Our chemical selves : gender, toxics, and environmental health (eBook, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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Our chemical selves : gender, toxics, and environmental health

Our chemical selves : gender, toxics, and environmental health

Author: Dayna Nadine Scott
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

This collection provides a critical, interdisciplinary analysis of how everyday exposures to common chemicals are adversely affecting the health of Canadians and reveals the connections between  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Our chemical selves.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dayna Nadine Scott
ISBN: 9780774828338 0774828331
OCLC Number: 1048150081
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 412 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: The Production of Pollution and Consumption of Chemicals in Canada / Dayna Nadine Scott, Lauren Rakowski, Laila Zahra Harris, and Troy Dixon --
Part 1: Consuming Chemicals. 1 Wonderings on Pollution and Women's Health / M. Ann Phillips --
2 Protecting Ourselves from Chemicals: A Study of Gender and Precautionary Consumption / Norah MacKendrick --
3 Sex and Gender in Canada's Chemicals Management Plan / Dayna Nadine Scott and Sarah Lewis. Part 2: Routes of Women's Exposures. 4 Trace Chemicals on Tap: The Potential for Gendered Health Effects of Chronic Exposures via Drinking Water / Jyoti Phartiyal --
5 Consuming "DNA as Chemicals" Band Chemicals as Food / Bita Amani --
6 Consuming Carcinogens: Women and Alcohol / Nancy Ross, Jean Morrison, Samantha Cukier, and Tasha Smith. Part 3: Hormones as the Messengers of Gender. 7 The Impact of Phthalates on Women's Reproductive Health / Maria P. Velez, Patricia Monnier, Warren G. Foster, and William D. Fraser --
8 Plastics Recycling and Women's Reproductive Health / Aimée L. Ward and Annie Sasco --
9 Xenoestrogens and Breast Cancer: Chemical Risk, Exposure, and Corporate Power / Sarah Young and Dugald Seely. Part 4: Consumption in the Production Process. 10 Plastics Industry Workers and Breast Cancer Risk: Are We Heeding the Warnings? / Margaret M. Keith, James T. Brophy, Robert DeMatteo, Michael Gilbertson, Andrew E. Watterson, and Matthias Beck --
11 Power and Control at the Production-Consumption Nexus: Migrant Women Farmworkers and Pesticides / Adrian A. Smith and Alexandra Stiver --
Conclusion: Thinking about Thresholds, Literal and Figurative / Dayna Nadine Scott.
Responsibility: edited by Dayna Nadine Scott.
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The book... provides a wide variety of scholarship on chemical threats from a feminist political economy perspective. It is particularly effective at arguing for both extended producer responsibility Read more...

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