Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment

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Da Capo Press, Mar 23, 2010 - Science - 440 pages
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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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User 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 Environment

User 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

Contents

trace amounts
1
silence
17
time
35
space
59
war
89
animals
123
earth
143
air
171
our bodies inscribed
239
ecological roots
261
afterword
287
further resources
291
source notes
297
acknowledgments for the second edition
381
acknowledgments for the first edition
387
Index
393

water
187
fire
213
About the Author
413
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Sandra Steingraber, PhD, is the author of Having Faith: An Ecologist's Journey to Motherhood. An internationally recognized authority on environmental links to cancer and reproductive health, she is a visiting scholar at Ithaca College, New York.

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