What's Gotten Into Us? Staying Healthy in a Toxic World by McKay Jenkins
University of Delaware professor of English Dr. McKay Jenkins has written a compelling story about the relationships between the toxicity of consumer products and health. "What's Gotten Into Us?" begins as a personal journey to understand the possible causes of a tumor. From this departure point, Dr. Jenkins broaches a wider social discussion of the overwhelmingly risky use of chemicals in cosmetics, household products, food containers, and lawn care, which have infiltrated or runoff into our water supply. Many chemicals used in commercial products are unregulated and present health risks for which many of us are unaware. Dr. Jenkins is a master storyteller who weaves anecdotes with analysis of the challenges of "staying healthy in a toxic world."