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The Resource More than genes : what science can tell us about toxic chemicals, development, and the risk to our children, Dan Agin

More than genes : what science can tell us about toxic chemicals, development, and the risk to our children, Dan Agin

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More than genes : what science can tell us about toxic chemicals, development, and the risk to our children
Title
More than genes
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what science can tell us about toxic chemicals, development, and the risk to our children
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Dan Agin
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Language
eng
Summary
Biologist Dan Agin marshals new scientific evidence to argue that the fetal environment can be just as crucial as genetic hard-wiring or even later environment in determining our intelligence and behavior. Stress during pregnancy, for example, puts children at far greater risk of anxiety disorders. Nutritional deprivation during early fetal development may elevate the risk of late onset schizophrenia. And exposure to a whole host of environmental toxins, especially lead, as well as maternal use of alcohol, tobacco or drugs can have impacts ranging from mild cognitive impairment to ADHD, autism, schizophrenia, and other mental disorders. Agin argues that differences in IQ among ethnic and socioeconomic groups are far more attributable to higher levels of stress and chemical toxicity in inner cities--which compromise the health of the fetus--than to genetics. The good news is that there are ways to protect fetal development.--From publisher description
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333876
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DNLM/DLC
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618.2/4
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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what science can tell us about toxic chemicals, development, and the risk to our children
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More than genes : what science can tell us about toxic chemicals, development, and the risk to our children, Dan Agin
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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Contents
The richness of our ignorance -- Pollution babies -- From one cell to a hundred trillion -- The fetal brain -- Life in utero : shaping or destruction? -- The endless fetal hangover -- Unborn days and sexuality -- Developmental brain disabilities -- Genes, the womb, and mental illness -- Much ado about IQ -- Culture, poverty, and fetal destruction
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 402 pages
Isbn
9780195381504
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009018102
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • (OCoLC)318409882
  • ocn318409882
  • OCoLC
Label
More than genes : what science can tell us about toxic chemicals, development, and the risk to our children, Dan Agin
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The richness of our ignorance -- Pollution babies -- From one cell to a hundred trillion -- The fetal brain -- Life in utero : shaping or destruction? -- The endless fetal hangover -- Unborn days and sexuality -- Developmental brain disabilities -- Genes, the womb, and mental illness -- Much ado about IQ -- Culture, poverty, and fetal destruction
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 402 pages
Isbn
9780195381504
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009018102
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)318409882
  • ocn318409882
  • OCoLC

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