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Main Title The body toxic : how the hazardous chemistry of everyday things threatens our health and well-being /
Author Baker, Nena,
Publisher North Point Press,
Year Published 2008
OCLC Number 180751476
ISBN 9780865477070 (hardcover : alk. paper); 0865477078 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Subjects Toxicology--Popular works. ; Environmental toxicology--Popular works.
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http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0809/2008002838-d.html
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EIAM  RA1213.B25 2008 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 01/18/2010
Edition 1st ed.
Collation 277 p. ; 22 cm.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-256) and index.
Contents Notes Almost everything we encounter--from soap to soup cans and computers to clothing--contributes to a chemical load unique to each of us. Scientists studying the phenomenon refer to it as "chemical body burden," and in The Body Toxic, the investigative journalist Nena Baker explores the many factors that have given rise to this condition--from manufacturing breakthroughs to policy decisions to political pressure to the demands of popular culture. While chemical advances have helped raise our standard of living, making our lives easier and safer in many ways, there are costs to these conveniences that chemical companies would rather consumers never knew about. Baker draws back the curtain on this untold impact and assesses where we go from here.--From publisher description.
Place Published New York
PUB Date Free Form 2008
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
LCCN 2008002838
OCLC Time Stamp 20100113111015
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 02460cam 2200409 a 45020