Epidemiology and Quantitation of Environmental Risk in Humans from Radiation and Other Agents

  • Amleto Castellani

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 96)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Edward E. Pochin
    Pages 1-16
  3. David G. Hoel, Dale L. Preston
    Pages 105-122
  4. J. Justin McCormick, Veronica M. Maher
    Pages 157-174
  5. Veronica M. Maher, J. Justin McCormick
    Pages 187-203
  6. R. B. Setlow
    Pages 205-212
  7. Steven R. Tronick, Alessandra Eva, Shiv Srivastava, Matthias Kraus, Yasuhito Yuasa, Stuart Aaronson
    Pages 225-233
  8. M. C. Paterson, N. E. Gentner, M. V. Middlestadt, R. Mirzayans, M. Weinfeld
    Pages 235-267
  9. John A. H. Lee, Thomas L. Vaughan, Paula H. Diehr, Robin A. Haertle
    Pages 307-337
  10. Jan Olof Snihs
    Pages 339-361
  11. William J. Schull
    Pages 383-398
  12. Charlotte Silverman
    Pages 433-458
  13. Keith C. Robbins, Hisanaga Igarashi, Arnona Gazit, Ing-Ming Chiu, Steven R. Tronick, Stuart A. Aaronson
    Pages 459-470
  14. Paolo Bruzzi, Paola Strigini, Roberto Raschetti, Luigi Bisanti
    Pages 537-550
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 573-584

About this book


The identification and quantitation of environmental risk in humans is one of the main problems to be solved in order to improve the protection of individuals and of human populations against phys­ ical and chemical pollutants. Epidemiology plays a central role in the evaluation of health risk directly in human populations. In this volume are collected 33 lectures presented at the AS! course on "Epidemiology and quanti tat ion of environmental risk in humans from radiation and other agents: potential and limitations", sponsored by NATO and Italian Association of Radiobiology and or­ ganized by ENEA. The course has been devoted to a number of aspects of environ­ mental risk analysis and evaluation based on epidemiological in­ vestigation. Basic epidemiological concepts and methods have been reviewed. Fundamentals of dosimetry and microdosimetry were presented in re­ lation to the contribution of epidemiology in defining the dose­ effect relationships for radiation carcinogenesis and its relation with age, sex and ethnicity. The mechanisms of carcinogenesis as a multi-stage process were illustrated. One of the main topics was 'cancer epidemiology' and its cor­ relation with: - occupational and non-occupational exposure to ra­ diation - diagnostic and therapeutic irradiation - cancer proneness - hereditary and familiar diseases - abnormal response to carcino­ gens - environmental pollution in air and water - exposure to radon in mines and in building material - atomic bomb explosion - chemo­ therapy - dioxin and related compounds.


biology cancer epidemiological epidemiology health

Editors and affiliations

  • Amleto Castellani
    • 1
  1. 1.Department for Environmental Protection and HealthENEA, CRE, CasacciaRomeItaly

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