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Toxic Legacy


Toxic Legacy
  • Author : Patrick Sullivan
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2010-07-27
  • ISBN : 0080466478
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Any professional examination of existing or potential new toxins in a population must account for those already present from past problems and natural conditions. Toxic Legacy provides extensive information on the occurrence of chemical hazards and their potential dangers in combinations in the food, water and air in cities around the United States. The book illustrates consumer preferences for specific food and water products, as well as particular diets and discusses the toxicity and risks associated with our exposure to synthetic chemicals. The authors offer unique guidance to environmental engineers, scientists, process engineers, and planners and specify what steps can be taken to limit exposure to complex chemical mixtures. Includes strategies for minimizing our exposure to chemical mixtures Provides detailed analysis of hazards associated with exposure to chemical mixtures from multiple sources Presents chemical data on the food, water and air for 36 metropolitan areas in the United States

Our Children s Toxic Legacy


Our Children s Toxic Legacy
  • Author : John Wargo
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 1998-01-01
  • ISBN : 0300074468
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This text traces the history of pesticide law and science and arrives at the conclusion that we have failed to protect ourselves, and especially our children, from pesticide contamination of food, soil, water and air. It suggests that more fundamental reforms are needed to contain the health risks.

Our Toxic Legacy


Our Toxic Legacy
  • Author : Beatrice Trum Hunter
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant
  • Release : 2013-09
  • ISBN : 145967104X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium are major toxic metals. All are environmental pollutants that can inflict harm on humans and other living creatures as well as adversely affect our air, water, soil, and food supply. Two of them-lead and mercury-are neurotoxins. They can poison not only us but also our progeny developing in the womb. The other two-arsenic and cadmium-have some carcinogenic forms. All four metals can break down the body's basic functions. Metal toxicity is more prevalent than commonly recognized. If we regularly eat certain fish or foods and beverages sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup, have amalgam dental fillings, drink contaminated tap water, take over-the-counter drugs, or use lipstick or hair dye, chances are that our bodies have already accumulated significant amounts of toxic metals. These poisonous substances are present in hundreds of other everyday consumer products. And if we work in certain industries or in agriculture, chronic exposure is inevitable. Our Toxic Legacy describes the unique characteristics of each of these four major toxic metals and identifies the likely sources of our exposures. It offers in-depth, evidence- based information on subtle as well as serious health problems each metal induces, methods to test for its presence, and therapies to rid it from our bodies. Equally important, the book demonstrates the failures of the federal government to enforce even weak safety standards-themselves formulated to accommodate economic interests rather than for protection of public health-and offers new and important information on what we can do to help limit these toxic metals in our environment. Our Toxic Legacy shows that, while much remains to be done, we can take measures now to protect.

Toxic Legacy


Toxic Legacy
  • Author : Callum Fitzpatrick
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2018
  • ISBN : OCLC:1046986082
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This thesis investigates New Zealand’s print news media coverage of methamphetamine to determine whether there was a moral panic surrounding the drug between 2009 and 2017. While previous research on the media coverage of methamphetamine has been conducted in New Zealand, none has examined the period since 2010. Goode and Ben-Yehuda’s (2009) five elements of a moral panic (concern, volatility, hostility, consensus and disproportionality) are utilised to create testable research questions. A content analysis of New Zealand's major newspapers is conducted, finding a total of 7819 articles. Exploratory quantitative analyses are conducted on these articles before a stratified-random sample of 413 articles is selected for in-depth quantitative and qualitative analysis. The results show that methamphetamine was the subject of a lengthy period of negative and misleading coverage particularly in terms of: the rates of use, the proportion of users who become addicted, and its effects on users and society more broadly. I argue that two periods in 2016 ostensibly achieve at least four of the Goode and Ben-Yehuda’s five elements of a moral panic. However, the first period in June 2016, demonstrates substantial disagreement between groups preventing consensus from being achieved. The second period, October 2016, appears to have caused only moderate public concern. I discuss possible explanations, and whether a period with one or more of the five elements missing can be considered a moral panic. A key novel finding is the introduction and increased focus of the news media on the issue of “methamphetamine contamination” between 2015 and 2017. I conclude by suggesting improvements for both the theoretical and empirical study of moral panics.

The Threat at Home


The Threat at Home
  • Author : Seth Shulman
  • Publisher : Beacon Press (MA)
  • Release : 1992
  • ISBN : UOM:39015021540581
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An analysis of the impact of toxic waste dumping by the U.S. military reveals how military bases across the country have endangered the environment