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Playing with Fire : Chemical companies, Big Tobacco, and the toxic products in your home.

Author: Chicago Tribune Staff
Publisher: Chicago : Agate Publishing, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The average American baby is born with 10 fingers, 10 toes, and the highest recorded levels of flame retardants among infants in the world. How could it possibly be, in a country as developed and medically advanced as the Unites States, that children are already contaminated at birth with such disturbingly high levels of toxic chemicals? The truth lies in the greed and deception of two powerful industries?Big  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chicago Tribune Staff
ISBN: 9781572844216 1572844213
OCLC Number: 815390574
Description: 1 online resource (113 pages)
Contents: Table of Contents; About This Book; Part 1: Industry Deception; Fear and deception; 'Imagine a child crying for help'; Labels provide little help; Furniture tests tell own story; Part 2: Big Tobacco's Clout; Wooing the fire marshals; Straight from industry's playbook; 'Hardball of the first order'; Part 3: Distorting Science; 'Bogus' conclusions; Tiny study, big claims; Risk to children downplayed; Part 4: Toxic Roulette; Solving a mystery; Few health studies; 'Why do we not learn?'; Oversight kept at bay; Study on minority children challenges key industry argument; Epilogue.

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The average American baby is born with 10 fingers, 10 toes, and the highest recorded levels of flame retardants among infants in the world. How could it possibly be, in a country as developed and medically advanced as the Unites States, that children are already contaminated at birth with such disturbingly high levels of toxic chemicals? The truth lies in the greed and deception of two powerful industries?Big Tobacco and chemical manufacturers. For years, these industries have been supporting systems that pack toxic chemicals into couches, chairs, and many other household products. In addition.

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