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The body toxic : how the hazardous chemistry of everyday things threatens our health and well-being

Autor: Nena Baker
Editorial: New York : North Point Press, 2009, 2008.
Edición/Formato:   Libro : Inglés (eng) : 1st edVer todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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Almost everything we encounter--from soap to soup cans and computers to clothing--contributes to a chemical load unique to each of us. Scientists studying the phenomenon refer to it as "chemical body burden," and in The Body Toxic, the investigative journalist Nena Baker explores the many factors that have given rise to this condition--from manufacturing breakthroughs to policy decisions to political pressure to the  Leer más
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Género/Forma: Popular works
Tipo de material: Recurso en Internet
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto, Recurso en Internet
Todos autores / colaboradores: Nena Baker
ISBN: 9780865477070 0865477078 9780865477469 0865477469
Número OCLC: 180751476
Descripción: 277 p. ; 22 cm.
Contenido: Coming clean --
A chemical stew: body burden --
Chemicals we've loved: consumer conveniences --
Kermit's blues: atrazine and frogs --
What price beauty? Phthalates and you --
Up in flames: polybrominated diphenyl ethers --
The goods on bad plastic: Bisphenol A --
Out of the frying pan and onto the paper: perfluorinated chemicals --
Reaching ahead: new policies --
My list and beyond --
It's all about you --
Environmental and public-health groups that get it --
Learn more from government sources.
Responsabilidad: Nena Baker.
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We are running a collective chemical fever that we cannot break. Everyone everywhere carries a dizzying array of chemical contaminants, the by-products of modern industry and innovation that  Leer más

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Introduction: coming clean -- A chemical stew: body burden -- Chemicals we've loved: consumer conveniences -- Kermit's blues: atrazine and frogs -- What price beauty? Phthalates and you -- Up in flames: polybrominated diphenyl ethers -- The goods on bad plastic: bisphenol A -- Out of the frying pan and onto the paper: perfluorinated chemicals -- Reaching ahead: new policies -- Epilogue: my list and beyond -- Appendix 1: It's all about you -- Appendix 2: Environmental and public-health groups that get it -- Appendix 3: Learn more from government sources -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index.

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“This important book will make it impossible to ignore the inconvenient truths about products we use everyday.  Be prepared to be amazed at what is known and not known about thousands of chemicals Leer más

 
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