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Title Reproductive health and the environment / edited by P. Nicolopoulou-Stamati, L. Hens, and C.V. Howard
Published Dordrecht, the Netherlands : Springer, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxi, 389 pages) : illustrations
Series Environmental science and technology library ; v. 22
Environmental science and technology library ; v. 22
Contents Introduction -- Environmental Impact on Reproductive Health, Recent Trends and Developments / P. Nicolopoulou-Stamati and N.J. Lelos. Section 1: The Link Between Reproductive Health and Environment. -- Epidemiological Studies on the Relationship between Semen Quality and Environmental Chemicals: Historic and Contemporary Compounds / R. Hauser and J.D. Meeker -- Environment and Fertility / P. Saldiva. Section 2: Reproductive Health Effects. -- Male Reproductive Status and its Relationship with Man-Made, Hormone-Disrupting Substances: Studies In Flanders, Belgium / W. Dhooge, F. Eertmans, A. Mahmoud, and F. Comhaire -- Potential Impact of the Environment on the Male Reproductive Function: The Example Of Cryptorchidism / E. Huyghe, R. Mieusset and P.F. Thonneau -- Advanced Glycation End Products in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome / E. Diamanti-Kandarakis, C. Piperi, and P. Nicolopoulou-Stamati -- Oocytes and Ovarian Follicles as Targets of Endocrine Disrupters: Consequences for Reproductive Health / F. Gandolfi, T.A.L. Brevini, and F. Cillo. Section 3: Pollutants And Exposure. -- Non-Pesticide Endocrine Disrupters and Reproductive Health / S. Corsolini -- Medical Drugs Impairing Fertility / N. Pandiyan -- Impact of Air Pollution on Reproductive Health in Northern Bohemia / J. Rubes, S.G. Selevan, R.J. Sram, D.P. Evenson, and S.D. Perreault. Section 4: Policy Instruments And Issues. -- Pesticides as Endocrine Disrupters: Identification of Hazards for Female Reproductive Function / M. Rescia and A. Mantovani -- Assessment of Fertility and Other Health Impacts for Selected Pollutants in Flanders: Opportunities and Limitations / J. De Wit, A. Verspecht and L. Hens -- Problems in Assessing Low Dose Effects of Endocrine Disrupters / A. Gies -- Getting the Message Across -- WWFs and ISDEs Perspectives on Communication Strategies to Reduce Exposures to Hazardous Chemicals / G. Lyons and P. Illig -- Environmental Ethics and Fertility in Early Cultures and The Industrial Age / A. Katsivelaki and C.E. Sekeris. Section 5: Regional Aspects. -- Reproductive Health Problems in the Greater Athens Area / D.A. Adamopoulos and E. Koukkou -- Environment and Reproductive Health in Bulgaria / S. Stoyanov and E. Terlemesian
Summary The link between reproductive health and the environment has been strengthened by the findings of recent studies. It is becoming increasingly important to link results and data from such studies into a model that aids in the explanation of phenomena observed in the field and facilitates predictability. To this end, the aim of this book is to review recent trends and developments in the study of the impact that the environment has on human reproduction. These issues are thoroughly examined, using the most modern techniques and methods available, to analyze the manner in which both male and female fertility can be affected and assessed. Such diverse factors as toxic environmental contaminants, air pollution, and exposure to medical drugs are examined. The book includes both a historical overview and a look towards the future, aiming to integrate health concerns into policy-making and legislation. This book will be of interest to researchers, health professionals, environmental scientists, and policy-makers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Reproductive health -- Environmental aspects.
Environmental Exposure.
Environmental Pollutants -- adverse effects.
Reproductive Health.
Reproductive Medicine -- methods.
Form Electronic book
Author Nicolopoulou-Stamati, P.
Hens, Luc, 1951-
Howard, Vyvyan.
LC no. 2007416638
ISBN 1402048289 (Cloth)
9781402048289 (Cloth)