NATURALLY DANGEROUS: Surprising Facts About Food, Health, and the Environment.
Constantly updated Internet supplement to the popular book by James P. Collman, Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University
Overture: Is Anything Safe?
Chapter 1: Chemicals Lurking in Your Grocery
Chapter 2: The Pharmacy
Chapter 3: Is The “Health Food Store” An Oxymoron?
Chapter 4: Infectious Agents: Are Microorganisms All Bad?
Chapter 5: Cancer and the Environment
Chapter 6: Nature is Elemental
Chapter 7: Natural & Unnatural Molecules in the Environment
Chapter 8: The Sky is Falling?
Chapter 9: Dust, Magnets, and Scuba-Diving
Chapter 10: We are all Radioactive!
Epilogue: There Is No Free Lunch!
This website was created not as much to promote the book, but to supplement it. Scientific knowledge evolves constantly. New facts emerge; older hypotheses are confirmed or rejected. Many important developments in the topics covered in the book occurred after the 1st edition was printed. They will be included in the 2nd edition of the book. You are welcome to peruse these interesting facts and observation on these webpages, absolutely free! For the convenience of those who read the book, these facts are arranged by the book chapters. While each story is independent, you will find it more informative to read the book before or even after perusing the stories below.