Solvents by Karla Fitzhugh
  

Solvents

Written by Karla Fitzhugh
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Part of the Health Issues S. Series

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Synopsis

Solvents by Karla Fitzhugh

Solvents are chemicals which are used as ingredients in a variety of products: such as glues, aerosols and lighter fuel. Some of the properties that make solvents useful also give them the potential to be abused. With an alarming number of people dying from solvent abuse every year, this book aims to give a clear picture of solvent abuse and the damage it can do. The topics covered include the different types of solvents, the law, people who abuse solvents, the risks of solvent misuse, and how to help abusers overcome their addiction. It is clearly designed, with colour photos, glossary, resource section and index.

Reviews

'The series as a whole helps plug a gap in the market and will appeal to those who want to know more about common illnesses affecting teenagers.'

... The amount of textual information is impressive, and the explanations, while clear, are often complex. Individuals

... The pull-no-punches approach is essential ... There is huge emphasis on sudden death, even at the first time of using, and the individuals

. -- Books for Keeps 20040101 'I liked this book because it was really informative

About the Author

Karla Fitzhugh trained as a doctor and nutritionist and began writing while working on medical research. She writes widely on health, lifestyle and youth issues.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
64 pages
Interest Age: From 11 To 16

Author

Karla Fitzhugh
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Publisher

Hodder Wayland an imprint of Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

14th July 2005

ISBN

9780750243759


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