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Philip Shabecoff, former chief environmental correspondent for the New York Times, and Alice Shabecoff, former executive director of the National Consumers League, contend that there is a link between corporate pollution and the high percentage of the children being born with or developing health problems.

With indisputable data, the Shabecoffs reveal that the children of baby boomers ‘€• the first to be raised in a truly “toxified world” ‘€• have higher rates of birth defects, asthma, cancer, autism and a frightening range of other neurological illnesses from ADHD to mental retardation, and other serious chronic illnesses compared to previous generations.

They reveal that one out of two pregnancies fails to come to term or results in a less than healthy child and that premature births and infertility are on the rise as this generation matures.

You can watch a BookTV event with the authors, read Alice’s new blog postings on, and browse information on the victims and perpetrators of toxic pollution at