• Science

Lead Poisoning

Exposure, Abatement, Regulation
Author: Joseph J. Breen,Cindy R. Stroup
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781566701136
Category: Science
Page: 304
View: 1131
Lead Poisoning discusses one of the most critical and preventable environmentally induced illnesses. The actual toll lead poisoning takes on society cannot be measured fully due to the "silent" nature of health effects, such as subtle intellectual deficits and neurological damage, caused by chronic low-level exposures. This book covers every major topic on the subject, including lead poisoning in children, sources of contamination, state-of-the-art sampling and analytical measurement methods, the newest studies on low-cost abatement methods, and much more. This reference is the most comprehensive presentation of issues currently available under one cover. The text is divided into three major parts. Part I provides insights from studies assessing lead exposures from paint, dust, soil, and lead battery recycling operations. The second part is a unique collection of strategic federal policy statements from the U.S. EPA, HUD, and HEW-CDC. It details the National Implementation Plan as well as a local government's efforts to provide low-cost effective risk communication and public outreach to the community. The next part offers seven chapters on analytical issues in the measurement of lead in blood, paint, dust, and soils. Part IV, Sampling Methods and Statistical Issues, rounds out the technical portion of the volume. The relationships among lead levels in biological and environmental media are investigated and the interpretive problems discussed. The use of multi-element analysis of environmental samples as an approach to investigate sources is described. The book finishes with its most unique feature-OPPT's Check Our Kids for Lead Program, one organization's effort to empower its employees to make a personal difference in confronting the problem of lead poisoning in children. The Program serves as a model for other government organizations (federal, state, and local), university and community organizations, and corporations to educate them and take personal and corporate responsibility for addressing this important and environmental health problem.

    • History

Brush with Death

A Social History of Lead Poisoning
Author: Christian Warren
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801868207
Category: History
Page: 362
View: 8381
"In this highly engaging study, Christian Warren develops a broad critique of the lead industries, gas and paint manufacturers, and the scientific authorities who, for the most part, worked for them in the twentieth century." -- Journal of American History

    • ART

The Pencil Art of Geof Darrow


Author: Geoff Darrow
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 150670364X
Category: ART
Page: 184
View: 747
"Featuring the pencils behind well-known covers and never-before-seen drawings, Lead Poisoning reveals Geof Darrow's perfectionism at its best, showing how clean the initial drawings can be, as well as the bizarre alterations that appear to happen on the fly"--

    • Hazardous occupations

Lead poisoning


Author: Sir Thomas Oliver
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Hazardous occupations
Page: 294
View: 9059

    • Lead

Lead Poisoning in Children

The Problem in D.C. and Preventive Steps
Author: Selma J. Mushkin,Ralph F. Freidin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Lead
Page: 24
View: 5351

Lead Poisoning

Federal Health Care Programs Are Not Effectively Reaching At-Risk Children
Author: Bernice Steinhardt
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780756700164
Category:
Page: 105
View: 1094
Lead poisoning, a preventable condition, is one of the most serious environmental health threats to children in the U.S. This report reviews federal activities for ensuring that at-risk children receive screening & treatment for lead poisoning. In particular, it addresses the risk of lead poisoning faced by children served by federal health care programs, the extent to which children served by these programs have been screened for this condition, reasons why screenings may not be occurring, & problems faced by federal health care programs in ensuring that children who have been identified as having harmful lead levels in their blood receive timely follow-up treatment.

Preventing Lead Poisoning in Young Children


Author: N.A
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788100769
Category:
Page: 107
View: 8114
Covers: sources and pathways of lead exposure, role of the pediatric health-care provider, role of state and local public agencies, screening, diagnostic evaluation and medical management of children with high blood levels, management of lead hazards in the environment of the individual child, management of lead hazards in the community, and much more. Graphs and tables.

Papers on Lead-poisoning and Water Supplies


Author: Great Britain. Local Government Board. Medical Officer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 224
View: 8206

    • Science

Lucifer Curves

The Legacy of Lead Poisoning
Author: Rick Nevin
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483572978
Category: Science
Page: 200
View: 2348
Lucifer Curves tells the stranger-than-fiction true story of how preschool lead poisoning has caused crime waves across centuries and around the world. Lead poisoning also explains USA racial disparities in education, abortion and unwed birth rates, and arrest and incarceration rates. Rick Nevin's peer-reviewed research on this subject has been widely reported by the global news media. In Lucifer Curves, Nevin puts all of the pieces together, including figures showing how lead exposure trends have accurately predicted ongoing crime trends in the USA, Canada, Britain, Australia, and New Zealand. Moreover, Lucifer Curves presents new pieces of this puzzle, showing how lead poisoning can explain the "dawn to dusk of delinquency", and historic trends in stature known as the "antebellum puzzle". Other figures show that lead poisoning has also predicted USA trends in education and unwed teen pregnancy. Nevin presents clear evidence that lead poisoning has caused these societal trends, based on causation indicators that the World Health Organization has described as a “mainstay of epidemiological textbooks and data interpretation”. Nevin presents this evidence in terms accessible to anyone with a curious mind. He also explains how preschool lead exposure still poses an important public health risk, how we can economically eliminate the greatest source of that risk, and how the legacy of lead poisoning has profound implications for current policy debates over criminal justice reform and the death penalty.

    • Lead

Lead Poisoning


Author: Joseph C. Aub,Lawrence Turner Fairhall,A. S. Minot,Paul Reznikoff
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Lead
Page: 265
View: 2186

    • Medical

Human Lead Exposure


Author: Herbert L. Needleman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849360343
Category: Medical
Page: 304
View: 4271
Human Lead Exposure consists of scientific reviews and important contributions intended to increase the understanding of the legal, social, and economic forces that have delayed effective prevention of lead toxicity. Chapters discuss the history (both ancient and recent) of lead, explore its neurobiology and toxicology, review the sources and routes to humans, and examine evidence that indicates that lead may affect humans at levels previously thought to be harmless. Neurobiologists, epidemiologists, public health officials, and others concerned about the effects of lead on the human population will find a tremendous amount of useful information in this timely volume.

    • Lead poisoning

Lead Poisoning

Sources, Symptoms and Solutions
Author: Merideth Bahr,James A. Utermark
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Lead poisoning
Page: 61
View: 8328



    • Medical

The Cost of Being Poor

Poverty, Lead Poisoning, and Policy Implementation
Author: Jeanita W. Richardson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275969127
Category: Medical
Page: 204
View: 8767
Richardson investigates the social problem of lead poisoning among the poor, the attitudes of officials, and how these attitudes affect what measures are taken to prevent this and other social ills.




    • History

Lead Wars

The Politics of Science and the Fate of America's Children
Author: Gerald Markowitz,David Rosner
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520283937
Category: History
Page: 326
View: 7245
In this incisive examination of lead poisoning during the past half century, Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner focus on one of the most contentious and bitter battles in the history of public health. Lead Wars details how the nature of the epidemic has changed and highlights the dilemmas public health agencies face today in terms of prevention strategies and chronic illness linked to low levels of toxic exposure. The authors use the opinion by Maryland’s Court of Appeals—which considered whether researchers at Johns Hopkins University’s prestigious Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) engaged in unethical research on 108 African-American children—as a springboard to ask fundamental questions about the practice and future of public health. Lead Wars chronicles the obstacles faced by public health workers in the conservative, pro-business, anti-regulatory climate that took off in the Reagan years and that stymied efforts to eliminate lead from the environments and the bodies of American children.

    • Child care

Lead Poisoning and Children

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, Ninety-seventh Congress, Second Session, December 2, 1982
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Health and the Environment
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Child care
Page: 101
View: 9686