Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment

Paperback | March 23, 2010

bySandra Steingraber

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The first edition of Living Downstream—an exquisite blend of precise science and engaging narrative—set a new standard for scientific writing. Poet, biologist, and cancer survivor, Steingraber uses all three kinds of experience to investigate the links between cancer and environmental toxins.

The updated science in this exciting new edition strengthens the case for banning poisons now pervasive in our air, our food, and our bodies. Because synthetic chemicals linked to cancer come mostly from petroleum and coal, Steingraber shows that investing in green energy also helps prevent cancer. Saving the planet becomes a matter of saving ourselves and an issue of human rights. A documentary film based on the book will coincide with publication.

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The first edition of Living Downstream—an exquisite blend of precise science and engaging narrative—set a new standard for scientific writing. Poet, biologist, and cancer survivor, Steingraber uses all three kinds of experience to investigate the links between cancer and environmental toxins.The updated science in this exciting new edi...

Sandra Steingraber, PhD, is the author of Having Faith: An Ecologist's Journey to Motherhood. An internationally recognized authority on environmental links to cancer and reproductive health, she is a visiting scholar at Ithaca College, New York.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 9 × 6.12 × 1.25 inPublished:March 23, 2010Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306818698

ISBN - 13:9780306818691

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TheSmartMama.com, 3/6/10 “I thought I would talk about two of the books that most moved me to do more, to do better, to live a less toxic life. The first is Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and the second is Sandra Steingraber's incredibly powerful Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment Why these two books? Because they point out something very, very telling about the link between the lives we live and the cancers we get.”The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener, Spring 2010 “Steingraber presents a clear, cogent and convincing case for the environmental roots of cancer.”Gaia Fitness blog, 3/11/10 “Living Downstream is a very well-written book by Sandra Steingraber about the status of the world in which we live and it's affects on our lives. If you haven't read it, I highly recommend picking it up. It will likely give you a whole new perspective on the health of our world and us.”Ithaca Journal, 4/2/10 “A part-memoir/part-scientific treatise about her battles with cancer, and the environmental roots of many cancers.”Ithaca Times, 3/31/10 “Part analysis and presentation of available scientific information on the links between cancer and the environment and part memoir.”