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Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Toxic America

by Patt Morrison

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CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta host Toxic America Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

It seems that everyday we hear about some new product or chemical that is slowly poisoning us to death. Next week, CNN's chief medical correspondent and neurosurgeon, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, presents a two-part special investigation into toxic chemicals and public health, focusing on a small town in Louisiana where residents experience clusters of cancers, kidney and respiratory problems that they claim are caused by nearby plastics factories. And yet, two “granny Erin Brockovich” women at the center of this issue are fighting back against industry and government. Dr. Gupta is here with the story.

*Toxic Towns, the documentary, will air on CNN Wednesday, June 2nd. On Thursday, June 3rd, Dr. Gupta will anchor a live discussion called Toxic Childhood, with experts in the science of toxic risk in foods, plastics and other common household items. Both programs air at 8pm Eastern time.

Guest:

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN's chief medical correspondent and a practicing neurosurgeon

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