Environmental Biomedicine

  • Mieczyslaw Pokorski

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 849)

Also part of the Neuroscience and Respiration book sub series (NR, volume 849)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Aneta Nitsch-Osuch, Krzysztof Korzeniewski, Maciej Gawlak, Katarzyna Życińska, Kazimierz Wardyn, Ernest Kuchar
    Pages 11-21
  3. Rüdiger Siekmeier, Thomas Hofmann, Gerhard Scheuch, Mieczyslaw Pokorski
    Pages 23-38
  4. Joanna Jakubiak-Lasocka, Jakub Lasocki, Artur J. Badyda
    Pages 39-48
  5. Krzysztof Korzeniewski, Aneta Nitsch-Osuch, Anna Lass, Aneta Guzek
    Pages 75-82
  6. Łukasz Adamkiewicz, Anna Gayer, Dominika Mucha, Artur J. Badyda, Piotr Dąbrowiecki, Piotr Grabski
    Pages 83-91
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 93-93

About this book


The book presents the latest advances in research into health effects of air pollution, with heavy motor vehicle traffic or cigarette smoke as the exemplar of pollution. The airways are the first-line defense system against pollution. The book focuses on respiratory ailments underlain by inflammation, increased susceptibility to infection, particularly acquired during harsh environmental conditions and exposures to particulate matter or pathogens. The importance of astute analysis of lung function for early diagnosis of disorders is underscored. A knowledge deficit concerning the aerosolized drug delivery through the airways also is addressed. Recent developments and viewpoints in the field of environmental health hazards as well as methodological advances in their assessment are provided. The book will be of interest to pulmonologists, healthcare providers, researchers and clinicians engaged in environment-related respiratory diseases, but also to policy makers concerned with clean ambient air quality.


Ambient Air Polution Inflammatory Markers Patient care Respiratory Function Smoking

Editors and affiliations

  • Mieczyslaw Pokorski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PsychologyUniversity of OpolePoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-14689-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-14690-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-8019
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