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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Since World War II, whenever and however information on the cancer hazards of the workplace and the environment has been generated, it has typically been discredited, dismissed, or disparaged.7 The tobacco companies' long struggle to ...
... David Michaels, David Markowitz and David Rosner have used original industry records to detail the duplicity of researchers and companies in keeping the dangers of a number of industrial materials hidden.17While some of these works ...
... as EthylGemeinschaft, which operated with some slave labor. (Ethyl Corporation was owned by Standard Oil of New Jersey and General Motors.) In the late 1930s, Ethyl and other companies gave their German partners the know-how xv Preface.
Ethyl and other companies gave their German partners the know-how to produce leaded gasoline and synthetic rubber in direct contravention of U.S.War Department orders. Nazi scientists devised innovative and cruel methods for studying ...
Mehlman's records reveal that Mobil and other oil companies hid what they knew about the dangers of benzene.As this book goes to press, these companies have allotted $27 million to an effort under way in China intended to “prove” 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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