How Everyday Products Make People Sick - on Health Notes March 1st
February 22, 2010
Kinshasha will be talking with Dr. Paul Blanc about his book How Everyday Products Make People Sick. This conversation will reveal the hidden health dangers in many of the seemingly innocent products we encounter every day--a tube of glue in a kitchen drawer, a bottle of bleach in the laundry room, a rayon scarf on a closet shelf, a brass knob on the front door, a wood plank on an outdoor deck.
Dr. Paul Blanc is a physician with extensive experience in public health.
How Everyday Products Make People Sick was written for a wide audience, it offers a critical and disquieting perspective on the relationship between industrial development and its adverse health consequences.
Among the surprisingly common hazards discussed in How Everyday Products Make People Sick:
* Glue and rubber cement
* Chlorine bleach
* Rayon and other synthetic textiles
* Welding and other metal fumes
* Wood preservatives
* Gasoline additives
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