August 1, 2012 | Science | Rebroadcast
Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History
When science writer Florence Williams was breastfeeding, she decided to have her milk tested for environmental contaminants. Her results were average for American women and included chemicals found in flame-retardants and jet-fuel. It's not, she says, what her daughter had in mind for dinner. It set her off on a journey to study the history of breasts: how they evolved and what modern life is doing to them. Wednesday, we're talking to Williams about what she calls her natural and unnatural history of breasts. (Rebroadcast)
Florence Williams is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a freelance writer for New York Times, Mother Jones, High Country News and numerous other publications. Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History is her first book.