Silent Scourge Children, Pollution, and Why Scientists Disagree
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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 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/27/2003
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
|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|