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

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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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About the author

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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Publisher
Da Capo Press
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Published on
Mar 23, 2010
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Pages
440
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ISBN
9780306818974
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Language
English
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Genres
Health & Fitness / Diseases / Cancer
Nature / General
Science / Environmental Science
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