Silent Scourge: Children, Pollution, and Why Scientists Disagree

By: Colleen F. Moore

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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?
In this clearly written book, Moore traces the debates around 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. Moore focuses, in particular, on the impact of these pollutants on children's psychological development--- their intellectual functioning, behavior, 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.

Title: Silent Scourge: Children, Pollution, and Why Scientists Disagree

Author Name: Colleen F. Moore

Categories: Science HC,

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA: March 2003

ISBN Number: 019515391X

ISBN Number 13: 9780195153910

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - Good

Jacket Condition: Fair

Seller ID: 376147

Description: Light edgewear to dust jacket, binding sound and pages unmarked. Domestic orders shipped with USPS tracking numbers.