A Poison Stronger Than Love

A Poison Stronger Than Love

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This book documents the human costs of massive and extraordinarily rapid change in a peoplea€™s way of life. When well-intentioned bureaucrats relocated the Grassy Narrows band to a new reserve in 1963, the results were the unraveling of the tribea€™s social fabric and a sharp deterioration in their personal morale - dramatically reflected in Shkilnyka€™s statistics on violent death, illness, and family breakdown. The book explores the origins and causes of the suffering in the community life and describes the devastating impacts of mercury contamination on the health and livelihood of the Indian people.After mercury discharges into a river system cease, natural restorative processes help to reduce the concentration of mercury ... with mercury levels above 100 ppb , 402 (74 percent) from Quebec and 105 (19 percent) from Ontario. ... Masazumi Harada, aquot;Epidemiological and Clinical Study of Mercury Pollution on Indian Reservations in Northwestern Ontario, Canadaaquot; (Unpublished manuscript, 1976), pp.

Title:A Poison Stronger Than Love
Author:Anastasia M. Shkilnyk
Publisher:Yale University Press - 1985


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