Air Pollution and Health Effects

  • Srikanth S. Nadadur
  • John W. Hollingsworth

Part of the Molecular and Integrative Toxicology book series (MOLECUL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Philip K. Hopke
    Pages 1-24
  3. Mariana Matera Veras, Natália de Souza Xavier Costa, Laís Fajersztajn, Paulo Hilário Nascimento Saldiva
    Pages 25-50
  4. Sharon Edwards, Pamela Maxson, Nicole Sandberg, Marie Lynn Miranda
    Pages 51-91
  5. David B. Peden
    Pages 93-117
  6. Imre Redai, Angela Haczku
    Pages 119-149
  7. Anuradha Mudipalli
    Pages 151-184
  8. Pavel Rossner Jr., Blanka Binkova, Andrea Rossnerova, Radim J. Sram
    Pages 185-212
  9. Xiaoquan Rao, Cuiqing Liu, Sanjay Rajagopalan
    Pages 213-239
  10. Jesus A. Araujo, Michael E. Rosenfeld
    Pages 241-267
  11. Alison Elder, Joel Schwartz, Günter Oberdörster
    Pages 269-288
  12. Robert M. Tighe, Jennifer Wheeler, John W. Hollingsworth
    Pages 289-321
  13. Talat Islam, Frank Gilliland
    Pages 323-353
  14. Junfeng (Jim) Zhang, Drew Day
    Pages 355-380
  15. John R. Balmes
    Pages 381-402
  16. Jason D. Sacks, Neal Fann, Elizabeth Oesterling Owens, Daniel L. Costa
    Pages 403-436
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 437-439

About this book


Exposure to ambient air pollutants, both indoors and outdoors has been associated with the exacerbation and also in the etiology of diverse human diseases. This book offers an overview of our current understanding of air pollution health risks and how this knowledge is being used in the regulatory, therapeutic intervention measures to protect the public health and reduce the disease burden caused by acute and long-term exposure to air pollutants.

Air Pollution and Health Effects provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of air pollution health risks, morbidity and the global disease burden, whilst also delivering critical review on state of the art research so as to gain a fundamental understanding of the biological mechanisms involved in the etiology of air pollution-induced diseases. Chapters range from pregnancy outcomes and pre-term birth, carcinogens in the ambient aerosol and the health consequences of indoor biomass burning. Special emphasis is placed on regional and local air pollution and its impact on global health along with suitable preventive and interventional measures.

With contributions from international experts in the field this volume is a valuable guide for researchers and clinicians in toxicology, medicine and public health as well as industry and government regulatory scientists involved in health protection


Air pollutants Carcinogens Cardio-metabolic disease Epigenetic Inflammation Pulmonary disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Srikanth S. Nadadur
    • 1
  • John W. Hollingsworth
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Extramural Research and TrainingNational Institute of Environmental Health SciencesResearch Triangle ParkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care, and Sleep MedicineOhio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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