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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Less than a decade after the famed U.S. Surgeon General's report of 1964 indicted tobacco as a cause of lung cancer ... Left off the table completely were tobacco, radiation, asbestos and benzene—materials that for decades had been well ...
... 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.
The modern critique of our failure to ferret out and act on preventable causes of cancer goes back more than four decades, to Murray Bookchin and Rachel Carson.11Valiant but little heeded efforts were mounted right before or during the ...
... of this work were not released to workers or the public unless those funding it agreed.Worker health remains a matter that can be deemed a trade secret in many industrial nations. • Over a span of two decades, up to the 1990s, ...
For decades, critics of the cancer establishment have protested— some thoughtfully, others stridently—the limited nature of the cancer war and the revolving door of cancer researchers in and out of cancercausing industries.23 If many of ...
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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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