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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Devra Lee Davis. also by devra davis When Smoke Ran Like Water: Tales of Environmental Deception and the Battle Against Pollution the secret history of the war on cancer Devra Davis.
With support from Press, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and universities and research institutions in Europe and the United States, my colleagues and I had published a series of papers showing that cancer had ...
Proposals to expand government's control of anything, even cancer-causing agents in the environment, had little chance of survival. At about the same time that Press offered his reflections on my proposed book project, ...
I'm certainly not the first person to try to shine light on the lopsided nature of the effort against cancer, nor am I unique in commenting on the arrogance of environmental policies. But there are signs that the world may be more ready ...
... the dangers of medical and environmental hormones, and the cancer-causing properties of tobacco were carried out and published by scientists around 1936, including many who worked in Nazi Germany. In June 1945, Robert R. Kehoe, ...
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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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