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Toxic Legacy

Author : Patrick Sullivan
ISBN : 0080466478
Genre : Science
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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
Category: Science

Our Children S Toxic Legacy

Author : John Wargo
ISBN : 0300074468
Genre : Medical
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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.
Category: Medical

Toxic Legacy

Author : Callum Fitzpatrick
ISBN : OCLC:1046986082
Genre : Methamphetamine
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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.
Category: Methamphetamine

Our Toxic Legacy

Author : Beatrice Trum Hunter
ISBN : 145967104X
Genre : Health & Fitness
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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.
Category: Health & Fitness

Toxic Legacy

Author : Stephanie Seneff
ISBN : 1603589309
Genre : Glyphosate
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"The Silent Spring of our time From an MIT scientist, mounting evidence that the active ingredient in the world's most commonly used weedkiller is responsible for debilitating chronic diseases, including cancer, liver disease, and more Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup, the most commonly used weedkiller in the world. Nearly 300 million pounds of glyphosate-based herbicide are sprayed on farms-and food-every year. Agrichemical companies claim that glyphosate is safe for humans, animals, and the environment. But emerging scientific research on glyphosate's deadly disruption of the gut microbiome, its crippling effect on protein synthesis, and its impact on the body's ability to use and transport sulfur-not to mention several landmark legal cases- tells a very different story. In Toxic Legacy, MIT senior research scientist Stephanie Seneff, PhD presents stunning evidence based on countless published, peer-reviewed studies that glyphosate plays a major role in skyrocketing rates of chronic diseases, including cancer, gut dysbiosis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, autism, infertility, and more. Dr. Seneff describes glyphosate's unique mechanism of toxicity that slowly erodes human health over time, as well as its impact on soil, ecosystems, and the nutritional quality of the nation's food supply. As Rachel Carson did with DDT in the 1960's, Stephanie Seneff sounds the alarm on glyphosate, giving you essential information to protect your health, your family's health, and the planet on which we all depend"--
Category: Glyphosate

The Threat At Home

Author : Seth Shulman
ISBN : UOM:39015021540581
Genre : History
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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
Category: History

Cold Clear And Deadly

Author : Melvin J. Visser
ISBN : 0870138022
Genre : Nature
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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.
Category: Nature

Historic Hardrock Mining

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ISBN : OCLC:34054258
Genre : Abandoned mined lands reclamation
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Category: Abandoned mined lands reclamation

Historic Hardrock Mining

Author :
ISBN : UCSD:31822021838495
Genre : Abandoned mined lands reclamation
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Category: Abandoned mined lands reclamation

Military Law Review

Author :
ISBN : IND:30000090199229
Genre : Courts-martial and courts of inquiry
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Category: Courts-martial and courts of inquiry

Lake Effect

Author : Nancy A. Nichols
ISBN : 9781597265232
Genre : Health & Fitness
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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.
Category: Health & Fitness

Debt Time Bomb Debt Mountains

Author : Paul Backholer
ISBN : 9781907066511
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 38.10 MB
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The United States is building the largest debt mountain in history and Britain is still borrowing. How will these debts affect your family and will our nations still be paying them off in the 2080s? In this book the author explains how and why this debt time bomb was created, the spiritual roots of this crisis, and the harsh implications for Western defence and global stability. What went wrong and can we do anything about it? 2020 edition.
Category: Business & Economics

Toxic Prairie

Author : Maya D. Golden-Krasner
ISBN : WISC:89085964989
Genre :
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Nuclear And Toxic Waste

Author : Thomas Streissguth
ISBN : CORNELL:31924084870355
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Essays debate such issues surrounding nuclear and toxic waste as industry's efforts to clean up hazardous waste, the influence of communities in fighting polluters, the role of the courts, and the solution from a variety of viewpoints.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Top 25 Censored News Stories Of 1990 And The Gulf War

Author : Carl Jensen
ISBN : UIUC:30112043199394
Genre : Censorship
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The yearly volumes of Censored, in continuous publication since 1976 and since 1995 available through Seven Stories Press, is dedicated to the stories that ought to be top features on the nightly news, but that are missing because of media bias and self-censorship. The top stories are listed democratically in order of importance according to students, faculty, and a national panel of judges. Each of the top stories is presented at length, alongside updates from the investigative reporters who broke the stories. Beyond the Top 25 stories, additional chapters delve further into timely media topics.
Category: Censorship


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ISBN : UCSD:31822009753203
Genre : Environmental health
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Category: Environmental health

Watersheds 3

Author : Lisa H. Newton
ISBN : UOM:39015053511856
Genre : Philosophy
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This is the only environmental casebook of its kind, presenting current and classic cases with the detail required for readers to experience serious and complex issues. The authors present cases of immediate interest to readers in a balanced and impartial manner.
Category: Philosophy

Toxic Empire

Author : Joshua Karliner
ISBN : UCSD:31822018983841
Genre : Environmental protection
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Category: Environmental protection