By Marie-Monique Robin, Lara Vergnaud

Over the final thirty years, we've seen a rise in premiums of melanoma, neurodegenerative illness, reproductive problems, and diabetes, relatively in constructed nations. whilst, because the finish of global warfare II nearly 100,000 artificial chemical molecules have invaded our environment—and our meals chain. In Our day-by-day Poison, award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin investigates the hyperlinks among those touching on developments, revealing how company pursuits and our lack of know-how approximately those invisible poisons can be costing us our lives.

The results of a rigorous two-year-long research that took Robin throughout 3 continents (North the US, Europe, and Asia), Our day-by-day Poison records the various ways that we stumble upon a surprising array of chemical substances in our daily lives—from the insecticides that blanket our plants to the ingredients and plastics that contaminate our food—and their results on bodies over the years. collecting as facts medical reports, stories of overseas regulatory businesses, and interviews with farm staff struggling with acute continual poisoning, Robin makes a compelling case for outrage and action.

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