Poisoned Planet

Poisoned Planet

How Constant Exposure to Man-Made Chemicals is Putting Your Life at Risk

by Julian Cribb

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 28/05/2014

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We want things to be cheap, convenient and useful. Our food arrives contaminated with pesticides and wastes, wrapped in plastic made of hormone-disrupting chemicals. We bathe and dress our children in petrochemicals. Even our coffee contains miniscule traces of arsenic, cup by cup adding to the toxins accumulating in our bodies.

Man-made chemicals are creating a silent epidemic. Our children are sicker; cancer, obesity, allergies and mental health issues are on the rise in adults; and, frighteningly, we may be less intelligent than previous generations.

A poisoned planet is the price we pay for our lifestyle, but Julian Cribb shows we have the tools to clean it up and create a healthier, safer future for us all.

'If you care about your children, read this book.' - Paul R. Ehrlich, Bing Professor of Population Studies, Stanford University

'We have used the biosphere - air, water and soil - as a dump for toxic compounds as if somehow we can remain healthy on an unhealthy planet. It is a tragic illusion as Julian Cribb's Poisoned Planet so urgently warns us.' - David Suzuki, environmentalist and author

'How could one species poison an entire planet, from the poles to the stratosphere and down to the ocean floor? In this meticulously researched yet highly readable book Julian Cribb tells us how it happened, and what we might do about it.' - Clive Hamilton, author of Requiem for a Species
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Julian Cribb

Julian Cribb FRSA FTSE is an Australian author and science communicator. His career includes appointments as scientific editor for The Australian newspaper, director of national awareness for the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), editor of several newspapers, member of numerous scientific boards and advisory panels, and president of national professional bodies for agricultural journalism and science communication.

His published work includes over 9000 articles, 3000 science media releases and ten books. He has received thirty-two awards for journalism. His previous books include The Coming Famine (2010), Poisoned Planet (2014), and Surviving the 21st Century (2017).

As a science writer and a grandparent, Julian Cribb is deeply concerned at the existential emergency facing humanity, the mounting scientific evidence for it and the deficit of clear thinking about how to overcome it.

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