Suggested Reading

Below is a list books and articles of interest.  (In no particular order)
This is an ever growing list, and we welcome your help.  Please send us any suggestions you may have. Be sure to include a brief description of the book or article and why you think it is applicable.


"PATIENT NO MORE, The Politics of Breast Cancer"
by Sharon Batt,
gynergy books, P.O. Box 2023, Charlottetown, P.E.I., Canada 
C1A 7N7 1994   406 pages 
 A beast cancer survivor wonders aloud regarding detection, treatment and research into breast cancer.
 
"1 IN 3 WOMEN WITH CANCER CONFRONT AN EPIDEMIC" 
edited by Judy Brady,
Cleis Press Inc.  P.O. Box 8933, Pittsburgh, PN 15221, 286 pages
Combination of short essays, poems and personal stories by women affected by cancer.
 
"LIVING DOWNSTREAM, An ecologist looks at cancer and the environment"
by Sandra Steingraber PhD,
Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc. Menlo Park, CA 1997  340 pages
Dr. Steingraber relays her own recovery from bladder cancer while weaving in scientific research, poems and how we are all linked to contamination of the environment.
 
"DR. SUSAN LOVE'S BREAST BOOK",
by Susan M. Love, M.D. with Karen Lindsay,
Addison-Wesley Publishing Co, Menlo Park, CA. 1990, '91, '95, 625 pages
This is probably the most comprehensive book regarding breast health and disease ever written.  It includes information on clinical trials, treatments, and politics.
 
"BREAST CANCER, POISONS, PROFITS AND PREVENTION"
by Liane Clorfene-Casten,
Common Courage Press, P.O. Box 702, Monroe, ME  04951, 1996, 341 pages.
This well written book leaves no stone unturned regarding the risks of living in the modern world and looks forward to rediscovering the high road to health.
 

"AGAINST THE GRAIN"
by Dr. Marc Lappé & Britt Bailey
Common Courage Press, P.O. Box 702, Monroe, ME  04951, 1998, 160 pages.
Subtitled, "Biotechnology and the corporate takeover of your food," explores the aspects of genetic manipulation of our food supply.

"GENETIC ENGINEERING, FOOD, and OUR ENVIRONMENT"
By Luke Anderson
Chelsea Green Publishing Company, P.O. Box 428, Gates-Briggs Building, White River Junction, VT 05001, 1999, 153 pages.
This easy-to-read book starts with the process of changing the DNA and goes through the problems or the unintended consequences of GE crops.

"GENETIC ENGINEERING, DREAM or NIGHTMARE?"
by Dr. Mae-Wan Ho
Third World Network, 228 Macalister Road, 10400 Penang, Malaysia, 1998, 296 pages.
"The brave new world of bad science and big business," is the subtitle of this book. Dr. Ho explains how the science behind genetic engineering biotechnology is based on the old science of determinism, which ignores the fluidity of DNA and all the problems that the commercialization of life forms is causing.

"TOXIC SLUDGE is GOOD FOR YOU!"
By John Stauber & Sheldon Rampton
Common Courage Press, P.O. Box 702, Monroe, ME 04951. 1995, 226 pages.
Subtitled, "Lies, damn lies and the public relations industry" the authors attempt to tell the tragic story of how we are being sold down the river through the manipulation of information in a light-hearted manner but by the time you finish the book you are so mad your stomach hurts.

"CHEMICAL EXPOSURES, LOW LEVELS & HIGH STAKES"
By Nicholas Ashford & Claudia Miller
Van Nostrand Reinhold, 115 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003, 1997, 428 pages.
A very technical book exploring the mechanisms, diagnosis & treatment of chemical sensitivities, response problems and governmental actions.  

"NO IMMEDIATE DANGER, PROGNOSIS FOR A RADIOACTIVE EARTH"
By Rosalie Bertell, PhD
the Women's Press, 229 College St. #204, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1R4, 1985, 421 pages.
Dr. Bertell covers ionizing radiation technology in all its forms and places from development through disillusion.

"SECRET FALLOUT, LOW-LEVEL RADIATION FROM HIROSHIMA to THREE-MILE ISLAND"
By Dr. Ernest Sternglass
McGraw-Hill Book Company, ISBN 0-07-061242-0, 1972, 1981, 296 pages
Dr. Sternglass exposed the health effects of worldwide nuclear weapons radiation fallout and its connection with the developing infant in the mother's womb.  He also exposed the cover-up  by our government in the way fallout is measured.

"DESIGNER POISONS, HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HEALTH AND HOME FROM TOXIC PESTICIDES"
By Marion Moses, M.D.
Pesticide Education Center, P.O. Box 420870, San Francisco, CA 94142, 1995, 404 pages.
Great reference book on common pesticides with cross reference to brand /common names.  

"OUR STOLEN FUTURE"
By Theo Colborn, Dianne Dumanoski & John Peterson Myers
A Dutton Book, 357 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014, 1996,294 pages
This book is a "Must Read" that continues where Rachel Carson left off.  The story told as the connections are made between chemical contamination and environmental health are compelling and frightening.  We are stealing the future from future generations if we continue our polluting ways. 

"A CANARY'S TALE"
By Jacob B. Berkson
Self published ISBN: 0-9655358-0-0, 1997, 302 pages
The story of a families struggle following a chemical exposure and their fight for health and recognition of the problem.

"THE ENEMY WITHIN"
By Jay M. Gould & members of the Radiation & Public Health Project
Four Walls Eight Windows,39 West 14th Street, Suite 503, New York, NY 10011, 1996, 337 pages.
The authors look at ionizing radiation fallout and breast cancer rates as well as other human health  and education problems.  Many graphs and technical information that is compelling evidence for the case they make.

"TOXIC DECEPTION"
By Dan Fagin, Marianne Lavelle, & the Center for Public Integrity
A Birch Lane Press Book, Carol Publishing Group, 120 Enterprise Ave., Secaucus, NJ, 07094, 1996, 284 pages.
The book follows the movement of 4 chemicals into the market place and how the public pays the price for corporate greed.  Well documented, frightening and enraging.  Subtitled, "How the chemical industry manipulates science, bends the law, and endangers your health."

"A CIVIL ACTION"
By Jonathan Harr
Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc. NY, 1995, 502 pages.
The true story of how a town suffered the consequences of polluted drinking water, children died and the polluting industry nearly got away free.  It is also the story of a determined mother and a cocky attorney.  The book is better than the movie.

"TO DANCE WITH THE DEVIL" The New War on Breast Cancer
By Karen Stabiner
Delacorte Press, Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc., 1540 Broadway, New York New York 10036, 1997, 486 pages.
This book  is based on three years of in-depth research and scores of interviews with doctors, scientists, policymakers and activists. "To Dance With the Devil" combines medical detective story
with political journalism in a behind-the-scenes account of the fight against breast cancer. 

"THE TRUTH ABOUT BREAST CANCER" A 7-Step Prevention Plan
By Joseph Keon, Ph.D.
Parissonund Publishing,16 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941, 1999, 318 pages.
Dr. Keon dispels the myth that self-examinations and regular mammograms are preventive for breast cancer and goes right to the heart of what many forward thinking researchers believe are the real causes of the epidemic.  Not willing to leave women without tools for survival, he covers the 7 step plan of prevention plus menus and diet tips.  If you could have only one book on your shelf on breast cancer this book comes closets to covering subject from the prevention point of view.