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Main Title Reproductive Health and the Environment [electronic resource] /
Author Nicolopoulou-Stamati, P.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hens, L.
Howard, C.V.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2007
Call Number RA565-600
ISBN 9781402048296
Subjects Environmental sciences. ; Gynecology. ; Obstetrics. ; Reproductive Medicine. ; Environmental Medicine.
Internet Access
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Collation XXXII, 392 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Introduction: Environmental Impact On Reproductive Health, Recent Trends And Developments -- Introduction: Environmental Impact On Reproductive Health, Recent Trends And Developments -- The Link Between Reproductive Health and Environment -- Epidemiological Studies On The Relationship Between Semen Quality And Environmental Chemicals: Historic And Contemporary Compounds -- Environment And Fertility -- Reproductive Health Effects -- Male Reproductive Status and Its Relationship With Man-Made, Hormone-Disrupting Substances: Studies in Flanders, Belgium -- Potential Impact of The Environment on The Male Reproductive Function: The Example of Cryptorchidism -- Advanced Glycation End Products in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome -- Oocytes and Ovarian Follicles As Targets Of Endocrine Disrupters: Consequences For Reproductive Health -- Pollutants and Exposure -- Non-Pesticide Endocrine Disrupters And Reproductive Health -- Medical Drugs Impairing Fertility -- Impact Of Air Pollution On Reproductive Health In Northern Bohemia -- Policy Instruments and Issues -- Pesticides As Endocrine Disrupters: Identification Of Hazards For Female Reproductive Function -- Assessment Of Fertility And Other Health Impacts For Selected Pollutants In Flanders: Opportunities And Limitations -- Problems In Assessing Low Dose Effects Of Endocrine Disrupters -- Getting The Message Across - WWF'S and ISDE's Perspectives on Communication Strategies to Reduce Exposures to Hazardous Chemicals -- Environmental Ethics and Fertility in Early Cultures and the Industrial Age -- Regional Aspects -- Reproductive Health Problems in the Greater Athens Area -- Environment and Reproductive Health in Bulgaria. The link between reproductive health and the environment has been strengthened by the findings of recent studies. It is becoming increasingly important to link results and data from such studies into a model that aids in the explanation of phenomena observed in the field and facilitates predictability. To this end, the aim of this book is to review recent trends and developments in the study of the impact that the environment has on human reproduction. These issues are thoroughly examined, using the most modern techniques and methods available, to analyze the manner in which both male and female fertility can be affected and assessed. Such diverse factors as toxic environmental contaminants, air pollution, and exposure to medical drugs are examined. The book includes both a historical overview and a look towards the future, aiming to integrate health concerns into policy-making and legislation. This book will be of interest to researchers, health professionals, environmental scientists, and policy-makers.