Generations at Risk presents compelling evidence that human exposure to some toxic chemicals can have lifelong and even intergenerational effects on human reproduction and development. The result of a collaboration involving public health professionals, physicians, environmental educators, and policy advocates, this book examines how scientific, social, economic, and political systems may fail to protect us from environmental and occupational toxicants. It is an important sourcebook for those concerned about their own health and that of their loved ones, as well as for medical and public health workers, community activists, policymakers, and industrial decision makers.
"This book is...an attempt to come to grips with the increasing toxification of the biosphere." —Charles Schweighauser, Boston Book Review
“This book is clearly written, eminently practical, and should be of very substantial use to the general public, to policymakers, and to the clinical and public health communities. It assembles in one place a host of important facts and useful interventions.”
—Jeremiah A. Barondess, President, The New York Academy of Medicine
“Brightly written and scrupulous researched, Generations at Risk breaks the silence surrounding a critical public problem: toxic threats to our eggs, sperm, embryos, infants, and children. As a nursing mother, I need this book to learn how to protect my baby daughter. As a scientist, I will refer to this book again and again when speaking to the public about environmental health. Bravo to Schettler and Solomon. Our children will someday thank them.”
—Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., author of Living Downstream: A Scientist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment