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Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging Endorsements

This important book from Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Science and Environmental Health Network presents in clear, balanced, and understandable terms the emerging evidence that toxic environmental exposures, in combination with nutritional, social, and exercise variables, contribute to the causation of Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and other chronic degenerative diseases of aging. It offers prudent suggestions in light of current knowledge for reducing exposures and building resilience against environmental threats. This book is a "must read."

Philip Landrigan MD, MSc
Professor & Chairman
Department of Community and Preventive Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York


Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging presents the most comprehensive compilation of information on the impact of the environment on neurodegenerative diseases. It weaves complex cutting-edge research information in this area and presents it in a manner that the average reader can comprehend. I know of no other work which has dealt with this subject with caring and social responsibility and a deep understanding of the environmental challenges to our health.

Nasser H. Zawia, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Department of Biomedical Sciences
University of Rhode Island


Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging is a weighty contribution to our public knowledge of the ecology of human health and disease across the lifespan. Written with concinnity, rigor, and passion, it should inspire and inform needed and urgent conversations about healthcare priorities in America. This report presents a clear warning against the profession-centered, reductionistic approaches of biomedicine that minimize the influences of cultural, experiential, ecological, and cumulative developmental contexts. It is a clarion call to promote an integrative model of human health and wellness.

Peter J Whitehouse, MD, PhD
Department of Neurology
Case Western Reserve University

Daniel R. George, ABD, MSc
Department of Medical Anthropology
Oxford University

Whitehouse and George are co-authors of The Myth of Alzheimer's: What You Aren't Being Told About Today's Most Dreaded Diagnosis.


Congratulations on getting this [report Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging] out - the distillation of information is fantastic and the layout wonderfully inviting.

Steven G. Gilbert, PhD, DABT
INND (Institute of Neurotoxicology & Neurological Disorders)
Seattle, WA
Author: A Small Dose of Toxicology