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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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wargo, John
Dewey number
363.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GE140
LC item number
.W365 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental quality
  • Environmental degradation
  • Environmental policy
  • Nuclear accidents
  • Air
  • Water
  • Pesticides
Label
Green intelligence : creating environments that protect human health, John Wargo
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
ocm149490240
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 371 pages
Isbn
9780300110371
Lccn
2009007814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)149490240
  • (OCoLC)149490240
  • (Sirsi) a1021510
Label
Green intelligence : creating environments that protect human health, John Wargo
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
ocm149490240
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 371 pages
Isbn
9780300110371
Lccn
2009007814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)149490240
  • (OCoLC)149490240
  • (Sirsi) a1021510

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