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Table of Contents.
Understanding the Health Effects of Environmental Hazards.
1: Environmental Health: Overview.
2: Health Risk Assessment: Determining Whether Environmental Substances Pose a Risk to Human Health.
3: Environmental Hazards for Children.
4: Environmental Hazards for Pregnant Women.
5: Environmental Hazards for the Elderly.
6: Climate Change and Human Health.
Health Concerns and Their Environmental Triggers.
7: Human Health Problems with Environmental Causes.
8: Cancer and Environmental Concerns.
9: Respiratory Problems with Environmental Triggers.
10: Viruses Spread through Hazards in the Environment.
11: Reproductive Issues and the Environment.
12: The Link between Autism and the Environment.
Outdoor Environmental Hazards: Air, Water, and Soil.
13: Air Pollution.
14: Climate Change and Extreme Heat.
15: Noise Pollution.
16: Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation.
17: Drinking Water.
18: Recreational Water Illnesses.
19: Harmful Algae Blooms (Red Tides).
20: Soil Contamination.
21: Bioterrorism and Chemical Emergencies.
Household and Indoor Hazards.
22: Indoor Air Quality.
23: Harmful Agents in Indoor Air.
26: Exposures to Lead.
27: Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
28: Radiation Exposure Risks.
29: Electric and Magnetic Field Exposure.
30: Food Safety.
31: Food Allergies and Intolerance.
32: Common Chemical Contaminants in the Food Supply.
33: Contaminants in Fish and Shellfish.
34: Antibiotics and Hormones in Dairy and Meat.
35: Food Additives.
36: Foodborne Illnesses.
37: Foodborne Viruses.
38: Acrylamide from High-Temperature Cooking.
41: Consumer Beverages.
42: Technologically Altered Foods.
Consumer Products and Medical Hazards.
43: Teflon (Perfluorochemicals, or PFCs).
44: Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA).
45: Insect Repellent.
46: Soaps and Triclosan.
48: Contaminants in Consumer Products.
49: Fragrance Additives.
50: Beauty Products.
Additional Help and Information.
Glossary of Terms Related to Mental Health Disorders.
Directory of Environmental Health Organizations and Resources.