Lung Biology in Health and Disease Volume 204 Air Pollutants by W. Michael Foster, Daniel L. Costa

By W. Michael Foster, Daniel L. Costa

Emphasizing the impression of air pollutants and contaminants on human health and wellbeing, this moment variation examines the most recent learn from the epidemiology to the mobile mechanisms underlying cardiopulmonary responses to pollution. This advisor deals chapters that deal with the elemental biology, concepts, and medical practices used to watch and examine acute and protracted pollutant responses; the consequences of particular air pollutants and contaminants on numerous populations chronically uncovered to those compounds; and the complicated concerns linked to translating technology to public health and wellbeing coverage.

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There is general consensus that, at high enough concentrations, any air contaminants would be hazardous to public health. Indeed, the criteria air pollutants have been identified as hazardous by legislation or regulation. The focus of air pollution epidemiology, then, has been on defining the exposure–response function at concentrations normally seen in the community and identifying subsets of the population who are more susceptible to their effects. II. What Have Epidemiologic Studies Taught Us?

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