Our Children s Toxic Legacy Book

Our Children s Toxic Legacy

  • Author : John Wargo
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN 10 : 0300074468

Our Children s Toxic Legacy Book Description :

This text traces the history of pesticide law and science and arrives at the conclusion that we have failed to protect ourselves, and especially our children, from pesticide contamination of food, soil, water and air. It suggests that more fundamental reforms are needed to contain the health risks.

Toxic Legacy Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Toxic Legacy

  • Author : Patrick Sullivan
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-07-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 0080466478

Toxic Legacy Book Description :

Any professional examination of existing or potential new toxins in a population must account for those already present from past problems and natural conditions. Toxic Legacy provides extensive information on the occurrence of chemical hazards and their potential dangers in combinations in the food, water and air in cities around the United States. The book illustrates consumer preferences for specific food and water products, as well as particular diets and discusses the toxicity and risks associated with our exposure to synthetic chemicals. The authors offer unique guidance to environmental engineers, scientists, process engineers, and planners and specify what steps can be taken to limit exposure to complex chemical mixtures. Includes strategies for minimizing our exposure to chemical mixtures Provides detailed analysis of hazards associated with exposure to chemical mixtures from multiple sources Presents chemical data on the food, water and air for 36 metropolitan areas in the United States

Our Toxic Legacy Book

Our Toxic Legacy

  • Author : Beatrice Trum Hunter
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant
  • Release Date : 2013-09
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 145967104X

Our Toxic Legacy Book Description :

Lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium are major toxic metals. All are environmental pollutants that can inflict harm on humans and other living creatures as well as adversely affect our air, water, soil, and food supply. Two of them-lead and mercury-are neurotoxins. They can poison not only us but also our progeny developing in the womb. The other two-arsenic and cadmium-have some carcinogenic forms. All four metals can break down the body's basic functions. Metal toxicity is more prevalent than commonly recognized. If we regularly eat certain fish or foods and beverages sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup, have amalgam dental fillings, drink contaminated tap water, take over-the-counter drugs, or use lipstick or hair dye, chances are that our bodies have already accumulated significant amounts of toxic metals. These poisonous substances are present in hundreds of other everyday consumer products. And if we work in certain industries or in agriculture, chronic exposure is inevitable. Our Toxic Legacy describes the unique characteristics of each of these four major toxic metals and identifies the likely sources of our exposures. It offers in-depth, evidence- based information on subtle as well as serious health problems each metal induces, methods to test for its presence, and therapies to rid it from our bodies. Equally important, the book demonstrates the failures of the federal government to enforce even weak safety standards-themselves formulated to accommodate economic interests rather than for protection of public health-and offers new and important information on what we can do to help limit these toxic metals in our environment. Our Toxic Legacy shows that, while much remains to be done, we can take measures now to protect.

The Threat at Home Book

The Threat at Home

  • Author : Seth Shulman
  • Publisher : Beacon Press (MA)
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015021540581

The Threat at Home Book Description :

An analysis of the impact of toxic waste dumping by the U.S. military reveals how military bases across the country have endangered the environment

Toxic Legacy Book

Toxic Legacy

  • Author : Callum Fitzpatrick
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Methamphetamine
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1046986082

Toxic Legacy Book Description :

This thesis investigates New Zealand’s print news media coverage of methamphetamine to determine whether there was a moral panic surrounding the drug between 2009 and 2017. While previous research on the media coverage of methamphetamine has been conducted in New Zealand, none has examined the period since 2010. Goode and Ben-Yehuda’s (2009) five elements of a moral panic (concern, volatility, hostility, consensus and disproportionality) are utilised to create testable research questions. A content analysis of New Zealand's major newspapers is conducted, finding a total of 7819 articles. Exploratory quantitative analyses are conducted on these articles before a stratified-random sample of 413 articles is selected for in-depth quantitative and qualitative analysis. The results show that methamphetamine was the subject of a lengthy period of negative and misleading coverage particularly in terms of: the rates of use, the proportion of users who become addicted, and its effects on users and society more broadly. I argue that two periods in 2016 ostensibly achieve at least four of the Goode and Ben-Yehuda’s five elements of a moral panic. However, the first period in June 2016, demonstrates substantial disagreement between groups preventing consensus from being achieved. The second period, October 2016, appears to have caused only moderate public concern. I discuss possible explanations, and whether a period with one or more of the five elements missing can be considered a moral panic. A key novel finding is the introduction and increased focus of the news media on the issue of “methamphetamine contamination” between 2015 and 2017. I conclude by suggesting improvements for both the theoretical and empirical study of moral panics.

Cold  Clear  and Deadly Book

Cold Clear and Deadly

  • Author : Melvin J. Visser
  • Publisher : MSU Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 0870138022

Cold Clear and Deadly Book Description :

Understanding persistent organic pollutants (POPs) has occupied Melvin J. Visser for over a decade. Visser’s quest to understand contamination in the far north led him to discover that developing countries continue to use POPs. As polluted air travels around the globe, it falls as rain into northern waters. This fact, complicated by trade agreements and abelief that without POPs developing countries would have no agriculture at all, makes Cold, Clear and Deadlya must-read for anyone concerned about the silent but deadly toxic chemicals in our food and water.

H R  1070  the Great Lakes Legacy Act of 2001 Book

H R 1070 the Great Lakes Legacy Act of 2001

  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Great Lakes
  • Pages : 66
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105050240303

H R 1070 the Great Lakes Legacy Act of 2001 Book Description :

Lake Effect Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Lake Effect

  • Author : Nancy A. Nichols
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release Date : 2010-03-18
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781597265232

Lake Effect Book Description :

On her deathbed, Sue asked her sister for one thing: to write about the connection between the industrial pollution in their hometown and the rare cancer that was killing her. Fulfilling that promise has been Nancy Nichols’ mission for more than a decade. Lake Effect is the story of her investigation. It reaches back to their childhood in Waukegan, Illinois, an industrial town on Lake Michigan once known for good factory jobs and great fishing. Now Waukegan is famous for its Superfund sites: as one resident put it, asbestos to the north, PCBs to the south. Drawing on her experience as a journalist, Nichols interviewed dozens of scientists, doctors, and environmentalists to determine if these pollutants could have played a role in her sister’s death. While researching Sue’s cancer, she discovered her own: a vicious though treatable form of pancreatic cancer. Doctors and even family urged her to forget causes and concentrate on cures, but Nichols knew that it was relentless questioning that had led to her diagnosis. And that it is questioning—by government as well as individuals—that could save other lives. Lake Effect challenges us to ask why. It is the fulfillment of a sister’s promise. And it is a call to stop the pollution that is endangering the health of all our families.

Historic Hardrock Mining Book

Historic Hardrock Mining

  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Abandoned mined lands reclamation
  • Pages : 8
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:34054258

Historic Hardrock Mining Book Description :

Toxic Chemicals in America Book

Toxic Chemicals in America

  • Author : Kelly Tzoumis
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-12
  • Genre: Environmental toxicology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440857539

Toxic Chemicals in America Book Description :

"This one-stop resource is ideal for understanding the extent to which toxic chemicals are used in American industry and agriculture-impacting public health and the environment through everything from industrial solvents to children's toys"--

Food Co ops in America Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Food Co ops in America

  • Author : Anne Meis Knupfer
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-05-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9780801467714

Food Co ops in America Book Description :

In recent years, American shoppers have become more conscious of their food choices and have increasingly turned to CSAs, farmers' markets, organic foods in supermarkets, and to joining and forming new food co-ops. In fact, food co-ops have been a viable food source, as well as a means of collective and democratic ownership, for nearly 180 years. In Food Co-ops in America, Anne Meis Knupfer examines the economic and democratic ideals of food cooperatives. She shows readers what the histories of food co-ops can tell us about our rights as consumers, how we can practice democracy and community, and how we might do business differently. In the first history of food co-ops in the United States, Knupfer draws on newsletters, correspondence, newspaper coverage, and board meeting minutes, as well as visits to food co-ops around the country, where she listened to managers, board members, workers, and members. What possibilities for change-be they economic, political, environmental or social-might food co-ops offer to their members, communities, and the globalized world? Food co-ops have long advocated for consumer legislation, accurate product labeling, and environmental protection. Food co-ops have many constituents-members, workers, board members, local and even global producers-making the process of collective decision-making complex and often difficult. Even so, food co-ops offer us a viable alternative to corporate capitalism. In recent years, committed co-ops have expanded their social vision to improve access to healthy food for all by helping to establish food co-ops in poorer communities.

Historic Hardrock Mining Book

Historic Hardrock Mining

  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Abandoned mined lands reclamation
  • Pages : 8
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822021838495

Historic Hardrock Mining Book Description :

Toxic Town Book

Toxic Town

  • Author : Peter C. Little
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-14
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814770641

Toxic Town Book Description :

Shows the risks of high-tech pollution through a study of an IBM plant's effects on a New York town In 1924, IBM built its first plant in Endicott, New York. Now, Endicott is a contested toxic waste site. With its landscape thoroughly contaminated by carcinogens, Endicott is the subject of one of the nation’s largest corporate-state mitigation efforts. Yet despite the efforts of IBM and the U.S. government, Endicott residents remain skeptical that the mitigation systems employed were designed with their best interests at heart. In Toxic Town, Peter C. Little tracks and critically diagnoses the experiences of Endicott residents as they learn to live with high-tech pollution, community transformation, scientific expertise, corporate-state power, and risk mitigation technologies. By weaving together the insights of anthropology, political ecology, disaster studies, and science and technology studies, the book explores questions of theoretical and practical import for understanding the politics of risk and the ironies of technological disaster response in a time when IBM’s stated mission is to build a “Smarter Planet.” Little critically reflects on IBM’s new corporate tagline, arguing for a political ecology of corporate social and environmental responsibility and accountability that places the social and environmental politics of risk mitigation front and center. Ultimately, Little argues that we will need much more than hollow corporate taglines, claims of corporate responsibility, and attempts to mitigate high-tech disasters to truly build a smarter planet.

Dodging the Toxic Bullet Book

Dodging the Toxic Bullet

  • Author : David R. Boyd
  • Publisher : Greystone Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2010-03-01
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781553656210

Dodging the Toxic Bullet Book Description :

Dodging the Toxic Bullet presents workable strategies that show how we can live longer, healthier lives by breathing clean air, eating healthy food, drinking safe water, and using non-toxic products. Author David R. Boyd provides accessible background on a range of hazards including mercury in fish, carcinogens in cleaning products, lead in toys, and lethal E. coli in ground beef. His clear directions for reducing risk include growing lots of houseplants, choosing whole foods, avoiding consumer products with strong or long-lasting smells, and using green cleaning products. Easy-to-follow advice and informative sidebars and checklists make this a must-have guide, especially for parents of infants and children.

State Corporate Crime and the Commodification of Victimhood Book

State Corporate Crime and the Commodification of Victimhood

  • Author : Thomas MacManus
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-01-29
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351210188

State Corporate Crime and the Commodification of Victimhood Book Description :

This book highlights the continuing impunity enjoyed by corporations for large scale crimes, and in particular the crime of toxic waste dumping in Ivory Coast in 2006. It provides an account of the crime, and outlines contributory reasons for the impunity both under the law and from a criminological point of view. Furthermore, the book reveals the retrogressive role of civil society organisations (CSOs) in Ivory coast, contrary to the societal expectations made of 'non-governmental' organisations (NGOs) and CSOs. This book reveals that in the case of this particular example of state-corporate crime, civil society as an agency of censure and sanction actually played a distinctly retrogressive role. Here, in fact, state and state-corporate crime facilitates corruption within the civil society sphere through a process referred to in the book as the ‘commodification of victimhood’ and, as a result, ensures that impunity is virtually guaranteed for the corporation and the Ivorian government. This book also examines the failure of international and domestic legal measures to sanction the perpetrators alongside civil society’s shortcomings and ultimately advocates a more cautionary approach to civil society’s potential to label, censure and sanction large-scale state-corporate crime. This book will help readers understand the difficulties in sanctioning such crime as well as promoting the theoretical framework of state crime, the understanding of which could lead to the alleviation of human suffering at the hands of criminal states and corporations.

Toxic Parents Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Toxic Parents

  • Author : Susan Forward
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2009-12-16
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307575326

Toxic Parents Book Description :

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dr. Susan Forward's Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them. When you were a child... Did your parents tell you were bad or worthless? Did your parents use physical pain to discipline you? Did you have to take care of your parents because of their problems? Were you frightened of your parents? Did your parents do anything to you that had to be kept secret? Now that you are an adult... Do your parents still treat you as if you were a child? Do you have intense emotional or physical reactions after spending time with your parents? Do your parents control you with threats or guilt? Do they manipulate you with money? Do you feel that no matter what you do, it's never good enough for your parents? In this remarkable self-help guide, Dr. Susan Forward drawn on case histories and the real-life voices of adult children of toxic parents to help you free yourself from the frustrating patterns of your relationship with your parents -- and discover an exciting new world of self-confidence, inner strength, and emotional independence.

Toxic Bodies Book

Toxic Bodies

  • Author : Nancy Langston
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-03-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300162998

Toxic Bodies Book Description :

In 1941 the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of diethylstilbestrol (DES), the first synthetic chemical to be marketed as an estrogen and one of the first to be identified as a hormone disruptor—a chemical that mimics hormones. Although researchers knew that DES caused cancer and disrupted sexual development, doctors prescribed it for millions of women, initially for menopause and then for miscarriage, while farmers gave cattle the hormone to promote rapid weight gain. Its residues, and those of other chemicals, in the American food supply are changing the internal ecosystems of human, livestock, and wildlife bodies in increasingly troubling ways. In this gripping exploration, Nancy Langston shows how these chemicals have penetrated into every aspect of our bodies and ecosystems, yet the U.S. government has largely failed to regulate them and has skillfully manipulated scientific uncertainty to delay regulation. Personally affected by endocrine disruptors, Langston argues that the FDA needs to institute proper regulation of these commonly produced synthetic chemicals.

Chemical Warfare During the Vietnam War Book

Chemical Warfare During the Vietnam War

  • Author : D. Hank Ellison
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-03-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136827204

Chemical Warfare During the Vietnam War Book Description :

Chemical Warfare during the Vietnam War documents the use of antipersonnel chemical weapons throughout the Vietnam War, and explores their effectiveness under the wide variety of circumstances in which they were employed. The short, readable account follows the US program as it progressed from a focus on the humanitarian aspects of non-lethal chemicals to their use as a means of increasing and enhancing the destructiveness of traditional weapons. It also presents the efforts of the North Vietnamese to both counter US chemical operations and to develop a chemical capability of their own. This largely overlooked facet of the Vietnam War provides an opportunity for students and scholars to examine many of the potential issues surrounding the use of non-lethal chemical agents in modern military operations, and serves as a backdrop to discussion of broader issues associated with chemical warfare, including the power of public perception. Chemical Warfare during the Vietnam War is a comprehensive and thoroughly fascinating examination of riot-control agents during the Vietnam War.

Covering the Map Book

Covering the Map

  • Author : Daryl Kimball
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release Date : 1994-09
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 125
  • ISBN 10 : 0788111973

Covering the Map Book Description :

More than 11,000 sites at more than 900 facilities under the Defense and Energy Dept's. -- as part of the Energy Dept's. nuclear weapons research, testing and production program -- are contaminated with hazardous and radioactive pollution. Designed to serve as an introduction to this timely and critical issue. Over 50 maps.

WorldMinds Book


  • Author : Donald G. Janelle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2004-03-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 635
  • ISBN 10 : 1402016131

WorldMinds Book Description :

WorldMinds provides broad exposure to a geography that is engaged with discovery, interpretation, and problem solving. Its 100 succinct chapters demonstrate the theories, methods, and data used by geographers, and address the challenges posed by issues such as globalization, regional and ethnic conflict, environmental hazards, terrorism, poverty, and sustainable development. Through its theoretical and practical applications, we are reminded that the study of Geography informs policy making.