Allergens and Respiratory Pollutants
The Role of Innate Immunity
- M A Williams, United States Environmental Protection Agency, USA
Allergens and respiratory pollutants is a collection of 12 authoritative papers that draws upon the collective expertise of world leaders in the fields of innate immunity, immunotoxicology and pulmonary biology. The book critically explores the biological and immunological mechanisms that contribute to immune dysfunction on exposure to allergens and the susceptibility to infectious disease on exposure to ambient pollutants. The clinical relevance of exposure to ambient airborne xenobiotics is critically discussed and collectively, this book provides an educational forum that links the health effects of environmental exposures, immune dysfunction and inflammatory airways disease.
Students of immunotoxicology, immunology and public health; Research students in toxicology, immunology and pulmonary medicine; Research scientists with focused research programs on the health effects of allergens, airborne pollutants as well as the impact of respirable xenobiotics in human health; Industry and government regulatory investigators; Environmental scientists, epidemiologists, toxicologists and immunologists