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by Nancy A. Nichols
Author: Nancy A. Nichols
Publisher: Island Press; 1 edition (August 29, 2008)
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Lake Effect by Nancy Nichols was an intersting look at how the environment plays a role in our health. In 1992, Nichols' beloved elder sister was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer.
Lake Effect by Nancy Nichols was an intersting look at how the environment plays a role in our health. Nichols and her sister grew up on Lake Waukegan where there were numerous factories. Lake Effect: Two Sisters and a Town's Toxic Legacy. On her deathbed, she makes Nichols, already a journalist, promise to write about her illness and what the two.
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This book was really interesting and a little scary. My sister and I grew up in Waukegan, My sister died of breast cancer. While all the lakefront industries employed many, many families, they left a terrible legacy on our northern Illinois town. One person found this helpful. However, she had a 2nd type of breast cancer as well as lung cancer.
In Lake Effect Nancy Nichols beautifully weaves together the story of her sister's death and her own ill . This book was really interesting and a little scary. My sister and I grew up in Waukegan, My sister died of breast cancer
In Lake Effect Nancy Nichols beautifully weaves together the story of her sister's death and her own ill health with the equally compelling story of her hometown of Waukegan on Lake Michigan's shores. Her quest to make sense of her family's devastating illnesses and the region's toxic chemicals is clear-eyed, eloquent, and revealing. Kathlyn Conway author of Ordinary Life and Illness and the Limits of Expression).
TOXIC TOWN: Nancy Nichols began investigating the potential health . Throughout the book, Nichols’ weaves bits of her own personal journey through illness as she investigates the potentially lethal.
TOXIC TOWN: Nancy Nichols began investigating the potential health effects of her hometown's pollution after her sister was diagnosed with cancer. Photo: Island Press). Instead, the two sisters grew up in Waukegan, Il. a Midwest town so run-of-the-mill and ordinary that it serves as the perfect backdrop. This method, though powerful, carries with it the risk of losing the integrity of an unbiased journalist.
Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Now Waukegan is famous for its Superfund sites: as one residput 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.
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com User, August 11, 2009. Well written, and a must read for anyone who grew up in Waukegan, IL (as my family did) and surrounding Lake Michigan shore line towns to the north and south. The information in the book could have serious health-related repracussions for the population, past and present,from that specific area.
In Nancy Nichols’ hometown of Waukegon, Illinois, locals give out . Nichols’ book hits that standard with a bullet
So when, in a scene near the end of Lake Effect: Two Sisters and a Town’s Toxic Legacy, Nichols’ husband asks her, Can you prove that these chemicals caused either your sister’s or your cancer? I mean, really, can you prove this? both narrator and reader are taken aback. Nichols’ book hits that standard with a bullet. Readers usually daunted by stilted scientific writing (I’ll include myself) should find this a welcome introduction to ecological literature.