Children, Pollution and Why Scientists Disagree
By (author) Colleen F. Moore
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Silent Scourge by Colleen F. Moore
Book DescriptionHow 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195153910
(240mm x 162mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-May-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Colleen F. Moore
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Author Biography - Colleen F. Moore
Colleen Moore is Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
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