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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We have all been told what we are supposed to do to reduce the risk of cancer on our own.We are supposed to eat right and exercise. Even prayer and meditation are touted as good things to do. Smoking, of course, is forbidden.
Cancer does run in families, but for those who are adopted, like Steingraber, the risk of the disease mirrors that of the families in which they grow up, not those into which they were born. What causes cancer is a complicated matter of ...
Ramazzini could not tell you which specific part of the job caused which maladies, but he knew that people in many different jobs were subject to risk, including metal gilders, chemists, potters, tinsmiths, glassmakers, painters, ...
His theory that something associated with the failure to bear children affected cancer risk remains a central tenet ... He believed that those who learned of workplace hazards had a simple moral duty to warn workers about the risks of ...
Like many modern breakthroughs in cancer research, this miraculous invention turned out to increase the risk of the disease as well. On November 8, 1895, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, the physics professor and rector of the Julius Maximilian ...
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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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