Congenital Diseases and the Environment

  • P. Nicolopoulou-Stamati
  • L. Hens
  • C.V. Howard

Part of the Environmental Science and Technology Library book series (ENST, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-17
  2. Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. A. Mantovani, F. Maranghi
      Pages 21-36
    3. A. Rosano, E. Robert-Gnansia
      Pages 89-130
    4. M. Clementi, E. Di Gianantonio
      Pages 147-160
  3. Teratogens

  4. Congenital Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. H.E. Virtanen, J. Toppari
      Pages 245-253
    3. K. Svechnikov, V. Supornsilchai, I. Svechnikova, M. Strand, C. Zetterström, A. Wahlgren et al.
      Pages 255-280
    4. M. Peterka, Z. Likovsky, R. Peterkova
      Pages 295-319
  5. Country Reports

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
    2. E. Terlemesian, S. Stoyanov
      Pages 339-357
  6. Conclusions

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 451-471

About this book


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.


Congenital Diseases Endocrine Disrupters Reproductive Health diseases environment inflammation sex

Editors and affiliations

  • P. Nicolopoulou-Stamati
    • 1
  • L. Hens
    • 2
  • C.V. Howard
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PathologyNational and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical SchoolAthensGreece
  2. 2.Human Ecology DepartmentVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.Congenital Diseases and the Environment, Bioimaging Research GroupCentre for Molecular Biosciences, University of UlsterColeraineUnited Kingdom

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