Published in 1996: Environmental Epidemiology: Exposure and Disease is a unique resource identifying priorities for public health research in selected areas of environmental epidemiology. Drawn from the proceedings of an international workshop on this topic, the book is a compilation of the specialized knowledge and opinions of environmental epidemiology experts. Organized by the Rome division of the World Health Organization (WHO) European Centre for Environment and Health, the goal of the 1993 workshop, Setting Priorities in Environmental Epidemiology, was to establish a consensus among the experts in the selected areas. The chapters in Environmental Epidemiology: Exposure and Disease cover environmental epidemiology from three different viewpoints: environmental exposures, major disease groups related to the environment, and epidemiological methodology. The environmental exposure categories examined for prioritizing are air contaminants, water contaminants, and ionizing and non-ionizing radiation exposure from human-caused disasters. .
Part 1: Exposure 1. Air Pollution David H. Wegman 2. Radon Olav Axelson 3. Asbestos Benedetto Terracini 4. Evaluation of Risks Associated with hazardous Waste Anthony B. Miller 5. Epidemiologic Research Priorities on the Health Risk of Drinking water Contaminants Kenneth P. Connor 6. Pesticides and Cancer: Status and Priorities Aaron Blair and Sheila H. Zahm 7. Overview of Evidence and Research Needs Concerning Electromagnetic Fields and Health David A Savitz 8. Man-Made Chemical Disasters Pier Alberto Bertazzi Part 2: Disease 9. Neoplastic Diseases (Lung Cancer Excludes) Lorenzo Simonato 10. Lung Cancer Goran Pershagen 11. Noncarcinogenic Respiratory Disease Michael D. Lebowitz Part 3: Methods 12. Small-Area Studies Paul Elliott 13. Uses of Biochemical Markers in Environmental Epidemiology Paolo Vineis 14. Exposure Assessment in Environmental Epidemiology Bert Brunekreef 15. Needs and Requirements for Undergraduate and Graduate Training in Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology Wieslaw Jedrychowski
Roberto Bertollini, M.D., M.P.H., has been the Director of the Rome Division of the European Centre for Environment and Health of the WHO Regional Office for Europe since 1993. Michael D. Lebowitz, Ph.D., is currently Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Environmental Medicine) and Epidemiology, Chair of the Epidemiology Graduate Interdisciplinary Program, and Associate Director (and Head of Environmental Programs) of the Respiratory Sciences Center in the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Rodolfo Saracci is currently Director of Research for IARC, Lyons. David Savitz, Ph.D., is Professor of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health.