Resource Pointer #389 (Emerging Environmental Risks)
For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Inside the Bottle: An Exposé; of the Bottled Water Industry, 2005* Tony Clarke. Argues that four big companies-Nestlé, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and Danone-dominate the bottled water industry, and examines key issues of public concern about their operations. Also identifies what people can do in their communities to stimulate public awareness and develop alternatives that are locally controlled and ecologically sustainable. 138 pages. $13.00. Contact The Polaris Institute, 312 Cooper Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada, K2P 0G7; phone (613) 237-1717; fax (613) 237-3359; email email@example.com; website http://www.polarisinstitute.org/.
*Skin Deep: A Safety Assessment of Ingredients in Personal Care Products, 2005* Environmental Working Group. Examines the way in which the government fails to require health studies or pre-market testing for cosmetics and other personal care products. Asserts that the government’s lack of oversight leads to companies marketing products with ingredients that are poorly studied, or known to pose potentially serious health risks. Identifies products and ingredients with greatest risks. Available online at http://www.ewg.org/reports/skindeep/report/executive_summary.php. Contact Environmental Working Group (EWG), 1436 U St. N.W., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20009; phone (202) 667-6982; email (refer to website); website http://www.ewg.org/.
*Down on the Farm: The Impact of Nano-scale Technologies on Food and Agriculture, 2004* Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration (ETC) Group. Discusses the way in which nanotechnology, the manipulation of matter at the scale of atoms and molecules, is rapidly converging with biotech and information technology to radically change food and agricultural systems. 74 pages. Available as a free download at http://www.etcgroup.org/article.asp?newsid=485. Contact ETC Group Headquarters, 431 Gilmour St, Second Floor, Ottawa, ON Canada, K2P 0R5; phone (613) 241-2267; fax (613) 241-2506; email firstname.lastname@example.org; website http://www.etcgroup.org/.
*The Fluoride Deception, 2004*Christopher Bryson. Asserts that fluoride is a threat to public health and tells the story of how the chemical has been transformed by the chemical industry from “poison to panacea.” Draws on scientific studies, some unearthed from secret archives of government and corporate laboratories, on the effects of fluoride and the motives of its advocates.374 pages. $24.95. Contact Seven Stories Press, 140 Watts Street, New York, NY 10013; email email@example.com; website http://www.sevenstories.com.
*The Invisible Disease: The Dangers of Environmental Illnesses caused by Electromagnetic Fields and Chemical Emissions, 2004* Gunni Nordström. Makes the connection between the range of illnesses-Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Electro-Hypersensitivity, Sick Building Syndrome-and chemicals used in the manufacture of modern appliances. 239 pages. $14.95. Contact 46A West Street, New Alresford, Hampshire, S024 9AU, United Kingdom; phone +44 (1962) 773768; fax +44 (1962) 736881; email firstname.lastname@example.org; website http://www.o-books.net/.
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