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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about my intentions, I began to hear from people I'd never met and others I'd never imagined were sympathetic.They offered me stories I'd never heard before and documents I could never find in libraries or government dockets, ...
As part of a pilot research study, she was tested for chemical contaminants.1 She had never worked in a factory. She had no chemically intensive hobbies like boatbuilding or oil painting.Yet it turned out that Andrea was a walking toxic ...
We do know that we live in a sea of synthetic estrogens and other hormones and routinely are exposed to materials that never previously existed. The producers of these agents take comfort in the fact that any one of them, ...
“Well, it never got published, that's for sure,” Devra laughed. “But I think it should be on some shelves somewhere.” After many months I located a xeroxed copy of the Breslows' fivevolume report in the private library of Daniel ...
Much knowledge that really mattered ended up in that dusty section of the library reserved for books that are never read and papers that are never cited.Today, we're locked in ferocious debates about matters that scientists thought they ...
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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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