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Poisoned Planet

How Constant Exposure to Man-Made Chemicals Is Putting Your Life at Risk

Julian Cribb


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By the author of The Coming Famine, this book sounds a wake up call: we cannot rely on governments or industry to clean up the toxic manmade chemicals we've surrounded ourselves with, it's up to us to repair our poisoned planet

We want things to be cheap, convenient, and useful. Our food arrives contaminated with pesticides and wastes, wrapped in plastic made of hormone-disrupting chemicals. We bathe and dress our children in petrochemicals. Even our coffee contains miniscule traces of arsenic, cup by cup adding to the toxins accumulating in our bodies. Man-made chemicals are creating a silent epidemic. Our children are sicker; cancer, obesity, allergies, and mental health issues are on the rise in adults; and, frighteningly, we may be less intelligent than previous generations. A poisoned planet is the price we pay for our lifestyle, but Julian Cribb shows we have the tools to clean it up and create a healthier, safer future for us all.

Praise For Poisoned Planet: How Constant Exposure to Man-Made Chemicals Is Putting Your Life at Risk

"If you care about your children, read this book."  —Paul R. Ehrlich, author, Human Natures

"We have used the biosphere—air, water and soil—as a dump for toxic compounds as if somehow we can remain healthy on an unhealthy planet. It is a tragic illusion as Julian Cribb's Poisoned Planet so urgently warns us."  —David Suzuki, author, The Sacred Balance

Allen & Unwin, 9781760110468, 276pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2015

About the Author

Julian Cribb is a distinguished science writer with more than 30 awards for journalism. He is a former newspaper editor, the founder of the influential ScienceAlert website, and the author of eight books.