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Silent Scourge Children, Pollution, and Why Scientists Disagree

ISBN-10: 019515391X
ISBN-13: 9780195153910
Edition: 2003
Authors: Colleen F. Moore
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Description: How does pollution impact our daily quality of life? What are the effects of pollution on children's development? Why do industry and environmental experts disagree about what levels of pollutants are safe? This clearly written book, traces the  More...

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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/27/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 328
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

How does pollution impact our daily quality of life? What are the effects of pollution on children's development? Why do industry and environmental experts disagree about what levels of pollutants are safe? This clearly written book, traces the debates over five key pollutants - lead, mercury, noise, pesticides, and dioxins and PCBs - and provides an overview of the history of each pollutant, basic research findings, and the scientific and regulatory controversies surrounding it. It focuses, in particular, on the impact of these pollutants on children's psychological development, their intellectual functioning, behaviour, and emotional states. Only by understanding the impact of pollution can we prevent future negative effects on quality of life and even pollution disasters from occurring. This volume will be of great interest to parents, child health care experts, public health officials, regulators, and health and environmental lawyers.

Prologue
Lead and the Roots of Environmental Controversies
Mercury: Not Just a Fish Story
PCBs: Another Global Pollutant
Why Organophosphorus and Carbamate Pesticides Should Be Studied
Noise and Children's Development
It Isn't Fair: Environmental Pollution Disasters and Community Relocations
The Best Science, Values, and the Precautionary Principle to Protect Children
Appendix: Two Important Statistical Concepts
Notes
References
Index

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