CHAPTER 16: PERFECT PLANET

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CHEMICAL WASTE DISPOSAL – IN YOUR BODY!

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CLOSE YOUR EYES, BUT IT WON’T JUST GO AWAY

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WATCH OUT!

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CHOWING DOWN CHEMICALS

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Dorea, Jose G. “Vegetarian diets and exposure to organochlorine pollutants, lead, and mercury.” Am J Clin Nutr 80 (2004): 237-38.

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Wu, Nerissa et al. “Human Exposure to PBDEs: Associations of PBDE Body burdens with Food Consumption and House Dust Concentrations.” Environ Sci Technol 41 (2007): 1584-589.

FISHING FOR HAZARDS

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Fahrenthold, David A. “Abnormal Fish Found Closer to Washington.” Washington Post 19 Dec. 2004: C01.

“High Cancer Rates Found in MD Catfish.”. 25 Jan. 2006. 25 Jan. 2006 <http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060126/ap_on_sc/cancerous_catfish.html>.

Lanou, Amy and P. Sullivan. “Something’s Fishy on Federal Dietary Committee.” Good Medicine Autumn 2004.

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FISHING FOR EXTINCTION

“2 Humpbacks Entangled off New England.” 16 July 2006. 17 July 2006 <http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060716/ap_on_sc/entangled_whales>.

“Ban on ‘Brutal’ Fishing Blocked.” 28 Nov. 2006 <http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/science/nature/6181396.stm>.

“Case for Trawl Ban ‘Overwhelming’” 21 Nov. 2006 <http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/science/nature/6147896.stm>.

“Conservation Group Warns Tuna Threatened.” 11 July 2006 <http://abcnews.go.com/International/print?id=2156795>.

Doyle, Alister. “Humans Living Far Beyond Planet’s Means: WWF.” 24 Oct. 2006. 31 Oct. 2006 <http://today.reuters.com/misc/PrinterFriendlyPopup.aspx?type=scienceNews&storyID>.

“Editorial: Oily fish and omega 3 supplements.” Brit Med Journal. 24 Mar. 2006. epub <dol:10.1136/bmj.38798.680185.47>.

“Fact Sheets: Wild Pacific Salmon Overview.” 31 Oct. 2006 <http://atn-riae.agr.ca/seafood/pacifc_salmon_overview-e.htm>.

Gold, Mark. The Global Benefits of Eating Less Meat. Report. Compassion in World Farming Trust, 2004.

Hoffner, Erik.” Industrial Farm Animals Consume 17 Percent of Wild-Caught Fish”. 27 June 2008. 5 Aug. 2008 <http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_13294.cfm>.

“Illegal Fishing Hits Tuna Stocks.” 11 July 2006 <http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/science/nature/5150446.stm>.

Jenkins, David JA et al. “Are Dietary Recommendations for the Use of Fish Oils Sustainable.” CMAJ 180 (2009): 633-37.

Myers, Ransom A. and Boris Worm. “Rapid Worldwide Depletion of Predatory Fish Communities.” Nature 423 (2003): 280-83.

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service. Report on the Status of the U.S. Fisheries for 2006. 2007.

“Salmon Farms Kill Wild Fish, Study Shows.” 3 Oct. 2006. 31 Oct. 2006 <http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/10/061002215235.htm>.

Tuttle, Will. The World Peace Diet. New York: Lantern Books, 2005.

Worm, Boris et al. “Impacts of Biodiversity Loss on Ocean Ecosystem Services.” Science 314 (2006): 787-90.

CHILDREN AND MEN AT RISK

“Body Burden-The Pollution in Newborns.” 14 July 2005. 24 Nov. 2005 <http://ewg.org/reports/bodyburden2/execsumm.php>.

Cassels, Caroline. “Chemical Exposure Creating a “Silent Pandemic” of Neurodevelopmental Disorders”. 8 Nov. 2006. 9 Nov. 2006 <http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/547468_print>.

Hooper, Lee et al. “Risks and benefits of omega 3 fats for mortality, cardiovascular disease, and cancer: systematic review.” Brit Med Journal Dol: 10.1136/bmj.38755.366331.2F (2006).

“Human Health Problems on the Rise.” 24 Nov. 2005 <http://ewg.org/reports/bodyburden2/part3.php>.

Kirby, Alex. “Introduction: Planet Under Pressure.” 16 July 2006 <http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/science/nature/3686106.stm>.

McDougall, John. “A Cesspool of Pollutants: Now is the Time to Clean-up Your Body.” The McDougall Newsletter (Aug. 2004).

Nickerson, Krista. “Environmental Contaminants in Breast Milk”. 2006. 28 Feb. 2006. <http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/522025_print>

Sharpe, Richard M. and Niels E. Skakkebaek. “Are Oestrogens Involved in Falling Sperm Counts and Disorders of the Male Reproductive Tract?” Lancet 341 (1993): 1392-395.

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Windham, Gayle C. et al. Autism Spectrum Disorders in Relation to Distribution of Hazardous Air Pollutants in the San Francsico Bay Area. Report. June 2006. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health.

Xue, Fei et al. “Maternal Fish Consumption, Mercury Levels and Risk of Preterm Delivery.” Environmental Health Perspectives Sept 25, 2006

BREATHING: NOT OPTIONAL

Barclay, Laurie. “Traffic May Increase Risk of Heart Attack” 20 Oct. 2004. 21 Oct. 2004 <http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/491674_print>.

Barclay, Laurie and Desiree Lie. “Traffic-Related Air Pollution May Increase Risk for Otitis Media in Children.” 12 Sept. 2006. 13 Sept. 2006 <http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/544442_print>.

“Climate Change-The New Bioterrorism.” Lancet 358 (2001): 1657.

“Death Risk from Air Pollution More Due to Cardiac Than Respiratory Causes.” 15 Dec. 2003. 16 Dec. 2003 <http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/465996_print>.

Fox, Maggie. “Pollution Impairs Blood Flow to Heart.” 29 July 2002. 30 July 2002 <http://www.msnbc.com/news/787156.asp?0si=>.

Laino, Charlene. “Air Pollution Increases Mortality Risk.” 23 May 2006. 30 May 2006 <http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/533039_print>.

Leem, Jong-Han et al. “Exposures to Air Pollutants During Pregnancy and Preterm Delivery.” Environ Health Perspect 114 (2006): 905-10.

Miller, Kristin A. et al. “Long-Term Exposure to Air Pollution and Incidence of Cardiovascular Events in Women.” N Engl J Med 356 (2007): 447-58.

Mills, Nicholas L. et al. “Adverse Cardiovascular Effects of Air Pollution.” 25 Nov. 2008. 2 Dec. 2008 <http://www.medscape.com/viewprogram/17773_pnt>.

Nainggolan, Lisa. “Living Close to Busy Roads Increases Coronary Calcification.” 16 July 2007. 17 July 2007 <http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/559858_print>.

“One Farm, More Pollution than Houston, Texas.” 24 Sept. 2008 <http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/eat-safe/factory-farms-47092401>.

Verones, B. and M. Oortgiesen. “Neurogenic inflammation and particulate matter (PM) air pollutants.” Neurotoxicology 22 (2001): 795-810.

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