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Trespass against us : Dow Chemical & the toxic century

Author: Jack Doyle
Publisher: Monroe, Me. : Common Courage Press, ©2004.
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"Trespass Against Us is a story of "invent-first-and-ask-questions-later" chemistry; of toxic and hazardous materials pushed into commerce before being fully tested, and of future generations burdened with toxic chemicals that will persist in the environment for decades. Dow's story is also about corporate power: of a company accustomed to getting its way and not above manipulating science, pushing aside safety, or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Doyle, Jack, 1947-
Trespass against us.
Monroe, Me. : Common Courage Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)609351727
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Doyle
ISBN: 1567512682 9781567512687
OCLC Number: 56593954
Notes: "A publication of the Environmental Health Fund, Boston, Massachusetts."
Description: xviii, 486 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: In the blood: the Dow body burden --
House of wonders: how a small Michigan bleach maker became a corporate giant --
Dow goes to war: napalm, Agent Orange, and 2,4,5-T --
Dioxin in the dark: the slow coming-to-light of a nasty chemical --
Dowicides: beating the bugs, poisoning the well --
'Saving' 2,4-D: fifty years of a toxic herbicide --
Plastic: 'Ben, I just want to say one word to you' --
Taken to the cleaners: solvents take away the grease & grime and more --
Rocky flats: plutonium pollution & messy management --
Poisoning Canada: mercury, toxic trains, & bad air --
Dow environmentalism: Dow's 'greening', politics, & P.R. --
Silicone: chemicals in women: the implant fiasco --
Men at work: poisons on the job & busting unions --
The DBCP saga: 'no sperm seem' --
'Dow water': pollution & peril in Louisiana --
Danger zones: the chemistry doesn't always stay in the container --
Big in Texas" in Brazoria County, it's all Dow --
Trouble in New Zealand: Agent Orange leftovers & Ivon Watkins-Dow --
Time & the Tittabawassee: Dow fouls a Michigan river and people's lives --
Union carbide: outlaw corporation acquired by Dow --
No trespassing: defining new boundaries.
Other Titles: Dow Chemical & the toxic century
Dow Chemical and the toxic century
Responsibility: Jack Doyle.
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"Trespass Against Us is a story of "invent-first-and-ask-questions-later" chemistry; of toxic and hazardous materials pushed into commerce before being fully tested, and of future generations burdened with toxic chemicals that will persist in the environment for decades. Dow's story is also about corporate power: of a company accustomed to getting its way and not above manipulating science, pushing aside safety, or spending-millions in the courts and Congress to achieve its ends. Yet Trespass Against Us is also a hopeful story; an account of everyday moms and dads, Vietnam veterans and villagers, chemical workers and communities fighting back; of people standing up to power and seeking a better way. What they are saying is clear and unequivocal: no trespassing - no more invasive toxic chemicals."--BOOK JACKET.

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