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A Note About Internet Resources: Students should be aware that Web sites sometimes present only one view of an issue. Encourage students to think about Web sites even as they are reading. Tell them to ask themselves: What did you learn from this site? What didn't you learn from this site? Who sponsors this site? What bias might the sponsor have? How current is the site?

 

FRONTLINE: Poisoned Waters
The companion Web site to the documentary features extended interviews, on-demand video streaming of the full program, themes and analysis and annotated links. Students might be interested in the articles from the often-opposing viewpoints of business and environmentalists.

 

"Earth Day Recollections: What It Was Like When The Movement Took Off"
This article discusses the political mood at the time of the birth of the environmental movement, hypothesizing about the importance of increasing American affluence in making the movement possible.

 

"Human Effects": Further information about the effects on human of chemicals in the environment
This article, from Tulane University, gives a sobering overview of the prevalence and effects of chemicals in the environment and in our bodies.

 

A Guide to "Good" Products
A professor at UC Berkeley developed this guide after being concerned with endocrine disruptors in products to which his young daughter was being exposed. The researcher's story is at http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/21/garden/21qa.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=goodguide.com&st=cse.

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