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    Our Stolen Future
    By Theo Colburn, Dianne Dumanoski and John Peterson Myers (Plume/Penguin, 1997)
    If you only read one book on this list, read this one. It explains how chlorine, dioxin and the whole class of hazardous and carcinogenic toxins cause reproductive, developmental, endocrine and immune system disorders.
    Buy from Amazon.com or check it out from AADL.

    Living Downstream: An Ecologist Looks at Cancer and the Environment
    By Sandra Steingraber (Addison Wesley, 1997)
    This book is both exhaustively researched and beautifully written. Sandra compellingly documents her case that 80% of all cancer is environmentally related and carefully looks at the chemicals that may be to blame. Highly recommended!
    Buy from Amazon.com or check it out from AADL.

    Toxic Deception: How the Chemical Industry Manipulates Science,
    Bends the Law and Endangers Your Health

    By Dan Fagin, Marianne Lavelle, and the Center for Science in the Public Interest
    (Birch Lane Press, 1996)

    This is an exceptional book that explains in great detail why we can’t depend on the EPA to protect us from dangerous chemicals.
    Buy from Amazon.com or check it out from AADL.

    Toxics A to Z: A Guide to Everyday Pollution Hazards
    By John Harte, Cheryl Holdren, Richard Schneider and Christine Shirley
    (University of California Press, 1991)

    Buy from Amazon.com.

    A Consumer’s Dictionary of Household, Yard and Office Chemicals
    By Ruth Winter (Crown Publishing, 1992)
    Buy from Amazon.com or check it out from AADL.

    Safe Shopper’s Bible: A Consumer’s Guide to
    Non-Toxic Household Products, Cosmetics and Food

    By David Steinman and Samuel S. Epstein, MD (Macmillan, 1995)
    This book has the most complete evaluation of brand name household products we have ever seen. Highly recommended!
    Buy from Amazon.com.

    Clean and Green: The Complete Guide to Non-Toxic and Environmentally Safe Housekeeping
    By Annie Berthold-Bond (Ceres Press, 1990)
    Buy from Amazon.com.

    Better Basics for the Home: Simple Solutions for Less Toxic Living
    By Annie Berthold-Bond (Three Rivers Press, 1999)
    Buy from Amazon.com.

    The Green Kitchen Handbook: Practical Advice, References, and Sources for
    Tranforming the Center of Your Home into a Healthful, Livable Place

    By Annie Berthold-Bond (Harper Perennial, 1997)
    Buy from Amazon.com or check it out from AADL.

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