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Remembering Rachel Carson


Rachel Louise Carson (May 27, 1907 - April 14, 1964) was an American marine biologist whose book Silent Spring is often credited with having launched the global environmental movement. Published on September 22, 1962, Silent Spring had an immense effect in the United States, where it spurred a re-evaluation of the national pesticide policy. Rachel Carson was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on June 9, 1980.

 

Excerpts from Silent Spring:

  • "We are rightly appalled by the genetic effects of radiation; how then, can we be indifferent to the same effect in chemicals we disseminate widely in our environment?"
  • "As crude a weapon as a cave man's club, the chemical barrage has been hurled against the fabric of life."
  • "The "control of nature" is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and the convenience of man."


Read more about Rachel Carson.

A Small Dose of Toxicology Available in Chinese!

《生活中的毒理学》重点介绍了生活和工作中常见的化学物质,如酒精、咖啡因、尼古丁、杀虫剂、铅、汞、砷、金属、溶剂、持久性污染物、内分泌干扰 剂、动物 与植物毒素、家中的有毒化学物质以及辐射、纳米材料、空气污染对健康的影响。涵盖了有毒物质引发的不良反应、生物学特性(毒性作用)和易感人群以及与之相 关的监管标准、使用与接触这些物质的一些具体建议。特别介绍了化学品对神经系统、孕产与发育的毒性作用,以及癌症发生与化学品接触的关系。还生动地介绍了 毒理学基本原理、对化学品进行风险评估与管理的方法与原则、毒理学本身的历史起源与发展、毒理学涉及的伦理、法律与社会问题,以及每个人在日常生活中可能 遇到的毒理学问题,列出了可供深入学习与研究的网站与参考书。


The Chinese edition of A Small Dose of Toxicology: The Health Effects of Common Chemicals, by Steven G. Gilbert, PhD, DABT, was published by Shanghai Scientific and Technical Publishers in December, 2013! This edition was translated by a team of Chinese toxicologists led by Drs. Zhijun Zhou, Xinsheng Gu, Jianghong Liu, et al. according to the revised and expanded second English edition. Chinese translations of the popular Milestones of Toxicology poster are also available. For more information on the book and the posters, visit www.chinesesmalldose.org! To download your free copy of the 2nd edition in English, visit www.healthyworldpress.org!

New Translations of Milestones of Toxicology Poster!


Our popular Milestones of Toxicology poster is now available in 10+ languages! Click here to view the poster in Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), English, French, German, Italian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Korean or Turkish! Additional translations are on the way!

"Scientists must make both science education and community outreach a much more central part of the scientific culture."

-Bruce Alberts, Editor-in-chief, Science magazine (Dec 3, 2010 editorial)