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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Why, then, are the rates of many forms of cancer increasing, especially when fewer people are smoking? ... Other, larger industries, following Big Tobacco's lead, continue to use a combination of deceptive advertising, ...
... who tackled industrial causes of cancer often found themselves facing subtle and sometimes not so subtle warnings. ... to rein in tobacco and industrial chemicals.14 Sandra Steingraber drew well-deserved attention with her haunting, ...
Some of the early leaders of the American Cancer Society and National Cancer Institute left their posts to work directly for the tobacco industry, where they funded major academic research programs throughout the world to foment ...
... their families and communities—a technique borrowed from the tobacco industry that remains vitally alive. ... Columbia and Mexico.20Along with Canada, America is one of the few industrial countries not to have banned asbestos.
... agencies began a series of programs to assess the true effects of tobacco and certain widely used industrial chemicals. ... Until that time the government pretty much took industry reports on the safety of chemicals at face value, ...
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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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