|Document ID (ISN)||57411|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
|Convention or series no.
||Samet J.M., Utell M.J.
||The environment and the lung: Changing perspectives
||7 Aug. 1991, Vol.266, No.5, p.670-675. 57 ref.
||This paper discusses the changing focus across the century of public health concern and research in regard to environmental lung diseases. Broad groups of environmental agents that produce lung disease are considered along with the currently available evidence for several air pollutants selected to be illustrative of the changing emphasis of concern. These include asbestos, radon, environmental tobacco smoke, acidic aerosols, sulfur dioxide and oxidant pollutants, including ozone and nitrogen dioxide. In the persistent concerns about adverse effects of polluted air on the lung, the focus has shifted from avoiding clinical disease among highly exposed individuals to protecting the population from an unacceptable burden of risk.
||atmospheric pollution; lung diseases
||nitrogen dioxide; radon; ozone; asbestos; sulfur dioxide; passive smoking; lung cancer; hazard evaluation; oxidizing substances
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)