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The sensitives : the rise of environmental illness and the search for America's last pure place / Oliver Broudy.

Broudy, Oliver, (author.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982128500
  • ISBN: 198212850X
  • ISBN: 9781982128524
  • ISBN: 1982128526
  • Physical Description: viii, 339 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-325) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The disappearance of Brian Welsh -- On the run -- The comfort of guns -- Crazy Charlie -- Ignorance ain't easy -- Down into the country -- The word from Snowflake -- The work of the devil -- Paiute forestry -- The story of color -- Poison unleashed -- Quackery's great-granddad -- Toughing it out -- Hyenas, nukes, and tornadoes -- Snowflake -- The figure in the static -- The gospel of Dr. Gray -- Prescribing the north wind -- Edmund Husserl would like a word -- What you can learn from a butterfly -- Alone with orcas -- The king of the forest -- Goodbye to the pines -- Bernhoft's judgment.
Summary, etc.:
"A compelling exploration of the mysteries of environmental toxicity and the community of 'sensitives'--people with powerful, puzzling symptoms resulting from exposure to chemicals, fragrances, and cell phone signals, that have no effect on 'normals'"-- Provided by publisher.
Over fifty million Americans endure a mysterious environmental illness that renders them allergic to chemicals. Innocuous staples from deodorant to garbage bags wreak havoc on sensitives. No one is born with EI; it often starts with a single toxic exposure. Symptoms include extreme fatigue, brain fog, muscle aches, inability to tolerate certain foods. Broudy investigates this disease, and delves into the intricate, ardent subculture that surrounds it. -- adapted from jacket.
Subject: Environmentally induced diseases > United States > Case studies.
Environmental health > United States > Case studies.
Environmental toxicology > United States > Case studies.
Environment and Public Health.
Ecotoxicology.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Scientists & Psychologists.
SCIENCE / Environmental Science (see also Chemistry)
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social.
Environmental health.
Environmental toxicology.
Environmentally induced diseases.
United States.
United States.
Genre: Case Reports.
Case studies.
Case studies.