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Selected E-books on Lead Poisoning
What the Eyes Don't See by Mona Hanna-Attisha
Call Number: Van Pelt Library RA1231.L4 H34 2018
Publication Date: 2018-06-19
The dramatic story of the Flint water crisis, by a relentless physician who stood up to power. Here is the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, alongside a team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders, discovered that the children of Flint, Michigan, were being exposed to lead in their tap water--and then battled her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world.
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.
During the twentieth century, lead poisoning killed thousands of workers and children in the United States. Thousands who survived lead poisoning were left physically crippled or were robbed of mental faculties and years of life. In Brush with Death, social historian Christian Warren offers the first comprehensive history of lead poisoning in the United States. Focusing on lead paint and leaded gasoline, Warren distinguishes three primary modes of exposure--occupational, pediatric, and environmental. This threefold perspective permits a nuanced exploration of the regulatory mechanisms, medical technologies, and epidemiological tools that arose in response to lead poisoning.
The author examines the health effects of lead exposure, analysing cases from New York City, Boston, and Glasgow. He draws on period accounts, government reports, court decisions, and economic and demographic analysis to document the nature of the problem, the recognised health threats, and official intransigence.
This guide outlines a method for estimating the disease burden at national, city orlocal levels caused by environmental exposure to lead. The method described inthe guide assesses lead exposure from the distribution of lead levels in bloodsamples representative of the study population.
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