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The Age of Chemicals in the 21st Century

Carol F. Kwiatkowski

in Integrative Environmental Medicine

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2017 | ISBN: 9780190490911
Published online March 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780190490942 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780190490911.003.0001

Series: Weil Integrative Medicine Library

The Age of Chemicals in the 21st Century

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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 to low concentrations of chemicals, prenatal and childhood exposures, and effects on the endocrine system are highlighted. The goal is to raise awareness about the wide range of chemicals humans encounter on a daily basis. Medical professionals are urged to use this information to educate patients, and governments are called on to adopt new regulatory approaches to protect public health.

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Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine ; Public Health

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