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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Sometimes survival traits that work in desperate circumstances can lead to problems in other environments. As a boy of nine during the First World War, Molly's son, my great-uncle Paul, roamed through the woods of Hungary, ...
He thought the exclusive focus on smoking would lead us away from other causes of cancer that were far more deadly. He was railroaded out of here. He wasn't the easiest fellow to work with and rubbed lots of people the wrong way, ...
... 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. Other, larger industries, following Big Tobacco's lead, ...
... the laboratories carried out secret studies on the hazards of workplace chemicals, including: lead in gasoline, materials used to coat cooking surfaces of pots and pans, residues of cancerous materials in paraffin wax used in milk ...
But we all know people who lead perfectly clean, even exemplary lives and still get cancer.They take good care of themselves, and appear to be the very nicest of people, yet somehow cancer hits.The first thing most cancer patients, ...
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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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