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Poisoned for Profit: How Toxins Are Making Our Children Chronically Ill--With new information on what we can do

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Philip Shabecoff

In a landmark investigation that's been compared toSilent Spring, two veteran journalists definitively show how, why, and where industrial toxins are causing rates of birth defects, asthma, cancer, and other serious illnesses to soar in children. Philip … see full wiki

Author: Philip Shabecoff
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
2 reviews about Poisoned for Profit: How Toxins Are Making...
review by . June 18, 2010
This book puts together excellent research on how the health of children (and adults, of course) is being harmed by environmental toxins. From autism and ADHD to asthma, allergies, cancer, and leukemia, childhood health problems are epidemic, fueled by corporate desires for profit at the expense of public health. Children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of these environmental hazards, and the authors provide some guidance into ways that parents can reduce the risks posed to their children …
review by . February 08, 2011
Have you wondered why there seems to be an epidemic of serious childhood illnesses, like cancer, asthma and birth defects, in America? It has a lot to do with the huge increase, over the past 50 years, of toxic chemicals dumped into the environment. This book gives the details.      There are a number of towns all over the country, ranging from Dickson, Tennessee, to Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to Toms River, New Jersey, suffering much higher than normal numbers of severe childhood …
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