A terrible thing to waste : environmental racism and its assault on the American mind / Harriet A. Washington.

"From injuries caused by lead poisoning to the devastating effects of atmospheric pollution, infectious disease, and industrial waste, Americans of color are harmed by environmental hazards in staggeringly disproportionate numbers. This systemic onslaught of toxic exposure and institutional negligen...

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Main Author: Washington, Harriet A. (Author)
Language:English
Published: New York : Little, Brown Spark, 2019.
Edition:First edition.
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Physical Description:360 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Format: Book
Contents:
  • Introduction: IQ matters
  • Part I: Color-coded intelligence? The prism of race : how politics shroud the truth about our nation's IQ
  • Part II: The brain thieves. The lead age : heavy metals, low IQs
  • Poisoned world : the racial gradient of environmental neurotoxins
  • Prenatal policies : protecting the developing brain
  • Bugs in the system : how microbes sap U.S. intelligence
  • Part III: Mission possible : how to bolster the nation's IQ. Taking the cure : what can you do, now?
  • A wonderful thing to save : how communities can unite to preserve brainpower
  • Glossary
  • List of known chemical brain drainers.