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The body toxic : how the hazardous chemistry of everyday things threatens our health and well-being / Nena Baker.

Baker, Nena, 1959- (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780865477070 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0865477078 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 277 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : North Point Press, 2008.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-256) and index.
Summary, etc.: Almost everything we encounter--from soap to soup cans and computers to clothing--contributes to a chemical load unique to each of us. Scientists studying the phenomenon refer to it as "chemical body burden," and in The Body Toxic, the investigative journalist Nena Baker explores the many factors that have given rise to this condition--from manufacturing breakthroughs to policy decisions to political pressure to the demands of popular culture. While chemical advances have helped raise our standard of living, making our lives easier and safer in many ways, there are costs to these conveniences that chemical companies would rather consumers never knew about. Baker draws back the curtain on this untold impact and assesses where we go from here.--From publisher description.

Available copies

  • 11 copies at Merrimack Valley Library Consortium. (Show)
  • 1 copy at Hamilton-Wenham Public Library.

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0 current holds with 11 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Collection Status Due Date
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library 615.9 BAK (Text) Non-Fiction Available -
Subject: Toxicology > Popular works
Environmental toxicology > Popular works.

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