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  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: 34th Street Press (February 12, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615410634
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615410630
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 8.9 x 5.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,065,535 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This book truthfully is the only book I have ever begun to read and couldn't put down until I was finished. The quality of writing and subject matter - it's a Masterpiece!" - David Lewis, Ph.D., former senior EPA Research Microbiologist.

"Arnold Mann's reporting on environmental toxins and resulting illnesses has enabled patients and doctors to look beyond the obvious for answers to mysterious symptoms. His earlier reporting saved lives; this book will save countless more." - Melinda Ballard, Policyholders of America.

"This is a compelling book - a real page-turner. It covers the lack of research, the lack of government support, physician ignorance and/or duplicity, and industry's indifference and outright lies to the victims of toxic exposures" - Cynthia Wilson, Executive Director, Chemical Injury Information Network.

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Arnold Mann has been writing about medicine for a national audience for the past 30 years. His cover stories in Time and USA Weekend magazines have earned him television and radio appearances and recognition as one of the leading medical journalists in the country.

His cover story on neurosurgeon Keith Black for Time's 1997 Heroes of Medicine special issue became a book, with Mann as co-author with Dr. Black. The book, "Brain Surgeon: A Doctor's Encounters with Mortality and Miracles," was nominated for an NAACP Image Award, for Best Nonfiction Book, 2010. Other Time features, most notably his environmental expose on Southwest Airlines' mold-infested San Antonio reservations center, and his series of USA Weekend cover stories on the threat of toxic mold in homes, schools, and apartment buildings, have made him a leading reporter in the field of environmental health.

Besides his feature work for Time and USA Weekend, Mann served as personal writer for the Director of the National Cancer Institute and oversaw publication of the Institute's annual Progress Report to Congress.

In his new book, "They're Poisoning Us, From The Gulf War to the Gulf of Mexico," Mann takes on a national health problem that has disabled millions who have suffered toxic exposures, rendering many housebound. It's a difficult learning curve for everyone, pitting doctor against doctor, worker against employer, homeowner against builder and insurer, activist against industry, Gulf War veterans against the VA and the DOD, and pretty much everyone against the government, while many of the sick wind up living as environmental hermits; waiting for salvation, like the masses caught in the Limbo of Dante's Inferno.

In this new book, Mann takes us on a fascinating journey, through the human side of the story, through the controversy, and into the research labs, where treatments are finally emerging.

In his spare time, Mr. Mann can sometimes be found on the golf course, where his father taught him about life.

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Do yourself and your family and your co-workers a favor: buy this book and read it immediately!
Lee Quarnstrom
It's a good book, and it's a good starting point for understanding our toxic world and the people who can no longer live in it.
J. Wilson
As a lay reader, I was concerned that I would find the science and medical research in this book difficult to read.
Ruth Sussman

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By J. Wilson on February 23, 2011
Format: Paperback
As a sufferer of chemical intolerances, I am not a fan of this genre. I find that the books are either a cathartic experience for the author, or they've got the science wrong, or both.
Mann didn't do either. His science is as state-of-the-art as exists, and his book is not about him.
This is a compelling book -- a real page-turner. It covers the lack of research, the lack of government support, physician ignorance and/or duplicity, and industry's indifference and outright lies to the victims of toxic exposures. While theoretically the government is supposed to have our backs, Mann's book shows how the whole system is turned against exposure victims.
The book contains a sampling of the many stories of the chemically injured. In every case, people are stripped of their ability to live normal lives, and frequently they are also stripped of their ability to make a living. Mann takes the reader on this journey with compassion and empathy without turning the people into caricatures of themselves -- myself included.
It's a good book, and it's a good starting point for understanding our toxic world and the people who can no longer live in it.
Cynthia Wilson, Executive Director
Chemical Injury Information Network
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Denise Nichols on May 16, 2011
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THEY'RE POISIONING US

A new book, THEY'RE POSIONING US! From The Gulf War To The Gulf Of Mexico- An investigative Report, is now available, from acclaimed author Arnold Mann, an investigative reporter with years of experience reporting for Time and USA Weekend. Arnold Mann also worked for years as a consultant to the National Institute of Health in the National Cancer Institute. He truly is presenting the Investigative report that has been sorely needed for decades.

The aim to tie the story of environmental hazards to all that have been concerned from the patient sufferers be it civilian or military, to the lead Senator that exposed the Plight of the Gulf War Veterans in 1994(Senator Reigle), to the doctors that cared to try to answer the needs despite government interference, to the researchers that are finally now being funded thanks to the Gulf War Veterans efforts, and to the government agencies that were to have our backs but that have interfered and delayed help to those that need it the most. This not a story about whiners, this is the investigative report that covers the science and the research that has taken over 20 years to finally have an awakening that millions are truly sufferring.

His book is one you can not put down once you pick it up. It is factual in the presentations of the numerous groups of people and the individuals that are example case descriptions that have suffered for too long and told they were malingers, mentally ill, or deceptive. His interviews with Senator Reigle, the doctors that took brave stands against false perceptions, and the researchers that are covering the science and the way forward is comprehensive and exposes the truths that have been hidden too long.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lee Quarnstrom on September 2, 2011
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Arnold Mann has reached some of the reading public with exposés on toxic mold in Time and USA Weekend magazines. Now he's published "They Are Poisoning Us!" and I believe it is packed with information that might save your life and mine and those of our loved ones -- and should, were enough people to read it, lead to recalls and indictments of politicians and arrests of American and international companies that have turned a blind eye to the proliferation of chemicals and molds that actually are poisoning us. Really! Although Mann touches on numerous life-threatening poisons that man has let loose in nature, he focuses on Stachybotrys, a mycotoxin, or poisonous fungus, that can live almost anywhere and can kill or severely disable anyone. This is information EVERYBODY NEEDS TO KNOW! Mann gives dozens of specific examples of individuals and groups of individuals, such as employees at an airline-ticketing office in Texas, who were sickened and permanently injured by exposure to the fungus in their workplace. Just as importantly, Mann pries the political manhole cover off the sewer of corruption that links landlords, employers, builders and others business people with legislators and other sleazy officials who take money to ignore the poisonous molds that are harming their own constituents. People who should know better take hush money -- in the form, for instance, of speaking fees -- to cover up what they know about mycotoxins. It is a story so important that it can't be told in a book review. Do yourself and your family and your co-workers a favor: buy this book and read it immediately! I know you'll be ordering many more copies to hand out at work and to give to loved ones whose lives you literally want to save. --Lee Quarnstrom
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ruth Sussman on May 17, 2011
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As a lay reader, I was concerned that I would find the science and medical research in this book difficult to read. In fact, Mr. Mann has written so clearly and succinctly about chemical sensitivity, the research, and those in the medical establishment who think it's "all in their heads," that anyone can understand the plight of those who suffer from this mystifying disease. His writing brings us right into the their lives. Our hearts go out to the afflicted, and our anger rises against those "in charge" who refuse do anything about the way toxic exposures permeate our lives and the lives of our loved ones.

Mr. Mann has taken a subject that could have been difficult to get through and made it accessible and interesting, thereby educating us all.
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