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  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-4602-2388-8
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 186 pages
  • Hardcover Edition
    • 978-1-4602-2387-1
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 186 pages
  • Keywords
    • Mental Health,
    • Lost Identity,
    • Inner peace,
    • Medical Prejudices,
    • Art therapy,
    • Psychological Memoir,
    • Mental reconstruction,
    • Harmful chemicals

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Fumes and Fine Dust
Working Under Chemical Assault: Neurological Effects
by Vilma Vitanza

In a sense this book wrote itself. Excerpts from journals written over nineteen years of workplace exposure to chemicals depict the images and struggles within a gradually deteriorating brain that had once been completely functional. The author's strong, healthy body was breaking down as well. However, through her journey Ms. Vitanza learned what the brain can do to heal itself. Much of what she practiced was of benefit to her, until at last her mind found piece. Her personal account of events and feelings is supplemented by medical records, and by illustrations taken from drawings and paintings that she made when experiencing particular symptoms. Fumes and Fine Dust closes the long journey to rebirth. May those who read this book benefit as well.

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Vilma Vitanza was born in the Atlantic port of Tela, Honduras, in 1930. Finding all doors closed to her aspirations as a woman and divorced mother of three sons, she emigrated to the U.S.A. with the promise of a job, landing at San Francisco airport on the star-studded New Year’s eve of 1967.


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