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The Resource Poison Spring

Poison Spring

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Poison Spring
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Poison Spring
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Imagine walking into a restaurant and finding chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticides, or neonicotinoid insecticides listed in the description of your entree. They may not be printed in the menu, but many are in your food.These are a few of the literally millions of pounds of approved synthetic substances dumped into the environment every day, not just in the US but around the world. They seep into our water supply, are carried thousands of miles by wind and rain from the site of application, remain potent long after they are deposited, and constitute, in the words of one scientist, "biologic death bombs with a delayed time fuse and which may prove to be, in the long run, as dangerous to the existence of mankind as the arsenal of atom bombs." All of these poisons are sanctioned—or in some cases, ignored—by the EPA.For twenty-five years E.G. Vallianatos saw the EPA from the inside, with rising dismay over how pressure from politicians and threats from huge corporations were turning the it from the public's watchdog into a "polluter's protection agency." Based on his own experience, the testimony of colleagues, and hundreds of documents Vallianatos collected inside the EPA, Poison Spring reveals how the agency has continually reinforced the chemical-industrial complex.Writing with acclaimed environmental journalist McKay Jenkins, E.G. Vallianatos provides a devastating exposé of how the agency created to protect Americans and our environment has betrayed its mission. Half a century after after Rachel Carson's Silent Spring awakened us to the dangers of pesticides, we are poisoning our lands and waters with more toxic chemicals than ever
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  • Vallianatos, E.G
  • Jenkins, Mckay
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  • Nature
  • Politics
  • Nonfiction
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Poison Spring
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OVERDRIVE:88e239e9-50f5-4996-8a99-15adbb928a56
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9781608199259
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Poison Spring
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:88e239e9-50f5-4996-8a99-15adbb928a56
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781608199259
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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