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Poisoned Nation: Pollution, Greed, and the Rise of Deadly Epidemics

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An award-winning investigative journalist links the soaring epidemics of cluster illnesses and many other diseases to the chemicalpollution of our water, air, food, and everyday products for the profit and power of a reckless few.
With irrefutable evidence and moving personal stories of the sick and dying, Loretta Schwartz-Nobel demonstrates that the human equ
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ebook, 240 pages
Published November 12th 2013 by St. Martin's Press (first published August 21st 2007)
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Terri
I always knew we had exposure to lots of toxins in our bodies and that was contributing to disease. But this book explores how much and areas, Like Camp Lejune, where there were really high concentrations of poisons that the government knew about and did nothing. The book examines percholates, and airborne mercury and childhood asthma, thimersol in vaccines and autism (which I did know a bit about) which is also a form of mercury. Hello, we are injecting our kids with mercury? How can that be a ...more
Muhammad
In July 2005, a renowned non-profit organization known as the Environmental Working Group conducted a study on newborn babies in US hospitals. They found 287 industrial chemicals and pollutants in the umbilical cord blood taken from a sample of ten babies. These chemicals included pesticides, flame-retardants, chemicals from non-stick cooking pans and plastics. On average, each baby has been exposed to 200 chemicals even before they were born.

Since when did we and our babies have so much chemica
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Chris Demer
This is a brilliant, concise and very readable expose about toxins in our environment that has major health implications for us all. It is carefully researched but includes poignant and interesting anecdotes to bring home specific points.

Among the highlights:
PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) and DDT - long ago restricted, are still contaminating pristine environments. They are found in high levels in Inuit communities in Greenland because of being concentrated in large sea mammals on which they d
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Mary Beth
In this book, the author goes through different cases where environmental toxins have had horrible impact on individuals, families and communities. The stories are fascinating, heart-breaking and shocking examples of how we either knowingly or unknowingly pollute the environment to the extent where it has long-term, unforseeable consequences. I question the scientific accuracy of some of the author's statements, which are often presented as facts. For example, she talks about mercury and arsenic ...more
Kris
Great companion to the Hundred Year Lie, but more authoritative because of better research and documentation. The lessons are to eat organic and local, and stay away from processed foods, plastics, and chemical additives. Don't believe that the government will protect you -- it's all about money (not health).
Patricia
Although this book is sometimes lacking in hard science and references newspapers for factual data (not exactly reliable) it still gives you A LOT to think about. This has inspired me to keep digging and learning more about the chemical swimming pool that surrounds us.
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