Toxic Deception

Toxic Deception

How The Chemical Industry Manipulates Science, Bends The Law, And Endangers Your Health

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
Two investigative journalists document how the chemical industry in America has used its financial power to circumvent government regulation, keep dangerous products on the market, and taint research to further their business.

Book News
Draws on industry documents and agency records to show how the chemical industry has managed to keep toxic products on the market in the face of mounting evidence of their danger and in spite of emerging safer alternatives, revealing the true relationship between federal agencies and the chemical industry. Includes a resource guide listing manufacturers, trade associations, federal agencies, and environmental organizations related to four major toxic chemicals. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
Dan Fagin and Marianne Lavelle, two prize-winning investigative reporters who specialize in environmental writing, and the Center for Public Integrity have dug deep into the secretive world of the chemical giants and unearthed enough disturbing questions to shake America's faith in many household products and in much of the food we consume. Without polemic, the authors show precisely how manufacturers have managed to keep harmful products on the market even when safer, cheaper alternatives are available.
Drawing on the resources of the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit group well known for its exposes of political influence in Washington, the authors offer vivid examples of how the chemical industry flexes its muscle in order to outmaneuver government watchdogs.
Toxic Deception also details the stories of courageous families fighting the system, like the Grahams, who, after a series of pesticide sprayings, saw their farm become a chamber of environmental horrors where dead birds littered the fields, the family cow gave bloody milk, the pond foamed, and family members suffered an array of serious illnesses.
Not just another jeremiad exposing the injustices and hazards of the chemical industry, Toxic Deception explains how consumers can reduce their own risk and rescue a flawed system of health and safety laws.

& Taylor

Documents how the chemical industry has circumvented regulation

Publisher: 1996 Secaucus, NJ Carol Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781559723855
Characteristics: 294p


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