Dioxins and Health
Including Other Persistent Organic Pollutants and Endocrine DisruptorseBook - 2012
Now in its third edition, Dioxins and Health is the mostrespected reference of its kind, presenting the latest scientificfindings on dioxins, dibenzofurans, polychlorinated biphenyls andrelated compounds, and their impact on human health. The book fullyexamines the many toxicological effects--includingimmunological, neurological, developmental, dermatological, andcardiological--these chemicals have on health.
This Third Edition has been greatly expanded with thelatest research findings on dioxins and related compounds.Moreover, it now includes coverage of other persistent organicpollutants (POPs) and endocrine disruptors, including:
Brominated flame retardants, such as polybrominated diphenylethers and hexabromocyclododecane
Perfluorinated chemicals such as perfluorooctanoic acid andperfluorooctanesulfonic acid
Other endocrine disrupting chemicals similar to POPs such asbisphenol A
Readers will also learn about the latest findings on thelong-term impacts caused by the use of Agent Orange in Vietnam.Other chapters review the Seveso disaster in Italy and the Yushoand Yucheng rice oil poisoning incidents in Japan and Taiwan. Inaddition, there is a full chapter dedicated to the dioxin poisoningof former Ukraine President Victor Yushchenko.
All the chapters in the book have been written by leadinginternational experts. References at the end of each chapter guidereaders to the primary literature in the field.
Expertly organized in one volume, Dioxins and Health offers readers quick access to essential information about dioxinsand related compounds written in clear, simple language that isaccessible to not only scientists, clinicians and public healthprofessionals, but also general readers.