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Author Wargo, John, 1950-

Title Green intelligence : creating environments that protect human health / John Wargo
Published New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 371 pages) : illustrations
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
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.""--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-356) and index
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Subject Air -- Pollution.
Environmental degradation.
Environmental policy.
Environmental quality.
Nuclear accidents -- Environmental aspects.
Pesticides -- Environmental aspects.
Water -- Pollution.
Conservation of Natural Resources.
Environmental Health.
Environmental Pollution.
Pesticides -- adverse effects.
Radioactive Hazard Release.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009007814
ISBN 0300156383 (electronic bk.)
9780300156386 (electronic bk.)