© 1992

Principles and Practice of Environmental Medicine

  • Alyce Bezman Tarcher

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Fundamentals of Environmental Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alyce Bezman Tarcher
      Pages 3-18
  3. Exposure to Environmental Chemicals and Physical Agents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. John D. Spengler
      Pages 21-41
    3. Sushma Palmer, Kulbir S. Bakshi
      Pages 43-58
    4. William A. Coniglio, Paul S. Berger, Joseph A. Cotruvo
      Pages 59-76
    5. Robert D. Stephens
      Pages 77-91
  4. Body Defense Against Exposure to Environmental Chemicals and Physical Agents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. David R. Bickers
      Pages 95-102
    3. Jeffrey E. Weiland, James E. Gadek
      Pages 103-120
    4. Franz Hartmann, Harro Jenss
      Pages 121-137
    5. G. Gordon Gibson
      Pages 139-158
    6. Robert M. Suskind
      Pages 159-172
  5. Clinical Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Alyce Bezman Tarcher
      Pages 175-188
    3. Alyce Bezman Tarcher, Edward J. Calabrese
      Pages 189-213
  6. Disorders Associated with Exposure to Environmental Chemicals and Physical Agents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. John R. Taylor
      Pages 217-240
    3. David E. Hartman, Stephen Hessl, Alyce Bezman Tarcher
      Pages 241-262

About this book


Throughout the world, scientists and the general with environmental illness. Part II presents an over­ public are concerned about the adverse effects of view of chemical and physical agents commonly toxic agents found in contaminated air, water, food, found in contaminated air, water, food, and soil. and soil. In the past, attention has focused on haz­ The problem of hazardous wastes is also discussed. ards originating in the workplace. As a consequence, Part III characterizes the body's defense against occupational medicine has become a well-recognized such exposure. Defenses at the portals of entry are and established clinical discipline. Much less atten­ discussed, with emphasis placed on the role of tion has been paid to nonoccupational hazards. There nutrition. Detoxication and immunologic defense is a growing awareness, however, of the dangers of mechanisms are described. Part IV indicates the exposure to toxic chemical and physical agents in importance of and provides instruction on the the homes, community, and general environment, method of including occupational and environmen­ especially for the fetus, the infant, the very young, tal factors in the routine medical history. The role of the elderly, and the chronically ill, those most sus­ enhanced susceptibility as a factor in an individual's ceptible. Environmental medicine, fOCUSing on the response to toxic exposure is discussed.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Alyce Bezman Tarcher
    • 1
  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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