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Killer Commodities: Public Health and the Corporate Production of Harm / Edition 1

Killer Commodities: Public Health and the Corporate Production of Harm / Edition 1

by Merrill Singer


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900759109796
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 07/01/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 438
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Introduction: Hidden Harm: The Complex World of Killer Commodities   Merrill Singer   Hans Baer     1
Home Commodities
Stealthy Killers and Governing Mentalities: Chemicals in Consumer Products   Edward J. Woodhouse   Jeff Howard     35
Nothing to Play Around With: Dangerous Toys for Girls and Boys   Merrill Singer   Pamela I. Erickson     67
The Environmental and Health Consequences of Motor Vehicles: A Case Study in Capitalist Technological Hegemony and Grassroots Responses to It   Hans Baer     95
Lay Me Down to Sleep: SIDS, Suffocation, and the Selling of Risk Reduction   Martine Hackett     119
Melanoma Whitewash: Millions at Risk of Injury or Death Because of Sunscreen Deceptions   Brian McKenna     145
Building with Poison: Toxicity and CCA-Treated Lumber   Terence Love     175
Medical and Pharmaceutical Commodities
U.S. Health Care: Commodification Kills   Martha Livingston     205
Silicone Seduction: Are Cosmetic Breast Implants Killer Commodities?   Pamela I. Erickson   Ann M. Cheney     225
Selling Sickness/Creating Demand: Direct-to-Consumer Advertising of Prescription Drugs   Joan E. Paluzzi     255
Deadly Embrace: Psychoactive Medication,Psychiatry, and the Pharmaceutical Industry   Michael Oldani     283
A Guinea Pig's Wage: Risk and Commoditization in Pharmaceutical Research in America   Roberto Abadie     311
Corrosion in the System: The Community Health By-Products of Pharmaceutical Production in Northern Puerto Rico   Alexa S. Dietrich     335
Inverting the Killer Commodity Model: Withholding Medicines from the Poor   Michael Westerhaus   Arachu Castro     367
Conclusion: Killer Commodities and Society: Fighting for Change   Hans Baer   Merrill Singer     399
Index     417
About the Contributors     421

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