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Cover for Ozone II. Biophysical observations.

Exposure to the ubiquitous pollutant gas, ozone, is linked to a range of respiratory problems. Inhaled ozone that reaches the alveoli will first encounter the fluid lining these, known as lung surfactant. Lung surfactant is a complex mixture of lipids and proteins and is essential as it lowers the...

Author(s)
Thompson, K. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nitrogen dioxide: ambient exposure in human disorders.

Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is produced in certain industrial processes. Point exposure to high concentration of NO2 (>100 ppm), such as in silo filler's disease and during chemical warfare, produces acute lung injury, and death in the worst cases. Acute exposure to lower concentration of NO2 (0.5-15 ...

Author(s)
Huang, Y. C. T.; Tucker, J. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Particulates from combustion sources: formation, characteristics and toxic hazards.

Particulates from combustion sources are a major component of outdoor and indoor air pollutants. During fires, they contribute to acute injury and deaths from smoke exposure; and through chronic daily exposure in homes, workplaces and the outdoor environment they are a major cause of long-term...

Author(s)
Purser, D. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Radon I. Lung cancer risks.

Radon is a rare natural radioactive gas. It produces solid progeny which emit alpha particles implicated in inducing cellular lesions in human bronchial epithelial tissue after inhalation. As early as the 15th century, increased rates of mortality due to respiratory diseases were observed in...

Author(s)
Melloni, B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Respiratory system.

The normal anatomical and pathological features of the nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea and lungs of cats and dog are described.

Author(s)
Aspinall, V.; Cappello, M.; Phillips, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241150)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ambient gases and particulates.

This book chapter discusses the toxicology of ambient gases and particulates in human morbidity is reviewed in relation to a number of interrelated issues, including: epidemiology, susceptibility, physiology, respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, neurological dysfunction, carcinogenesis,...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245189)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impact of parthenium weed on human and animal health.

This chapter deals with various human and animal health impacts of pathenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus). Diseases caused by the weed include dermatitis, rhinitis, asthma and atopic dermatitis. The detrimental health effects of parthenium weed are attributed to the sesquiterpene lactones and in ...

Author(s)
Allan, S.; Shi BoYang; Adkins, S. W.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Effects of air pollution on human health.

The drastic rise in urbanization and the growing economy has resulted in an increase in sources of air pollution in the developing and underdeveloped countries. There has been a constant increase in urban sources, i.e. industries, vehicles running on dirty fuels, burning of fossil fuels, waste and...

Author(s)
Priyanka Kulshreshtha
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393890)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ozone I. Human disorders: an overview.

Ground-level ozone is one of the most widespread pollutants in the world. Millions of people are exposed to unhealthy levels of ozone air pollution on a daily basis. Often called 'smog', ozone is harmful to breathe and is associated with the development and exacerbation of pulmonary and...

Author(s)
Silveyra, P.; Fuentes, N.; Rivera, L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Respiratory diseases and other airborne-transmitted infections.

This chapter covers airborne-transmitted infections that present as diseases of the respiratory system as well as diseases of other systems of the body that are transmitted by the airborne route. It discusses the aetiology, clinical features, diagnosis, transmission, incubation period, period of...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395245)
Type
Book chapter

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