© 2007

Reproductive Health and the Environment

  • P. Nicolopoulou-Stamati
  • L. Hens
  • C.V. Howard

Part of the Environmental Science and Technology Library book series (ENST, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXI
  2. Introduction: Environmental Impact On Reproductive Health, Recent Trends And Developments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-19
  3. The Link Between Reproductive Health and Environment

  4. Reproductive Health Effects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-158
    2. E. Diamanti-Kandarakis, C. Piperi, P. Nicolopoulou-Stamati
      Pages 119-140
  5. Pollutants and Exposure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-224
    2. N. Pandiyan
      Pages 187-205
    3. J. Rubes, S.G. Selevan, R.J. Sram, D.P. Evenson, S.D. Perreault
      Pages 207-224
  6. Policy Instruments and Issues

About this book


The link between reproductive health and the environment has been strengthened by the findings of recent studies. It is becoming increasingly important to link results and data from such studies into a model that aids in the explanation of phenomena observed in the field and facilitates predictability.  To this end, the aim of this book is to review recent trends and developments in the study of the impact that the environment has on human reproduction. These issues are thoroughly examined, using the most modern techniques and methods available, to analyze the manner in which both male and female fertility can be affected and assessed. Such diverse factors as toxic environmental contaminants, air pollution, and exposure to medical drugs are examined. The book includes both a historical overview and a look towards the future, aiming to integrate health concerns into policy-making and legislation.

This book will be of interest to researchers, health professionals, environmental scientists, and policy-makers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • P. Nicolopoulou-Stamati
    • 1
  • L. Hens
    • 2
  • C.V. Howard
    • 3
  1. 1.Medical School, Department of PathologyNational and Kapodistrian University of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Human Ecology DepartmentVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.Bioimaging Research Group, Centre for Molecular BiosciencesUniversity of UlsterUnited Kingdom

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