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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Since World War II, whenever and however information on the cancer hazards of the workplace and the environment has been generated, it has typically been discredited, dismissed, or disparaged.7 The tobacco companies' long struggle to ...
... on workplace causes of cancer, the dangers of medical and environmental hormones, and the cancer-causing properties of tobacco were carried out and published by scientists around 1936, including many who worked in Nazi Germany.
... the laboratories carried out secret studies on the hazards of workplace chemicals, including: lead in gasoline, materials used to coat cooking surfaces of pots and pans, residues of cancerous materials in paraffin wax used in milk ...
Today in France, only one in four cases of mesothelioma—a rare tumor believed to be uniquely tied with asbestos exposure—is compensated for workplace exposures.21 In many industrial countries today, one in three men and half of all ...
From the start, this national campaign was blocked from dealing with some cancer causes that were known at the time—tobacco, the workplace and the general environment. Proof that the world in which we live and work has a lot to do with ...
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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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