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Main Title The great lead water pipe disaster /
Author Troesken, Werner,
Publisher MIT Press,
Year Published 2006
OCLC Number 70176961
ISBN 0262201674; 9780262201674; 9780262701259; 0262701251
Subjects Water-pipes--Materials--History ; Lead--Environmental aspects--History ; Lead--Toxicology--History ; Drinking water--Lead content--History ; Pipe, Lead--History ; Lead poisoning--History ; Environmental Exposure ; Water Supply--history ; History, 19th Century ; History, 20th Century ; Lood ; Waterleidingen ; Eclampsie ; Vergiftiging ; Milieutoxicologie ; Blei--(DE-588)4145879-5 ; Bleibelastung--(DE-588)4145884-9 ; Gesundheitspolitik--(DE-588)4113743-7 ; Gesundheitsschaden--(DE-588)4157178-2 ; Trinkwasser--(DE-588)4060916-9 ; Wasserleitung--(DE-588)4064751-1 ; GroÇbritannien--(DE-588)4022153-2 ; USA--(DE-588)4078704-7
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  TD491.T843 2006 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 03/30/2009
ERAM  TD491.T76 2006 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 05/02/2016
Collation x, 318 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-309) and index.
Contents Notes
"In The Great Lead Water Pipe Disaster, Werner Troesken looks at a long-running environmental and public health catastrophe: 150 years of lead pipes in local water systems and the associated sickness, premature death, political inaction, and social denial." "Troesken examines the health effects of lead exposure, analyzing cases from New York City, Boston, and Glasgow and many smaller towns in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and England. He draws on period accounts, government reports, court decisions, and economic and demographic analysis to document the widespread nature of the problem, the recognized health effects - particularly for pregnant women and young children - and official intransigence. He presents an accessible overview of the old and new science of lead exposure - explaining, for example, why areas with soft water suffered more harmful effects than areas with hard water. And he gives us accounts of the people and politics involved. The effects of lead in water continue to be felt; many older houses still have lead service pipes. The Great Lead Water Pipe Disaster is essential reading for understanding this past and ongoing public health problem."--Jacket.