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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... to rein in tobacco and industrial chemicals.14 Sandra Steingraber drew well-deserved attention with her haunting, ... as a cancer survivor in a world full of chemical risks.15 Mitchell Gaynor, one of America's top oncologists, ...
... worked directly for Ethyl, General Motors, American Cyanamid and many major chemical companies under a special ... the laboratories carried out secret studies on the hazards of workplace chemicals, including: lead in gasoline, ...
... to undermine reports on the dangers of vinyl chloride, benzene, asbestos and other chemical residues for workers, ... of its environmental health and science laboratory, responsible for the international firm's testing of chemicals.
As part of a pilot research study, she was tested for chemical contaminants.1 She had never worked in a factory. She had no chemically intensive hobbies like boatbuilding or oil painting.Yet it turned out that Andrea was a walking toxic ...
... the tadpoles of the seed-corn fields of York County, Nebraska, are trying to tell us something: one in every three exposed to mixtures of ordinary chemicals in those fields die.3 Everybody knows that cancer can run in families.
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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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