Check out these great books that AHT has featured in past events.
These books help us to educate and connect with growing numbers of friends and fans in our communities to help us strengthen the Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow. Use them to inspire more people to work with us to pass laws and policies that prevent harm to our health from toxic chemicals.
- Chemicals without Harm by Ken Geiser (2015) A review of current US and international chemicals policies and market with a proposed policy framework focused on developing and adopting safer alternatives to hazardous substances.
- Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History by Florence Williams (2013) An engaging narrative about an incredible, life-giving organ and its imperiled modern fate.
- Little Changes by Kristi Marsh (2012) An autobiographical journey through breast cancer, motherhood, and environmental health activism of an Easton, MA mom.
- Living Downstream by Sandra Steingraber (2010) Poet, biologist, and cancer survivor, Steingraber uses all three kinds of experience to investigate the link between cancer and environmental toxins.
- Slow Death By Rubber Duck By Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie (2010) Smith and Lourie absorb themselves in everyday products like shampoos, soaps and cleaners to find out what kind of damage might be done to their health.
- Poisoned for Pennies: The Economics of Toxics and Precaution By Frank Ackerman (2008) Delves into the misuse of cost-benefit analysis and how it is impeding efforts to protect and clean up our environment, especially in the case of toxic chemicals.
- Poisoned Profits: The Toxic Assault on Our Children by Philip Shabecoff (2008) Links industrial toxins to the current rise in childhood disease and death.
- The Body Toxic: How the Hazardous Chemistry of Everyday Things Threatens Our Health and Well-being by Nena Baker (2008) Looks at the questionable safety of nearly everything we store food in, drink from, wear, walk on, rest on and drive.
- Doubt is their Product: How Industry’s Assault on Science Threatens Your Health by David Michaels (2008) How the tobacco industry’s duplicitous tactics spawned a multimillion-dollar industry that is dismantling public health safeguards.
- Not Just a Pretty Face by Stacy Malkan (2007) (co-founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics) The compelling story of the national movement to shift the $50 billion beauty industry away from harmful chemicals and toward safer products, as told by a co-founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.
- Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What’s at Stake for American Power by Mark Schapiro (2007) Takes you to the front lines of global corporate and political power, where tectonic battles are being waged that will determine the physical and economic health of our children and ourselves.
- Silent Spring by Rachel Carson (1962) Recognized as a catalyst of the modern environmental movement and “a text that changed the world,” Silent Spring documents the devastating effects on the environment caused by DDT.