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Lake Effect: Two Sisters and a Town's Toxic Legacy (Hardcover): Book by Nancy A. Nichols

Lake Effect: Two Sisters and a Town's Toxic Legacy (Hardcover)

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ISBN: 9781597260848    Publisher: Island Press Year of publishing: 2008     Format:  Hard Cover No of Pages: 178        Language: English
This book tells how a deathbed promise saved a life. On her deathbed Sue asked her sister for one thing: to write about the connection between the industrial pollution in their hometown and the rare cancer...Read more
This book tells how a deathbed promise saved a life. On her deathbed Sue asked her sister for one thing: to write about the connection between the industrial pollution in their hometown and the rare cancer that was killing her. Fulfilling that promise has been Nancy Nichols' mission for more than a decade."Lake Effect" is the story of her investigation. It reaches back to their childhood in Waukegan Illinois an industrial town on Lake Michigan once known for good factory jobs and great fishing. Now Waukegan is famous for its Superfund sites: as one resident put it asbestos to the north PCBs to the south.Drawing on her experience as a journalist Nichols interviewed dozens of scientists doctors and environmentalists to determine if these pollutants could have played a role in her sister's death. While researching Sue's cancer she discovered her own: a vicious though treatable form of pancreatic cancer. Doctors and even family urged her to forget causes and concentrate on cures but Nichols knew that it was relentless questioning that had led to her diagnosis. And that it is questioning - by government as well as individuals - that could save other lives." Lake Effect" challenges us to ask why. It is the fulfillment of a sister's promise. And it is a call to stop the pollution that is endangering the health of all our families.
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About the author: Nancy A. Nichols
Nancy A. Nichols is a journalist editor and broadcaster whose writing has appeared in The Chicago Tribune The New York Times Book Review The Harvard... Read more
Nancy A. Nichols is a journalist editor and broadcaster whose writing has appeared in The Chicago Tribune The New York Times Book Review The Harvard Business Review and The Nation among other publications.
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