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Pandora's Poison: Chlorine, Health, and a New Environmental Strategy

By: Joe Thornton

599 pages, 21 illus

MIT Press

Paperback | Apr 2001 | #119030 | ISBN: 0262700840
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Hardback | Apr 2000 | #100717 | ISBN: 0262201240
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Presents a solution to one of the most important environmental problems of our time: the global accumulation of toxic chemicals.

Pandora's Poison is a landmark book which should be read by anyone wanting to understand the environmental and health dangers of the chlorine industry. As a reference work alone it is a masterpiece, analyzing around 1,000 references.... Thornton develops his case comprehensively, evaluating the landscape from the historical, through the environmental and scientific, to the industrial, political, regulatory, and ethical forces that are now central to the chlorine struggle.... In Pandora's Poison Thornton is magnificent. - Terry Collins, Nature"

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Joe Thornton, a biologist and former research coordinator for Greenpeace, is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Columbia University's Earth Institute and Department of Biological Sciences.

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