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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At least one of the participants (Wilhelm Hueper, whom we will meet in Chapter 4) had survived poison gas attacks in the Great War; no doubt several others had had similar experiences. They kept no secrets—government or industrial—but ...
Out of a total of eighty-one workers studied in all plants, the Council reported, “26 gave a blood picture characteristic of benzol [benzene] poisoning; and this ratio of about one man in three affected was maintained even in those ...
Acute poisoning by benzene should be considered as an acute emergency. . . . Chronic benzene poisoning is refractory to treatment. Practically all therapeutic measures attempted have failed.”26 The American Petroleum Institute today (as ...
The standard protective and hygienic measures currently used in industry to combat industrial poisons and other health hazards are not always adequate for the control of occupational cancer.The following case history is a compelling ...
[The Jews are] poisonous abscesses eating into the nation . . . an endless stream of poison . . . being driven by a mysterious power into the outermost blood vessels of the body politic.”6These ideas found fertile soil in the minds of ...
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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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