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Biocidal: Confronting the Poisonous Legacy of PCBs

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In 1962, Rachel Carson stunned the world with the publication of Silent Spring, exposing the lethal character of the pesticide DDT. Her work launched a global campaign against synthetic chemical toxins and veritably created a world environmental movement. But unbeknownst to Carson, an even more insidious chemical cousin to DDT had been silently poisoning the biosphere.

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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published November 9th 2010 by Beacon Press
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Greg Pasztor
Dec 28, 2010 Greg Pasztor rated it it was amazing
Outrage is the only rational reaction after reading what Monsanto and General Electric (in concert with unethical government) have done to poison and deform life. A must read for all...should be a required scientific textbook for ALL students.
Anthony Henry
Dec 30, 2010 Anthony Henry rated it it was amazing
Ted Dracos, Biocidal, Confronting the Poisonous Legacy of PCBs
294 pp. 2010, Boston, Beacon Press, $34.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0612-2

Review by Anthony Henry Smith
December, 2010

“Biocidal” is nothing less than the story of thepoisoning of most of the human beings on the planet. This poisoning occurred originally as an unintended consequence of a series of corporate and governmental actions initiated and driven by the transformative force and power of money.

Sound governance requires reliable information.
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Dan
Dec 12, 2010 Dan rated it liked it
This is briskly written and enjoyable for the most part. It seemed a little under-reported at times though - why no quotes from experts that had been interviewed? Why no interviews with people affected by PCB poisoning? Or former company men with an insider view of the described malfeasance? Why such a reliance on phone interviews and, especially, Web site visits? At times, that or the author's preconceived biases -- the former leads one to question the latter -- inspired doubt in some of his ...more
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