Biologic markers--indicators of biological exposure or change--offer the promise of early detection of disease caused by environmental exposure. Researchers have used these markers to discover indications of pulmonary damage from low-level ozone, a finding with serious implications for health professionals and environmental regulators. Biologic Markers in Pulmonary Toxicology is a comprehensive study of this use of biologic markers. Focusing on the respiratory tract as an entryway for airborne pollutants, this volume reviews new ways of measuring markers, the need for markers to indicate dose or exposure levels, noninvasive respiratory function tests for use with healthy humans to detect sensitivity to inhaled pollutants, approaches to evaluating markers down to the cellular and biochemical levels, and more.Committee on Biologic Markers, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council, Commission on Life Sciences ... Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a member of the faculty of the joint graduate program ... Care Medicine and Bruce Webster Professor of Internal Medicine at the New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York.
|Title||:||Biologic Markers in Pulmonary Toxicology|
|Author||:||Committee on Biologic Markers, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council, Commission on Life Sciences|
|Publisher||:||National Academies Press - 1989-01-01|