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Main Title Living downstream : an ecologist looks at cancer and the environment /
Author Steingraber, Sandra.
Publisher Addison-Wesley Publishing,
Year Published 1997
OCLC Number 36548897
ISBN 0201483033; 9780201483031
Subjects Cancer--Environmental aspects. ; Environmental toxicology. ; Neoplasms--etiology. ; Environmental Pollutants--toxicity.
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  RC268.25.S74 1997 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 03/28/1998
EJAM  RC268.25.S74 1997 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/10/1997
EJEM  RC268.25.S74 1997 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 11/07/1997
EOAM  RC268.25.S74 1997 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 01/27/2020
ERAM  RC268.25.S74 1997 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/12/1999
ESAM  RC268.25.S74 1997 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/15/1997
Collation xvi, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"A Merloyd Lawrence book." Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-340) and index.
Contents Notes
Trace amounts -- Silence -- Time -- Space -- War -- Animals -- Earth -- Air -- Water -- Fire -- Our bodies, inscribed -- Ecological roots. "Sandra Steingraber, biologist, poet and survivor of cancer in her twenties, brings all three perspectives to bear on the most important health and human rights issue of our time: the growing body of evidence linking cancer to environmental contamination. Her scrupulously researched scientific analysis ranges from the alarming worldwide patterns of cancer incidence to the sabotage wrought by cancer-promoting substances on the intricate workings of human cells. In a gripping personal narrative, she travels from hospital waiting rooms to hazardous waste sites and from farm-house kitchens to incinerator hearings, bringing to life stories of communities in her hometown and around the country as they confront decades of industrial and agricultural recklessness." "Living Downstream is the first book to bring together toxics-release data - now finally made available under right-to-know laws - and newly released cancer registry data."--Jacket.