A Toxic Love Story
By Susan Freinkel
(Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780547152400, 324pp.)
Publication Date: April 2011
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Freinkel gives us the tools we need with a blend of lively anecdotes and analysis. She combs through scientific studies and economic data, reporting from China and across the United States to assess the real impact of plastic on our lives. She tells her story through eight familiar plastic objects: comb, chair, Frisbee, IV bag, disposable lighter, grocery bag, soda bottle, and credit card. Her conclusion: we cannot stay on our plastic-paved path. And we don t have to. "Plastic" points the way toward a new creative partnership with the material we love to hate but can t seem to live without.
Science writer Susan Freinkel chronicles the rise of plastic in consumer culture â�� and its effects on the environment and our health â�� in Plastic: A Toxic Love Story. Freinkel says plastics leach potentially harmful chemicals into our bloodstream â�� and that scientists are now figuring out what that does to our bodies. More at NPR.org
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