The Resource Green intelligence : creating environments that protect human health, John Wargo

Green intelligence : creating environments that protect human health, John Wargo

Label
Green intelligence : creating environments that protect human health
Title
Green intelligence
Title remainder
creating environments that protect human health
Statement of responsibility
John Wargo
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"We live in a world awash in manmade chemicals, from the pesticides on our front lawns to the diesel exhaust in the air we breathe. Although experts are beginning to understand the potential dangers of these substances, there are still more than 80,000 synthetic compounds that have not been sufficiently tested for us to interpret their effects on human health. Yale University professor John Wargo has spent much of his career researching the impact of chemical exposures on women and children. In this book, he explains the origins of society's profound misunderstanding of everyday chemical hazards and offers a practical path toward developing greater "green intelligence.""--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 363.7
  • 577
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GE140
LC item number
.W365 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Green intelligence : creating environments that protect human health, John Wargo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
The legacy of nuclear testing -- Perfecting the art of terror -- The strontium-90 odyssey -- Experiments on humans -- Nuclear accidents -- Training for war, while wasting nature -- Sowing seeds of protest -- Ravaging landscapes and seacoasts -- Mercury -- Wasteland or wilderness? -- The business of pesticides -- Capitalizing on innocence -- Without warning -- The DDT dilemma -- What is acceptable risk? -- Breathing toxic air -- Airborne menace -- Who is most at risk? -- The trouble with diesel -- Lessons learned and emerging threats -- Forgotten lessons -- The quiet revolution in plastics -- Green intelligence -- Epilogue: taking personal control
Control code
000043896756
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 371 p.
Isbn
9780300110371
Isbn Type
(hbk : cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009007814
Other physical details
ill., maps
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.b24825827
System control number
  • md24825827
  • (OCoLC)149490240

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