Tainted Milk: Breastmilk, Feminisms and the Politics of Environmental Degradation
Shewprasad, Sharmila, Women & Environments International Magazine
TAINTED MILK: BREASTMILK, FEMINISMS AND THE POLITICS OF ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION Boswell-Pene, Maia. (2006) State University of New York Press
Review by Sharmila Shewprasad
"Breastmilk is like the canary in the mine. Scientists often use samples of breastmilk to determine the condition of a local ecosystem because breastmilk contains pollutants that are not present in blood and urine samples."
As our environment becomes more toxic, higher and higher levels of chemical contaminants are found in human breastmilk. New York State-based author Maia Boswell-Penc looks at the reluctance of environmental, feminist and environmental justice …
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Publication information: Article title: Tainted Milk: Breastmilk, Feminisms and the Politics of Environmental Degradation. Contributors: Shewprasad, Sharmila - Author. Magazine title: Women & Environments International Magazine. Issue: 76/77 Publication date: Fall 2008. Page number: 51. © WEED Foundation Fall 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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