Poisoned for Profit: How Toxins Are Making Our Children Chronically Ill
In a landmark investigation that has been compared to Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, two veteran journalists definitively show how, why, and where industrial toxins and causing soaring rates of birth defects, asthma, cancer, and other serious illnesses among children. Former New York Times chief environmental correspondent and founder of Greenwire Philip Shabecoff and freelance journalist and former executive director of the National Consumer League Alice Shabecoff reveal that the children of baby boomers—the first to be raised in a truly toxified world—are the first generation to be sicker and have shorter life expectancies than their parents. The culprit, they say, are the companies that profit from producing, using, and selling toxins. Join us for a discussion with Alice Shabecoff about the risks of environmental toxicity for our children and what we can do about it.