Attention, parents: Now that you've seen your kids' first report cards of the year, it's time for a little homework of your own. No doubt you're doing the best you can to ensure your little ones' eventual membership in Mensa -- promoting stimulating dinner conversation, reading a chapter together each night, maybe even playing Mozart during bath time. But wait -- there's more. You'll find your next assignment in the pages of Colleen Moore's Silent Scourge: Children, Pollution, and Why Scientists Disagree. Silent ScourgeBy Colleen MooreOxford University Press, 328 pages, 2003 You probably already know that lead is not an …
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Erik Ness writes about science and the environment from Madison,
Wis. Among the publications he's written for are Discover,
Preservation, Backpacker, Frontiers in Ecology and Environment, MAMM,
Wisconsin Trails, Milwaukee Magazine, and The Progressive.