Table of Contents

0-520-24882-1-frontcover.pdf; 0-520-24882-1-text.pdf; Contents; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The Forgotten Histories of "Modern" Hazards; 2. The Shadow of Smoke: How to Evade Regulation; 3. Good Glue, Better Glue, Superglue; 4. Under a Green Sea; 5. Going Crazy at Work; 6. Job Fever; 7. Emerging Toxins; Conclusion; Notes; Index. This book reveals the hidden health dangers in many of the seemingly innocent products we encounter every day--a tube of glue in a kitchen drawer, a bottle of bleach in the laundry room, a rayon scarf on a closet shelf, a brass knob on the front door, a wood plank on an outdoor deck. A compelling exposé, written by a physician with extensive experience in public health and illustrated with disturbing case histories, How Everyday Products Make People Sick is a rich and meticulously documented account of injury and illness across different time periods, places, and technologies.