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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I stayed with NAS for a decade, working with some of the most talented experts on some of the most fascinating and challenging problems in science at the time.We put out more than two dozen thoroughly referenced NAS reports, ...
The problem with “safe cigarettes” is that, well before the 1980s, it was well known that there is no such thing. Inhaling thick clouds of smoke into your lungs, raising levels of carbon monoxide in your blood and that of your children, ...
Those without lethal exposures had a range of blood problems that were well studied. 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 ...
... of checking medical suspicions of industrial cancer hazards against careful epidemiological studies of all workers in a plant, and about the paramount importance of impressing plant management with the seriousness of the problem.
It is obvious, therefore, that the control of occupational carcinogenesis—and even to a great extent of cancers stemming from more indefinite environmental agents, if and when they are discovered—is a public health problem 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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