Toxic Legacy

Synthetic Toxins in the Food, Water and Air of American Cities


  • Patrick Sullivan, Partner, Forensic Management Associates, San Mateo, CA
  • James Clark, Soil/Water/Air/Protection Enterprise, Santa Monica, CA
  • Franklin Agardy, President, Forensic Management Associates, San Mateo, CA
  • Paul Rosenfeld, UCLA School of Public Health; Soil/Water/Air Protection Enterprise, Santa Monica

Any professional examination of existing or potential new toxins in a population must account for those already present from past problems and natural conditions.Toxic Legacy provides extensive information on the occurrence of chemical hazards and their potential dangers in combinations in the food, water and air in cities around the United States. The book illustrates consumer preferences for specific food and water products, as well as particular diets and discusses the toxicity and risks associated with our exposure to synthetic chemicals. The authors offer unique guidance to environmental engineers, scientists, process engineers, and planners and specify what steps can be taken to limit exposure to complex chemical mixtures.
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Environmental scientists and engineers dealing with water resources, air resources and agricultural resources; environmental health science professionals; epidemiologists; chemical engineers; toxicologists; professionals dealing with environmental ethics, law and policy; nutritionists


Book information

  • Published: November 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-370640-9

Table of Contents

PrefaceConfronting the UnknownAn Introduction to Synthetic Chemical Contaminates in FoodThe Number of Synthetic Chemicals in Food Synthetic Chemicals in a Balanced Diet Diets and Chemical Mixtures Food Contamination at the City and Regional LevelSynthetic Chemical Contaminates in Drinking WaterSynthetic Chemical Contaminants in AirToxicity and Synthetic Chemical MixturesThe Body’s Synthetic Chemical BurdenAppendix