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"Baker has written an illuminating, consumer-oriented book that sifts through some of the latest findings about the dangers of everyday chemicals."
Washington Post

"Whether we want it or not, a new pollution crisis is looming -- pollution from everyday objects entering our bodies, sometimes in potentially dangerous levels, especially for children. This is the core thesis of a powerful new book."
— Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"This is it: The book that finally chronicles the chemical invaders tainting us and the environment -- the phthalates and Bisphenol-A (BPA), the flame retardants and non-stick surfaces. And investigative journalist Nena Baker's book is enough to induce outrage."
— E - The Environmental Magazine

"Nena Baker gets her blood tests and finds out she's positive for more than three dozen substances -- including DDT (banned 36 years ago). This opens her investigation into our country's long history of better living through chemistry, and the price we're paying now."
— O - The Oprah Magazine

Listen up, America, because this is a wake-up call. The Body Toxic sheds light on the toxic threats we encounter daily in toys, clothes, cosmetics, cookware, and more. The harmful effects of everyday products on our health are staggering, and Baker's eye-opening report is essential reading."
— Ted,

by and about Nena Baker & "The Body Toxic"

New Contest & Ask The Expert:
Do You Have Questions about Chemicals in Everyday Products?
September 2010

The Huffington Post
Being Clean and Pretty Has Toxic Costs
July 26, 2010

OHSU Center for Women's Health
The Body Toxic Webinar led by Nena Baker
April 21, 2010

The Green Phone Booth
Review of The Body Toxic
February 16, 2010

Back Page with Jody Seay (OSU)
The Body Toxic, Discussion
January 2010

Grit TV Laura Flanders
The Body Toxic
November 23, 2009

Non-Toxic Kids
Review of "The Body Toxic"
November 3, 2009

Open Book with Diana Page Jordan
Interview: read and listen
November 2, 2009

Review Planet
Review of "The Body Toxic"
October 31, 2009
How Green is Your Sigg Water Bottle?

October 27, 2009

Changing Hands Bookstore, AZ
Speech - YouTube

September 8, 2009

WPKN 89.5 Bridgeport CT
Tidings from Hazel Kahan
September 5, 2009

Rebeccas Reads
September 2, 2009

The Huffington Post
Why I'll Swig From My Sigg No More
August 24, 2009

KINK Radio
Speaking Freely Interview
August 23, 2009

WOSU - Ohio Public Radio
Open Line Show
Aug. 18, 2009

The Huffington Post
How Eden Foods Pioneered BPA-Free cans
July 18, 2009

Eden Foods, a BPA-Free Pioneer
July 14, 2009

Kid Safe Chemicals Act Blog
Measuring Pollution In People
June 17, 2009

Chemicals We Have Loved—and May Need to Break Up With
May-June, 2009

The Huffington Post
Bisphenol A: The Goods on a Bad Plastic
June 4, 2009

Alternative Radio
Nena Baker on "The Body Toxic"
February, 2009
Regulation of Chemicals? What Regulation?
January, 2009
Speakers Forum
February 5, 2009

OPB, Think Out Loud
"Toying with Safety"
December 15, 2008

The Huffington Post
"Keep the Gifts Under the Tree Toxics Free"
December 10, 2008

The Huffington Post
"How Sarah Palin Changed my Life"
November 20, 2008

"Your body. My body. The body toxic."
November 14, 2008

Urbanmamas Blog
OEC Tackles Our Body Toxic. Let's help!"
November 13, 2008

Newsweek Online
"Nine Ways to Avoid Household Toxins"
October 1, 2008

KALW San Francisco
Your Call
Interview: September 22, 2008

PDX Justice Media/Powells Books (video)
"The Body Toxic: The Hazards of Everyday Things"
September 8, 2008

Oregon Public Broadcasting News
"Oregon Journalist Takes a Look at Everyday Toxics"
Interview: September 8, 2008

Authors at Google (video)
Google Headquarters Speech
Youtube: September 3, 2008

Health Talk Podcast
Can Chemicals in Everyday Items Put Your Health at Risk?
August 27, 2008

KVON Radio
Interview (audio file)
August 26, 2008

Coast to Coast AM

Environmental Health Threats
Interview: August 23, 2008

Interview: August 11, 2008

AARP Bulletin Today
"The Hazardous Chemistry of Everyday Things"
May 5, 2008

10 Affordable Ways to Make Your Home Safer and Healthier

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