Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Talkin’ ‘bout toxins

September included the 50th anniversary of the publishing of Silent Spring by Rachel Carson.  If you haven’t yet read it, you should definitely add it to your book list.  In honor of this anniversary, I’ve got two other sources on toxic pollution that greenmomsters should investigate:

  • The Non-Toxic Avenger by Deanna Duke (aka Crunchy Chicken blogger) – As I wrote in an earlier book review, this book follows the fascinating story of one woman’s attempt to find out how significant our exposure is to “everyday” toxins.  Spurred on by her husband’s diagnosis with multiple myeloma and her son’s diagnosis with Asperger’s syndrome, Deanna Duke decided to take a look at toxins and determine whether it’s possible, or even desirable, to remove every toxin exposure from one’s everyday life.
  • Tox Town!  This interactive program, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, is a fun and easy way to investigate which toxic chemicals you might encounter in your everyday life.  From school buses to cars, homes to schools, Americans encounter Tox Town Man walking a dog - 120X80 pixels - 4 KBchemical substances everyday.  How do we know which are harmless and which are harmful?  This program provides information on different chemicals and their locations, so that citizens (both kids and adults) can make educated decisions about chemical exposure (thanks for the link TJ!).

In honor of Silent Spring’s anniversary, take a few minutes to learn about toxins in your world.

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