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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The producers of these agents take comfort in the fact that any one of them, tested by itself, looks fairly benign when gauged by various scientific measures of carcinogenic potency. Still, it defies common sense and basic biology to ...
A review of carcinogenic chemical compounds by the noted researchers J. W. Cook and Edmund L. Kennaway and others with London's Royal Cancer Hospital reported that more than thirty different studies had found that regular exposure to ...
In 1949 a report in Scientific American by Groff Conklin featured a graphic display of “carcinogens known to be present in human environment.”27 Asbestos was described, along with solar and ionizing radiation, chromates, tar, ...
The investigation is focused on carcinogenic agents, as the substances that produce cancer are called, and on the general question of the extent to which the increase in cancer may be caused by agents in the environment that have ...
We have no accurate estimate of how many of the artificial substances common to our industrial civilization may be carcinogenic under special circumstances, nor how many seemingly harmless substances, interacting with others that appear ...
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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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