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The Hundred-Year Lie: How to Protect Yourself from the Chemicals That Are Destroying Your Healthby Randall Fitzgerald
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Combining the impact of the classic bestseller Silent Spring with Fast Food Nation, The Hundred-Year Lie presents a devastating exposi of how chemicals in everyday products are ruining our health.
Over the past one hundred years, we have been guinea pigs in a vast chemistry experiment that uses our bodies, our health, and our good will to test the proposition that modern science can improve upon nature. In The Hundred-Year Lie, investigative journalist RandallFitzgerald shatters dozens of myths being perpetuated by the chemical, pharmaceutical and processed food industries.
In a devastating exposé in the tradition of Silent Spring and Fast Food Nation, investigative journalist Randall Fitzgerald warns how thousands of man-made chemicals in our food, water, medicine, and environment are making humans the most polluted species on the planet. A century ago in 1906, when Congress enacted the Pure Food and Drug Act, Americans were promised ?better living through chemistry.? Fitzgerald provides overwhelming evidence to shatter this myth, and many others perpetrated by the chemical, pharmaceutical, and processed foods industries. In the face of this national health crisis, Fitzgerald also presents informed and practical suggestions for what we can do to turn the tide and live healthier lives.
? The average American carries a ?body burden? of 700 synthetic chemicals
? Chemicals in tap water can cause reproductive abnormalities and hermaphroditic birth
? A 2005 study of lactating women in eighteen U.S. states found perchlorate (a toxic component of rocket fuel) in practically every mother?s breast milk
An investigative journalist shatters dozens of myths being perpetuated by the chemical, pharmaceutical, and processed food industries, and reveals why humans are becoming one of the most polluted species on the planet.
About the Author
RANDALL FITZGERALD has written investigative features for The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, and for twenty years was a contributing editor for Reade‛s Digest, where he researched, wrote, and edited articles on science and medicine.
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