Chemical Deception

A renowned health policy expert, Lappe is concerned about the effects of toxic substances on living things and also the public health crises that result when toxic substances are misused. In this book, he debunks ten widely believed myths (devoting a chapter to each) about the body's ability to withstand toxic substances, for example: "The body's defences are adequate"; "The fetus develops out of reach of toxic danger"; "The body's own chemicals are safe"; and "If it comes out of the tap, it's safe to drink." Each chapter features specific and frightening examples of the results of human exposure to toxic substances.