EXPOSURE is “an intimate account of one of the most appalling environmental crimes in modern history…Rob Bilott is a hero of our time.” —Nathaniel Rich, author of Losing Earth
This book is the true story that inspired the major motion picture Dark Waters, starring Mark Ruffalo, as attorney Robert Bilott (a Less Cancer Board Member). Bilott is a corporate attorney with Taft Stettinius & Hollister, who uncovers the connection between a string of mysterious deaths in and around Parkersburg, West Virginia and chemical company DuPont. Bilott fights to reveal the truth to the public. The class action suit brought by multiple law firms against DuPont resulted in a 2017 payout of over $600 million.
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In 1988, Rob Bilott began a legal battle against DuPont that would consume the next twenty years of his life, uncovering the worst case of environmental contamination in modern history and a corporate cover-up that put the health of hundreds of thousands of people at risk. Representing a single farmer who was convinced the creek on his property had been poisoned by runoff from a nearby DuPont landfill, Rob ultimately discovers the truth about PFAS—unregulated, toxic chemicals used in the manufacturing of Teflon and a host of other household goods. DuPont’s own scientists had issued internal warnings for years about the harmful effects of PFAS on human health, but the company continued to allow these chemicals to leach into public drinking water. Until Rob forced them to face the consequences.
Exposure is an unforgettable David and Goliath-style legal drama about malice and manipulation, the failings of environmental regulation, and one lawyer’s quest to expose the truth about this previously unknown—and still unregulated—chemical that presents one of the greatest human health crises of the 21st century.
– Simon and Schuster
“A special thanks also to Bill Couzens and my fellow board members at Less Cancer and the folks at the Right Livelihood Award Foundation for continuing the effort to spread awareness of the cancer threat posed by PFOA and other PFAS chemicals.” — Robert Bilott
Learn more about the book, EXPOSURE, here.