How Food and Medicine Are Destroying Your Health
On Sale: June 22, 2006
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Combining the impact of the classic bestseller Silent
Spring with Fast Food Nation, The Hundred-Year
Lie presents a devastating exposé of how chemicals in
everyday products are ruining our health.
past one hundred years, we have been guinea pigs in a vast
chemistry experiment that uses our bodies, our health, and
our good will to test the proposition that modern science
can improve upon nature.
In The Hundred-Year
Lie, investigative journalist RandallFitzgerald shatters
dozens of myths being perpetuated by the chemical,
pharmaceutical and processed food industries.
out why you would never be FDA-approved—and why humans are
becoming one of the most polluted species on the planet:
• The average American now carries a “body burden” of 700 or
more synthetic chemicals, including Teflon, plastics, and
dozens of pesticides.
• Musk fragrances used in
detergents and air fresheners are not filtered out by our
current water treatment facilities, ending up in our
• The artificial sweetener aspartame, an
ingredient in 1,200 food products from diet drinks to
chewing gum, has been linked to eighty-eight toxic
Fitzgerald not only sheds light on the
problems we face from the unprecedented chemical onslaught,
he presents suggestions for what we can to do to turn the tide.
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