Determining the health risks to humans of exposure to toxic substances in the environment is made difficult by problems such as measuring the degree to which people have been exposed and determining causation—whether observed health effects are due to exposure to a suspected toxicant. Building on the well-received first volume, Environmental Epidemiology: Hazardous Wastes and Public Health, this second volume continues the examination of ways to address these difficulties. It describes effective epidemiological methods for analyzing data and focuses on errors that may occur in the course of analyses.
The book also investigates the utility of the gray literature in helping to identify the often elusive causative agent behind reported health effects. Although gray literature studies are often based on a study group that is quite small, use inadequate measures of exposure, and are not published, many of the reports from about 20 states that were examined by the committee were judged to be publishable with some additional work. The committee makes recommendations to improve the utility of the gray literature by enhancing quality and availability.
Table of Contents
|1 Environmental Epidemiology: The Context||1-11|
|2 Environmental-Epidemiology Studies: Their Design and Conduct||12-25|
|3 Exposure Assessment in Environmental Epidemiology||26-67|
|4 Researching a Broad Range of Health Outcomes||68-93|
|5 Data Systems and Opportunities for Advances||94-129|
|6 Opportunities for Methodologic Advances in Data Analysis||130-153|
|7 Review of the Gray Literature from State Reports||154-172|
|8 Major Conclusions and Recommendations||173-180|
The National Academies Press and the Transportation Research Board have partnered with Copyright Clearance Center to offer a variety of options for reusing our content. You may request permission to:
For most Academic and Educational uses no royalties will be charged although you are required to obtain a license and comply with the license terms and conditions.
For information on how to request permission to translate our work and for any other rights related query please click here.
For questions about using the Copyright.com service, please contact:
Copyright Clearance Center
22 Rosewood Drive
Danvers, MA 01923
Tel (toll free): 855/239-3415 (select option 1)
Loading stats for Environmental Epidemiology, Volume 2: Use of the Gray Literature and Other Data in Environmental Epidemiology...