Abbreviations. List of figures. List of tables. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction: Scope of the book. 2. Structure of the respiratory system. 3. Physiology of the respiratory system. 4. Properties and sources of common ambient air pollutants. 5. Exposure assessment. 6. Inhalation exposure technologies. 7. Methods of assessment of pollutant-induced health effects. 8. Asthma: A special case of susceptibility to air pollution. 9. Health effects of sulfur oxides: Sulfur dioxide and sulfuric acid. 10. Health effects of particulate matter. 11. Health effects of ozone. 12. Health effects of nitrogen dioxide. 13. Health effects of carbon dioxide. 14. Health effects of the hazardous air pollutants. 15. Health effects of indoor air pollution. 16. Interactions between climate change and air pollution. 17. Risk assessment for air pollutants. 18. Standard setting for air pollutants. 19. Conclusions and future directions. Index.
Health Effects of Ambient Air Pollution provides the reader with an overview of the health effects of air pollution in human subjects. The majority of the book is devoted to the discussion of the health effects of common widespread air pollutants regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through national ambient air quality standards. The book reviews the sources and fate of common air pollutants in ambient air and researches the adverse effects of these outdoor and indoor air pollutants in `in vivo' cell systems, animals, and humans. Research for the book was conducted in controlled laboratory studies and epidemiologic studies. Special emphasis throughout Health Effects of Ambient Air Pollution is placed on the effects of air pollution in subjects with asthma.
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