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Only one chance : how environmental pollution impairs brain development -- and how to protect the brains of the next generation

Author: Philippe Grandjean
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, cop. 2013.
Series: Environmental ethics and science policy series; Environmental ethics and science policy series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Environmental pollutants such as lead, mercury, and pesticides interfere with brain development, yet we do not test industrial chemicals for brain toxicity. In this book, Philippe Grandjean argues  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Only one chance [Ressource électronique] : how environmental pollution impairs brain development -- and how to protect the brains of the next generation / Philippe Grandjean.
[Oxford] : Oxford University Press, 2013. (Oxford Scholarship Online)
978-0-19-998539-5
(ABES)174370695
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philippe Grandjean
ISBN: 9780199985388 0199985383
OCLC Number: 892951056
Notes: Publié aussi sous forme électronique.
Description: 1 vol. (XVII-212 p.) : jaquette ill. en coul. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Brain Matters: Only One Chance to Develop a Brain ; 1. Sensitive Development: Complexity Creates Vulnerability ; 2. Toxic Invasion: The Placenta Is Not a Protective Armor ; 3. Invisible Lead: Health Hazards from Demanding Scientific Proof ; 4. Poisoned Science: Mercury Damaged the Child's Brain but Did Not Harm the Mother ; 5. Substituted Milk: Poisoning During Infancy Causes Permanent Brain Damage ; 6. Persistent Problems: Chemicals Resistant to Break-Down Can Break Brain Cells ; 7. Unusual Suspects: Chemicals That Protect the Lawn May Damage the Brain ; 8. Mindless Costs: Losses Suffered by Victims and Society from Chemical Brain Drain ; 9. Inconvenient Truths: Vested Interests Can Endanger Brain Development ; 10. Brainy Choices: How to Secure Optimal Brain Development for the Next Generation ; Appendix: Chemicals Known to Be Brain Drainers ; Acknowledgments ; Endnotes ; Bibliography
Series Title: Environmental ethics and science policy series; Environmental ethics and science policy series.
Responsibility: Philippe Grandjean.
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