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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||A bitter fog : herbicides and human rights /|
|Author||Van Strum, Carol,|
|Publisher||Jericho Hill Alternative,|
|Subjects||Herbicides--Toxicology--Oregon. ; Chlorophenoxyacetic acid--Toxicology--Oregon. ; Miscarriage--Oregon. ; Agent Orange--Toxicology--Vietnam. ; Herbicides--Environmental aspects. ; Herbicides--adverse effects--Oregon. ; Herbicides--poisoning--Oregon. ; Environmental Exposure--Oregon--History. ; Environmental Exposure--legislation & jurisprudence--Oregon. ; History, 20th Century--Oregon. ; Human Rights--Oregon. ; Public Policy--Oregon.|
|Collation||xi, 355 pages ; 23 cm|
Foreward to second edition by Mary O'Brien. Previous 1983 edition published by Sierra Club Books and distributed by Random House. Includes bibliographical references.
"A Bitter Fog is a true story of people living in the forests of Oregon fighting to protect their families and environment from Agent Orange poisons sprayed on them from the air. It puts human faces on those who defied profiteering corporations and indifferent government agencies and fought to protect their homes and families. It is the story of a struggle that spawned a still-vibrant environmental movement. This updated edition adds to the meticulously researched information of the 1983 edition, which exposed deception and outright fraud by chemical manufacturers and government complicity in covering up human health and environmental problems. The story is still relevant as the threats to human health and the environment are still happening, exposing millions to the senseless destruction wrought by pesticides, fracking, genetically modified food, and other assaults on the environment and human rights. A Bitter Fog was awarded the Christopher Award for 1983. The awards salute media that 'affirm the highest values of the human spirit' and 'encourage audiences to see the better side of human nature.'"--back cover.