Dioxin War: Truth and Lies About a Perfect Poison

Dioxin War: Truth and Lies About a Perfect Poison

by Robert Allen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745322123

ISBN-13: 9780745322124

Pub. Date: 09/13/2004

Publisher: Pluto Press

Dioxin is one of the most poisanous chemicals known to humanity. It was the taxic component of Agent Orange, used by the US military to defoliate huge tracts of Vietnam during the war in the 1960s and 70s. It can be found in pesticides, plastics, solvents, detergents and cosmetics. Dioxin has been revealed as a human carcinegen, and has been asseciated with heart

Overview

Dioxin is one of the most poisanous chemicals known to humanity. It was the taxic component of Agent Orange, used by the US military to defoliate huge tracts of Vietnam during the war in the 1960s and 70s. It can be found in pesticides, plastics, solvents, detergents and cosmetics. Dioxin has been revealed as a human carcinegen, and has been asseciated with heart disease, liver damage, hermonal disruption, reproductive disorders, developmental destruction and neurological impairment. The Dioxin War is the story of the people who fought to reveal the truth about dioxin. Robert Allen reveals the attempts by the chemical industry. In collusion with regulatory and health authorities, to cover up the true impact of dioxin on human health. He tells the remarkable story of how a small, dedicated group of people managed to bring the truth about dioxin into the public domain and into the courts - and win.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745322124
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
09/13/2004
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.49(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevi
Acknowledgementsviii
Chronologyix
Abbreviations and Acronymsxiii
What is Dioxin?xv
Prologue: The Politics of Truth1
1Awkward Questions: A Dioxin Spill in the Mid-West10
2Heart of Darkness: Phenoxy Herbicides, Agent Orange and the Swedish Doctors25
3Ignorance is Bliss: The Poisoning of Missouri46
4Toxic Shock: Deep Rumbling Sounds73
5The EPA: A Regulatory Sleazefest101
6Tears in the Valleys: Incinerator Stories117
Epilogue: Challenging Power and Money133
AppendixBill Gaffey's Work143
Notes149
Further Reading188
Index190

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