The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What’s at Stake for American Power.
By Mark Shapiro
“[Schapiro’s] startling message is that by lagging behind on environmental innovation, American industries are jeopardizing their financial future.”
San Francisco Chronicle
Thanks to the successful lobbying efforts of the U.S. chemical industry, Americans are being exposed to an array of environmental and health hazardsincluding rising rates of infertility, endocrine system disruptions, neurological disorders, and cancerfrom which many others around the world are being protected.
In Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and Whats at Stake for American Power, award-winning investigative journalist Mark Schapiro reveals how products on American shelves are increasingly being linked with serious health hazardshazards, like Bisphenol A (BPA) and plastic softening phthalates, that the European Union is leading the rest of the world in legislating out of existence.
Schapiro takes the reader inside the global power shift that has gone almost wholly unreported in the United States, exposing not only the health and environmental consequences of this shift, but its implications for the American economy. He demonstrates how the environmental progress underway in Europe is prompting innovation and enabling their firms to beat American companies in the global competition for marketsmarkets that are becoming increasingly sensitive to environmental and health concerns.
As the Obama administration considers options for reform, Schapiro also demonstrates that whats already happening in the worlds largest single market may suggest a route out of Americas long-lasting, and dangerous, status quo.
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