07 Dec '11, 7pm

What are we made of? One word: Plastics

What are we made of? One word: Plastics

This story originally appeared in Urbanite . In What's Gotten Into Us? Staying Healthy in a Toxic World , McKay Jenkins sounds an alarm on the chemicals that we unknowingly ingest and inhale daily. Photo: J.M. Giordano After the discovery of a tumor near his hip, McKay Jenkins, married, father of two, began investigating the manufacturing and consumer use of synthetic chemicals, particularly those in everyday products such as plastic bottles, cosmetics, toys, carpets, and cell phones. His search eventually lead to a book, published by Random House in April, called What's Gotten Into Us? Staying Healthy in a Toxic World . Jenkins, a professor of English and journalism at the University of Delaware, says he wanted What's Gotten Into Us? to be similar to Michael Pollan's book The Ominivore's Dilemma : "The book sets out to open people's eyes about the connection of many consu...

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