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This addition to the Advances in Environmental keep an eye on expertise sequence includes 23 chapters designed to supply an intensive assessment and reference on human physiological responses to varied types of toxins.

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3. Primary polycythemia. 4. Hemochromatosis. 5. Herpes zoster. 6. Urticaria. 7. Meningitis. 8. Decreased viability of granulocytes. 9. Decrease of phagocytic activity of granulocytes. 10. Decrease migrational capacity of granulocytes. Emotional Stress as a Risk Factor [1] Nowadays it is believed that the vast majority of neoplasms is caused by environmental risk factors. At the same time, an increase of cancer incidence has been observed, especially in heavily contaminated areas. Circumstances mentioned above cause common interest in the prospects of more efficient primary prevention of neoplasmatic diseases [1, 3, 5].

XXI. , DDT, atrazine, dichlorvos, heptachlor) are possibly carcinogenic, and workers exposed to them are under higher risk of lung cancer, multiple myeloma, and tumors of B-cell origin [27]. Exposure to N-nitroso compounds, and aromatic amines in the chemical and rubber industries are risk factors of bladder cancer [11]. , aflatoxins, ochratoxin A) are carcinogenic [4, 29]. Chinese-style salted fish [29] and pickled vegetable concentrations after fermentation elevate risk for esophageal and gastric cancer [ibid].

A body part which is far from equilibrium in a dissipathogenic state (the bifucation point at the thermodynamic branch) may survive by means of either returning to near-equilibrium or equilibrium, or self-organization into a neoplasm (cancer). Otherwise it must perish (death). Cancer is firstly a local process and it may be restricted or destroyed by a still-efficient regulatory and defense mechanism of the body. In other cases it becomes a generalized disease, and only this stage of its development is commonly known, affecting our idea of neoplasms.

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