Poisoned Nation is an expose about the deadly link between rampant pollution, profits driven by greed and the soaring epidemics of cluster illnesses, birth defects, cancer, asthma and autism. With irrefutable evidence and moving personal stories, Loretta Schwartz-Nobel demonstrates that the human equivalent of global warming is already upon us. She shows how the government operates in tandem with America’s most notorious polluters and how they have deceived the public, buried evidence of spreading disease, and suppressed critical scientific data. She traces relationships between organizations whose products cause diseases and those who profit from diagnosing and treating them, as well as their efforts to avoid research into environmental causes and possible cures. Poisoned Nation is an urgent call for action that delineates the problem with such clarity that the truth shines through. Loretta issues a plea to religious leaders of all faiths to work together for change, to create a movement to defeat greed and guide us toward a safer, healthier future.
"Award winning journalist Schwartz-Nobel documents the collusion and duplicity among government and corporate polluters...Readers will be shocked by the deception and inaction by officials who are supposed to protect public health. Schwartz–Nobel issues a call to religious leaders to establish a unified effort to work together for a healthier and sustainable future. Recommended for public health and environmental collections."
- Irwin Weintraub, Library Journal
“Loretta Schwartz-Nobel compellingly documents the links between the contamination of our air, water, food and everyday products and the growing epidemics of illness threatening our health, from breast cancer to lung disease, autism, and asthma.”
-Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
“If Michael Moore’s Sicko gets you riled up, stoke that rage pipe by checking out Loretta Schwartz-Nobel’s Poisoned Nation and learn all about organizations whose products cause illness and how they then profit from the treatment of these conditions.”
- John Freeman, President, The National Book Critics Circle
“To be sure, Schwartz-Nobel is right when she points out how profits and politics led industry to conceal the potential dangers of mercury in tuna and other foods. And she tells compelling stories about individuals with autism and breast cancer whose diseases seem to have emerged just after a toxic exposure…If Poisoned Nation alerts the public to such environmental connections, it is doing a great service.
- Barron H. Lerner, Washington Post
“A veteran investigative journalist, Schwartz-Nobel keeps the human element front and center by illustrating each pollutant with at least one heartbreaking anecdote.”
"Readers will be shocked by the deception and inaction by officials who are supposed to protect public health. Schwartz–Nobel issues a call to religious leaders to establish a unified effort to work together for a healthier and sustainable future.
Irwin Weintraub, Library Journal