Environmental Factors in Respiratory Disease - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124406551, 9781483269672

Environmental Factors in Respiratory Disease

1st Edition

Editors: Douglas H. K. Lee
eBook ISBN: 9781483269672
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1972
Page Count: 274
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Description

Environmental Factors in Respiratory Disease provides an overview of the state of knowledge on the role of environmental factors in respiratory disease. The book opens with a discussion of some trends and developments which bear on concerns with respiratory disease and the environment. This is followed by separate chapters on pulmonary anatomy and physiology as it relates to the problem of environmental factors in respiratory disease; various tracheobronchial responses to insult; the response of alveoli of the lung to damaging agents; and effects of chronic respiratory disease on lung and heart functions. Subsequent chapters deal with environmental pollutants, their routes of transport, and impact on lung function; specific reactions of the lung that can be attributed to a particular material or agent; host defense mechanisms in the lung; and interactions of infectious diseases and air pollutants. This text will be helpful to those who need to know the state of current knowledge on the health significance of environmental factors in respiratory disease but who do not have the time to pursue the detailed literature or to seek a compilation directed to their special needs.

Table of Contents


Contributors

Editorial Comment

Chapter 1. Introduction: a Changing Environment-a Problem for All

Changing Patterns in Health

Changing Patterns in Technology

Occupational Exposures

Community Air Pollution

Personal Habits

Home Environment

Comment

References

Part 1. The Lung and Its Basic Reactions

Chapter 2. Anatomy and Physiology of the Lung

Airways

Pulmonary Circulation

The Terminal Respiratory Units

Methods of Study

References

Chapter 3. Tracheobronchial Response to Insult

Acute Responses

Chronic Responses

Neoplasia

References

Chapter 4. Modes of Alveolar Response to Insult

Organization of the Alveolar Zone

Control of Alveolar Fluid

Clearance Failure

Interstitial Connective Tissue

References

Chapter 5. The Effects of Chronic Respiratory Disease on the Function of the Lungs and Heart

Restriction of Inspiration

Airway Obstruction

Maldistribution of Air and Blood in the Lungs

Impairment of Oxygen Diffusion

References

Part II. Lung Responses to Environmental Factors

Chapter 6. Airborne Contaminants

Sources, Nature, and Relation to Respiratory Effects

Entry into and Removal from the Respiratory System

References

Chapter 7. Action through Channels Other than Airborne

Agents Entering through the Skin

Agents Entering from the Alimentary Canal

Direct Transmission through the Chest Wall

Secondary Effects from Environmentally Induced Lesions Elsewhere

Action on the Lung

Effects of the Herbicide Paraquat

References

Chapter 8. Some Specific Effects of Environmental Agents

Text

References

Chapter 9. Environmental Factors in Chronic Lung Disease

Chronic Lung Disease in Adults

Chronic Lung Disease in Children

References

Chapter 10. Host Variables in Pulmonary Responses to the Environment

Defense Mechanisms

Method of Measurement

Baseline Measurements in Normals

Effects of Single Agents

Interactions and Multiple Effects

References

Chapter 11. Interaction of Infectious Disease and Air Pollutants: Influence of "Tolerance"

Bacterial Infections

Virus Infection

Mode of Action

Enhancement By Chronic Exposure

Tolerance to Oxidant Gases

Interaction of Nonoxidant Air Pollutants with Infectious Agents

Implications for Air Quality Criteria

References

Part III. Some Special Problems

Chapter 12. Smoking Habits and Air Pollution in Relation to Lung Cancer

Smoking

Urban Air Pollution

Conclusion

References

Chapter 13. Occupational Lung Diseases

Occupational Lung Diseases-1971

Important Variables

Environmental Considerations

References

Chapter 14. Epidemic Asthma

Seasonal Variations

Castor Pomace Allergy

New Orleans Asthma

Minneapolis Asthma

Yokohama Asthma

Summary

References

Chapter 15. Environmental Factors in Bronchial Asthma

Season of the Year

Climatic Conditions

Air Pollution

Summary and Conclusions

References

Chapter 16. Towards an Optimum Environment

Chapter 17. Conclusions and Reservations

Recapitulation

Distillation

Implementation

Details

No. of pages:
274
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1972
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483269672

About the Editor

Douglas H. K. Lee

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