Nena Baker

The Body Toxic

Nena Baker

Talk: The Body Toxic

Nena Baker visits Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss her book "The Body Toxic: How the Hazardous Chemistry of Everyday Things Threatens Our Health and Well-Being." Nena Baker, the author of The Body Toxic, gets her blood tested and finds out she's positive for more than three dozen substances—including DDT (banned 36 years ago). This opens her investigation into our country's long history of better living through chemistry, and the price we're paying now. This is a chilling look at the questionable safety of nearly everything we store food in, drink from, wear, walk on, rest on and drive.

Nena Baker

Nena Baker has been a working journalist for more than 20 years. She's a former staff writer for the Oregonian, United Press International and the Arizona Republic. She has also freelanced for a variety of publications, including SELF, Town & Country, Mademoiselle, and Seventeen.

The Body Toxic: How the Hazardous Chemistry of Everyday Things Threatens Our Health and Well-Being

We are running a collective chemical fever that we cannot break. Everyone everywhere now carries a dizzying array of chemical contaminants, the by-products of modern industry and innovation that contribute to a host of developmental deficits and health problems in ways just now being understood.

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