Air pollution and health /

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Imprint:London : Imperial College Press ; Hackensack, N.J. : Distributed by World Scientific, ©2006.
Description:1 online resource (xv, 248 pages) : illustrations
Series:Air pollution reviews ; 3
Air pollution reviews ; v. 3.
Subject:Air -- Pollution -- Physiological effect.
Particles -- Physiological effect.
Aerosols -- Physiological effect.
Air Pollution -- adverse effects.
Aerosols -- adverse effects.
Air -- Pollution -- Effets physiologiques.
Particules (Matière) -- Effets physiologiques.
Aérosols -- Effets physiologiques.
MEDICAL -- Toxicology.
Aerosols -- Physiological effect.
Air -- Pollution -- Physiological effect.
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Other authors / contributors:Ayres, J. G.
Maynard, Robert, 1962-
Richards, Roy.
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:This invaluable volume, the third in the series "Air Pollution Reviews", addresses particular questions relating to air pollution and its effect on health. It deals with the impact of nasal disease on lung exposure, how pollutants are distributed within the lung, and the uncertainties with regard to defining the dose to the lung. It takes a tangential look at the lung dose by exploring the possibility of obtaining clues from occupational medicine. Toxicologically, the book examines the possible methodology for exploring how particles and their toxicity can be investigated, and looks into the cardio-toxic effects of air pollution. The effects of pollutant mixtures are compared with those of individual pollutants. In addition, the question of the importance of acid aerosols is tackled. Epidemiologically, the book deals with the problems associated with point sources as opposed to diffuse sources of air pollution, and consider whether the health effects of air pollution can be adequately quantified. These areas, though difficult, need to be addressed, in order to develop our knowledge of the health effects of air pollution. In this volume, a strong panel of authors treats the issues. They have raised questions but at the same time succeeded in solving a number of problems.
Other form:Print version: Air pollution and health. London : Imperial College Press ; Hackensack, N.J. : Distributed by World Scientific, ©2006
Table of Contents:
  • The role of the nose in health and disease / Ron Eccles
  • Cardiovascular effects of particles / Helen C. Routledge and Jon G. Ayres
  • Point sources of air pollution : investigation of possible health effects using small area methods / P. Elliott
  • Characterisation of airborne particulate matter and related mechanisms of toxicity : an experimental approach / Kelly Bérubé [and others]
  • Acid aerosols as a health hazard / Lung Chi Chen, George Thurston and Richard B. Schlesinger
  • Testing new particles / K. Donaldson [and others]
  • Valuing the health impact of air pollution : deaths, DALYs or dollars? / A.E.M. de Hollander and J.M. Melse.