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

Auteur : Nena Baker
Éditeur: New York : North Point Press, 2008.
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : Anglais : 1st edVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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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  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme: Popular works
Oregon authors
Type d’ouvrage: Ressource Internet
Type de document: Livre, Ressource Internet
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Nena Baker
ISBN: 9780865477070 0865477078 9780865477469 0865477469
Numéro OCLC: 180751476
Description: 277 pages ; 22 cm
Contenu: 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.
Responsabilité: 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  Lire la suite...

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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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