National Geographic - Chemicals Within Us

October 1, 2006

National Geographic features Silent Spring Institute’s California partners as leaders in efforts to understand health effects of pollution
By David Ewing Duncan
Excerpt: Modern chemistry keeps insects from ravaging crops, lifts stains from carpets, and saves lives. But the ubiquity of chemicals is taking a toll. Many of the compounds absorbed by the body stay there for years—and fears about their health effects are growing.

Environmental Justice