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Toxic Deception

Author : Dan Fagin
ISBN : UOM:49015002500487
Genre : Business & Economics
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Toxic pollution has increased frighteningly in the thirty-seven years since the publication of Rachel Carson's seminal Silent Spring, and the chemical industry has become infinitely more sophisticated at deploying legions of lobbyists, lawyers, scientists and public relations experts who camouflage its deadly deceptions. Prize-winning investigative journalists Dan Fagin and Marianne Lavelle and the Center for Public Integrity expose the secretive world of the chemical giants, unearthing questions disturbing enough to crush America's faith in the household products and foods that permeate its life -- dry cleaning, particleboard, plywood, permanent press fabrics, most popular cleaning products and common lawn sprays are all hazardous to your health. Without polemic, Toxic Deception details how and why corporations keep harmful products on the market even when safer, cheaper alternatives are available. Meticulously researched, Toxic Deception supplements its investigations with analysis of a range of scientific studies and, perhaps most chillingly, the stories of families whose avows have been devastated by toxic products that have damaged their health and environment. Toxic Deception doesn't stop short at uncovering the poisoning of our future -- several chapters explain how consumers can reduce their own risk and revitalize a dying system of health and safety laws.
Category: Business & Economics

Toxic Food Healthy Food

Author : Edward Aronoff
ISBN : 9780977261239
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 64.42 MB
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My new book on nutrition, good health and the food we eat, is a real departure from my earlier books on the American Civil War. Nevertheless, after 40 years as a doctor and certified nutritionist, I think this may be the most important book I’ve ever written. It may be the most important book you’ll ever read. It could even save your life! If you are suffering from a serious health condition; if you’re struggling with weight, have high cholesterol, or you’re just sick and tired, then TOXIC FOOD/ HEALTHY FOOD is the clear, easy to read resource you’ve been waiting for. For example, you’ll learn: • Why the richest countries with the most food suffer the most food related health issues. (And what adopting their diet can do to formerly healthy people!) • How the foods we love to eat as babies and toddlers can cause serious problems for us later in life. • How eating the right kinds of food can actually reverse heart disease and lower your cholesterol. • Why learning to read a nutrition label could be the smartest thing you ever do. • How to feed yourself and your family for a lifetime of health and vitality. This thoroughly documented book identifies common foods and food additives that have been linked to diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and a host of debilitating illnesses. The good news is that TOXIC FOOD/ HEALTHY FOOD also shows you a way to escape toxic food in your diet and start eating better today. You’ll discover an exciting new world of taste and flavor that will have you losing weight and feeling more energetic, all without dangerous drugs or radical surgery. You will be amazed at what I discovered as I researched this life changing book. I know it will open your eyes and awaken your senses to better health and a longer life – for you, and your loved ones. Here’s wishing you good health and a long happy life! Dr. Edward Aronoff
Category: Health & Fitness

Manufacturing Consent

Author : Edward S. Herman
ISBN : 9780307801623
Genre : Social Science
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An intellectual dissection of the modern media to show how an underlying economics of publishing warps the news. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Social Science

From Speak To Share

Author : Michael Marburger
ISBN : 9781615667727
Genre : Religion
File Size : 76.52 MB
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There can be solid growth in the midst of life's uncertainties, tribulations, and spiritual confusion. God changed Saul to Paul on the road to Damascus; Simon the fisherman grew into Peter, the fisher of men; and Abram and Sarai grew into Abraham and Sarah. Each allowed God to change them, and their lives were transformed by growing from student to servant. How does God cause this growth? Whether you are taking the first steps on your faith journey or you are an experienced shepherd looking for God's growth in your small groups or your congregation,From Speak to Share: How God Builds a Christianprovides a practical and biblically-based framework for developing a greater relationship with God.
Category: Religion

Is A Little Pollution Good For You

Author : Kevin C. Elliott
ISBN : 9780190454135
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 78.69 MB
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Could low-level exposure to polluting chemicals be analogous to exercise -- a beneficial source of stress that strengthens the body? Some scientists studying the phenomenon of hormesis (beneficial or stimulatory effects caused by low-dose exposure to toxic substances) claim that that this may be the case. Is A Little Pollution Good For You? critically examines the current evidence for hormesis. In the process, it highlights the range of methodological and interpretive judgments involved in environmental research: choices about what questions to ask and how to study them, decisions about how to categorize and describe new information, judgments about how to interpret and evaluate ambiguous evidence, and questions about how to formulate public policy in response to debated scientific findings. The book also uncovers the ways that interest groups with deep pockets attempt to influence these scientific judgments for their benefit. Several chapters suggest ways to counter these influences and incorporate a broader array of societal values in environmental research: (1) moving beyond conflict-of-interest policies to develop new ways of safeguarding academic research from potential biases; (2) creating deliberative forums in which multiple stakeholders can discuss the judgments involved in policy-relevant research; and (3) developing ethical guidelines that can assist scientific experts in disseminating debated and controversial phenomena to the public. Kevin C. Elliott illustrates these strategies in the hormesis case, as well as in two additional case studies involving contemporary environmental research: endocrine disruption and multiple chemical sensitivity. This book should be of interest to a wide variety of readers, including scientists, philosophers, policy makers, environmental ethicists and activists, research ethicists, industry leaders, and concerned citizens.
Category: Philosophy

Chemical Deception

Author : Marc Lappe
ISBN : 0871565110
Genre : Medical
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Charts both individual and global episodes of toxicity and discusses the myths that have perpetuated them
Category: Medical

Autoimmune Diseases And Their Environmental Triggers

Author : Elaine A. Moore
ISBN : 9781476602639
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 45.6 MB
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Autoimmune Disease (AD) refers to any of a number of disorders caused by an immune system defect that allows the body to attack its own tissues. Some say 20 percent of the population is susceptible to Autoimmune Disease. According to current theory, individuals who develop AD do so because they are exposed to certain environmental triggers. This work is a comprehensive resource for patients with autoimmune disease. The primary focus is on the specific environmental factors, including heavy metals, hormones, organic solvents, medications, and infectious agents, that lead to autoimmune disease and that make the symptoms worse in genetically susceptible individuals. Sections of this work describe the immune system, the natural courses of disease for the various system-wide and organ-specific autoimmune disorders, and genetic factors and lifestyle influences associated with AD. Diagnostic concerns, conventional and alternative treatment options for AD, current research paths, and laboratory tests are also covered.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Fluoride Deception

Author : Christopher Bryson
ISBN : 9781609800086
Genre : Science
File Size : 61.45 MB
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With the narrative punch of Jonathan Harr’s A Civil Action and the commitment to environmental truth-telling of Erin Brockovich, The Fluoride Deception documents a powerful connection between big corporations, the U.S. military, and the historic reassurances of fluoride safety provided by the nation’s public health establishment. The Fluoride Deception reads like a thriller, but one supported by two hundred pages of source notes, years of investigative reporting, scores of scientist interviews, and archival research in places such as the newly opened files of the Manhattan Project and the Atomic Energy Commission. The book is nothing less than an exhumation of one of the great secret narratives of the industrial era: how a grim workplace poison and the most damaging environmental pollutant of the cold war was added to our drinking water and toothpaste. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Science

Nutritional Self Defense

Author : Lily Splane
ISBN : 0945962134
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 21.84 MB
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Get a fighting chance with "Nutritional Self-Defense." Readers will find the knowledge and tools to combat the daily onslaught of processed fast-foods, pollution, and stress here with authoritative, up-to-date, tables for instant reference.
Category: Health & Fitness