Toxic Legacy

Toxic Legacy
Author: Stephanie Seneff
Publsiher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-07-01
ISBN: 1603589295
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toxic Legacy Book Excerpt:

"Toxic Legacy will stand shoulder to shoulder with Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. [This is] unquestionably, one of the most important books of our time."—David Perlmutter, MD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain and Brain Wash "Urgent and eye-opening, the book serves as a loud-and-clear alarm."—The Boston Globe "A game-changer that we would be foolish to ignore."—Kirkus Reviews (starred) From an MIT scientist, mounting evidence that the active ingredient in the world’s most commonly used weedkiller is contributing to skyrocketing rates of chronic disease Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup, the most commonly used weedkiller in the world. Nearly 300 million pounds of glyphosate-based herbicide are sprayed on farms—and food—every year. Agrochemical companies claim that glyphosate is safe for humans, animals, and the environment. But emerging scientific research on glyphosate’s deadly disruption of the gut microbiome, its crippling effect on protein synthesis, and its impact on the body’s ability to use and transport sulfur—not to mention several landmark legal cases— tells a very different story. In Toxic Legacy, senior research scientist Stephanie Seneff, PhD, delivers compelling evidence based on countless published, peer-reviewed studies—all in frank, illuminating, and always accessible language. Throughout Toxic Legacy readers will discover: The uniquely toxic nature of glyphosate How glyphosate disrupts the microbiome, leading to gut dysbiosis, autoimmunity, neurodegeneration, and more Why we’re seeing a rise in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, infertility, depression, and anxiety Glyphosate’s role in soil degeneration, water contamination, and threats to wildlife and biodiversity Important nutritional guidance for conscientious consumers who want to avoid glyphosate-contaminated foods and improve their health As Rachel Carson did with DDT in the 1960’s, Stephanie Seneff sounds the alarm on glyphosate, giving you guidance on simple, powerful changes you can make right now and essential information you need to protect your health, your family’s health, and the planet on which we all depend.

Toxic Legacy

Toxic Legacy
Author: Patrick Sullivan,James J.J. Clark,Franklin J. Agardy,Paul E. Rosenfeld
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2010-07-27
ISBN: 9780080466477
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toxic Legacy Book Excerpt:

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

Toxicants Health and Regulation since 1945

Toxicants  Health and Regulation since 1945
Author: Nathalie Jas,Soraya Boudia
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-10-06
ISBN: 1317319699
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toxicants Health and Regulation since 1945 Book Excerpt:

The number of substances potentially dangerous to our health and environment is constantly increasing. The papers in this volume examine the concurrent rise of pollutants and the regulations designed to police their use.

Food Co ops in America

Food Co ops in America
Author: Anne Meis Knupfer
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2013-05-10
ISBN: 0801467713
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Co ops in America Book Excerpt:

In recent years, American shoppers have become more conscious of their food choices and have increasingly turned to CSAs, farmers' markets, organic foods in supermarkets, and to joining and forming new food co-ops. In fact, food co-ops have been a viable food source, as well as a means of collective and democratic ownership, for nearly 180 years. In Food Co-ops in America, Anne Meis Knupfer examines the economic and democratic ideals of food cooperatives. She shows readers what the histories of food co-ops can tell us about our rights as consumers, how we can practice democracy and community, and how we might do business differently. In the first history of food co-ops in the United States, Knupfer draws on newsletters, correspondence, newspaper coverage, and board meeting minutes, as well as visits to food co-ops around the country, where she listened to managers, board members, workers, and members. What possibilities for change-be they economic, political, environmental or social-might food co-ops offer to their members, communities, and the globalized world? Food co-ops have long advocated for consumer legislation, accurate product labeling, and environmental protection. Food co-ops have many constituents-members, workers, board members, local and even global producers-making the process of collective decision-making complex and often difficult. Even so, food co-ops offer us a viable alternative to corporate capitalism. In recent years, committed co-ops have expanded their social vision to improve access to healthy food for all by helping to establish food co-ops in poorer communities.

Let My Children Go Ye Leviathans Governments

Let My Children Go  Ye Leviathans  Governments
Author: Kwei-Armah
Publsiher: Exceller Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Let My Children Go Ye Leviathans Governments Book Excerpt:

This book looks at the traditional answer to the question of man’s freedom on earth - the answer that holds that for man to be free he needs to be made to become a perpetual subject. And dismisses it. This work submits that man is not born to be a subject but a free man. Because it contends that, contrary to Rousseau’s thoughts, man is born in chains and that it is these chains that he must learn to break to be free. It subsequently submits that for man to be able to break his chains he needs to be made to become his true self and shows how to make man become his true self.

Burning Center Porous Borders

Burning Center  Porous Borders
Author: Eleazar S. Fernandez
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2011-10-17
ISBN: 1610974263
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Burning Center Porous Borders Book Excerpt:

Burning Center, Porous Borders articulates what the church is and is called to be about in the world, a world now globalized to the point that the local is lived globally and the global is lived locally. The church must respond creatively and prophetically to the challenges-economic disparity, war and terrorism, diaspora, ecological threat, health crisis, religious diversity, and so on-posed by our highly globalized world. It can do so only if the church's spiritual center burns mightily. Conversely, it can burn mightily in the spirit of Christ only if its borders are porous and allows the fresh air/spirit of change to blow in and out. While there is much rhetoric about change, the most common response to change is to continue doing business as usual. This is particularly the case in the face of perceived global threats. In spite of the hoopla and euphoria of the global village, walls of division and exclusion are rising, hearts are constricting, and moral imagination shrinking. In response to this context, Burning Center, Porous Borders proposes alternative ways or images of being a church: burning center and porous borders, wall-buster and bridge-builder, translocal (glocal), mending-healer, radical hospitality, community of the earth-spirit, household of life abundant, dialogians of life, and community of hope. In Burning Center, Porous Borders congregational vitality and progressive praxis kiss and embrace!

Regulating Toxic Substances in Surface Water

Regulating Toxic Substances in Surface Water
Author: Jeffrey A. Foran,Larry E. Fink
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1993-04-13
ISBN: 9780873714983
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regulating Toxic Substances in Surface Water Book Excerpt:

Regulating Toxic Substances in Surface Water offers a critical examination of the mechanisms used to control, reduce, and eliminate toxic substances and their impacts on aquatic ecosystems and on human health. The book explains how surface water criteria for toxic substances are developed and how criteria are used to control sources of toxic pollutants to surface waters. The book examines the many science-policy decisions that are made during implementation of the Clean Water Act and explores several areas of surface water impairment that have not been addressed by existing regulatory mechanisms. Practical outcomes of decisions as they are implemented on state and federal levels are covered as well. Regulating Toxic Substances in Surface Water will be useful for federal and state water quality regulators, municipal wastewater treatment plant managers, managers of industries that discharge toxic substances to surface waters, environmental consultants, and others interested in the topic.

Banned

Banned
Author: Frederick Rowe Davis
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-11-28
ISBN: 030021037X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Banned Book Excerpt:

Rachel Carson’s eloquent book Silent Spring stands as one of the most important books of the twentieth century and inspired important and long-lasting changes in environmental science and government policy. Frederick Rowe Davis thoughtfully sets Carson’s study in the context of the twentieth century, reconsiders her achievement, and analyzes its legacy in light of toxic chemical use and regulation today. Davis examines the history of pesticide development alongside the evolution of the science of toxicology and tracks legislation governing exposure to chemicals across the twentieth century. He affirms the brilliance of Carson’s careful scientific interpretations drawing on data from university and government toxicologists. Although Silent Spring instigated legislation that successfully terminated DDT use, other warnings were ignored. Ironically, we replaced one poison with even more toxic ones. Davis concludes that we urgently need new thinking about how we evaluate and regulate pesticides in accounting for their ecological and human toll.

Building Materials

Building Materials
Author: Kathleen Hess-Kosa
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2017-04-07
ISBN: 131535408X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Materials Book Excerpt:

The construction industry is bombarded with ever-changing building materials—components of which are more and more difficult, if not impossible, to identify. Building material emissions have been implicated as a major source of indoor air pollution, and toxic gases, often unidentified, are generated in building fires. Building Materials: Product Emission and Combustion Health Hazards undertakes the task of identifying building materials emission and combustion health hazards. This practical guide introduces the complex world of polymers commonly used in building materials along with plasticizers and additives that are not regulated by OSHA. It also explores the topic of building materials as they relate to function and their emissions/combustion products along with thermal decomposition and combustion products as they relate to fire first responders. Engaging environmental professionals, construction management firms, architects, first respondents, and students, this valuable reference delivers a comprehensive spectrum of knowledge needed to face the challenges of managing building materials in the twenty-first century. Awareness is the first line of defense!

Just Business

Just Business
Author: Alec Hill
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-12-15
ISBN: 0830887997
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Just Business Book Excerpt:

In this third edition of a popular textbook on business ethics, Alec Hill carefully explores the foundational Christian concepts of holiness, justice, and love, showing how some common responses to business ethics fall short of a fully Christian mindset. Updated throughout, this edition includes a new chapter on international business and uses penetrating case studies to clothe principles in concrete business situations.

WorldMinds

WorldMinds
Author: Donald G. Janelle,Barney Warf,Kathy Hansen,Gamaiel Zavala,Benjamin Sprague
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 635
Release: 2004-03-31
ISBN: 9781402016134
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

WorldMinds Book Excerpt:

WorldMinds provides broad exposure to a geography that is engaged with discovery, interpretation, and problem solving. Its 100 succinct chapters demonstrate the theories, methods, and data used by geographers, and exemplify the conceptual and topical richness of contemporary geography. The 150 contributing authors and co-authors address the challenges posed by issues such as globalization, regional and ethnic conflict, environmental hazards, terrorism, poverty, and sustainable development. This volume demonstrates the utility of geography as a conceptual discipline that contributes theoretically; as an applied practice that informs policy-making; and as a coherent set of methodologies to gather and analyze data about Earth and its occupants. WorldMinds is the ideal general reader to supplement textbooks in the full range of academic geography courses. In addition to geography students and instructors, it is relevant to researchers, applied geographers and policy makers.

A Force for Nature

A Force for Nature
Author: John H. Adams,Patricia Adams
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-08-25
ISBN: 0811865355
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Force for Nature Book Excerpt:

"If the planet has a lawyer, it's John Adams."---Rolling Stone --

Management and Mitigation of Acid Mine Drainage in South Africa

Management and Mitigation of Acid Mine Drainage in South Africa
Author: Mujuru, Munyaradzi,Mutanga, Shingirirai S.
Publsiher: Africa Institute of South Africa
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2017-02-03
ISBN: 0798304987
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management and Mitigation of Acid Mine Drainage in South Africa Book Excerpt:

South Africa is facing the increasing challenge of acid mine drainage (AMD) whose genesis is the country’s mining history, which paid limited attention to post-mining mine site management. In mineral resource-rich Africa, this has emerged as one of the most daunting challenges of our time. South Africa has been bold in its approach to mitigating this problem, although the challenge is multi-faceted. On a positive note, substantial research has been conducted to confront the challenge. However, thus far, the research has been largely fragmented. This book builds on the work that has been done, but also provides a refreshing multi-disciplinary approach that is useful in addressing the AMD challenges that South Africa and the continent face. Whilst addressing the problem as a scientific and engineering challenge, the book also exposes the economic, policy and legal challenges involved in addressing the problem. The book concludes, quite uniquely, that AMD is an opportunity that can be used by South Africa and Africa to solve problems, such as acute water shortage, as well as mineral recovery operations.

Nuclear Bodies

Nuclear Bodies
Author: Robert A. Jacobs
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2022-03-29
ISBN: 030026528X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nuclear Bodies Book Excerpt:

The Cold War reconsidered as a limited nuclear war “Inexorable clarity and care for his fellow humans mark Robert Jacobs's guide to the Cold War as a limited nuclear war, whose harms disfigure any possible future.”—Norma Field, author of In the Realm of a Dying Emperor: Japan at Century’s End In the fall of 1961, President Kennedy somberly warned Americans about deadly radioactive fallout clouds extending hundreds of miles from H‑bomb detonations, yet he approved ninety‑six US nuclear weapon tests for 1962. Cold War nuclear testing, production, and disasters like Chernobyl and Fukushima have exposed millions to dangerous radioactive particles; these millions are the global hibakusha. Many communities continue to be plagued with dire legacies and ongoing risks: sickness and early mortality, forced displacement, uncertainty and anxiety, dislocation from ancestors and traditional lifestyles, and contamination of food sources and ecosystems. Robert A. Jacobs re‑envisions the history of the Cold War as a slow nuclear war, fought on remote battlegrounds against populations powerless to prevent the contamination of their lands and bodies. His comprehensive account necessitates a profound rethinking of the meaning, costs, and legacies of our embrace of nuclear weapons and technologies.

Our common wealth

Our common wealth
Author: Thomas M. Hanna
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-09-10
ISBN: 1526133806
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our common wealth Book Excerpt:

Public ownership is more widespread and popular in the United States than is commonly understood. This book is the most comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the scope and scale of U.S. public ownership, debunking frequent misconceptions about the alleged inefficiency and underperformance of public ownership and arguing that it offers powerful, flexible solutions to current problems of inequality, instability, and unsustainability— explaining why after decades of privatization it is making a comeback, including in the agenda of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party in Britain. Hanna offers a vision of deploying new forms of democratized public ownership broadly, across multiple sectors, as a key ingredient of any next system beyond corporate capitalism. This book is a valuable, extensively researched resource that sets out the past record and future possibilities of public ownership at a time when ever more people are searching for answers.

Heritage and Social Media

Heritage and Social Media
Author: Elisa Giaccardi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-07-26
ISBN: 1136284877
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heritage and Social Media Book Excerpt:

Heritage and Social Media explores how social media reframes our understanding and experience of heritage. Through the idea of ‘participatory culture’ the book begins to examine how social media can be brought to bear on the encounter with heritage and on the socially produced meanings and values that individuals and communities ascribe to it. To highlight the specific changes produced by social media, the book is structured around three major themes: Social Practice. New ways of understanding and experiencing heritage are emerging as a result of novel social practices of collection, representation, and communication enabled and promoted by social media. Public Formation. In the presence of widely available social technologies, peer-to-peer activities such as information and media sharing are rapidly gaining momentum, as they increasingly promote and legitimate a participatory culture in which individuals aggregate on the basis of common interests and affinities. Sense of Place. As computing becomes more pervasive and digital networks extend our surroundings, social media and technologies support new ways to engage with the people, interpretations and values that pertain to a specific territorial setting. Heritage and Social Media provides readers with a critical framework to understand how the participatory culture fostered by social media changes the way in which we experience and think of heritage. By introducing readers to how social media are theorized and used, particularly outside the institutional domain, the volume reveals through groundbreaking case studies the emerging heritage practices unique to social media. In doing so, the book unveils the new issues that are emerging from these practices and the new space for debate and critical argumentation that is required to illuminate what can be done in this burgeoning sector of heritage work.

Sustaining Seas

Sustaining Seas
Author: Elspeth Probyn,Kate Johnston,Nancy Lee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2020-04-21
ISBN: 1786612844
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustaining Seas Book Excerpt:

Why read Sustaining Seas? It is as simple as this: the seas sustain all life. This edited book emerges from conversations across several disciplines, and including practitioners of different specialities (artists, writers, planners, policy makers) about how to sustain the seas, as they sustain us. Sustaining Seas: Oceanic space and the politics of care aims to build a better understanding of what it means to care for aquatic places and their biocultural communities. The book is truly interdisciplinary and brings together a wide range of authors including, academics from diverse fields (architecture, science, cultural studies, law), artists, fisheries managers, and Indigenous Traditional Owners. It provides readers with new theoretical framings, as well as grounded case studies with a wide geographical and cultural breadth. This book assumes that understanding complexity, including social, cultural, ecological and economic interconnections, is crucial to any solution. Sustaining the seas is one of the most pressing global challenges for the planet and all her inhabitants. How to do justice to this challenge is an exigency for all scholars, and how to represent the oceans is a guiding theme in the book that is addressed by scholars, artists, and practitioners.

Extraordinary Women Conservationists of Washington

Extraordinary Women Conservationists of Washington
Author: Dee Arntz
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015-01-12
ISBN: 1625852835
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extraordinary Women Conservationists of Washington Book Excerpt:

Courageous women are to thank for many of Washington's environmental conservation successes. Bonnie Phillips, Melanie Rowland and Helen Engle battled harmful timber cutting. Polly Dyer and Emily Haig worked to expand Olympic National Park and organized efforts to establish North Cascades National Park. Women helped create the Washington Environmental Council and Washington Conservation Voters. As a state representative, Jolene Unsoeld led the fight against Boeing and other major corporations to pass the state Model Toxics Control Act. Author and Washington conservationist Dee Arntz recounts these important stories and many others, showing that the legacy of Washington's female conservationists is nothing short of extraordinary.

Resource Exploitation in Native North America A Plague upon the Peoples

Resource Exploitation in Native North America  A Plague upon the Peoples
Author: Bruce E. Johansen
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2016-01-11
ISBN: 1440831858
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resource Exploitation in Native North America A Plague upon the Peoples Book Excerpt:

This wide-ranging survey of the environmental damage to Native American lands and peoples in North America—in recent times as well as previous decades—documents the continuing impact on the health, wellness, land, and communities of indigenous peoples. • Exposes readers to complete and current information about the severe environmental and health concerns that American Indians living on reservations experience due to environmental degradation • Encourages awareness of the issues tribal governments and Indian communities commonly face in balancing economic rewards and environmental and health consequences • Provides important historical context to support readers' understanding of the present-day situation of American Indians and reservation life

Surroundings

Surroundings
Author: Etienne S. Benson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2020
ISBN: 022670629X
Category: Environmentalism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surroundings Book Excerpt:

"The English word "environment" dates to the mid-nineteenth century, and the concept that it was invented to describe is not much older. Only since the late eighteenth century, and only in certain contexts, has it become common to believe that life can best be explained in environmental terms. Surroundings is the first full history of the concept - one that shows how it became compelling to particular communities of people. Today we confront the legacies of this long history, which the author argues has made it difficult to speak coherently and persuasively about questions of environmental justice and equity. The history recounted in Surrounded can help us better understand why we find ourselves in this predicament and what we might do about it. For it uncovers not only the diversity of forms that environmentalism has taken in the past but how paying attention them can open our eyes to the promising new varieties of environmentalism that are emerging today"--