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Cardiac Toxicology

Environmental Health

  1. Brent A. Coull,
  2. Gregory A. Wellenius

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vac007

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How to Cite

Coull, B. A. and Wellenius, G. A. 2006. Cardiac Toxicology. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 1.

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  1. Harvard University, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006


Cardiovascular disease is still the primary killer in the US, claiming 953 110 lives in 1997. Thus, a major goal in environmental health research is risk assessment of environmental agents having potentially detrimental effects on heart function. This article focuses on the role electrocardiography has played in the assessment of cardiac toxicity.