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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Yet it turned out that Andrea was a walking toxic waste site. Her body contained nearly one hundred different chemical residues, half of which caused cancer when tested in experimental animals. Many of these toxins didn't exist when she ...
With more than 80,000 chemicals in widespread use and complete toxicity test results available on fewer than 1,000, these laws, like the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976, forced the government to come up with some rational way to ...
While he served as a senior adviser to the NCI, Hammer's firm produced more than 100 billion tons of toxic chemicals, including those that created the superfund toxic waste site at Love Canal and led to the contamination of lush ...
Thus the same toxins in the environment that can put the body into overdrive to snuff out inflammation could raise the incidence of both kinds of disease.This, we decided, was one of the many possible connections between the environment ...
To establish in law that harm has occurred from a toxic exposure, first you have to show that a group of people with precisely the same exposures has come down with the same health problem. Then you have to prove that this same problem ...
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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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