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A poison like no other : how microplastics corrupted our planet and our bodies  Cover Image Book Book

A poison like no other : how microplastics corrupted our planet and our bodies / Matt Simon.

Simon, Matt, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781642832358
  • ISBN: 1642832359
  • Physical Description: 241 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Welcome to planet plastic -- A voyage on the synthetic seas -- A land corrupted -- Breathe deep the plastic air -- Turning down the plastic tap.
Summary, etc.:
It's falling from the sky and is in the air we breathe. It's in our food, our clothes, and our homes. It's microplastic and it's everywhere-including our own bodies. Scientists are just beginning to discover how these tiny particles threaten health, but the studies are alarming. A Poison Like No Other is the first book to fully explore this threat, following the scientists traveling to the ends of the earth to understand the consequences of our dependence on plastics. Unlike other pollutants that are single elements or simple chemical compounds, microplastics represent a cocktail of toxicity: plastics contain at least 10,000 different chemicals, many of which are linked to maladies ranging from diabetes to hormone disruption to cancer. There is no easy fix, Simon warns. But we will never curb our plastic addiction until we begin to recognize the invisible particles all around us.
Subject: Microplastics > Environmental aspects.
Microplastics > Health aspects.
Microplastics > Toxicology.
Plastics > Environmental aspects.
Water > Pollution.
Air > Pollution.

Available copies

  • 0 of 1 copy available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 1 current hold with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 363.738 SIMON 2023 (Text) 0001012502043 Nonfiction New On holds shelf -

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