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Breast Cancer and Environmental Risks: Where Is the Link?

Further explore several of the environmental agents discussed in the article with the following books:

Chlorinated Organic Compounds in the Environment: Regulatory and Monitoring Assessment

Sub Ramamoorthy and Sita Ramamoorthy (1997)

The information provided in the book can be used in monitoring, impact assessment, and decision-making processes. Toxicity profiles provided for each chemical allow for evaluation of the short- and long-term effects on the environment.

370 pages, hardcover. Member: $74.95. Nonmember: $87.50. Catalog #859.

Electric and Magnetic Fields: Invisible Risks?

Leonard A. Sagan (1996)

This book examines a possible source of risk--exposure to the electromagnetic fields (EMFs) around power lines and electrical appliances. Its purpose is to provide accessible information on EMFs, sources and measurements, and laboratory research, as well as to provide a balanced perspective on apparently negative health effects. The author explores the possibility of cancer developing from EMF exposure, as well as the potential effects of exposure on reproductive health and behavior. Electric and Magnetic Fields also has background material on epidemiology and laboratory sciences.

214 pages, softcover. Member: $32.00. Nonmember: $37.00. Catalog #686.

Cryptosporidiosis: A Brief Literature Review and Update Regarding Cryptosporidium in Feces of Canada Geese (Branta canadensis)

With chapters dedicated to waterborne Cryptosporidium, and the human and animal epidemiology of cryptosporidiosis, the following book is an excellent educational companion to the article.

Cryptosporidium and Cryptosporidiosis

Ronald Fayer (1997)

Recognition of cryptosporidiosis and the organisms associated with it has evolved in the past few years. What started as isolated observations of infections in animals grew to an examination of occasional pathogens in immunocompromised animals and humans, and then to the study of ubiquitous worldwide infections. The literature and diversity of subject matter associated with this disease have grown enormously. Since the publication in 1990 of Ronald Fayer's first book, Cryptosporidiosis of Man and Animals, over 1,000 new scientific articles have been published, making it difficult for experts and others interested in this area to keep current. The first chapter of Cryptosporidium and Cryptosporidiosis summarizes much of the data on taxonomy, life cycles, morphology, host species, and control methods from the earlier book. The nine subsequent chapters reflect subject areas that have been emphasized in the scientific literature and that have been of greatest concern to the public health, medical, veterinary, and research communities: namely, diagnosis, epidemiology, waterborne events, prevention and treatment, immunity, biochemistry, cultivation, laboratory animal models, and molecular biology. …