Toxic high, 90210.

Author:Hirsch, Julia
Position:Parts per Million: The Poisoning of Beverly Hills High School - Brief article - Book review
 
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Parts per Million: The Poisoning of Beverly Hills High School (Viking $25.95) by Joy Horowitz examines the legal battle over the oil wells and power plant next to Beverly Hills High School. As rare cases of cancer and other terminal illnesses touch Horowitz's classmates and former teachers at the school, she begins to question the links between the wells and toxic air.

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Horowitz's book provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the trial that ensued over this exposure, including accounts from Beverly Hills alumna, doctors, city leaders, residents and legal authorities such as high-profile lawyers Erin Brockovich and Edward Masry. Horowitz allows the reader...

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