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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Preface ix 1 The Secret History 3 2 Natural and Other Experiments 17 3 A Broad Enough Principle 45 4 Phantom Collaborators 73 5 Fear Sells 107 6 Making Goods out of Bads 141 7 Saving Cigarettes 169 8 The Good War 199 9 Cancer Doctoring ...
... has been generated, it has typically been discredited, dismissed, or disparaged.7 The tobacco companies' long struggle to obscure and muddy findings on the dangers of cigarettes, successful for many decades, serves as the model.
... to develop a “safe” cigarette—despite a broad consensus among scientists that such a thing was impossible. • Some distinguished academic leaders in the efforts against cancer in the United States, England, Greece, Sweden and France, ...
The problem with “safe cigarettes” is that, well before the 1980s, it was well known that there is no such thing. Inhaling thick clouds of smoke into your lungs, raising levels of carbon monoxide in your blood and that of your children, ...
sometimes forced to go to nicotine withdrawal clinics.38 Pregnant women were barred from buying cigarettes. Smoking was banned on trains and in many public spaces. The desire to restore Germany to its former prominence, as well as the ...
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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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