Environmental Challenges in the Pacific Basin

This volume addresses issues related to the threats to human health from exposure to environmental pollutants in the Pacific Region, including how to reduce the production of such pollutants and remove or destroy them when they are produced. It specifically explores how to monitor levels of exposure in human populations and how to evaluate the health consequences of these exposures. Chapters explore the relationships between air quality and asthma, environmental contamination and breast cancer, mercury and neurobehavioral problems, and present information on new technologies for hazardous substance remediation. NOTE: Annals volumes are available for sale as individual books or as a journal. For information on institutional journal subscriptions, please visit www.blackwellpublishing.com/nyas. ACADEMY MEMBERS: Please contact the New York Academy of Sciences directly to place your order (www.nyas.org). Members of the New York Academy of Science receive full-text access to the Annals online and discounts on print volumes. Please visit http://www.nyas.org/MemberCenter/Join.aspx for more information about becoming a member