Dioxins and Health Including Other Persistent Organic Pollutants and Endocrine Disruptors


Explores the latest science on dioxins and other POPs, and their impact on human healthNow in its third edition, Dioxins and Health is the most respected reference of its kind, presenting the latest scientific findings on dioxins, dibenzofurans, polychlorinated biphenyls and related compounds, and their impact on human health. The book fully examines the many toxicological effectsincluding immunological, neurological, developmental, dermatological, and cardiologicalthese chemicals have on health.This Third Edition has been greatly expanded with the latest research findings on dioxins and related compounds. Moreover, it now includes coverage of other persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and endocrine disruptors, including:Brominated flame retardants, such as polybrominated diphenyl ethers and hexabromocyclododecanePerfluorinated chemicals such as perfluorooctanoic acid and perfluorooctanesulfonic acidOther endocrine disrupting chemicals similar to POPs such as bisphenol AReaders will also learn about the latest findings on the long-term impacts caused by the use of Agent Orange in Vietnam. Other chapters review the Seveso disaster in Italy and the Yusho and Yucheng rice oil poisoning incidents in Japan and Taiwan. In addition, there is a full chapter dedicated to the dioxin poisoning of former Ukraine President Victor Yushchenko.All the chapters in the book have been written by leading international experts. References at the end of each chapter guide readers to the primary literature in the field.Expertly organized in one volume, Dioxins and Health offers readers quick access to essential information about dioxins and related compounds written in clear, simple language that is accessible to not only scientists, clinicians and public health professionals, but also general readers.

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