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Lead Wars

The Politics of Science and the Fate of America's Children
Markowitz, Gerald E. (Book - 2013 )
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In this incisive examination of lead poisoning during the past half century, Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner focus on one of the most contentious and bitter battles in the history of public health. Lead Wars details how the nature of the epidemic has changed and highlights the dilemmas public health agencies face today in terms of prevention strategies and chronic illness linked to low levels of toxic exposure. The authors use the opinion by Maryland's Court of Appeals#151;which considered whether researchers at Johns Hopkins University's prestigious Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) engaged in unethical research on 108 African-American children#151;as a springboard to ask fundamental questions about the practice and future of public health. Lead Wars chronicles the obstacles faced by public health workers in the conservative, pro-business, anti-regulatory climate that took off in the Reagan years and that stymied efforts to eliminate lead from the environments and the bodies of American children.
Authors: Markowitz, Gerald E.
Title: Lead wars
the politics of science and the fate of America's children
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press ; New York : Milbank Memorial Fund, c2013
Characteristics: xxii, 298 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner
Contents: From personal tragedy to public health crisis
Peeling the onion : new layers of the lead problem
The contentious meaning of low-level exposures
The rise of public health pragmatism
Controlled poison
Research on trial
Lead poisoning and the courts
A plague on all our houses
Additional Contributors: Rosner, David - 1947-
Milbank Memorial Fund
ISBN: 0520273257
9780520273252
Branch Call Number: 363.738492 M3463L 2013
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Lead poisoning in children Prevention Government policy United States Lead poisoning in children United States Lead poisoning United States History
Topical Term: Lead poisoning in children
Lead poisoning in children
Lead poisoning
LCCN: 2012042916
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Did researchers at Johns Hopkins engage in unethical research on 108 African-American children? An important look at one of the most contentious battles in public health over the last 50 years.


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