For a Kinder, Gentler Society
Silent Winter
Our Chemical World and Chronic Illness
  • Joanna Malaczynski
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Silent Winter. Our Chemical World and Chronic Illness
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Silent Winter is about the silent spread of toxic chemicals in our daily lives and their role in the growing prevalence of illnesses such as cancer, chronic fatigue, diabetes, asthma, digestive issues, depression, dementia, and others. The scientific evidence about chronic illness and toxic chemicals is withheld from us through stunningly elaborate efforts so that business can continue as usual.

About the Author

Joanna Malaczynski has spent a decade working on eliminating toxic chemicals from consumer products as an attorney, consultant, and entrepreneur. She first became involved in the enforcement of environmental and consumer protection laws related to environmental health as an attorney. She subsequently started a software company focused on helping industry find safer alternatives to toxic chemicals. Before writing Silent Winter, Ms. Malaczynski consulted for sustainability entrepreneurs.

About the Book

Approximately 45% of the adult US population now has at least one chronic illness. We are often told that these are a result of our lifestyle or our genes. We rarely hear that chronic illness is on the rise as a result of toxic chemicals in...

Approximately 45% of the adult US population now has at least one chronic illness. We are often told that these are a result of our lifestyle or our genes. We rarely hear that chronic illness is on the rise as a result of toxic chemicals in consumer products and throughout our environment.

Industry does not want to change, so it is forcing us to change on an evolutionary level to deal with the onslaught of chemicals in our daily lives. When we cannot keep up and get ill, we are sold chemical solutions to make us feel better. But individuals and families dealing with chronic illness often know or suspect that toxic chemicals have played a role in the demise of their health.

The author describes how toxic chemicals wreak havoc in our bodies and lead to the growing epidemic of chronic illness. The problem is covered up at a societal level by obscuring what we know, and discussion of possible solutions is silenced by manipulating the marketplace. Millions of human lives are being muted as a result of chronic illness. Finally, the author discusses our way out of this mess.

In the 1962 book Silent Spring, Rachel Carson dedicated one short chapter to the anticipated human health impacts from toxic chemicals. That chapter seeded the present work, Silent Winter, which was written after sixty additional years of scientific research and widespread human exposure to a variety of toxic chemicals.

In Our Stolen Future, 1996, Theo Colborn et al. warned of the potential dangers of hormone disrupting chemicals on human health. Nearly another 25 years have passed since that writing. Silent Winter reveals the observed impacts of these hormone disrupting chemicals on human health.



Pages 180
Year: 2021
BISAC: SCI013080   SCIENCE / Chemistry / Environmental 
BISAC: SCI013090  SCIENCE / Chemistry / Toxicology
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  • Liz Crusade

    Neurotoxins need to be acknowledged as the cause of many chronic conditions from autism to MS(toluene). And if only we could get the public to read these books.

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