The Secret History of the War on Cancer
Basic Books, 20 nov 2007 - 528 páginas
Why has the "War on Cancer" languished, focusing mainly on finding and treating the disease and downplaying the need to control and combat cancer's basic causes -- tobacco, the workplace, radiation, and the general environment? This war has targeted the wrong enemies with the wrong weapons, failing to address well-known cancer causes.
As epidemiologist Devra Davis shows in this superbly researched expose, this is no accident. The War on Cancer has followed the commercial interests of industries that generated a host of cancer-causing materials and products. This is the gripping story of a major public health effort diverted and distorted for private gain that is being reclaimed through efforts to green health care and the environment.
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Left off the table completely were tobacco, radiation, asbestos and benzene—materials that for decades had been well understood to be hazardous. Years before any modern industrial nation started an official war on the disease, ...
The same firms have also mounted sophisticated public relation campaigns, masquerading as cutting-edge science, to undermine reports on the dangers of vinyl chloride, benzene, asbestos and other chemical residues for workers, ...
That he also survived a massive explosion of benzene from the family dry cleaning shop underneath his home when he was a toddler surely added to the lifelong burden on his ability to make healthy blood. Maybe that accident in 1924 ...
... comprehensive laboratory and clinical reports showing that many widely used agents at that time were known to be cancerous for humans, including ionizing and solar radiation, arsenic, benzene, asbestos, synthetic dyes and hormones.
the many facts about that remarkable cancer congress of 1936 that are not well known (in fact hardly known at all) is that most of the assessments regarding cancerous effects from hormones, arsenic, sunlight, radiation, benzene and ...
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This is a shocking book that everyone should read, explaining why cancer is so prevalent today, and why the American Cancer Society is more concerned with curing cancer than with preventing it in the ... Leer reseña completa
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Noted epidemiologist Davis (director, Ctr. for Environmental Oncology, Univ. of Pittsburgh Cancer Inst.) continues her effort to hold industrial polluters accountable for birth defects and ... Leer reseña completa
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