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Internal Dosimetry

John W. Poston and John R. Ford

in Radiological Risk Assessment and Environmental Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195127270
eISBN:
9780199869121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195127270.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter discusses the steps needed to perform an assessment of the internal dose resulting from exposure to radionuclides. It provides information about where to obtain guidance on radionuclides ... More


Personal exposure monitoring in environmental epidemiology

M.J. Nieuwenhuijsen

in Spatial Epidemiology: Methods and Applications

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198515326
eISBN:
9780191723667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515326.003.0020
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The exposure to any pollutant is determined by the concentration of the pollutant in the environment, its specific character, and the duration and frequency of contact. Estimates of these ... More


Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology: Methods for Small Area Studies

P. Elliott, J. Cuzick, D. English, and R. Stern (eds)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192622358
eISBN:
9780191723636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622358.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This book addresses both the theoretical and practical issues which arise when describing the geographical distribution of disease and investigating apparent disease clusters. Requirements in terms ... More


Estimating environmental exposure

G. A. Zapponi

in Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology: Methods for Small Area Studies

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192622358
eISBN:
9780191723636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622358.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the main aspects of exposure assessment. The assessment of environmental exposure of hazardous substances includes the measurement of environmental and food concentrations of ... More


Spatial Epidemiology: Methods and Applications

Paul Elliott, Jon Wakefield, Nicola Best, and David Briggs (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198515326
eISBN:
9780191723667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515326.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This book explores the field of geographical variations in disease. Especially with respect to variations in environmental exposures at the small-area scale, the book gives an account of current ... More


Geostatistical methods for mapping environmental exposures

N. Cressie

in Spatial Epidemiology: Methods and Applications

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198515326
eISBN:
9780191723667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515326.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses statistical methods for mapping environmental exposures. The chapter proceeds as follows. Section 10.2 presents a study of particulate matter to motivate the need to map ... More


Environmental epidemiology: a historical perspective

B. Terracini

in Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology: Methods for Small Area Studies

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192622358
eISBN:
9780191723636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622358.003.0022
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the development of environmental epidemiology. The current trend is towards progressively larger hypothesis-based studies to increase statistical power and the sensitivity to ... More


Children’s Environmental Health

Philip J. Landrigan

in Occupational and Environmental Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190662677
eISBN:
9780190662707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662677.003.0033
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Children are exquisitely vulnerable to health threats in the environment. The World Health Organization estimates that 36% of all deaths in children worldwide are caused by harmful environmental ... More


Personal genomics and the environment

Joel T. Dudley and Konrad J. Karczewski

in Exploring Personal Genomics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199644483
eISBN:
9780191774577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644483.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter talks about how in the event of understanding and discussing how personal genetic traits relate to phenotypic traits, then it is necessary to also explore and understand the consequences ... More


Geographical epidemiology and ecological studies

D. English

in Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology: Methods for Small Area Studies

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192622358
eISBN:
9780191723636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622358.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses geographical epidemiology and ecological studies. Geographical epidemiology is defined as the description of spatial patterns of disease incidence and mortality. Ecological ... More


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