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A Biologic Approach to Environmental Assessment and Epidemiology
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A Biologic Approach to Environmental Assessment and Epidemiology

Thomas J. Smith and David Kriebel

Abstract

Environmental chemical hazards are a highly contentious topic in modern life. Nearly every nation on earth has faced its own environmental crises, and also shares perspectives on the possibility of global catastrophes. Of the many global concerns we face, the environmental issue is unique in many ways. The greatest of these is the fundamental scientific nature of the issue, and the extent to which our opinions are formed based on high-level scientific inquiry and assessment. The two key fields of study on this issue, environmental epidemiology and exposure assessment, are still given separate ... More

Keywords: chemical hazards, environmental epidemiology, exposure assessment, environmental risks, disease, exposure, physiologic response, biologic model, chemicals

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195141566
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141566.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas J. Smith, author
Harvard School of Public Health

David Kriebel, author
School of Health and Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell