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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... on worker health and safety—then as now—the results of this work were not released to workers or the public unless those funding it agreed.Worker health remains a matter that can be deemed a trade secret in many industrial nations.
They then pointed to the absence of information on health harms in these areas as proof that no such damage occurred.The same firms have also mounted sophisticated public relation campaigns, masquerading as cutting-edge science, ...
... and for estimating ways to protect public health. Instead, the law has generated so much talk and so little action that insiders refer to it as the “Toxic Substances Conversation Act.” After the 1980 presidential election, ...
... accomplished public health researcher, about the small town of Donora, Pennsylvania, where we had each spent some time as children. Donora was a proud little steelmaking town of coal-darkened skies and streets as steep as rooftops.
Lester Breslow is a former dean of the UCLA School of Public Health as well as a former president of the American Public Health Association—positions one does not achieve by neglecting the details of good nutrition.
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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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