Elizabeth Grossman Chases Toxic Molecules Through Our Bodies and Around the Globe



If, in the United States, you happen to decided you'd like to earn your PhD in chemistry, you may notice that at no point are you required to take a course in toxicology. This is partly the reason we're now being assaulted by a growing mob of dangerous substances as they float through our oceans and bloodstreams. So says science journalist Elizabeth Grossman whose new book, Chasing Molecules: Poisonous Products, Human Health, and the Promise of Green Chemistry, is a sleuth job into the world of synthetic estrogens, carcinogens, nanoparticles, and other man-made poisons that may be making us fat, angry, stupid, and dead.

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