Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment
The first edition of Living Downstream—an exquisite blend of precise science and engaging narrative—set a new standard for scientific writing. Poet, biologist, and cancer survivor, Steingraber uses all three kinds of experience to investigate the links between cancer and environmental toxins.
The updated science in this exciting new edition strengthens the case for banning poisons now pervasive in our air, our food, and our bodies. Because synthetic chemicals linked to cancer come mostly from petroleum and coal, Steingraber shows that investing in green energy also helps prevent cancer. Saving the planet becomes a matter of saving ourselves and an issue of human rights. A documentary film based on the book will coincide with publication.
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Review: Living DownstreamUser Review - Kathleen - Goodreads
I've read the first edition of this, and the intro so far to this second edition, which updates the science. The documentary film based on the book is so good! See it if it comes to your town! Read full review
Review: Living Downstream: A Scientist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the EnvironmentUser Review - Lauren Tamraz - Goodreads
One of the first ecofeminist books I read. So incredibly informative, she echoes Rachel Carson with her investigative work and similar cancer issues. Another tale paralleling the personal with environmental. Read full review
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