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Main Title Old paint : a medical history of childhood lead-paint poisoning in the United States to 1980 /
Author English, Peter C.
Publisher Rutgers University Press,
Year Published 2001
OCLC Number 46240263
ISBN 0813529875 (alk. paper)
Subjects Lead poisoning in children--United States--History--20th century ; Lead based paint--Toxicology--United States--History--20th century ; Poisoning, Accidental, in children--United States--History--20th century ; Lead Poisoning--history--Child--United States ; Lead Poisoning--history--Infant--United States ; Paint--toxicity--United States ; Poisoning--history--Child--United States ; Poisoning--history--Infant--United States
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  RA1231.L4E546 2001 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 10/18/2002
ERAM  RA1231.L4E546 2001 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 11/10/2006
Collation xv, 254 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-242) and index.
Contents Notes
Lead Poisoning before 1920. Children and lead before 1920 -- The Queensland epidemic -- The scientific study of the American workplace -- Lead hazards, lead safety, and Alice Hamilton. Gnawing toddlers. Children and the Lead Industries Association, 1925-1935 -- Baltimore, Boston, and Robert Kehoe, 1930-1940. Peeling and flaking paint. A 1950s transformation -- The urban ecology -- New therapies. Industry and public health responses. One percent lead content for paint -- Urban lead programs of the 1950s and 1960s -- Children and lead, 1960-1965. The new ecology. A "submerged" national epidemic -- Air pollution and an epidemic redefined -- Dust, dirt, and mouthing in 1980.