Cleaning up America the Poisoned: How to Survive Our Polluted Society

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874919998
  • Publisher: Acropolis Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/1993
  • Product dimensions: 5.97 (w) x 8.95 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Looking Ahead
Pt. I The Chemical Crisis We Face 19
Ch. 1 Herbicides: America's War Against Itself 21
Ch. 2 Pesticides: Poisoning The People Instead of the Insects 79
Ch. 3 Toxic Wastes: A Ton A Year For Each of Us 136
Ch. 4 Contaminating The Water: Our Nation's "Most Grievous Error" 168
Ch. 5 Air Pollution: Can Our Planet Survive? 189
Ch. 6 Poisoning The Planet: Our Export Trade In Death 215
Pt. II The Impending Disaster 243
Ch. 7 Our Chemical Heritage: Cancer, Sterility, And Deformed Children 245
Pt. III Chemicals That Might Kill Us: Case Shidies Of The Major Toxic Scandals 279
Ch. 8 Tris: Half A Million Children in Danger? 281
Ch. 9 PCB's: Present In Every Living Creature? 293
Ch. 10 Lindane: The Deadly Indoor Pesticide 307
Ch. 11 DBCP: The Poisoning Of California 316
Ch. 12 Endrin: Silent Summer 327
Ch. 13 Toxaphene: 100 Million Pounds A Year 333
Ch. 14 DDT: Still Killing Americans Today 338
Ch. 15 Aldrin And Dieldrin: Part Of Us All 352
Ch. 16 Chlordane And Heptachlor: With Us From Conception Until Death 363
Epilogue America At Risk: The Dangers Of Nuclear Power And Radiation In Our Daily Lives 372
Footnotes 408
Index 427
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