Overkill: Repairing the Damage Caused by Our Unhealthy Obsession with Germs, Antibiotics, and Antibacterial Products

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Rodale Books, Apr 20, 2002 - Health & Fitness - 304 pages
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Are you guilty of overkill?

Experts warn that if we don't stop overusing antibiotics and antibacterial products now , we will shoulder the blame for creating a warrior class of drug-resistant supergerms that will threaten not only our children but their children and beyond. Hard evidence exists that the crisis has already begun. But understanding the long-term effects of antibiotic abuse is one thing, and taking responsibility for our own health day after day, year after year, is another. Or is it?

In this timely and thought-provoking reference, Dr. Kimberly M. Thompson tells you exactly what you need to do to protect and promote your family's good health without endangering their future. Because, let's face it--there is no real comfort in winning the battle against germs if we are destined to lose the war.

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Contents

Foreword by George D Lundberg M D xi
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Germs at a Glance
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Calculating Your Risk Quotient
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Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Kimberly M. Thompson, Sc.D., is an assistant professor of risk analysis and decision science at Harvard University School of Public Health. She received her master of science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her doctor of science degree in environmental health from Harvard University. Dr. Thompson lectures widely and has written more than 50 articles for professional and medical journals. She has been a guest on CBS Evening News, MSNBC Live, and National Public Radio, and she has been quoted in the Washington Post, Time, The Boston Herald, and other popular publications.

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