The Secret History of the War on Cancer

The Secret History of the War on Cancer

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by Devra Davis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0465015689

ISBN-13: 9780465015689

Pub. Date: 02/23/2009

Publisher: Basic Books

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.

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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 exposé, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465015689
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
02/23/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
666,532
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

1 The Secret History 3

2 Natural and Other Experiments 17

3 A Broad Enough Principle 45

4 Phantom Collaborators 73

5 Fear Sells 107

6 Making Goods out of Bads 141

7 Saving Cigarettes 169

8 The Good War 199

9 Cancer Doctoring 223

10 Deconstructing Cancer Statistics

11 Doctoring Evidence 267

12 The Harshest of Schoolmasters

13 No Safe Place 329

14 Chasing Tales 363

15 Presumed Innocent 391

Epilogue: Mother's Last 437

Afterword: Bad Dreams 455

Notes 479

Index 513

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The primary cause of cancer is incorrect human environmental conditions Devra Davis has done a wonderful job of documenting the known causes of cancer and the extensive web of corporate and government deceit in this area. She states "Most people have no idea that OSHA is a ghost and has been so for years". Having had my health damaged by a large utility solar photovoltaic system in 2009 and interacted with the OSHA system regarding it, I have to support her statement. I was glad to see that electromagnetic fields (EMF) are mentioned and concerns raised regarding the cellular mobile telephone industry. I live in a community that has both cell phone towers and transmitting utility meters and they are extensively affecting the growth of my plants in the garden and inside the home. It is in line with the fatigue and buzzing “microwave” hearing that I display. Is cancer the next step for me? All of this is currently being ignored by the government while Autism has been following the rise of cell phones and cellular towers for the past decade in the USA. Did you know that wireless radiation can act like a growth hormone? I left the workplace in 2011 and that has coincided with regaining a level of health that is comparable to my teenage years. There are no doubts that for many people their workplaces are toxic and that it is affecting their health to the point of inducing cancer into them. This book does a good job of showing you some of the known cancer causing agents that you should be wary of both in the home and workplace environments. It also discusses some of the known cancer causing towns and cities that you should avoid living in. Highly recommended!