Dying From Dioxin
A Citizen's Guide to Reclaiming Our Health and Rebuilding Democracy
Lois Marie Gibbs
and the Citizens Clearinghouse for Hazardous Waste
It's in our food. It's in our bodies. And it's making us sick. According to recently released studies from the EPA, widespread exposure to dioxin is destroying the health of the American people. In Dying from Dioxin, Lois Marie Gibbs and grassroots activists and scientists with the Citizens Clearinghouse for Hazardous Waste describe the alarming details of this public health crisis, and explain how citizens can organize against it.
Lois Marie Gibbs (The Love Canal Crisis):
In the spring of 1978, Lois discovered that her child was attending an elementary school built on top of a 20,000 ton, toxic-chemical dump in Niagara Falls, NY. Out of desperation, she organized her neighbors into the Love Canal Homeowners Association and struggled more than two years for relocation. Opposing the group's efforts were the chemical manufacturer, Occidental Petroleum, and local, state, and federal government officials who insisted that the leaking toxic chemicals, including dioxin, the most toxic chemical known to man, was not the cause of high rates of birth defects, miscarriages, cancers and other health problems.
View the interview and presentation on the ACE Reports
Is This Your Child's World?
Doris J. Rapp, M.D.
Are Certain Children or Adults Always TOO SICK, TIRED, HYPER, AGGRESSIVE?
Are They Unable to Think Clearly or Learn?
Could They Have Unsuspected or Unrecognized ENVIRONMENTAL ILLNESS?
Applies also to ADULTS, HOMES, WORKPLACES and SCHOOLS
- This book illustrates the way to tell which child or adults have environmental illness by the way they look, feel, write, and act or behave. Pulse and ability to breathe are also clues.
- Learn how to SPECIFICALLY PINPOINT REASONS certain children or adults are unable to learn in certain rooms, outside the school, and at certain times after specific exposures AT SCHOOL, HOME, OR WORK.
- Learn ways to VERIFY YOUR SUSPICIONS using, fast, easy, and relatively inexpensive or more expensive methods.
- Learn WHAT TO DO and WHERE TO GO FOR HELP.
Environmentally Sick Schools Video
Dramatically and Vividly ILLUSTRATES SYMPTOMS OF ENVIRONMENTAL ILLNESS - Depression, unacceptable behavior, psychotic and suicidal behavior, fatigue, confusion, and much more.
Doris Rapp, M.D.
Experienced in Environmental Medicine
Nationally Acclaimed Expert
Dr. Rapp completed her medical studies in 1955, at New York University, and the Bellevue Medical Center. She did her internship and her residency at the Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. Dr. Rapp has extensive experience in the areas of allergy and immunology.
Dr. Rapp has published more than 30 scientific articles in professional journals, as well as numerous other articles and abstracts. She has published eight books, three booklets, and authored seven chapters in medical texts. Dr. Rapp has also produced many instructional video tapes and audiotapes for the public, educators, and physicians. She has done a great deal of work through the Practical Allergy Research Foundation in New York.
View the presentation with Dr. Rapp on the ACE Reports
Inconclusive By Design
Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Federal Environmental Health Research
Sanford Lewis, Brian Keating, Dick Russell
Environmental Health Network
National Toxics Campaign Fund
Two federal agencies, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), bear the primary responsibility for safeguarding the nation's environmental health. They are responsible for studying communities exposed to toxic pollution and wastes and making recommendations for public protection. Instead of ensuring a margin of safety and recommending measures to end public exposures to toxics, both of these agencies have routinely funded and conducted studies of effects of toxic pollution on public health which are inconclusive by design. These intentionally inconclusive studies have been used by polluters and government officials to mislead local citizens into believing that further measures to prevent toxic exposures are unnecessary. By systematically engaging in such practices, the two agencies are violating sound public health policy. This report offers an accounting of the waste, fraud and abuse that has proliferated in these agencies, and recommends reforms and congressional action to end the pattern identified.
Editor: Linda Price King
Published by: Environmental Health Network
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Chemical Injury and Disease
Professional and Layperson's Guide to Understanding Cause and Effect
Janette D. Sherman, M.D.
Physician and Toxicologist
Dr. Sherman examined some 8,000 patients over a 25 year span
This book is a must for every person asking the questions "WHY"? Why did I get sick? Why is the cancer rate so high? Why was this child born with birth defects?
Chemical Injury and Disease provides:
- Investigative and diagnostic techniques for the medical, legal, and lay communities in an easy-to-read manner
- Case reports for all body systems, from the central nervous system, pulmonary, gastrointestinal to reproductive
- Information on inherently dangerous industries such as plastics and waste disposal
- Toxicology and case report on pesticides
- Examples of chemicals causing endocrine disruption, immunological dysfunction, neurological damage, cancer, and birth defects
- Extensive bibliographic sources
- Historical references dispelling the notion that "more studies are needed" before we can take corrective and protective actions.
View the presentation with Dr. Sherman on the ACE Reports
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