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The Resource Lead wars : the politics of science and the fate of America's children, Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner

Lead wars : the politics of science and the fate of America's children, Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner

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Lead wars : the politics of science and the fate of America's children
Title
Lead wars
Title remainder
the politics of science and the fate of America's children
Statement of responsibility
Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner
Creator
Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--Provided by publisher
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EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Markowitz, Gerald E
Dewey number
363.738492
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TD491
LC item number
.M384 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
QV 11 AA1
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rosner, David
  • Milbank Memorial Fund
Series statement
California/Milbank books on health and the public
Series volume
24
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lead poisoning
  • Lead poisoning in children
  • Lead poisoning in children
  • Child
  • Environmental Exposure
  • History, 20th Century
  • Politics
  • Public Health
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • MEDICAL
  • Lead poisoning
  • Lead poisoning in children
  • United States
Label
Lead wars : the politics of science and the fate of America's children, Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Carmen Hooker Odom, Samuel L. Milbank -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Introduction : a legacy of neglect -- 2. From personal tragedy to public health crisis -- 3. Peeling the onion : new layers of the lead problem -- 4. The contentious meaning of low-level exposures -- 5. The rise of public health pragmatism -- 6. Controlled poison -- 7. Research on trial -- 8. Lead poisoning and the courts -- 9. A plague on all our houses -- Notes -- Index
Control code
829460254
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 298 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520954953
Lccn
2012042916
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt25g263
  • 2a9159ff-34d5-4169-a957-9e5e7d62813b
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)829460254
Label
Lead wars : the politics of science and the fate of America's children, Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Carmen Hooker Odom, Samuel L. Milbank -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Introduction : a legacy of neglect -- 2. From personal tragedy to public health crisis -- 3. Peeling the onion : new layers of the lead problem -- 4. The contentious meaning of low-level exposures -- 5. The rise of public health pragmatism -- 6. Controlled poison -- 7. Research on trial -- 8. Lead poisoning and the courts -- 9. A plague on all our houses -- Notes -- Index
Control code
829460254
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 298 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520954953
Lccn
2012042916
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt25g263
  • 2a9159ff-34d5-4169-a957-9e5e7d62813b
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)829460254

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