Poisoned Profits: The Toxic Assault on Our Children

Poisoned Profits: The Toxic Assault on Our ChildrenIn A Landmark Investigation That S Been Compared To Silent Spring, Two Veteran Journalists Definitively Show How, Why, And Where Industrial Toxins Are Causing Rates Of Birth Defects, Asthma, Cancer, And Other Serious Illnesses To Soar In Children Philip And Alice Shabecoff Reveal That The Children Of Baby Boomers The First To Be Raised In A Truly Toxified World Are The First Generation To Be Sicker And Have Shorter Life Expectancies Than Their Parents The Culprits, They Say, Are The Companies That Profit From Producing, Using, And Selling Toxics.In Piercing Case Histories, The Authors Bring Readers To Places Like Dickson, Tennessee, Where Babies Were Born With Cleft Lips And Palates After Landfill Chemicals Seeped Into The Water, And Port Neches, Texas, Where So Many Graduates Of A High School Near Synthetic Rubber And Chemical Plants Contracted Cancer That The School Was Nicknamed Leukemia High And They Ask A Razor Sharp Question Just Why Are We Letting Corporations Commit These Crimes Against Our Children, Sabotage Investigations And Regulations, Hire Scientists To Skew Data On Toxic Impacts, And Fend Off Government Controls With Powerful Lobbying Groups It S Time, They Say, For Families And The Health And Environmental Communities To Fight Back, And Their Painstakingly Researched Book Shows How People Are Taking Action Across The Country From Pressuring Politicians And Investigating Sickness Clusters In Their Regions To Ridding Their Own Homes Of Countless Toxic Products Like Crib Mattresses Infused With Dangerous Flame Retardants Or Teething Rings Steeped In Harmful Chemicals.Powerful, Unflinching, And Eminently Readable, Poisoned For Profit Is A Wake Up Call That Is Bound To Inspire Talk And Force Change. We are all screwed. Still not finished reading this, but had to return it to the library after 2 renewals I would recommend this book to anyone, but I URGE parents or those who may be thinking of becoming parents to read it It provides a heaping amount of evidence that big corporations have been creating an epidemic of disease and illness in our country since the start of the industrial revolution The baby boomers are probably the first generation to be affected by it, but they are probably not even aware of it My generation is oblivious to it, but is probably most affected by it because it not only impacts our health but greatly impacts the health of our children There is a link between the chemicals we are unwittingly inhaling and ingesting and the increasing rates of cancer, mental disorders, reproductive problems, and many other health issues that we are currently faced with Before reading this book, I already had major concerns about the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we consume outside of the home After reading the first half of this book, I m terrified about those things and I m also majorly concerned about the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we consume inside our home Not only am I concerned, but I m disgusted and frankly pissed off that our government has allowed for American chemical companies to write their own rules and regulate themselves This has gon
Have you wondered why there seems to be an epidemic of serious childhood illnesses, like cancer, asthma and birth defects, in America It has a lot to do with the huge increase, over the past 50 years, of toxic chemicals dumped into the environment This book gives the details.There are a number of towns all over the country, ranging from Dickson, Tennessee, to Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to Toms River, New Jersey, suffering much higher than normal numbers of severe childhood illnesses Each town just happens to also contain a large industrial plant that handles lots of toxic chemicals Are the illnesses all isolated instances or just one of those things The authors say that the CEOs of the major chemical companies are not evil people who deliberately want to poison innocent children, but profit is most important It is very hard to prove, absolutely, that a particular case of asthma or cancer, for instance, was caused by chemicals from a particular industrial plant, though the circumstantial evidence is pretty strong The chemical companies use that uncertainty to delay the paying of any fines or cleanup costs.Scientists for pay are willing to say what the chemical companies want them to say The evidence is not conclusive and study read delay is needed Washington is no help Through lobbyists and campaign contributions, it has been
This is a very good look at how health is effected by industry, government and our own ignorance The problem I had with the book in total is that it does not breakdown poisons by category The authors mention both che
Hmmm.Looks like something that s only going to make me MORE paranoidWell, I didn t get half way through it before it was due back at the library I could have renewed, but I didn t It was well written But it was kind of making me feel somewhat hopeless And like, no matter what one does, our environ
The I know the psycho and paranoid I become about my life and family and the toxins that around us and harming our bodies Educate yourself This is a good read with lots of data and research An amazing book about an ongoing outrage leading to tragedy after tragedy Everyone who cares about children should read this book and take action to protect those children, our planet and our future. People have to be aware I wish everyone would read this book. Wow. this is a quality piece of scaremongering that I enjoyed reading, and I would recommend it to anyone from those who are already scared an appropriate amount to those who are not yet scared at all.

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  • Paperback
  • 359 pages
  • Poisoned Profits: The Toxic Assault on Our Children
  • Philip Shabecoff
  • English
  • 05 February 2019
  • 9781603582568