Poisoned Nation: Pollution, Greed, and the Rise of Deadly Epidemics [NOOK Book]

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Deadly Greed

An award-winning investigative journalist links the soaring epidemics of cluster illnesses and many other diseases to the chemical contamination of our water, air, food, and everyday products for the profit and power of a reckless few.
With irrefutable evidence and moving personal stories of the sick and dying, Loretta Schwartz-Nobel demonstrates that the human equivalent of global warming is ...
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Poisoned Nation: Pollution, Greed, and the Rise of Deadly Epidemics

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Overview


Deadly Greed

An award-winning investigative journalist links the soaring epidemics of cluster illnesses and many other diseases to the chemical contamination of our water, air, food, and everyday products for the profit and power of a reckless few.
With irrefutable evidence and moving personal stories of the sick and dying, Loretta Schwartz-Nobel demonstrates that the human equivalent of global warming is already upon us. She shows how governments of both parties operate in tandem with America's most notorious polluters and how they have deceived the public, buried evidence of spreading disease, and suppressed critical scientific data. She traces relationships between organizations whose products cause diseases and those who profit from diagnosing and treating them, as well as their efforts to avoid research into environmental causes and possible cures.
Poisoned Nation is an urgent call for action that delineates the problem with such clarity that the truth shines through. The author issues a plea to religious leaders of all faiths to work together for change, to create a movement to defeat greed and guide us toward a safer, healthier future.
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Editorial Reviews

Barron H. Lerner
In Poisoned Nation, [Schwartz-Nobel] describes a series of diseases, ranging from asthma to cancer, that she believes are on the rise due to pollution. Her book has a…conspiratorial tone. She is largely uninterested in presenting both sides of the issues in question, even when defenders of the status quo are respected scientists and government agencies…To be sure, Schwartz-Nobel is right when she points out how profits and politics led industry to conceal the potential dangers of mercury in tuna and other foods. Similarly, the breast cancer movement only recently has turned from a focus on mammography and chemotherapy to investigating the connection between toxic waste and cancer rates. And she tells compelling stories about individuals with autism and breast cancer whose diseases seem to have emerged just after a toxic exposure.
—The Washington Post
Publishers Weekly

This angry book aims to expose the conspiracy of corrupt politicians, negligent regulators and greedy industry leaders covering up the epidemic of poisoned food, water and air that, the author claims, is filling our hospitals, killing our children and spreading cancer, birth defects, autism and leukemia. A veteran investigative journalist, Schwartz-Nobel (A Mother's Story) keeps the human element front and center by illustrating each pollutant with at least one heartbreaking anecdote. Although many of the pollutants the author denounces are proven poisons, others are only suspicious and several may be innocent. Moreover, it's often not clear from the evidence cited in the book whether a specific toxin was responsible, though the victim and the author have no doubt. Unfortunately, Schwartz-Nobel's apocalyptic tone and lack of skepticism weaken her case. She quotes scientists, but more often quotes other journalists, popular magazines, newspapers, victims groups, plaintiff lawyers and advocacy organizations like Washington Toxics Coalition and SafeMinds. No one refusing the join the bandwagon escapes her scorn, including pediatricians who express doubt that thimerosal in vaccines causes autism. Environmental pollution needs a champion, but this overheated polemic preaches to the choir. (Aug.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466856844
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 11/12/2013
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 873,601
  • File size: 323 KB

Meet the Author


Loretta Schwartz-Nobel is the author of six previous books. Among her awards are the Women in Communications Award, the Society of Professional Journalists Award, the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism Award, and the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Award for outstanding coverage of the problems of the disadvantaged.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Preface: Stolen Lives: A Personal Awakening     xiii
Global Contamination: No One Is Spared     1
Deadly Water: Cluster Illnesses, Leukemia, and Birth Defects     7
Toxic Food: Thyroid Disease, Cancer, and Pesticide Victims     49
The Cycle of Airborne Poison: Mercury Contamination and Asthma     65
The Autism Epidemic: Stealing Lives Around the World     85
The Breast Cancer Industry: Mammograms, Ionizing Radiation, and Conflicts of Interest     103
The New Lung Cancer Pandemic: Third-World Children, Contaminating Nonsmokers, and the Special Risks to Women     133
Saving the Children: A Spiritual Crisis, a Theological Opportunity     157
Epilogue: A Leap of Faith: What You Can Do, Now and Later     181
Notes     191
Index     205
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