Lead Poisoning: The Complete Guide

Lead Poisoning: The Complete Guide


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738204994
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 10/16/2001
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Irene Kessel is an attorney specializing in environmental law. She lives in Natick, Massachusetts. John T. O'Connor is the founder of the National Toxics Campaign and the author of Fighting Toxins. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Part 1Understanding Lead Poisoning
1.Lead Poisoning: A Background7
2.The Sources of Lead Poisoning16
Part 2Preventing Lead Poisoning
3.Basic Prevention27
4.Diagnosing Lead Poisoning33
Part 3Treating Lead Poisoning
5.Environmental Investigation and Intervention45
6.Nutrition and Lead Poisoning56
7.Medical Evaluation and Treatment62
Part 4Coping With Lead Poisoning
8.Getting Appropriate Educational Services75
9.The Psychosocial Impacts of Lead Poisoning82
Part 5Controlling Lead Paint Hazards
10.Lead in Paint and Dust95
11.Identifying Lead Paint Hazards103
12.Preparing for Lead Paint Hazard Control113
13.Lead Paint Hazard Control Measures126
Part 6Controlling Other Sources of Lead
14.Lead in Soil143
15.Lead in Food150
16.Lead in Drinking Water157
Part 7Fighting Lead Poisoning
17.Suing for Personal Injury173
18.Community Organizing184
19.Public Policy198
Appendix AState Lead Poisoning Programs and Regional EPA Contacts223
Appendix BSubject-by-Subject Resource List230
Appendix COccupations and Hobbies with Risk of Lead Exposure239
Appendix DNutritional Values of Common Foods241
Appendix EMedical Follow-up246
Appendix FSummary of Abatement Methods248
Appendix GLead Hazard Control Products254
Appendix HFederal Laws that Address Lead Poisoning263
Appendix ISummary of Steps You Can Take to Prevent Lead Poisoning270

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