify the challenges involved and suggests ways to move forward. It will be useful to students and practitioners of public health, environmental health, and more

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  • Hardback | 376 pages
  • 154.9 x 238.8 x 27.9mm | 771.12g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • line figures and tables
  • 0195095642
  • 9780195095647

About Kyle Steenland

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 more

Table of contents

1. Introduction ; 2. Design and Analysis of Studies in Environmental Epidemiology ; 3. Meta-analysis and Risk Assessment ; 4. Diet and Food Contaminants ; 5. Water: Chlorinated Hydrocarbons and Infectious Agents ; 6. Outdoor Air I: Particulates ; 7. Outdoor Air II: Nitrogen Dioxide ; 8. Outdoor Air III: Ozone ; 9. Environmental Tobacco Smoke I: Childhood Diseases ; 10. Environmental Tobacco Smoke II: Lung Cancer ; 11. Environmental Tobacco Smoke III: Heart Disease ; 12. Radiation I: Radon ; 13. Radiation II: Electromagnetic Fields ; 14. Effects of Lead in Children and Adults ; 15. Future Directions in Environmental Epidemiologyshow more

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