Biocidal: Confronting the Poisonous Legacy of PCBs

Biocidal: Confronting the Poisonous Legacy of PCBs

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The first full account of the scientific and political dynamics of global PCB contamination, and its threat to human health and the environment

 

Whether or not you've heard of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), it's likely that this toxic chemical can be found in your cells. PCBs were invented in 1920 for the electronics industry, fueled the WWII military machine, then were put to domestic uses, and finally came to be present in every corner of the earth. Because… (more)

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AHSmith
AHSmith
Fri, 31 Dec 2010 04:14:36 +0100

Ted Dracos, Biocidal, Confronting the Poisonous Legacy of PCBs
 294 pp. 2010, Boston, Beacon Press, $34.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0612-2

Review by Anthony Henry Smith
December, 2010

“Biocidal” is nothing less than the story of the poisoning of most of the human beings on the planet. This poisoning occurred originally as an unintended consequence of a series of corporate and governmental actions initiated and driven by the transformative force and power of money.

Sound governance requires reliable information.… (more)



Book Details  


Publisher: Beacon Press (November 16, 2010)

Format: EPUB

File size: 289 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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