Textbook of Children's Environmental Health

Textbook of Children's Environmental Health

Philip J. Landrigan and Ruth A. Etzel

Print publication date: Dec 2013

ISBN: 9780199929573

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

This resource codifies the knowledge base and offers an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the important new field of children's environmental health. Edited by two internationally recognized pioneers in the area, it 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.

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