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Title Pets as sentinels, forecasters and promoters of human health / edited by M. Ramiro Pastorinho, Ana Catarina A. Sousa
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2020
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Descript 1 online resource (xii, 375 pages) : illustrations (some color), digital ; 24 cm
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Note Part I: Pets as sentinels of human exposure to environ-mental contaminants -- Chapter1. Pets as sentinels of indoor contamination -- Chapter2. Sled Dogs as Sentinel Species for Monitoring Arctic Ecosystem Health -- Chapter3. Pets as Sentinels of human exposure to pesticides and co-exposure concerns with other contaminants/toxicants -- Chapter4. Role of pet dogs and cats as sentinels of human exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons -- Chapter5. Pets as sentinels of human exposure to neurotoxic metals -- Chapter6. Biotransformation of brominated compounds by pet dogs and cats -- Chapter7. Using cats as sentinels for human indoor exposure to organic contaminants and potential effects on the thyroid hormone system -- Part II: Pets as forecasters and promoters of human health Chapter8. Obesity in human and dogs similarities, links and differences -- Chapter9. Canine and feline spontaneous mammary tumors as models of human breast cancer -- Chapter10. Pets and immunomodulation -- Chapter11. Pets as a Novel Microbiome-based Therapy -- Chapter12. Neurological perspectives on pets and the elderly: the truth about cats, dogs and grandparents -- Chapter13. Companion animals and human health: on the need for a comprehensive research agenda towards clinical implementation -- Part III: Psychosocial and psychophysiological effects of human-animal interactions -- Chapter14. Phonetic variation in cat-human communication -- Chapter15. A dog's perspective on animal assisted interventions
This book provides an up-to-date overview of the current knowledge and research concerning domestic pets as sentinels, forecasters and promoters of human health. Written by leading specialists in the fields of medicine, veterinary, environment, analytical chemistry, sociology and behavioral science, this volume provides a comprehensive understanding of the capabilities of pets in what regards to human health. The first seven chapters are devoted to the use of pets as sentinels for their human companions, in terms of exposure to different classes of environmental chemicals. The following five chapters address the use of pets as models for human diseases and promoters of human health. The final two chapters highlight the psycho-social and psychophysiological aspects of human-animal interactions. The book offers an integrated approach to the One Health concept, providing, in a truly holistic manner, tools to assess the equilibrium between the environment, men and animals. This exercise will highlight and reshape our position towards the planet that despite being "a microscopic dot on a microscopic dot lost in the unimaginable infinity of the Universe" is still our own. At the end of the day, pets will always be there to help us
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Human-animal relationships -- Health aspects
Pets -- Health
Diseases -- Animal models
Animals -- Therapeutic use
Monitoring/Environmental Analysis
Environmental Health
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Atmospheric Protection/Air Quality Control/Air Pollution
Experimental Psychology
Alt Author Pastorinho, M. Ramiro, editor
Sousa, Ana Catarina A., editor
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