Behavioral and Psychological Effects of Pollution on Children

The book "Children and Pollution" (Oxford University Press, 2009) by Prof. Colleen F. Moore, University of Wisconsin-Madison, covers the effects of lead poisoning, mercury, PCBs, organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides, airport and traffic noise, and community pollution disasters (including Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Love Canal). I summarize what the 'best science' says about the effects of these pollutants or events on children's psychological development, and I also explain how risk assessments are done, and what the scientific controversies are for each pollutant.  After reading this book, you will know how to argue to protect children from pollution. You will also learning how to protect your own family and the planet.

To link to a page about the book, click here

To link to Prof. Moore's UW-Psychology Dept. home page, click here

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(last modified 11-28-2010)