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Silent Scourge: Children, Pollution, and Why Scientists Disagree

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 04 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:568
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  1. Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, Surrey

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    Colleen F Moore

    Oxford University Press, £24.95, pp 318 0 19 515391 X

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    Colleen Moore is professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin, United States. Her book reviews how pollution affects children's development, looks at issues regarding how science and ethics are involved in environmental policy, and expands on the precautionary principle adopted in a 1992 United Nations declaration. She argues that preventive action should be taken in the face of uncertainty, involving public participation and wider alternative action.

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