Book Discussion on The Body Toxic

Nena Baker talked about her book The Body Toxic: How the Hazardous Chemistry of Everyday Things Threatens Our Health and Well-Being (North… read more

Nena Baker talked about her book The Body Toxic: How the Hazardous Chemistry of Everyday Things Threatens Our Health and Well-Being (North Point Press; August 5, 2008). Ms. Baker contends that the chemical make-up of several of the products that make contemporary life easier and more convenient may be responsible for serious health problems. She argues that the Toxic Substances and Control Act of 1976 was ineffectual in regulating potential industrial contaminants and presents her research on products that she deems of possible danger, which range from the non-stick coating on cookware to several different types of plastics. She read from the book and talked about her research and how she came to write the book. She also shared changes she had made in her own lifestyle as a result of this research. Ms. Baker also responded to questions from members of the audience. This event was hosted by Google at lunch hour in their headquarters in Mountain View, California.

Nena Baker has been a reporter for United Press International, The Arizona Republic, and The Oregonian. She is currently a licensed private investigator in Portland, Oregon. close

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Book Discussion on The Body Toxic

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Location:
Mountain View, California, United States
First Aired:
Nov 8, 2008
Last Aired:
Sep 8, 2009

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  • Nov 08, 2008 | 2:16pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 07, 2009 | 1:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 08, 2009 | 1:12am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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