Show Details for March 9th, 2008

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This week’s guest:

MARK SCHAPIRO exposes who is keeping products safe. Or not.

Investigative journalist MARK SCHAPIRO is the guest of Monitor co-host Mark Bebawi this evening.  They will delve into the toxicities in corporate products, and implications in global markets.
 
Schapiro’s latest book, published last fall, is Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everday Products and What’s at Stake for American Power. Even while Americans bash Chinese industry for lapses in product safety, it turns out that Europe has leapfrogged ahead of the US, which used to be a world leader on product safety. And, writes Schapiro, “Ninety percent of the chemicals on the market today–some 65,000 substances–have never been assessed for their toxicity.”


They will also discuss the Center for Investigative Reporting, where Schapiro is the editorial director.  
 
Schapiro has been an investigative journalist for more than two decades and has built an award-winning track record with a focus on environmental and international affairs. His work has appeared in Harper’s, The Nation, Mother Jones, and The Atlantic Monthly. He’s also been a correspondent on NOW with Bill Moyers, FRONTLINE/World, and Marketplace.
 
BOOK:
Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everday Products and What’s at Stake for American Power
 
WEBSITE:
Center for Investigative Reporting — http://centerforinvestigativereporting.org
 

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One thought on “Show Details for March 9th, 2008

    Howardlb said:
    March 23, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    omg.. good work, dude

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