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[BOOKS] ✮ ContamiNation Author McKay Jenkins –

ContamiNation An Investigation Into The Dangers Of The Chemicals Present In Our Daily Lives, Along With Practical Advice For Reducing These Toxins In Our Bodies And Homes, From Acclaimed Journalist McKay Jenkins A Few Years Ago, Journalism Professor McKay Jenkins Went In For A Routine Medical Exam What Doctors Found Was Not Routine At All A Tumor, The Size Of A Navel Orange, Was Lurking In His Abdomen When Jenkins Returned To The Hospital To Have The Tumor Removed, He Was Visited By A Couple Of Researchers With Clipboards They Had Some Questions For Him Odd Questions How Much Exposure Had He Had To Toxic Chemicals And Other Contaminants Asbestos Dust Vinyl Chlorine Pesticides A Million Questions, All About Seemingly Obscure Chemicals Jenkins, An Exercise Nut And An Enviro Conscious, Organic Garden Kind Of Guy, Suddenly Realized He D Spent His Life Marinating In Toxic Stuff, From His Wall To Wall Carpeting, To His Dryer Sheets, To His Drinking Water And From The Moment He Left The Hospital, He Resolved To Discover The Truth About Chemicals And The Healthy Levels Of Exposure We Encounter Each Day As Americans Jenkins Spent The Next Two Years Digging, Exploring Five Frontiers Of Toxic Exposure The Body, The Home, The Drinking Water, The Lawn, And The Local Box Store And Asking How We Allowed Ourselves To Get To This Point He Soon Learned That The Giants Of The Chemical Industry Operate Virtually Unchecked, And A Parent Has Almost No Way Of Finding Out What The Toy Her Child Is Putting In His Or Her Mouth Is Made Of Most Important, Though, Jenkins Wanted To Know What We Can Do To Turn Things Around Though Toxins May Be Present In Products We All Use Every Day From Ant Spray, Perfume, And Grass Seed To Shower Curtains And, Yes, Baby Shampoo There Are Ways To Lessen Our Exposure ContamiNation Is An Eye Opening Report From The Front Lines Of Consumer Advocacy.

[BOOKS] ✮ ContamiNation  Author McKay Jenkins –
  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • ContamiNation
  • McKay Jenkins
  • 22 June 2019
  • 9780399573408

    10 thoughts on “[BOOKS] ✮ ContamiNation Author McKay Jenkins –

  1. says:

    An exploration into the everyday lives of the toxins that surround us.Just how healthy are we trying to live We can make small adjustments in our lives Eat fruits and vegetables Use organic materials in our cleaning supplies, our children s toys, and even our furniture Exercise But what good does that do us when, no matter what we do, toxins permeate nearly everything in our lives McKay Jenkins offers an exploratory look at just what exactly it is that lives among us His list is exhausting From the stuff in our tap water to the nauseating smells of the big box store, it s incredible how much we have come to rely on synthetic plastics and flame retardants Is it really saving us Or are we just making ourselves sicker It s important to note that the complexities are much deeper than what Jenkins presents in the book, but at the same time it s a step forward in acknowledging what is happening ...

  2. says:

    This is a well written and researched and important book about the toxins in our environment From plastics, medications, pesticides and herbicides to toothpaste and shampoo, we are stewing in a chemical soup The author not only tells us about the various chemicals found in our homes, drinking water, lawns, the products we buy and how they wind up in our bodies The b...

  3. says:

    Not the first book I ve read in the threats that the chemical industry has made on our bodies, our environment, our children, our world It s a summary of all the crap that surrounds us that will probably kill us slowly However, the title is misleading My Quest to Survive in a Toxic World implies that there is in the book on how to minimize the effects of all of these chemicals, yet that is relegated to a epilogue at the very end of the book and a few websites I c...

  4. says:

    This book is simultaneously fascinating and horrifying After reading it, I felt like I walked away with an infinite amount of new information I m just not certain I like knowing what I know This book made me rethink so many things Every time I walk into a store with scented candles or body products, I breathe in deeply and take ...

  5. says:

    Knowledge is power and everyone should read this book It is extremely well written and it isn t designed to scare people to the point where they have an aggressive reaction to the information but just enoug...

  6. says:

    Wow, I knew we were subjected to toxins and chemicals in our daily environment, but I had no clue just how badly exposed we are The chapters that deal with plastics, primarily phthalates and BP A are scary as hell At the end of the book there are some suggestions for reducing your risk, but absolutely nothing in regards to detoxing and trying to rid your bodily tissues of toxic residue I think the author could have done a better job here I am left wondering what I should do now My wife and I would love to have a new car But that new car smell is all the synthetic materials out gassing chemicals that could be carcinogenic to the human body While exposure to said smells may not be dangerous by themselves they have a cumulative effect within the human body when added in with other exposures Some common things that all add up over time Every piece of furniture including your mattress and many of your clothes are covered in flame retardants most are carcinogenic Opened paint cans, turpentine, cleaning solvents, glues, resins all sitting in your baseme...

  7. says:

    This book is categorized under science, medicine and environmental studies, but I think a horror categorization would be just as apt Seriously it reveals the type of disturbing things that will make you want to curl up under your bed and hide Jenkins refers to actual product ingredient lists, scientific studies and experts to paint a picture of how overwhelmingly toxic our world has become Even the most innocuous things, from face lotion to baby pajamas to foam seating, contain toxins that our bodies are absorbing and accumulating, leading to cancer, neurological issues and birth defects Even worse, no one can escape contamination Body burden studies have shown that people who purposefully lead healthy, organic lifestyles, and people who live in remote areas that you wouldn t expect to be tainted by chemicals,...

  8. says:

    ContamiNation opened my eyes and made me think Just buying organic food at the grocery store isn t going to eliminate our exposure and probably won t even make a significant change in our exposure I had never given a lot of thought to things like what my neighbor uses on his lawn, the exhaust from the cars that drive by my home when my windows or open or the chemicals I m exposed to when I walk through my local mass...

  9. says:

    Thank you NetGalley and Penguin Group for my receiving this book in exchange for an honest review This is a science type book, but don t let that scare you away You will be scared, and mortified, though I ve long thou...

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