Troubled Water by Seth M. Siegel audiobook

Troubled Water: What's Wrong with What We Drink

By Seth M. Siegel
Read by Tim Campbell

Macmillan Audio
9.17 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781250242099

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"Tim Campbell narrates this audiobook in a laid-back, nicely paced manner that makes Siegel's scary facts about the nation's problematic drinking water just a bit easier to swallow...This audiobook is important to anyone who drinks water." — AudioFile Magazine New York Times bestselling author Seth M. Siegel shows how our drinking water got contaminated, what it may be doing to us, and what we must do to make it safe. If you thought America’s drinking water problems started and ended in Flint, Michigan, think again. From big cities and suburbs to the rural heartland, chemicals linked to cancer, heart disease, obesity, birth defects, and lowered IQ routinely spill from our taps. Many are to blame: the EPA, Congress, a bipartisan coalition of powerful governors and mayors, chemical companies, and drinking water utilities – even NASA and the Pentagon. Meanwhile, the bottled water industry has been fanning our fears about tap water, but bottled water is often no safer. The tragedy is that existing technologies could launch a new age of clean, healthy, and safe tap water for only a few dollars a week per person. Scrupulously researched, Troubled Water is full of shocking stories about contaminated water found throughout the country and about the everyday heroes who have successfully forced changes in the quality and safety of our drinking water. And it concludes with what America must do to reverse decades of neglect and play-it-safe inaction by government at all levels in order to keep our most precious resource safe.

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Summary

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"Tim Campbell narrates this audiobook in a laid-back, nicely paced manner that makes Siegel's scary facts about the nation's problematic drinking water just a bit easier to swallow...This audiobook is important to anyone who drinks water." — AudioFile Magazine

New York Times bestselling author Seth M. Siegel shows how our drinking water got contaminated, what it may be doing to us, and what we must do to make it safe.

If you thought America’s drinking water problems started and ended in Flint, Michigan, think again. From big cities and suburbs to the rural heartland, chemicals linked to cancer, heart disease, obesity, birth defects, and lowered IQ routinely spill from our taps.

Many are to blame: the EPA, Congress, a bipartisan coalition of powerful governors and mayors, chemical companies, and drinking water utilities – even NASA and the Pentagon. Meanwhile, the bottled water industry has been fanning our fears about tap water, but bottled water is often no safer.

The tragedy is that existing technologies could launch a new age of clean, healthy, and safe tap water for only a few dollars a week per person.

Scrupulously researched, Troubled Water is full of shocking stories about contaminated water found throughout the country and about the everyday heroes who have successfully forced changes in the quality and safety of our drinking water. And it concludes with what America must do to reverse decades of neglect and play-it-safe inaction by government at all levels in order to keep our most precious resource safe.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Siegel’s detailed and gripping new book exposes what has been going wrong and what can be accomplished to reverse course for safer drinking water. Troubled Water is a fresh, piercing narrative about a widening problem.” Ralph Nader, activist and New York Times bestselling author
“US water-supply crises go far beyond Flint, Michigan. So reveals environmental writer Seth Siegel in this engrossing, well-reported survey.” Nature
“Thoroughly researched and passionately written…This is a science title with real power to heal our sickened world.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Seth M. Siegel

Author Bio: Seth M. Siegel

Seth M. Siegel is a lawyer, activist, writer, and successful serial entrepreneur. His essays on water and other policy issues have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and in leading publications in Europe and Asia. He has spoken on water policy hundreds of times around the world and in Congress, the United Nations, the World Bank, and at dozens of leading universities.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 9.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English