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For our kid's sake : how to protect your child against pesticides in food
Garland, Anne Witte.
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Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Natural Resources Defense Council, [1989]

Physical Description:
viii, 87 pages : i; ; . ; 28 cm
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TX571.P4 G37 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Describes the pesticide threat in food, examines pesticides and their side-effects, and explains what to do to reduce children's exposure to the dangerous chemicals.

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Booklist Review

Garland has written a very scary book about the potential effects of legal pesticides on young children. Fortunately, she also spells out suggestions for immediate, at-home actions and long-range political responses. A chart listing popular fruits and vegetables, the probable chemicals used on them, and ways to reduce or eliminate the hazard (e.g., scrubbing, peeling, and cooking) follows a description of the major offending chemicals. Garland does a fine job of alerting the public and spelling out options. However, this is only one side of a controversial issue; some feel that researchers should look at naturally occurring carcinogens with the same intensity as they do these chemically created risks. Physically, too, there are some aspects of this book that make it unsuitable for a library shelf, including sample petitions, pull-out postcards pre-addressed to government representatives, and a membership form for Mothers and Others for Pesticide Limits--a project of the National Resources Defense Council. (The NRDC, a nonprofit organization, directed the original study on which this book is based.) A disturbing report, nonetheless. --Denise Perry Donavin