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Offsite: Dr. Leonardo Trasande & Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha at the UM School of Public Health

Literati is proud to partner with the University of Michigan's School of Public Health to have copies of Dr. Leonardo Trasande's Sicker, Fatter, Poorer and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha's What the Eyes Don't See available for purchase at this event.

Come meet with Dr. Leonardo Trasande and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha at their book talk. Dr. Trasande's book "Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: The Urgent Threat of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals
to Our Health and Future . . . and What We Can Do About It" and Dr. Hanna-Attisha's book "What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City" feature important messages about environmental exposures to contaminants that have been associated with adverse health effects.

About Sicker, Fatter, Poorer:
Lurking in our homes, hiding in our offices, and polluting the air we breathe is something sinister. Something we've turned a blind eye to for far too long. Dr. Leonardo Trasande, a pediatrician, professor, and world-renowned researcher, tells the story of how our everyday surroundings are making us sicker, fatter, and poorer. 

Dr. Trasande exposes the chemicals that disrupt our hormonal systems and damage our health in irreparable ways. He shows us where these chemicals hide--in our homes, our schools, at work, in our food, and countless other places we can't control--as well as the workings of policy that protects the continued use of these chemicals in our lives. Drawing on extensive research and expertise, he outlines dramatic studies and emerging evidence about the rapid increases in neurodevelopmental, metabolic, reproductive, and immunological diseases directly related to the hundreds of thousands of chemicals that we are exposed to every day. Unfortunately, nowhere is safe. 

But, thanks to Dr. Trasande's work on the topic, and his commitment to effecting change, this book can help. Through a blend of narrative, scientific detective work, and concrete information about the connections between chemicals and disease, he shows us what we can do to protect ourselves and our families in the short-term, and how we can help bring the change we deserve.

About What the Eyes Don't See:
Here is the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, alongside a team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders, discovered that the children of Flint, Michigan, were being exposed to lead in their tap water--and then battled her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world. Paced like a scientific thriller, What the Eyes Don't See reveals how misguided austerity policies, broken democracy, and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk. And at the center of the story is Dr. Mona herself--an immigrant, doctor, scientist, and mother whose family's activist roots inspired her pursuit of justice.

What the Eyes Don't See is a riveting account of a shameful disaster that became a tale of hope, the story of a city on the ropes that came together to fight for justice, self-determination, and the right to build a better world for their--and all of our--children.

Event date: 
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 4:30pm
Event address: 
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: The Urgent Threat of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals to Our Health and Future . . . and What We Can Do About It Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781328553492
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - January 8th, 2019

What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399590856
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - February 5th, 2019