An ideal course textbook or collateral reading in schools of public health and in universities that offer majors in public health or environmental science. Suitable for public health practitioners, pediatricians and pediatric trainees; family physicians; environmental scientists; nurses and nursing students; students in schools of public health; college undergraduates majoring in public health, environmental health or environmental science; health and environmental policy makers in governments and NGOs.
Over the past four decades, the prevalence of autism, asthma, ADHD, obesity, diabetes, and birth defects have grown substantially among children around the world. Not coincidentally, more than 80,000 new chemicals have been developed and released into the global environment during this same period. Today the World Health Organization attributes 36% of all childhood deaths to environmental causes.
Children's environmental health is a new and expanding discipline that studies the profound impact of chemical and environmental hazards on child health. Amid mounting evidence that children are exquisitely sensitive to their environment-and that exposure during their developmental "windows of susceptibility" can trigger cellular changes that lead to disease and disability in infancy, childhood, and across the life span-there is a compelling need for continued scientific study of the relationship between children's health and environment.
The Textbook of Children's Environmental Health codifies the knowledge base and offers an authoritative and comprehensive guide to this important new field. Edited by two internationally recognized pioneers in the area, this volume presents up-to-date information on the chemical, biological, physical, and societal hazards that confront children in today's world: pesticides, indoor and outdoor air pollution, lead, arsenic, phthalates, bisphenol A, brominated flame retardants, ionizing radiation, electromagnetic fields, and the built environment. It presents carefully documented data on rising rates of disease in children, offers a critical summary of new research linking pediatric disease with environmental exposures, and explores the cellular, molecular, and epigenetic mechanisms underlying diseases of environmental origin.
With this volume's emphasis upon integrating theory and practice, readers will find practical approaches to channeling scientific findings into evidence-based strategies for preventing and identifying the environmental hazards that cause disease in children. It is a landmark work that will serve as the field's benchmark for years to come.
Readership: Practitioners and researchers in pediatrics, public health, nursing, life and environmental sciences, toxicology, obstetrics, developmental psychology, and health economics.
RBc: We look forward to getting this new publication…in the meantime be sure to check out these links on indoor environmental quality:
- Current State of the Science: Health Effects and Indoor Environmental Quality
- HVAC Systems and Indoor Environmental Quality
- Indoor Air Quality - A Competency Overview
- Health Canada Addresses Radon In Homes: Release of radon guide reaffirms mechanical professionals' leading role in the health and well-being of Canadians
- The Interaction and Connection between Buildings, HVAC System, and Indoor Environmental Quality