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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If some scientists had figured out nearly a century ago that the world around us affects the chance that we will develop cancer, why have we made so little headway in controlling these causes? My goal in this book is to explain when, ...
In fact, the decline of epidemics in the nineteenth century had nothing to do with breathtaking scientific advances; all of these came much later. Deaths from germ-fed contagious diseases began to ebb long before microscopes or drugs ...
In the first six years of the twenty-first century,America has tripled the amount of some asbestos products it imports from China, Brazil, Columbia and Mexico.20Along with Canada, America is one of the few industrial countries not to ...
Many of these toxins didn't exist when she was born in the middle of the past century. Had they played any role in causing either her breast or brain tumors? Did her frequent use of those clunky first-generation cell phones ...
For more than half a century, countries like Denmark and Sweden have maintained nationwide cancer registries that record every single case of the disease, but the United States has not.We still don't have a system that covers the entire ...
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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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