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Main Title Environmental toxicology and aging : is there cause for concern /
Author Cooper, Ralph L. ; Goldman, J. M. ; Harbin, T. J.
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Author Title of a Work
Goldman, J. M.
Harbin, T. J.
Health Effects Research Laboratory.
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;NSI Technology Services Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;Veterans Administration Medical Center, Durham, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Health Effects Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/D-89/144
Stock Number PB90-112814
Additional Subjects Aging(Biology) ; Geriatrics ; Stress(Physiology) ; Reprints ; Environmental pollution ; Biological effects ; Risk assessment
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-112814 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 10 pages ; 28 cm
The elderly population of the United States is growing much more rapidly than the population as a whole and there is increasing awareness that the greater number of elderly will present new social, economical and political concerns. Moreover, expanding research in basic gerontology and geriatric medicine has shown that in the aged there is increased vulnerability to a number of 'stressors', including those imposed on the individual from the environment. However, the extent to which the elderly individual is more susceptible to toxic effects following either acute or chronic exposure to potentially hazardous environmental compounds remains to be determined. The chapter sets the stage by reviewing population dynamics and the evidence that the elderly may be a sensitive subpopulation due to age-related changes in physiological function and altered responsiveness to stress. The chapter also emphasizes the need for further research and the role of advanced age in the assessment of health risks.
"EPA/600/D-89/144." Microfiche.