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Living downstream :an ecologist looks at cancer and the environment

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Sandra Steingraber, biologist, poet, and survivor of cancer in her twenties, brings all three perspectives to bear on the most important health and human rights issue of our time: the growing body of evidence linking cancer to environmental contaminations. Her scrupulously researched scientific analysis ranges from the alarming worldwide patterns of cancer incidence to the sabotage wrought by cancer-promoting substances on the intricate workings of human cells. In a gripping personal narrative, she travels from hospital waiting rooms to hazardous waste sites and from farmhouse kitchens to incinerator hearings, bringing to life stories of communities in her hometown and around the country as they confront decades of industrial and agricultural recklessness.Living Downstream is the first book to bring together toxics-release data—now finally made available through under the right-to-know laws—and newly released cancer registry data. Sandra Steingraber is also the first to trace with such compelling precision the entire web of connections between our bodies and the ecological world in which we eat, drink, breathe, and work. Her book strikes a hopeful note throughout, for, while we can do little to alter our genetic inheritance, we can do a great deal to eliminate the environmental contributions to cancer, and she shows us where to begin.Living Downstream is for all readers who care about the health of their families and future generations. Sandra Steingrabers brave, clear, and careful voice is certain to break the paralyzing silence on this subject that persists more than three decades after Rachel Carsons great early warning.

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Steingraber, a biologist, poet, and cancer survivor in her twenties, explains the growing body of evidence linking cancer to environmental contamination. She combines personal narrative of her own fight with cancer with stories of communities around the country as they confront decades of industrial and agricultural recklessness. She draws on recently available toxics-release data and cancer registry data. For general readers.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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"Sandra Steingraber, biologist, poet, and survivor of cancer in her twenties, brings all three perspectives to bear on the most important health and human rights issue of our time: the growing body of"

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-340) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780201483031
Subtitle:
An Ecologist Looks At Cancer And The Environment
Author:
Steingraber, Sandra
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
Reading, Mass. :
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Diseases - Cancer
Subject:
Diseases
Subject:
Cancer
Subject:
Environmental toxicology
Subject:
Environmentally induced diseases
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
1155
Publication Date:
19970520
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.49x6.37x1.28 in. 1.40 lbs.

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