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America the poisoned : how deadly chemicals are destroying our environment, our wildlife, ourselves and--how we can survive! / Lewis Regenstein.


Washington, D.C. : Acropolis Books, [1982] .
ISBN 9780874914863, 0874914868

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Subjects Abnormalities, Human -- Etiology.
Cancérogenèse.
Carcinogenesis.
Chemische stoffen.
Environmental Pollutants -- poisoning.
Environmental health -- United States.
Environmental health.
Environmental toxicology -- United States.
Environmental toxicology.
Hygiène du milieu -- États-Unis.
Maladies de l'environnement -- États-Unis.
Malformations -- Étiologie.
Milieuverontreiniging.
Pesticides -- poisoning.
United States.
Description 414 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1982]
©1982
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Documents toxic substances in use in our environment and discusses their effects on our enviroment.
Contents The chemical crisis we face -- Herbicides: America's war against itself -- Pesticides: feeding the insects, poisoning the people -- Toxic wastes: 80 million tons a year -- Contaminating the water: our nation's "most grievous error" -- Air pollution: 35 million Americans in danger -- Poisoning the planet: our export trade in death -- The impending disaster -- Our chemical heritage: cancer, sterility and deformed children -- Chemicals that might kill us: case studies of the major toxics scandals -- Tris: killing half a million children? -- PCB's: present in every living creature? -- Lindane: the deadly indoor pesticide -- DBCP: the poisoning of California -- Endrin: silent summer -- Toxaphene: 100 million pounds a year -- DDT: the silencer of spring -- Aldrin and dieldrin: part of us all -- Chlordane and heptachlor: with us from conception until death -- Epilogue: crippling the health and environmental laws.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)8221496
(OCoLC)ocm08221496
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WorldCat Identities Regenstein, Lewis.
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