How Everyday Products Make People Sick: Toxins at Home and in the Workplace / Edition 2

How Everyday Products Make People Sick: Toxins at Home and in the Workplace / Edition 2

by Paul D. Blanc
     
 


“This is the work of a lifetime, one sure to be a classic for future lifetimes. Thirty years ago, Paul Blanc educated me about the threat of cancers caused by corporate and government negligence. Now he tells a great, entertaining and shocking story, based on a vast knowledge of science, government regulation, history and popular culture that shows our… See more details below

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“This is the work of a lifetime, one sure to be a classic for future lifetimes. Thirty years ago, Paul Blanc educated me about the threat of cancers caused by corporate and government negligence. Now he tells a great, entertaining and shocking story, based on a vast knowledge of science, government regulation, history and popular culture that shows our personal dependency and the almost-forsaken cause of public health."—Tom Hayden, former chairman, committee on natural resources, California state senate.”

"A masterful synthesis of some of the very heated and critical environmental and occupational health issues of our time. Paul Blanc offers a grounded look at the long term history of industrial disease, and the toxic environment in which we now live -- something that has been overlooked in discussions of the rise of the modern environmental movement."—David Rosner, author of Deceit and Denial: The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution and co-author of Are We Ready? Public Health Since 9/11.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520261273
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
11/02/2009
Edition description:
Updated and Expanded
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments VII

List of Abbreviations IX

Preface to the 2009 Edition XI

Introduction 1

1 The Forgotten Histories of "Modern" Hazards 5

2 The Shadow of Smoke: How to Evade Regulation 28

3 Good Glue, Better Glue, Superglue 45

4 Under a Green Sea: The Rising Tide of Chlorine 92

5 Going Crazy at Work: Cycles of Carbon Disulfide Poisoning 132

6 Job Fever: Inhaling Dust and Fumes 172

7 Emerging Toxins 215

Conclusion 262

Notes 271

Index 347

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