Children, Pollution, and Why Scientists Disagree
318 Seiten, Gebunden, Format (B × H): 162 mm x 240 mm, Gewicht: 612 g
Verlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Moore Silent ScourgeThis volume, 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.
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 book, the author traces the debates around five key pollutants - lead, mercury, noise, pesticides, and dioxins and PCBs - and provides an overview of the history of each, the basic research findings, and the surrounding scientific and regulatory controversies.;Moore 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.
Prologue; 1. Lead and the Roots of Environmental Controversy; 2. Mercury: Not Just a Fish Story; 3. PCBs: Another Global Pollutant; 4. Why Organophosphorus and Carbamate Pesticides Should Be Studied; 5. Noise and Children's Development; 6. It Isn't Fair: Environmental Pollution Disasters and Community Relocations; 7. The Best Science, Values, and Environmental Policy to Protect Children; Appendix: Two Important Statistical Concepts