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Books and Articles:

Ashford, Nicholas A. and Claudia S. Miller. Chemical Exposures; Low Levels and High Stakes. Second Edition. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1998.

Boswell-penc, Maia. Tainted Milk: Breastmilk, Feminisms, and the Politics of Environmental Degradation.  Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2006. 

Brody, Julie & Ruthann Rudel, “Environmental Pollutants and Breast Cancer,” Environmental Health Perspectives, v.111, no.8, June 2003.

Caspar, Monica ed. Synthetic Planet: Chemical Politics and the Hazards of Modern Life. NY: Routledge, 2003.

Clay, Rebecca. “Speaking Up: Women’s Voices in Environmental Decision Making,” Environmental Health Perspectives, v 111, no.1, January 2003.

Clorfene-Casten, Liane. Breast Cancer: Poisons, Profits and Prevention. Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 1996.

Cook, Katsi. “Women are the First Environment,” Indian Country, December 23, 2003.

Cooper, Cynthia & Margie Kelly, “Reproductive Rights Fight Moves to Environment,” Women’s E News, August 24, 2003.

Eisenstein, Zillah. Manmade Breast Cancers. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2001.

Etzel, Ruth, ed. American Academy of Pediatrics Green Guide, 2nd edition.  AAP, 2003.

Fagin, Dan & Marianne Lavelle. Toxic Deception: How the Chemical Industry Manipulates Science, Bends the Law and Endangers Your Health. Monroe, ME: Common Courage Press, 1999.

Gottlieb, Robert. Forcing the Spring: The Transformation of the American Environmental Movement. Washington, DC: Island Press, 1993.
Historical view of race/class/gender politics in environmentalism

Gross-Loh, Christine, “Don’t Trash Our Bodies! Researching Breastmilk Toxins,” Mothering, no.122, Jan/Feb 2004.

Hofrichter, Richard, ed. Reclaiming the Debate: The Politics of Health in a Toxic Culture. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2000.
Case studies on Akwesasne Mohawk and other communities, media/art, toxic tours, corporate culture

Hampton, Aubrey. What’s In Your Cosmetics: A Complete Consumer’s Guide to Natural and Synthetic Ingredients. Hampton, Fla: Organica Press, 1995. 

Krimsky, Sheldon. Hormonal Chaos: The Scientific and Social Origins of the Environmental Endocrine Hypothesis. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.

McClure, Robert, “High Level of PBDEs Found in Breast Milk,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, September 23, 2003.

Moore, Colleen. Silent Scourge: Children, Pollution & Why Scientists Disagree. Oxford University Press, 2003.

New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
P.O. Box 281200
Lakewood, CO 80228.
Excellent resource on strategic linkage of workplace and environment.

Pitts, Connie.  Get A Whiff of This: Perfumes (fragrances) – the Invisible Chemical Poisons. Colorado: Authorhouse, 2003.

Schettler, Ted, Gina Solomon, Marian Valenti & Annette Huddle. Generations at Risk: Reproductive Health and the Environment. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2000.

Sherman, Janette. Life’s Delicate Balance: Causes and Prevention of Breast Cancer.  NY: Taylor & Francis, 2000. 

Schreiber, J.  “Parents worried about breast milk contamination: What is best for baby?” Pediatric Clinics of North America. 48(5): 1113-1127, 2001.
Schreiber, J.  “Transport of Organic Chemicals to Breastmilk: Tetrachloroethene Case Study.”  Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology of Human Development Ch. 5, 95-143. Washington, DC: Taylor and Francis, 1997.
Schreiber, J., and J. Driver, et al.  “General Framework for Assessing Potential Human Exposures to Chemical, Biological, and Physical Agents in the Residential Environment.”  Residential Exposure Assessment: A Sourcebook.  Ch. 3, 17-34. New York, NY: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2001.

Steinman, David, and R. Wisner. Living Healthy in a Toxic World: Simple Steps to Protect You and Your Family from Everyday Chemicals, Poisons and Pollution. New York: Berkley Publishing Group, 1996.

Steingraber, Sandra. Having Faith: An Ecologist’s Journey to Motherhood. Cambridge, MA: Perseus, 2001.

Steingraber, Sandra.  Living Downstream: A Scientist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment.  NY: Vintage/Random House, 1998.

Thornton, Joe. Pandora’s Poison: Chlorine, Health and a New Environmental Strategy.  Cambridge: MIT Press, 2000.

“Women’s Health & Environments: Based on the 9th International Women’s Health Meeting (Toronto),” special issue Women and Environments International, no. 60-61, Fall 2003.


Assault on the Male BBC, distributed by Nova, 1995.
Focus on endocrine-disrupting contaminants, reproductive health, children’s health, and breast cancer.

Blue Vinyl by Judith Helfand, 2002.
A video journey from home to workplace to corporate headquarters to understand the impacts of polyvinylchloride on environmental health.

Chemical Birthright. University of Florida, 1996. EDCs and children.

Chemical Valley by Mimi Pickering & Anne Lewis Johnson, 1991.
On links between Bhopal India chemical disaster and W VA workers/community.

Drumbeat for Mother Earth award-winning Indigenous Environmental Network/Greenpeace film on how pollutants impact health, treaty rights, culture and spiritual rights of native peoples. In English, Russian and Spanish.

Kids and Chemicals a Bill Moyers “Now” special.
Two-hour special on the impacts of chemical exposures on pregancy and child development. Focus on different communities, from Harlem to Doe Run smelter in Missouri.

Love, Women and Flowers by Marta Rodriquez & Jorge Silva, 1988.
Impacts of Columbia’s export flower industry on women workers, focus on pesticides.

More than We Can Bear: Reproductive Hazards on the Job.  Labor Institute

Multiple Chemical Sensitivities at Work.  Labor Institute.

Off the Books! Environment & Human Rights by Sanford Lewis.
On the move for corporate disclosure and accountability.

Rachel’s Daughters, by Allie Light & Irving Saraf, 2002.  Produced by Nancy Evans: struggles and contributions of breast cancer activists.

Toxic Trail. BBC documentary on pesticides in Thailand & Cambodia.

Trade Secrets a Bill Moyers Now special, 1999.
Investigative report into worker and community hazards, with a focus on PVC plastic production, industry cover-ups and community/legal strategies.

Witness to the Future by Branda Miller, 1997.
Focus on environmental health, civil liberties, right-to-know and community struggles (Hanford, WA; Cancer Alley, Lake Charles, LA; Lompoc, CA

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