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Environment Exposure to Pollutants

  • Mieczyslaw Pokorski

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 834)

Also part of the Neuroscience and Respiration book sub series (NR, volume 834)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. M. Lehnert, F. Hoffmeyer, K. Gawrych, A. Lotz, E. Heinze, H. Berresheim et al.
    Pages 1-13
  3. J. Jakubiak-Lasocka, J. Lasocki, R. Siekmeier, Z. Chłopek
    Pages 21-29
  4. A. J. Badyda, P. Dąbrowiecki, P. O. Czechowski, G. Majewski, A. Doboszyńska
    Pages 31-38
  5. F. Hoffmeyer, K. Sucker, C. Monsé, H. Berresheim, B. Jettkant, N. Rosenkranz et al.
    Pages 39-47
  6. Rolf Merget, Ingrid Sander, Vera van Kampen, Monika Raulf-Heimsoth, Olaf Hagemeyer, Eike Marek et al.
    Pages 49-52
  7. A. L. Schantora, S. Casjens, A. Deckert, V. van Kampen, H.-D. Neumann, T. Brüning et al.
    Pages 53-61
  8. D. Kurpas, B. Mroczek, Z. Sitko, D. Helicka, E. Kuchar
    Pages 63-74
  9. Maria M. Bujnowska-Fedak, Agnieszka Mastalerz-Migas
    Pages 75-80
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 81-81

About this book


The impairment of lung function caused by environmental exposure to pollutants and toxicants is a rising health problem, particularly in highly industrialized parts of the world. The problem is urgently calling for the development of new methodologies to assess both the level of elemental exposure and the effects for quality of health and longevity. This volume provides state-of-the-art information about the recent advances in occupational and non-occupational pollutant-related disorders of the respiratory tract, and the assessment of a threat they pose for the health-span. Heavy traffic-related air pollution, unnoticeable but salient health detriment, is dealt with at length.


Acid-base balance Air pollution Baker's asthma Bioaerosols Bronchial obstruction Chronic care model Cumulative exposure Diagnosis Eldercare Health care services Inflammation Nitric oxide Occupation Ozone Primary care Pulmonary function Urban air pollution Waste management

Editors and affiliations

  • Mieczyslaw Pokorski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PsychologyOpole UniversityPoland

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