Nan Enstad's Essay Toxicity And The Consuming Subject

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“Toxicity and the Consuming Subject” Summary In Nan Enstad’s essay “Toxicity and the Consuming Subject”, Enstad focuses primarily on the idea of toxicity in today’s consumerist society and how capitalism is the main contributor to the distribution, flexibility, and accessibility of it. The essay begins by telling of reporter David Ewing Duncan that, in an attempt to see how many chemicals are acquired through our water, air, and commodities, tested himself for 320 toxic chemicals and a little over half were found present in his body, many over estimated levels. National Geographic provides evidence of how toxic material is deposited in a consumer’s body through commodities they consume or have been exposed to. In an attempt to illustrate the
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