Should we be concerned about the effects of these exposures on our health? Are consumer products largely responsible for the pollutants the U.S.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is tracking in a representative sample of the population? Don’t regulators already make sure we’re safe from daily doses of hazardous substances?
With compelling clarity, Nena Baker's The Body Toxic spells out the surprising answers that every consumer will want to know (but chemical companies would rather you didn’t). The Body Toxic is a powerful argument for urgent reforms to our nation’s notoriously toothless toxics laws, and a clarion for greener, cleaner chemicals in consumer products.
EVERYDAY TOXICS – Some surprising
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“Powerful” – Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“Illuminating” – The Washington Post
Hundreds of chemicals are in you, in me, in all of us. That much we know for sure. In The Body Toxic, investigative journalist Nena Baker answers the pressing questions raised by our ongoing, ubiquitous and unwitting exposures to the everyday toxics grabbing headlines today: phthalates in plastic; bisphenol A in food and beverage containers; flame retardants in furniture and perfluorinated chemicals in food wrappers.
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