Emerging Issues in Public Health: Lead Contamination, 1st Edition

  • Peggy J. Parks
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  • ISBN-10: 1682826724
  • ISBN-13: 9781682826720
  • DDC: 615.9
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released September 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Lead contamination got a massive amount of publicity after the 2014–2015 water crisis in Flint, Michigan because the lead-tainted water was poisoning children. Since then, there is much more awareness of what a dangerous metal lead is, and many experts consider lead contamination a public health crisis. Sources of lead contamination are covered, as is how dangerous it is to human health, how serious the problem is, and what is being done about it.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: Dangerous Metal.
1: Public Health Crises in the Making.
2: A Heavy Toll on Human Health.
3: No End in Sight.
4: An Urgent Search for Solutions.
Source Notes.
Organizations and Websites.
For Further Research.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.