What's Gotten Into Us?

What's Gotten Into Us?

Staying Healthy in A Toxic World

eBook - 2011
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A cautionary investigation into the pervasiveness of toxic chemicals in the body shares the story of the author's survival of a contaminant-induced tumor while counseling readers on how to avoid chemical exposure through everyday consumer products.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2011]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780679604976
0679604979
Branch Call Number: ONLINE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (321 pages)

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fearlessforever
Jul 07, 2013

Wow. This book was not what I expected it to be. Yes, it’s very informative; but it’s borderline scary. This novel truly exposes the harsh reality that by the use of our common household products we are voluntarily poisoning ourselves and drastically lowering our overall health. From plastic water bottles to shampoo and laundry detergent to even children’s toys, Jenkins explains how every product in our lives is having an impact on our quality of life. And sadly, most of those impacts are negative.
This book however not only addresses problems it also provides numerous resources that you can use to help change the way you purchase products. It even gives helpful tips on how to discern between harmful products and has a list of certain ingredients to look for when purchasing things.
This book, however frightful that it may seem, is definitely of value for anyone to read. It is very well written and easy to read. It’s divided into chapters for different types of products and it always provides a solution to the problem that it addresses.
In conclusion: Worth the read! Enlightening, informative and straightforward.

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vascodegato
Nov 30, 2011

A very informative read. For those who want to know why...
Excellent

debwalker Jun 16, 2011

Slowly poisoning ourselves?

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22950009541673
Jun 06, 2011

Scary.

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fearlessforever
Jul 07, 2013

fearlessforever thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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fearlessforever
Jul 07, 2013

A highly informative (and slightly frightening) look into the real truth behind the products that we purchase and use every single day. Jenkins explains how simple things like soap and shampoo have a huge impact on our physical and mental health. Many companies today knowingly fill their products with harmful chemicals that can cause endless complications in the human body from things like birth defects to even causing cancer. This book not only reveals the reality behind everyday household products and how they affect us, but it also provides options for much healthier alternatives. It’s definitely worth the read, a real eye opener.

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