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The Resource Pick Your Poison : How Our Mad Dash to Chemical Utopia is Making Lab Rats of Us All, Monona Rossol

Pick Your Poison : How Our Mad Dash to Chemical Utopia is Making Lab Rats of Us All, Monona Rossol

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Pick Your Poison : How Our Mad Dash to Chemical Utopia is Making Lab Rats of Us All
Title
Pick Your Poison
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How Our Mad Dash to Chemical Utopia is Making Lab Rats of Us All
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Monona Rossol
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Language
eng
Summary
"How the chemicals in everyday products are killing us--and what the government is not doing about it Did you know that "non-toxic" usually means "never tested"? Or that many green cleaners may be good for the environment, but terrible for you? Chemist and activist Monona Rossol goes from under your sink into the halls of the powerful, tracing America's love affair with chemicals that kill, explaining how much worse the problem has gotten in the last decade. Shocking and appalling and completely reckless--that's how she describes the current prevalence of harmful chemicals in our everyday lives. Scientist have started linking our increased rates for cancer, autism, obesity, and asthma (among others) to chemical exposure and Rossol points the finger directly at the companies and executives making millions of dollars by polluting our environment and introducing toxic chemicals to our bodies. She chronicles how everyday toxins get into our bodies and accumulate over time and provides us with inspiration to make changes at the checkout lines. She also explains that Americans are not nearly as well protected by our government as we might think we are. Unlike the European Union, the United States allows chemical companies to produce toxins for use in U.S. consumer products with little-to-no oversight. While her tone is wry and entertaining, she's also well informed and her fact-filled treatise makes for absolutely terrifying reading. Includes surprising explanations about the chemicals in furniture, detergents, paints, makeup, toys, spray cleaners, ionic air purifiers, art supplies, and more Reveals how many eco-friendly products are good for the environment but bad for your health Exposes the truth about government regulations, product testing, and labeling, including why terms such as "non-toxic" (which often means "never tested"), "hypoallergenic", and "FDA-approved" can be misleading Offers practical ways to reduce your exposure and protect yourself and your family If you're alarmed by the health risks of the many hazardous chemicals we encounter at home, work, and school, don't get frightened, get informed. Read Pick Your Poison to learn the facts and find out what you can do about the daily onslaught of toxins that are making lab rats of us all"--
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1936-
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Rossol, Monona
Dewey number
615.9/02
Index
index present
LC call number
RA1226
LC item number
.R67 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Environmental toxicology
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
  • Environmental toxicology
  • Environmental toxicology
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
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Pick Your Poison : How Our Mad Dash to Chemical Utopia is Making Lab Rats of Us All, Monona Rossol
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Preface -- Your body is a chemistry experiment: have we given ourselves diabetes, autism, and cancer? -- Dying for your (child's) art: why "nontoxic" doesn't mean not toxic -- Calling a product green doesn't make it stop being poison: the chemical substitution game -- "All natural" doesn't mean safe, either: Mother Nature is out to get you -- Why not just use soap? : you versus the environment -- Of wall paint and face paint: how labels can mislead you --You have the right to know: how MSDS can help you protect yourself (when no one else will) -- Your air filter may be polluting your air: understanding chemical exposure -- Silver socks rocked by toxic shocker! : our weak worker and consumer protection laws -- Chemicals known to the state of California: a political action plan -- Don't drive yourself crazy: thirteen reasonable ways to change today -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix A: Detergent additives -- Appendix B: Evaluating the material safety data sheet -- Appendix : New York disclosure amendment -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ocn664666890
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 241 pages
Isbn
9780470550915
Lccn
2010048271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • (Sirsi) i9780470550915
  • (OCoLC)664666890
Label
Pick Your Poison : How Our Mad Dash to Chemical Utopia is Making Lab Rats of Us All, Monona Rossol
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Your body is a chemistry experiment: have we given ourselves diabetes, autism, and cancer? -- Dying for your (child's) art: why "nontoxic" doesn't mean not toxic -- Calling a product green doesn't make it stop being poison: the chemical substitution game -- "All natural" doesn't mean safe, either: Mother Nature is out to get you -- Why not just use soap? : you versus the environment -- Of wall paint and face paint: how labels can mislead you --You have the right to know: how MSDS can help you protect yourself (when no one else will) -- Your air filter may be polluting your air: understanding chemical exposure -- Silver socks rocked by toxic shocker! : our weak worker and consumer protection laws -- Chemicals known to the state of California: a political action plan -- Don't drive yourself crazy: thirteen reasonable ways to change today -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix A: Detergent additives -- Appendix B: Evaluating the material safety data sheet -- Appendix : New York disclosure amendment -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ocn664666890
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 241 pages
Isbn
9780470550915
Lccn
2010048271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780470550915
  • (OCoLC)664666890

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