Toxic Legacy provides extensive information on the occurrence of chemical hazards and their potential dangers in combinations in the food, water and air in cities around the United States. The book illustrates consumer preferences for specific food and water products, as well as particular diets and discusses the toxicity and risks associated with our exposure to synthetic chemicals. The authors offer unique guidance to environmental engineers, scientists, process engineers, and planners and specify what steps can be taken to limit exposure to complex chemical mixtures.
- Includes strategies for minimizing our exposure to chemical mixtures- Provides detailed analysis of hazards associated with exposure to chemical mixtures from multiple sources- Presents chemical data on the food, water and air for 36 metropolitan areas in the United States
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Confronting the Unknown
An Introduction to Synthetic Chemical Contaminates in Food
The Number of Synthetic Chemicals in Food
Synthetic Chemicals in a Balanced Diet
Diets and Chemical Mixtures
Food Contamination at the City and Regional Level
Synthetic Chemical Contaminates in Drinking Water
Synthetic Chemical Contaminants in Air
Toxicity and Synthetic Chemical Mixtures
The Body's Synthetic Chemical Burden