Sunday, May 6, 2007

Upcoming Book Events

Next Friday, May 11 my first book-signing event will be held during downtown Marietta's garden party. I'll be at American Flags and Poles on Front Street throughout the celebration from 6 to 9 pm.

Copies of the book are now available at American Flags and Poles, Sugden’s Bookstore, Mother Earth Foods and Peoples News.

The purpose of the book, Stain-Resistant, Nonstick, Waterproof, and Lethal: The Hidden Dangers of C8, is to chronicle the history of C8 (also known as PFOA or perfluorooctanoic acid), its discovery in the Mid Ohio Valley, and its migration into at least as many as twelve other states. Without drawing conclusions or making claims about the potentially hazardous substance, the book endeavors to lay out all of the evidence in an even handed manner that is easy for consumers to read and understand.

And, don't forget on May 17, I'll unveil my PowerPoint presentation on the book at Warren High School auditorium. This particular showing is for the purpose of sharing the most relevant portions of the book with the most contaminated people - my friends and neighbors here in southeast Ohio. The premiere will be free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

*As for the footnote, I've just this week learned of a DuPont Flooring plant in St. Louis that is and will be emitting C8/PFOA until 2015, according to the Sierra Club, making Missouri the thirteenth state at risk for the same kind of industrial pollution experienced in Ohio and West Virginia.

*May 22 update: DuPont officials say there is no flooring plant in St. Louis that meets this description.

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