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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That's why in the U.S. alone, there are more than 10 million cancer survivors.Why, then, are the rates of many forms of cancer increasing, especially when fewer people are smoking? The complexities of the real world make unequivocal ...
As this book goes to press, these companies have allotted $27 million to an effort under way in China intended to “prove” the safety of their product. For decades, critics of the cancer establishment have protested— some thoughtfully, ...
... arising in the first place, and we have to find new ways to keep the millions of cancer survivors from relapsing. ... at least a million and a half lives could have been spared, a huge casualty rate that those who have managed the ...
In America alone, there are currently more than 10 million cancer survivors. Cancer is the leading killer of middle-aged persons, and, after accidents, is the second-leading killer of children. How did this happen?
... that in practice, systems of exhaust ventilation capable of keeping the concentration of benzol in the atmosphere below 100 parts per million are extremely rare; and that, even when this is accomplished, there remains a decreased, ...
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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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