This book examines in detail the clinical implications of those diseases that either are primarily triggered by air pollution or represent direct consequences of air pollutants. The aim is to provide medical practitioners with practical solutions to issues in diagnosis and treatment while simultaneously furnishing other interested parties with crucial information on the field. The book introduces the concept that air pollution-related diseases constitute a new class of pathologies. A wide range of conditions mainly attributable to air pollution are discussed, covering different body systems and pollution impacts in subsets of the population. In addition to presenting state of the art overviews of clinical aspects, the book carefully examines the implications of current knowledge for social and public health strategies aimed at disease prevention and prophylaxis. The Clinical Handbook of Air Pollution-Related Diseases will greatly assist doctors and healthcare workers when dealing with the consequences of air pollution in their everyday practice and will provide researchers, industry, and policymakers with valuable facts and insights.
PART 1 - 1 Pollution and Air Pollution Related Diseases: an overview.- 2 Physical and chemical basis of the air pollution.- 3 Environment/climate Air Pollution.- 4 Geographical distribution of main pollutants.- 5 Air pollution in high-medium-low income settings.- 6 Outdoor pollution.- 7 Indoor pollution.- 8 Air pollution and human health.- 9 clinical issues and pollution.- 10 ethical implications of air pollution.- PART 2 - 11 Pollution as risk factor for acute/chronic and fatal/non fatal events.- 12 Pollution effects across the lifespan.- 13 Pollution in infancy, childhood and young adults.- 14 Pollution in elderly.- 15 Pollution and gender.- 16 Pollution and family life.- 17 Co-morbidity of air pollution related diseases.- 18 Pollutants - drugs - radiations interactions and human health.- 19 Genetic and air pollution.- 20 Psychology issues of air pollution and its impact on individual and families.- PART 3 - 21 Basic principles of pollution diseases' classification.- 22 Air pollution and the nervous system.- 23 Air pollution and cardiovascular diseases.- 24 Air pollution and respiratory diseases.- 25 Air pollution and gastrointestinal diseases.- 26 Air pollution and eye diseases.- 27 Air pollution and odontostomatological diseases.- 28 Air pollution, allergy and atopic diseases.- 29 Air pollution and skin disease.- 30 Air pollution and endocrine-disrupting compounds.- 31 Air pollution and cancer.- 32 Chronic and systemic disease related to Air Pollution.- 33 Air pollution effects in pregnancy.- 34 Air pollution effects and reproduction.- 35 Air pollution and organs and system development.- PART 4 - 36 Complexity in pollution/disease management.- 37 Models for pollutant and disease monitoring.- 38 Basic principles of disease prophylaxis and prevention.- 39 Basic principles for treatment of air pollution related diseases.- 40 Basic characteristics of anti pollution devices and PPE.- 41 Social and cultural strategies for prevention.- 42 An anthropological approach for prevention.- 43 Air pollution prevention and society.- 44 Economic issues in air pollution prevention.- 45 Main actions and possible claims against pollution.- 46 Conclusions.