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Childhood Lead Poisoning and Other People’s Children

Linda C. Fentiman

in Blaming Mothers: American Law and the Risks to Children's Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814724828
eISBN:
9780814770290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724828.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines childhood lead poisoning, which causes severe and irreversible cognitive and nervous system impairment, as well as behavioral problems, in more than half a million American ... More


Introduction

Sara Shostak

in Exposed Science: Genes, the Environment, and the Politics of Population Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520275171
eISBN:
9780520955240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275171.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Defining Vulnerabilities opens with a description of the history of childhood lead poisoning in the United States, which frames the puzzle at the center of this book: why and how did environmental ... More


Blaming Mothers: American Law and the Risks to Children's Health

Linda C. Fentiman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814724828
eISBN:
9780814770290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724828.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

In the past several decades, medicine, the media, and popular culture have focused on mothers as the primary source of health risk for their children, even though American children are healthier than ... More


Are Mothers Hazardous to Their Children’s Health?

Linda C. Fentiman

in Blaming Mothers: American Law and the Risks to Children's Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814724828
eISBN:
9780814770290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724828.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter challenges the prevailing narrative that mothers are risky to their children’s health, discussing the myriad ways in which mothers are portrayed as dangerous to their children’s ... More


Separate and Unequal Treatment: Response to Health Emergencies, Human Experiments, and Bioterrorism Threats

Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright

in The Wrong Complexion for Protection: How the Government Response to Disaster Endangers African American Communities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814799932
eISBN:
9780814763841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814799932.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines factors that account for health disparities, government response to public health threats to African Americans, and sociohistorical influences on perceived fairness of the ... More


The Molecular is Political

Sara Shostak

in Exposed Science: Genes, the Environment, and the Politics of Population Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520275171
eISBN:
9780520955240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275171.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Chapter 6 considers how environmental justice activists perceive the ascendance of research on gene-environment interaction. This chapteropens with a case study of a 2002 court case-Tamiko Jones, et ... More


How Healthy Are America’s Children?: Myths and Realities

Linda C. Fentiman

in Blaming Mothers: American Law and the Risks to Children's Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814724828
eISBN:
9780814770290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724828.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter notes that, in a historical context, American children are generally quite healthy. Nevertheless, when compared with other economically developed countries, today the United States falls ... More


Moving beyond Blame: Real Solutions for Children’s Health

Linda C. Fentiman

in Blaming Mothers: American Law and the Risks to Children's Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814724828
eISBN:
9780814770290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724828.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter considers the comprehensive risks to children’s health, which are complex and often interconnected. Only by taking collective responsibility to protect children’s health will the real ... More


The Emergence of Tropical Medicine in France

Michael A. Osborne

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226114521
eISBN:
9780226114668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226114668.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book is a history of the ideas, people, and institutions animating French colonial and tropical medicine from its origins through World War I. Until the 1890s most of what counted as colonial ... More


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