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The Citizen's Guide To LeadPublisher: Toronto, NC Press, Toronto, Canada
Year Published: 1987
Resource Type: Book
Abstract: The authors of A CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO LEAD accuse governments in Canada of dragging their feet in regulating lead, one of the most common, well-known, extensively studied, and dangerous pollutants in our environment. The reason, they say, has much to do with a highly organized powerful industrial lobby which has consistently acted to prevent action against lead in the environment.
According to Wallace and Cooper, the Canadian government's standard for the maximum permissible amount of lead in gasoline is the highest in the industrialized world. Canada's standards for lead in paint permit eight times the amount allowed in the United States.
They say that"we have been participating in an uncontrolled experiment on the effects of widespread lead exposure on the environment and human helath." "We have contaminated the environment with lead so effectively that current average blood levels in children are at the level when known changes begin to occur in the human body.
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