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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520261275

ISBN-13: 9780520261273

Pub. Date: 11/02/2009

Publisher: University of California Press

This book reveals the hidden health dangers in many of the seemingly innocent products we encounter every day—a tube of glue in a kitchen drawer, a bottle of bleach in the laundry room, a rayon scarf on a closet shelf, a brass knob on the front door, a wood plank on an outdoor deck. A compelling exposé, written by a physician with extensive experience in

Overview

This book reveals the hidden health dangers in many of the seemingly innocent products we encounter every day—a tube of glue in a kitchen drawer, a bottle of bleach in the laundry room, a rayon scarf on a closet shelf, a brass knob on the front door, a wood plank on an outdoor deck. A compelling exposé, written by a physician with extensive experience in public health and illustrated with disturbing case histories, How Everyday Products Make People Sick is a rich and meticulously documented account of injury and illness across different time periods, places, and technologies.

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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