Summary: Lead Poisoning discusses one of the most critical & 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 & 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 & analytical measurement met ...show morehods, the newest studies on low-cost abatement methods, & 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, & lead battery recycling operations. The second part is a unique collection of strategic federal policy statements from the U.S. EPA, HUD, & HEW-CDC. It details the National Implementation Plan as well as a local government's efforts to provide low-cost effective risk communication & public outreach to the community. The next part offers seven chapters on analytical issues in the measurement of lead in blood, paint, dust, & soils. Part IV, Sampling Methods & Statistical Issues, rounds out the technical portion of the volume. The relationships among lead levels in biological & environmental media are investigated & 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, & local), university & community organizations, & corporations to educate them & take personal & corporate responsibility for addressin ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 95
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