A Natural and Unnatural History
Text Pub., Health, Birth & Death
Paperback, Ed: 01, 2012, 9781921922640
AUD $31.77 ex, AUD $34.95 inc
In stock at: 18 May 2013 18:00
As part of the research for this book, science journalist Florence Williams underwent tests on her own breasts and breast milk. She was shocked to learn that she was feeding her baby not just milk but also fire retardants and a whole host of other chemicals, all ingested throughout her life and stored in her breast tissue. At its heart, Breasts: a natural and unnatural history is the story of how our breasts went from being honed by the environment to being harmed by it; a revealing and at times alarming look at the way the changes in our environments, diets and lifestyles have altered our breasts, our health and, ultimately, the health of future generations.