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Lead Poisoning : The Complete Guide - Irene Kessel

Lead Poisoning

The Complete Guide

Paperback Published: 1st October 2001
ISBN: 9780738204994
Number Of Pages: 283

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Lead poisoning is one of the most common and preventable pediatric health problems in the United States. The prohibition of lead in paint in 1978, followed by the phasing out of lead in gasoline, have done a great deal to lower the average level of lead in children's blood in the last twenty-five years, but the threat to public health of this insidious poison is far from being eradicated. Every child is at risk.Getting the Lead Out explains the nature and sources of lead poisoning and discusses the basic measures for minimizing the associated risks and damage. It also explains the physical and emotional effects of lead poisoning, including problems with language-acquisition and other learning disabilities, reduced IQ, renal failure, and antisocial and violent behavior. This book gives readers the information they will need to identify symptoms of poisoning in their children as well as lists of resources addressing each special need that may emerge due to exposure. It also includes guidelines for community organizing around the issue and instructions for suing for personal injury.

Introductionp. 1
Understanding Lead Poisoning
Lead Poisoning: A Backgroundp. 7
The Sources of Lead Poisoningp. 16
Preventing Lead Poisoning
Basic Preventionp. 27
Diagnosing Lead Poisoningp. 33
Treating Lead Poisoning
Environmental Investigation and Interventionp. 45
Nutrition and Lead Poisoningp. 56
Medical Evaluation and Treatmentp. 62
Coping With Lead Poisoning
Getting Appropriate Educational Servicesp. 75
The Psychosocial Impacts of Lead Poisoningp. 82
Controlling Lead Paint Hazards
Lead in Paint and Dustp. 95
Identifying Lead Paint Hazardsp. 103
Preparing for Lead Paint Hazard Controlp. 113
Lead Paint Hazard Control Measuresp. 126
Controlling Other Sources of Lead
Lead in Soilp. 143
Lead in Foodp. 150
Lead in Drinking Waterp. 157
Fighting Lead Poisoning
Suing for Personal Injuryp. 173
Community Organizingp. 184
Public Policyp. 198
Endnotesp. 207
State Lead Poisoning Programs and Regional EPA Contactsp. 223
Subject-by-Subject Resource Listp. 230
Occupations and Hobbies with Risk of Lead Exposurep. 239
Nutritional Values of Common Foodsp. 241
Medical Follow-upp. 246
Summary of Abatement Methodsp. 248
Lead Hazard Control Productsp. 254
Federal Laws that Address Lead Poisoningp. 263
Summary of Steps You Can Take to Prevent Lead Poisoningp. 270
Indexp. 273
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ISBN: 9780738204994
ISBN-10: 0738204994
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 283
Published: 1st October 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.17 x 15.32  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1