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Toms River : a small town, a cancer cluster, and the epic quest to expose pollution's hidden consequences

Author: Dan Fagin
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Recounts the decades-long saga of the New Jersey seaside town plagued by childhood cancers caused by air and water pollution due to the indiscriminate dumping of toxic chemicals.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Fagin
ISBN: 9780553806533 055380653X 9780345538611 0345538617
OCLC Number: 842850212
Description: xv, 538 pages : map ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: Marking time --
I. The ice cream factory --
Pirates --
Insensible things --
First fingerprints --
Secrets --
Sharkey and Columbo at the Rustic Acres --
Cells --
On Cardinal Drive --
II. Breach --
Water and salt --
Hippies in the kitchen --
The coloring contest --
Cases --
Acceptable risks --
Friends and neighbors --
III. Counting --
Two wards, two hits --
Cluster busting --
Moving on --
Invisible trauma --
A cork in the ocean --
Expectations --
IV. Causes --
Outsiders --
Surrogacy --
Blood work --
Associations --
Legacies.
Responsibility: Dan Fagin.

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Recounts the decades-long saga of the New Jersey seaside town plagued by childhood cancers caused by air and water pollution due to the indiscriminate dumping of toxic chemicals.

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