Environmental Pollutants-Induced Oxidative Stress: A Role for Antioxidants in Health Promotion and Aging Prevention

Borut Poljsak
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Uros Glavan
Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Environmental Health, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

Series: Environmental Health – Physical, Chemical and Biological Factors
BISAC: SCI026000



Volume 10

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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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The book offers a comprehensive review of current research regarding the influences of environmental factors involved in human health and aging. Many environmental compounds promote excessive oxidative stress, which is the primary cause of accelerated aging and which also contributes to the development of human diseases. The basic concepts of aging theories are discussed, as is the promotion of oxidative stress which has been identified as one of the most important mechanisms responsible for the toxic effects of the majority of environmental pollutants. Antioxidants play an important role in the defense against pollutant-induced toxicity. (Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1: Introduction and Description of the Problem

Chapter 2: Oxidative Stress, Reactive Oxygen Species and Antioxidants

Chapter 3: Oxidative Stress as the Common Denominator of Environmental Pollutants – Can Antioxidants Offer Appropriate Protection?

Chapter 4: Can Antioxidants as Dietary Supplements Offer Appropriate Protection against ROS-Induced Damage in Conditions of Elevated Oxidative Stress?

Chapter 5: Can Antioxidants as Dietary Supplements Offer Appropriate Protection against ROS-Induced Damage in “Normal Conditions”?

Chapter 6: Methodology for the Estimation of Environmental Oxidant Exposure and Increased Oxidative Stress in Biological Systems

Chapter 7: Life-Style Factors with a Beneficial Effect on the Oxidative Stress Balance




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