Lead Pollution

Causes and control

  • R. M. Harrison
  • D. P. H. Laxen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. R. M. Harrison, D. P. H. Laxen
    Pages 1-6
  3. R. M. Harrison, D. P. H. Laxen
    Pages 7-32
  4. R. M. Harrison, D. P. H. Laxen
    Pages 33-54
  5. R. M. Harrison, D. P. H. Laxen
    Pages 55-69
  6. R. M. Harrison, D. P. H. Laxen
    Pages 70-103
  7. R. M. Harrison, D. P. H. Laxen
    Pages 104-132
  8. R. M. Harrison, D. P. H. Laxen
    Pages 133-158
  9. R. M. Harrison, D. P. H. Laxen
    Pages 159-165
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 166-168

About this book

Introduction

At the time of writing, the topic of lead pollution is the subject of an intense and sometimes heated debate. The argument centres upon possible adverse health effects arising from exposure of children to current environmental levels of lead. Such arguments now appear little closer to resolution than they did five years ago, although the development of ever more sophisticated biochemical and epidemiological techniques may eventually provide an answer. Over the past five to ten years, as the general public has become aware of the lead issue, pressure has been put upon governments to limit emissions of lead, and hence limit or reduce the exposure of the population to the metal. Govern­ ments and governmental agencies have responded in several ways, varying between those who prefer to take little or no action on the basis that they see no cause for concern, and those who have taken firm action after concluding that the scientific and medical evidence warrants this approach. Any effective control strategy for lead requires knowledge of the sources of environmental exposure and an understanding of the pathways of this metal in the environment. This book aims to provide such information and to explain the methods available for limiting emissions of lead from the most important sources. To put this information in context a chapter on the routes of human exposure to lead and the health effects is included.

Keywords

emissions environment health pollution

Authors and affiliations

  • R. M. Harrison
    • 1
  • D. P. H. Laxen
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LancasterLancasterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-5830-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-5832-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-5830-2
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