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Science  23 Mar 2007:
Vol. 315, Issue 5819, pp. 1669
DOI: 10.1126/science.1139087

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The Great Lead Water Pipe Disaster. By Werner Troesken. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2006. 328 pp. $29.95, £19.95. ISBN 9780262201674.

Troesken explores the deleterious effects lead water pipes had on health and why evidence of such effects was ignored by public officials.