Environmental Science and Technology Library

Congenital Diseases and the Environment

Editors: Nicolopoulou-Stamati, P., Hens, L., Howard, C.V. (Eds.)

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In recent years, increasing attention and resources have been brought to bear on the relationship between the environment and congenital diseases. These diseases were previously thought to be mostly due to genetic causes. Even though the importance of genes as factors in causation is accepted, environmental factors seem to be implicated just as strongly. This book explores some further concepts that have arisen from more recent perceptions of environmental effects and their possible interactions with living systems. Discussion and presentation of old and novel ideas is targeted at developing a more holistic and united perception of the interaction between congenital diseases and the environment.

Amongst the topics discussed are:

        -effects of prenatal exposure to toxic chemicals

        -intra-uterine exposure to drugs

        -effects of endocrine disrupters

        -environmental risk and sex ratio in newborns

        -surveillance of environmental impact

        -research and policy

This book will be of interest to researchers in environmental science and/or human ecology, health professionals, NGOs, and the general public.

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Epidemiological Methods

    A. Rosano, E. Robert-Gnansia

    Pages 89-130

  • Dioxins and Congenital Malformations

    J.G. Koppe, M. Leijs, G. Ten Tusscher, P.D. Boer

    Pages 163-181

  • European Union-Funded Research on Endocrine Disrupters and Underlying Policy

    T. Karjalainen

    Pages 379-406

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Congenital Diseases and the Environment
Editors
  • P. Nicolopoulou-Stamati
  • L. Hens
  • C.V. Howard
Series Title
Environmental Science and Technology Library
Series Volume
23
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4831-9
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-4831-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4830-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7204-7
Series ISSN
1382-3124
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVIII, 472
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