Deceit and Denial: The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution / Edition 1

Deceit and Denial: The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution / Edition 1

by Gerald Markowitz, David Rosner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520217497

ISBN-13: 9780520217492

Pub. Date: 10/10/2002

Publisher: University of California Press

Deceit and Denial details the attempts by the chemical and lead industries to deceive Americans about the dangers that their deadly products present to workers, the public, and consumers. Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner pursued evidence steadily and relentlessly, interviewed the important players, investigated untapped sources, and uncovered a bruising

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Deceit and Denial details the attempts by the chemical and lead industries to deceive Americans about the dangers that their deadly products present to workers, the public, and consumers. Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner pursued evidence steadily and relentlessly, interviewed the important players, investigated untapped sources, and uncovered a bruising story of cynical and cruel disregard for health and human rights. This resulting exposé is full of startling revelations, provocative arguments, and disturbing conclusions—all based on remarkable research and information gleaned from secret industry documents.

This book reveals for the first time the public relations campaign that the lead industry undertook to convince Americans to use its deadly product to paint walls, toys, furniture, and other objects in America's homes, despite a wealth of information that children were at risk for serious brain damage and death from ingesting this poison. This book highlights the immediate dangers ordinary citizens face because of the relentless failure of industrial polluters to warn, inform, and protect their workers and neighbors. It offers a historical analysis of how corporate control over scientific research has undermined the process of proving the links between toxic chemicals and disease. The authors also describe the wisdom, courage, and determination of workers and community members who continue to voice their concerns in spite of vicious opposition. Readable, pathbreaking, and revelatory, Deceit and Denial provides crucial answers to questions of dangerous environmental degradation, escalating corporate greed, and governmental disregard for its citizens' safety and health.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520217492
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/10/2002
Series:
California/Milbank Books on Health and the Public Series
Pages:
428
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)
Lexile:
1640L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments

Introduction:
Industry’s Child

The House of the Butterflies
Lead Poisoning among Workers and Consumers
A Child Lives in a Lead World
Cater to the Children
The Promotion of White Lead
Old Poisons, New Problems
Better Living through Chemistry?
Evidence of an Illegal Conspiracy by
Industry
Damn Liars
Ol’ Man River or Cancer Alley?
A Hazy Mixture
Science, Civil Rights, Pollution, and Politics
Science and Prudent Public Policy

Conclusion
Notes

Index

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