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Pandora's poison : chlorine, health, and a new environmental strategy

Author: Joe Thornton
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Pandora's Poison presents a solution to one of the most insidious environmental problems of our time: the global build up to toxic chemicals. In a through and accessible analysis, biologist Joe Thornton shows how global organochlorine pollution is already contributing to infertility, immune suppression, cancer, and developmental disorders in humans and wildlife." "Articulating principles for a new environmental  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Thornton
ISBN: 0262201240 9780262201247 0262700840 9780262700849
OCLC Number: 42746091
Description: xii, 599 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The problem : a global health hazard --
Organochlorines around the world --
First-class poisons : the toxicology of organochlorines --
The damage done : health impacts in people and wildlife --
Organochlorines and cancer --
The cause : industrial chlorine chemistry --
Chlorine in nature and industry --
The chlorine business --
Chemistry out of control --
Major sources of organochlorine pollution --
The solution : a chlorine sunset --
An ecological policy on chlorine chemistry --
Beyond chlorine : the alternatives --
Good science, good politics.
Responsibility: Joe Thornton.

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...Thornton articulates a new strategy for eradicating one of the world's most pervasive and dangerous pollutants: organochlorines. * Publishers Weekly *

 
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