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Welcome to the Polk State College library guide for pollution research topics. Below you will find suggested books/ebooks and recommended databases. If you need help, click the link for Ask a Librarian.
Pollution: Treating Environmental Toxins by
One of the most troubling aspects of pollution in this age is its pervasiveness - there are few places left where a person or an animal can live without being exposed to pollution. This book provides research in the field of environmental medicine. It focuses on specific toxin categories as well as the health effects of various types of pollution.
Publication Date: 2010-02-12
Explores the issues surrounding pollution. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.
Deceit and Denial: The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution by
Publication Date: 2013-01-15
Deceit and Denial details the attempts by the chemical and lead industries to deceive Americans about the dangers that their deadly products present to workers, the public, and consumers. Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner pursued evidence steadily and relentlessly, interviewed the important players, investigated untapped sources, and uncovered a bruising story of cynical and cruel disregard for health and human rights. This resulting exposé is full of startling revelations, provocative arguments, and disturbing conclusions--all based on remarkable research and information gleaned from secret industry documents. This book reveals for the first time the public relations campaign that the lead industry undertook to convince Americans to use its deadly product to paint walls, toys, furniture, and other objects in America's homes, despite a wealth of information that children were at risk for serious brain damage and death from ingesting this poison.
Environmental Pollution and Health by
Call Number: Polk/Winter Haven Circulation (RA565 .H524 2015)
Publication Date: 2015-06-12
This title in Lucent's Nutrition and Health series will focus on the how pollution impacts both human health as well as environmental health. The book discusses the types of pollution, increased awareness of pollution and the negative consequences it has; This series provides users with accessible information for evaluating the often conflicting and ever-changing issues surrounding nutrition and healthy living.
Call Number: Polk/Lakeland Circulation (TD174 .P923 2012)
Publication Date: 2012-02-24
The Current Controversies series examines today's most important social and political issues. Each volume presents a diverse selection of primary and secondary sources representing all sides of the debate in question. This edition of the Current Controversies series examines issues related to pollution. Included articles explore the question of whether air and water pollution remain serious environmental problems as well as the issues related to global warming, fracking and clean energy.
Poison Spring by
Call Number: Polk/Winter Haven Circulation (TD170.93 .V35 2014)
Publication Date: 2015-03-03
Poison Spring documents, in devastating detail, the EPA's corruption and misuse of science and public trust. In its half-century of existence, the agency has repeatedly reinforced the chemical-industrial complex by endorsing deadly chemicals, botching field investigations, turning a blind eye to toxic disasters, and swallowing the self-serving claims of industry. E. G. Vallianatos, who saw the EPA from the inside for more than two decades with rising dismay, reveals in Poison Spring how the agency has allowed our lands and waters to be poisoned with more toxic chemicals than ever. No one who cares for the natural world, or for the health of future generations, can ignore this powerful expose.
Academic OneFile The premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles for academic libraries from the world's leading journals, this comprehensive resource covers the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, technology, literature, and many other subjects.
Academic Search Complete Academic Search Complete, designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1865, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.
America's News With unmatched U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources, this resource is the largest of its kind. Its diverse source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints from across the country on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people.
GreenFILE This comprehensive resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more.
Environmental Studies (Gale in Context) A new online resource that offers authoritative content on the development of emerging green technologies and discusses issues on the environment, sustainability and more.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context The premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to marijuana. This cross-curricular research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Its informed differing views present each side of an issue, allowing you to draw your own valid conclusions.
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