Author: Mckay Jenkins
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399573410
Size: 33.94 MB
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An investigation into the dangers of the chemicals present in our daily lives, along with practical advice for reducing these toxins in our bodies and homes, from acclaimed journalist McKay Jenkins. A few years ago, journalism professor McKay Jenkins went in for a routine medical exam. What doctors found was not routine at all: a tumor, the size of a navel orange, was lurking in his abdomen. When Jenkins returned to the hospital to have the tumor removed, he was visited by a couple of researchers with clipboards. They had some questions for him. Odd questions. How much exposure had he had to toxic chemicals and other contaminants? Asbestos dust? Vinyl chlorine? Pesticides? A million questions, all about seemingly obscure chemicals. Jenkins, an exercise nut and an enviro-conscious, organic-garden kind of guy, suddenly realized he’d spent his life marinating in toxic stuff, from his wall-to-wall carpeting, to his dryer sheets, to his drinking water. And from the moment he left the hospital, he resolved to discover the truth about chemicals and the “healthy” levels of exposure we encounter each day as Americans. Jenkins spent the next two years digging, exploring five frontiers of toxic exposure—the body, the home, the drinking water, the lawn, and the local box store—and asking how we allowed ourselves to get to this point. He soon learned that the giants of the chemical industry operate virtually unchecked, and a parent has almost no way of finding out what the toy her child is putting in his or her mouth is made of. Most important, though, Jenkins wanted to know what we can do to turn things around. Though toxins may be present in products we all use every day—from ant spray, perfume, and grass seed to shower curtains and, yes, baby shampoo—there are ways to lessen our exposure. ContamiNation is an eye-opening report from the front lines of consumer advocacy.

What S Gotten Into Us

Author: McKay Jenkins
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 1400068037
Size: 72.53 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A cautionary investigation into the pervasiveness of toxic chemicals in the body shares the story of the author's survival of a contaminant-induced tumor while counseling readers on how to avoid chemical exposure through everyday consumer products.

Silent Snow

Author: Marla Cone
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9781555847692
Size: 29.61 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Traditionally thought of as the last great unspoiled territory on Earth, the Arctic is in reality home to some of the most contaminated people and animals on the planet. Awarded a major grant to conduct an exhaustive study of the deteriorating environment of the Arctic by the Pew Charitable Trusts (the first time Pew has given such a grant to a journalist), Los Angeles Times environmental reporter Marla Cone traveled across the Arctic, from Greenland to the Aleutian Islands, to find out why the Arctic is toxic. Silent Snow is not only a scientific journey, but a personal one. Whether hunting giant bowhead whales with native Alaskans who are struggling to protect their livelihood, or tracking endangered polar bears in Norway, Cone reports with an insider's eye on the dangers of pollution to native peoples and ecosystems, how Arctic cultures are adapting to this pollution, and what solutions will prevent the crisis from getting worse.

Discussions In Contemporary Culture

Publisher: Bay Pr
ISBN: 9780941920285
Size: 37.19 MB
Format: PDF
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"The best collection of advanced and stimulating essays on the meaning of the technology now available".

Author: Στιβεν Πρεσσφιλντ
ISBN: 9789601600611
Size: 44.43 MB
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Author: Linda Howard
Publisher: Harlenic Hellas Publishing
ISBN: 9789604508389
Size: 46.27 MB
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Our Earth And Beyond

Author: Jan Rosamond Adler
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1624888089
Size: 27.21 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In the second half Many Planes Above, Jan Adler and Ron Oberon continue leveraging her gift of automatic writing to explain life on the learning Planes above the Earth. One of the earliest lessons each Soul must learn is how truly limited is man’s control over this World. Earth Souls control only their own lives through the choices they make using their God-given free will. Control of everything else – the Earth, and all of the Planets in all of the Universes of all the Galaxies, Planes and Dimensions – rests in the hands of high Teachers and Directors of the Universe. Who are they? How do they work? How do they affect or influence the choices each one of us makes every day? The authors answer these and some of the World’s more controversial issues by connecting with the wise Teachers and Directors high above the Earth Plane who share controversial insight on or about: the purpose of the Planets, UFOs and Aliens, a new Earth Dimension, Soul Mates, is Satan real?, and Earth mysteries. “All Earthquakes and disasters are warnings; there’s too much corruption in the World.” – The Great Aristotle

Mother Jones Magazine

Size: 44.31 MB
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Mother Jones is an award-winning national magazine widely respected for its groundbreaking investigative reporting and coverage of sustainability and environmental issues.