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The Age of Chemicals in the 21st Century

Carol F. Kwiatkowski.

in Integrative Environmental Medicine

February 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Public Health. 6743 words.

Chapter 1 profiles the history, exposure routes, and health effects of chemicals in categories such as pesticides, solvents, flame retardants, plastics, and antimicrobials. Human exposure...

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Chemical Water Pollution and Human Health

Christopher P. Weis and Donald E. Tillitt.

in Integrative Environmental Medicine

February 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Public Health. 9522 words.

Human activities associated with environmental degradation are threatening urban and rural water supplies throughout the world. Although water quality in the United States surpasses that in...

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Classic Toxicology vs. New Science

Laura N. Vandenberg.

in Integrative Environmental Medicine

February 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Public Health. 9596 words.

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are compounds that interfere with hormone action. Many EDCs are agonists or antagonists of estrogen, androgen, or thyroid hormone receptors. EDCs are...

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Diet, Environmental Chemicals, and the Gut Microbiome

Marvin M. Singh and Gerard E. Mullin.

in Integrative Environmental Medicine

February 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Public Health. 9674 words.

This chapter reviews the latest research on gut health and addresses the nutritional and environmental effects on the gut microbiome, a key player in pathogenesis of diseases such as...

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Disinfection in the 21st Century

Patricia A. Hunt, Terry C. Hrubec and Vanessa E. Melin.

in Integrative Environmental Medicine

February 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Public Health. 9569 words.

Use of personal care products and household and commercial cleaners with antibacterial capabilities has increased human exposure to an array of chemicals. Because these products are washed...

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Environmental Chemicals and their Effects on Human Physiology

Joel A. Maruniak.

in Integrative Environmental Medicine

February 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Public Health. 4882 words.

Environmental chemicals interact with the normal processes occurring in human bodies in many detrimental ways. Chapter 3 discusses the basic mechanisms by which exposures to environmental...

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Food Additives

Maricel V. Maffini and Sarah Vogel.

in Integrative Environmental Medicine

February 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Public Health. 8617 words.

The American diet is dramatically different today than in 1958, when Congress passed the Food Additives Amendment. Innovations in processing, preserving, and packaging have made food more...

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Integrative Environmental Medicine

Edited by Aly Cohen and Frederick S. vom Saal.

February 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Public Health. 416 pages.

Integrative Environmental Medicine looks at the history and changing landscape of environmental issues in the United States, including water supply, air quality, extensive...

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Interaction of Pharmaceuticals with Environmental Chemicals

Anderson J. Martino-Andrade and Shanna H. Swan.

in Integrative Environmental Medicine

February 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Public Health. 10385 words.

This chapter describes research on several commonly used analgesics that have been described as endocrine-disrupting chemicals, leading to concerns about possible interactions between...

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Microwave/Radiofrequency Radiation and Human Health

Devra Davis, Margaret E. Sears, Anthony B. Miller and Riina Bray.

in Integrative Environmental Medicine

February 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Public Health. 10178 words.

Radiation from wireless transmitting devices can cause or worsen acute and chronic health conditions. Outdated exposure limits for cell phones and other wireless devices emitting microwave...

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