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Title:
Pollution : opposing viewpoints
Author:
Roleff, Tamara L., 1959-
Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
224 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Is pollution a serious problem? -- Do chemical pollutants pose a health risk? -- Is recycling an effective response to pollution? -- How can air pollution be reduced? -- How should pollution be managed?
ISBN:
9780737701357

9780737701340
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Summary

Summary

Authors debate the physical effects of pollution on human health and the environment and possible ways to protect both in the following chapters: Is Pollution a Serious Problem? Do Chemical Pollutants Pose a Health Risk? Is Recycling an Effective Response?


Summary

Authors debate the physical effects of pollution on human health and the environment and possible ways to protect both in the following chapters: Is Pollution a Serious Problem? Do Chemical Pollutants Pose a Health Risk? Is Recycling an Effective Response?


Author Notes

Tamara L. Roleff is a published author and an editor of young adult books. Some of the published credits of Tamara L. Roleff include The Olympics (At Issue Series), Genetic Engineering (Compact Research Series), Body Piercing and Tattoos (At Issue Series).

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Lynn LandesRobert M. Lilienfeld and William L. RathjePeter MontagueDick RussellGary TurbakPratap ChatterjeeJonathan TolmanStephen LesterRichard Wiles and Kert Davies and Christopher CampbellMichael FumentoAllen HershkowitzDoug BandowBrenda PlattJohn TierneyAlex TodorovicCarol M. BrownerKenneth GreenJohn J. FialkaBrian TokarDrew KodjakRichard de NeufvilleJohn ShanahanVelma M. SmithMary GrahamRobert F. Kennedy Jr.Roger E. Meiners and Bruce YandleTed HalsteadJonathan H. AdlerLynn LandesRobert M. Lilienfeld and William L. RathjePeter MontagueDick RussellGary TurbakPratap ChatterjeeJonathan TolmanStephen LesterRichard Wiles and Kert Davies and Christopher CampbellMichael FumentoAllen HershkowitzDoug BandowBrenda PlattJohn TierneyAlex TodorovicCarol M. BrownerKenneth GreenJohn J. FialkaBrian TokarDrew KodjakRichard de NeufvilleJohn ShanahanVelma M. SmithMary GrahamRobert F. Kennedy Jr.Roger E. Meiners and Bruce YandleTed HalsteadJonathan H. Adler
Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?p. 9
Introductionp. 12
Chapter 1 Is Pollution a Serious Problem?
Chapter Prefacep. 16
1. Garbage Pollution Is a Serious Problemp. 17
2. Garbage Pollution Has Improvedp. 21
3. Air Pollution Is a Serious Problemp. 26
4. Air Pollution Is Decliningp. 32
5. Water Pollution Is a Serious Problemp. 40
6. Water Pollution Is Decliningp. 46
Periodical Bibliographyp. 50
Chapter 2 Do Chemical Pollutants Pose a Health Risk?
Chapter Prefacep. 52
1. Chemical Pollutants Are a Serious Threat to Human Healthp. 53
2. Chemical Pollutants Are Not a Serious Threat to Human Healthp. 59
3. Exposure to Dioxin Leads to Health Problemsp. 63
4. Exposure to Dioxin Does Not Lead to Health Problemsp. 70
5. Organophosphate Insecticides Must Be Bannedp. 78
6. Organophosphate Insecticides Should Not Be Bannedp. 84
Periodical Bibliographyp. 88
Chapter 3 Is Recycling an Effective Response to Pollution?
Chapter Prefacep. 90
1. Recycling Conserves the Environmentp. 91
2. Recycling Does Not Conserve the Environmentp. 98
3. Recycling Is Economicalp. 102
4. Recycling Is Uneconomicalp. 109
5. Recycling Sewage Sludge into Compost Is Safe and Effectivep. 115
6. Recycling Sewage Sludge into Compost Is a Health Hazardp. 123
Periodical Bibliographyp. 129
Chapter 4 How Can Air Pollution Be Reduced?
Chapter Prefacep. 131
1. Stricter Regulations Will Reduce Air Pollutionp. 132
2. Stricter Regulations May Be Costly and Ineffectivep. 138
3. Pollution Credits Will Reduce Air Pollutionp. 144
4. Pollution Credits Will Increase Air Pollutionp. 151
5. Electric Cars Will Reduce Air Pollutionp. 158
6. Electric Cars Will Not Reduce Air Pollutionp. 162
Periodical Bibliographyp. 168
Chapter 5 How Should Pollution Be Managed?
Chapter Prefacep. 170
1. The States Should Manage the Superfund Programp. 171
2. The Federal Government Should Manage the Superfund Programp. 178
3. The States Should Enforce Pollution Lawsp. 184
4. The Federal Government Should Enforce Pollutions Lawsp. 191
5. The Legal System Should Regulate Pollutionp. 194
6. Businesses Should Be Taxed on Pollutionp. 200
7. "Polluter Pays" Policies Are Unfair and Ineffectivep. 204
Periodical Bibliographyp. 211
For Further Discussionp. 212
Organizations to Contactp. 214
Bibliography of Booksp. 217
Indexp. 219
Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?p. 9
Introductionp. 12
Chapter 1 Is Pollution a Serious Problem?
Chapter Prefacep. 16
1. Garbage Pollution Is a Serious Problemp. 17
2. Garbage Pollution Has Improvedp. 21
3. Air Pollution Is a Serious Problemp. 26
4. Air Pollution Is Decliningp. 32
5. Water Pollution Is a Serious Problemp. 40
6. Water Pollution Is Decliningp. 46
Periodical Bibliographyp. 50
Chapter 2 Do Chemical Pollutants Pose a Health Risk?
Chapter Prefacep. 52
1. Chemical Pollutants Are a Serious Threat to Human Healthp. 53
2. Chemical Pollutants Are Not a Serious Threat to Human Healthp. 59
3. Exposure to Dioxin Leads to Health Problemsp. 63
4. Exposure to Dioxin Does Not Lead to Health Problemsp. 70
5. Organophosphate Insecticides Must Be Bannedp. 78
6. Organophosphate Insecticides Should Not Be Bannedp. 84
Periodical Bibliographyp. 88
Chapter 3 Is Recycling an Effective Response to Pollution?
Chapter Prefacep. 90
1. Recycling Conserves the Environmentp. 91
2. Recycling Does Not Conserve the Environmentp. 98
3. Recycling Is Economicalp. 102
4. Recycling Is Uneconomicalp. 109
5. Recycling Sewage Sludge into Compost Is Safe and Effectivep. 115
6. Recycling Sewage Sludge into Compost Is a Health Hazardp. 123
Periodical Bibliographyp. 129
Chapter 4 How Can Air Pollution Be Reduced?
Chapter Prefacep. 131
1. Stricter Regulations Will Reduce Air Pollutionp. 132
2. Stricter Regulations May Be Costly and Ineffectivep. 138
3. Pollution Credits Will Reduce Air Pollutionp. 144
4. Pollution Credits Will Increase Air Pollutionp. 151
5. Electric Cars Will Reduce Air Pollutionp. 158
6. Electric Cars Will Not Reduce Air Pollutionp. 162
Periodical Bibliographyp. 168
Chapter 5 How Should Pollution Be Managed?
Chapter Prefacep. 170
1. The States Should Manage the Superfund Programp. 171
2. The Federal Government Should Manage the Superfund Programp. 178
3. The States Should Enforce Pollution Lawsp. 184
4. The Federal Government Should Enforce Pollutions Lawsp. 191
5. The Legal System Should Regulate Pollutionp. 194
6. Businesses Should Be Taxed on Pollutionp. 200
7. "Polluter Pays" Policies Are Unfair and Ineffectivep. 204
Periodical Bibliographyp. 211
For Further Discussionp. 212
Organizations to Contactp. 214
Bibliography of Booksp. 217
Indexp. 219