Tuesday, September 11, 2007


from Science Books and Films, Sept./Oct.2007

"In this book, in crisp, simple, and clear language, Callie Lyons, editor of the Marietta (Ohio) Register, summarizes this story of contamination, which she had been following right from its beginning. The book has enough scientific details to define what C-8 is and why it is considered such a health risk. In 15 well-organized chapters, the volume covers DuPont manufacturing processes, the history of C-8 leakage into public waters, bureaucratic hurdles and industry pressures, scientific and federal investigations, public activism and the residents’ lawsuit, potential further exposure risks, and the phasing out of C-8. Chapter-by-chapter notes and a section on other resources round out the book.

I recommend Stain-Resistant, Nonstick, Waterproof, and Lethal for anyone in the general public who is interested in environmental pollution and public awareness and action."

—Zafar M. Iqbal, Toxicology-Cancer TCCI, Chicago, IL