A local resident walks past at a chemical factory in Xiangfan, Hubei province, China. The country is the fastest-growing and largest chemical producer in the world, science writer Julian Cribb points out in his new book Earth Detox. Photo Jie Zhao/Corbis via Getty Images
A local resident walks past at a chemical factory in Xiangfan, Hubei province, China. The country is the fastest-growing and largest chemical producer in the world, science writer Julian Cribb points out in his new book Earth Detox. Photo Jie Zhao/Corbis via Getty Images

Man-made chemicals are killing us and they’re everywhere – in our food, water, air, clothing, homes and workplaces, author says. It’s why we, and Planet Earth, need a detox

  • Human ingenuity has produced 350,000 chemicals, and most haven’t been tested for safety, science writer Julian Cribbs says. Once used, they are forever with us
  • In his book Earth Detox, he shocks us from complacency with facts and figures he hopes will encourage consumer choices that ultimately bring about change

A local resident walks past at a chemical factory in Xiangfan, Hubei province, China. The country is the fastest-growing and largest chemical producer in the world, science writer Julian Cribb points out in his new book Earth Detox. Photo Jie Zhao/Corbis via Getty Images
A local resident walks past at a chemical factory in Xiangfan, Hubei province, China. The country is the fastest-growing and largest chemical producer in the world, science writer Julian Cribb points out in his new book Earth Detox. Photo Jie Zhao/Corbis via Getty Images
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