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Main Title The dirty dozen : toxic chemicals and the earth's future /
Author Johansen, Bruce E.
Publisher Praeger,
Year Published 2003
OCLC Number 50403785
ISBN 0275977021; 9780275977023
Subjects Organochlorine compounds--Environmental aspects ; Persistent pollutants--Environmental aspects ; Organochlorine compounds--Health aspects ; Persistent pollutants--Health aspects ; Environmental Pollutants--adverse effects ; Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated ; Insecticides--adverse effects ; Carcinogens ; Heterocyclic Compounds--adverse effects ; Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated--adverse effects ; Teratogens ; Gevaarlijke stoffen ; Insecticides, Organochlorine--adverse effects
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EJEM  TD196.C5J65 2003 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/09/2004
Collation ix, 297 pages ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-289) and index.
Contents Notes
Persistent organic pollutants : the basics -- "We feel like an endangered species" : toxics in the Arctic -- CFCs, global warming, and ozone depletion -- The chemical industry, nonwhite communities, and the Third World -- Belugas with tumors : the toxic toll on animals -- End of the line : the dirty dozen and human health -- Toxic Barbie? : not your great-grandmother's estrogen -- Solutions : public policy issues. "This study examines the history, industrial uses, and harmful effects of the twelve most commonly used organochloride chemicals. All have been fully or partially banned by the Stockholm Protocol, an international treaty signed by about 120 countries in December 2000. Among the twelve are the dioxins (the active ingredient in Agent Orange) and polychlorinated byphenyls (PCBs), which are toxic in minute quantities. Johansen pays special attention to the Inuit of the Arctic, where these chemicals have been bio-accumulating to dangerous levels, moving up the food chain to a degree of toxicity that some Inuit mothers are no longer able to safely breast-feed their infants."--Jacket.