Chemicals

Chemicals

by Margaret Haerens

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ISBN-13: 9780737772494
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 02/13/2015
Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 What Threats Do Chemicals Pose to the Environment and Public Health?: Chapter Preface 19

1 There Are Too Many Unregulated Chemicals in Everyday Life Melinda Burns 21

2 Americans Cannot Be Paralyzed by Fear When It Comes to Chemical Exposure Julie Gunlock 29

3 Both Rich and Poor Communities Are Affected by Toxic Chemical Exposure Danielle Kurtzleben 37

4 Toxic Chemical Exposure Disproportionately Impacts Low-Income Communities James Hamblin 42

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 55

Chapter 2 What Can Lead to Dangerous Levels of Toxic Chemical Exposure?: Chapter Preface 57

1 E-Cigarettes May Benefit Smokers and Public Health Sally Satel 60

2 Flame-Retardant Chemicals Are a Public Health Threat Elizabeth Grossman 67

3 Pharmaceutical Drugs Are Polluting Water and Adversely Affecting Wildlife Harvard Health Letter 75

4 Many Common Cosmetics Contain Toxins and May Be a Threat to Public Health Linda Sharps 83

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 88

Chapter 3 How Are Chemicals Endangering the Water and Food Supply?: Chapter Preface 90

1 How Safe Is Our Drinking Water? James Salzman 93

2 The Use of Chemical Pesticides Endangers Wildlife and the Environment Sonia Shah 100

3 Chemicals Involved in Fracking Are a Public Health Risk Sandy Dechert 108

4 Fracking Is Not a Public Health Risk Nicolas D. Loris 121

5 The Chemical Dispersants Used in Oil Spills Are Toxic Jacqueline Savitz 133

6 The Use of Chemical Dispersants to Treat Oil Spills Involves Environmental Trade-Offs David Westerholm 146

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 154

Chapter 4 How Should the Government Protect Americans from Toxic Chemicals?: Chapter Preface 156

1 A Truly Toxic Issue Sadhbh Walshe 158

2 The US Government Should Not Rush to Ban Chemicals Jon Entine 163

3 The Chemical Safety Improvement Act Should Be Passed Linda Fisher 172

4 The Chemical Safety Improvement Act Should Not Be Passed Andy Igrejas 180

5 Bisphenol A (BPA) Should Be Banned Karl Grossman 193

6 Bisphenol A (BPA) Should Not Be Banned Angela Logomasini 198

7 Regulations on Chemical Production and Storage Should Be Tightened John Deans Richard Moore 202

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 208

For Further Discussion 209

Organizations to Contact 211

Bibliography of Books 216

Index 220

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