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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Years before any modern industrial nation started an official war on the disease, in the 1930s, researchers in Germany, Japan, Italy, Scotland, Austria, England, Argentina, the United States and France had shown that where people lived ...
While some may question whether filling the world with iPods and text-messaging has made us better human beings, none can question that other achievements of modern life have allowed us to live longer and better than our grandparents.
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 ...
... first modern studies on workplace causes of cancer, 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 ...
From 1929 until the late 1960s, the founder of modern industrial hygiene in America, former Army captain and OSS operative Kehoe, worked directly for Ethyl, General Motors, American Cyanamid and many major chemical companies under a ...
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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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