© 1994

Dioxins and Health

  • Arnold Schecter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Thomas Webster, Barry Commoner
    Pages 1-50
  3. Ellen K. Silbergeld, Peter L. deFur
    Pages 51-78
  4. James R. Startin
    Pages 115-137
  5. Michael J. DeVito, Linda S. Birnbaum
    Pages 139-162
  6. Nancy I. Kerkvliet
    Pages 199-225
  7. Angelika M. Tritscher, George C. Clark, George W. Lucier
    Pages 227-247
  8. John P. Giesy, James P. Ludwig, Donald E. Tillitt
    Pages 249-307
  9. H. Michael Theobald, Richard E. Peterson
    Pages 309-346
  10. Mary K. Walker, Richard E. Peterson
    Pages 347-387
  11. James Huff
    Pages 389-407
  12. Richard F. Seegal, Susan L. Schantz
    Pages 409-447
  13. Arnold Schecter
    Pages 449-485
  14. William J. Nicholson, Philip J. Landrigan
    Pages 487-524
  15. Lennart Hardell, Mikael Eriksson, Olav Axelson, Shelia Hoar Zahm
    Pages 525-547
  16. Anne Sweeney
    Pages 549-585
  17. Pier Alberto Bertazzi, Alessandro di Domenico
    Pages 587-632
  18. Yoshito Masuda
    Pages 633-659

About this book


This book originated in a series of cross-disciplinary conversations in the years 1984-1990 between the editor, who is a physician-researcher involved in clinical and laboratory research, and a dioxin toxicologist. During the years in which the conversations took place, an extraordinary amount of new scientific literature was published related to dioxins, defined for purposes of this text as the chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, dibenzofurans, polychlorinated biphe­ nyls (PCB's) and other compounds that are structurally and toxicologically similar to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (2,3,7 ,8-TCDD), the most extensively studied and most toxic of this group of chemicals. Dioxins also began to interest not only chemists and toxicologists, but also specialists from diverse disciplines such as wildlife and environmental science, immunology, neuroscience,public health, epidemiology, med­ icine, government, law, sociology, and journalism. Specialists from such varied disciplines, while familiar with their own literature, frequently did not have time to follow the dioxin literature outside their specialty area. In addition, each specialty had unique knowledge, methods, and perspectives. Cross­ disciplinary conversation was necessary, but all too frequently, specialists from the various disciplines did not speak the same language, resulting in misunderstanding.


Dioxin Furan biochemistry toxicity toxicology

Editors and affiliations

  • Arnold Schecter
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Preventive MedicineUniversity of New York Health Science Center-SyracuseBinghamtonUSA

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