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作者 Moore, Colleen F
書名 Children and Pollution : Why Scientists Disagree
出版項 Cary : Oxford University Press USA - OSO, 2003
國際標準書號 9780199728299 (electronic bk.)
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說明 1 online resource (375 pages)
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附註 Intro -- Contents -- Prologue -- 1 Lead and the Roots of Environmental Controversies -- 2 Mercury: Not Just a Fish Story -- 3 PCBs: Another Global Pollutant -- 4 Neurotoxins Influence Neurodevelopment: Organophosphorus and Carbamate Pesticides -- 5 Noise: A Barrier to Children's Learning -- 6 It Isn't Fair: Environmental Pollution Disasters and Community Relocations -- 7 The Best Science, Values, and the Precautionary Principle to Protect Children -- 8 Protect Your Family, Protect Our Planet -- Afterword: A Few Remarks on Global Warming -- Appendix: Understanding Two Important Statistical Concepts -- Endnotes -- References -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y
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. This volume will be of great interest to parents, child health care experts, public health officials, regulators, and health and environmental advocates
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Moore, Colleen F. Children and Pollution : Why Scientists Disagree Cary : Oxford University Press USA - OSO,c2003 9780195386660
主題 Pediatric toxicology.;Environmental toxicology.;Pollution -- Psychological aspects
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