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Silent Scourge: Children, Pollution, and Why Scientists Disagree

Colleen F. Moore


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 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 ... More

Keywords: pollution, child development, pollutants, lead, mercury, noise, pesticides, dioxins, PCBs, intellectual functioning

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195153910
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195153910.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Colleen F. Moore, author
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA