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Author Davis, Devra Lee.

Title When smoke ran like water : tales of environmental deception and the battle against pollution / Devra Davis.

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, [2002]


Location Call No. Status
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  615.902 DAVIS    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Faxon Branch - Non Fiction  615.902 DAVIS    Check Shelf
Description xx, 316 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-304) and index.
Contents Where I come from -- Phantom epidemic -- How to become a statistic -- How the game is played -- Zones of incomprehension -- New sisterhood of breast cancer -- Save the males -- Earthquakes and spouting bowls -- Grand experiment -- Defiant figures.
Summary An epidemiologist identifies some 300,000 annual deaths in the U.S. and Europe due to pollution, making revelations about historical and smog-related mass casualties, and calling for major public changes.
Awards National Book Award Finalist, Nonfiction, 2002.
Subject Environmental health.
Environmentally induced diseases -- Epidemiology.
Smoke -- adverse effects -- Popular Works.
Environmental Pollutants -- adverse effects -- Popular Works.
Risk Factors -- Popular Works.
ISBN 0465015212 alkaline paper
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