The Fluoride Deception

The Fluoride Deception

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by Christopher Bryson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1583227008

ISBN-13: 9781583227008

Pub. Date: 03/15/2005

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

With the narrative punch of Jonathan Harr’s A Civil Action and the commitment to environmental truth-telling of Erin Brockovich, The Fluoride Deception documents a powerful connection between big corporations, the U.S. military, and the historic reassurances of fluoride safety provided by the nation’s public health establishment. The Fluoride Deception

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With the narrative punch of Jonathan Harr’s A Civil Action and the commitment to environmental truth-telling of Erin Brockovich, The Fluoride Deception documents a powerful connection between big corporations, the U.S. military, and the historic reassurances of fluoride safety provided by the nation’s public health establishment. The Fluoride Deception reads like a thriller, but one supported by two hundred pages of source notes, years of investigative reporting, scores of scientist interviews, and archival research in places such as the newly opened files of the Manhattan Project and the Atomic Energy Commission. The book is nothing less than an exhumation of one of the great secret narratives of the industrial era: how a grim workplace poison and the most damaging environmental pollutant of the cold war was added to our drinking water and toothpaste.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583227008
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Publication date:
03/15/2005
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
757,679
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Note on Terminologyx
Acknowledgmentsxii
Introductionxiv
Major Figures in the Fluoride Storyxxii
1Through the Looking Glass1
2Fireworks at Forsyth11
3Opposite Sides of the Atlantic30
4General Groves's Problem45
5General Groves's Solution: Dr. Harold Hodge and the University of Rochester65
6How the Manhattan Project Sold Us Fluoride: Newburgh, Harshaw, and Jim Conant's Ruse78
7A Subterranean Channel of Secret-Keeping91
8Robert Kehoe and The Kettering Laboratory101
9Donora: A Rich Man's Hocus Pocus114
10The Public Health Service Investigation133
11As Vital to Our National Life As a Spark Plug to a Motor Car148
12Engineering Consent158
13Showdown in the West: Martin vs. Reynolds Metals168
14Fluorine Lawyers and Government Dentists: "A Very Worthwhile Contribution"176
15Buried Science, Buried Workers184
16Hurricane Creek: The People Rule202
17The Damage Is Done217
Epilogue: Blind to the Truth?230
Postscript: Dr. Arvid Carlsson, 2000 Nobel Laureate240
Note on Sources242
Notes247
Index359

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