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Author Markowitz, Gerald
Title Deceit and Denial : The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, 2013
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (472 pages)
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Series California/Milbank Books on Health and the Public Ser
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Note Intro -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1: The House of the Butterflies -- 2: A Child Lives In A Lead World -- 3: Cater to the Children -- 4: Old Poisons, New Problems -- 5: Better Living Through Chemistry? -- 6: Evidence of An Illegal Conspiracy By Industry -- 7: Damn Liars -- 8: Ol Man River Or Cancer Alley? -- 9: A Hazy Mixture -- 10: Science and Prudent Public Policy -- Conclusion -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Index
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, ground-breaking, 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. After eleven years, Markowitz and Rosner update their work with a new epilogue that outlines the attempts these industries have made to undermine and create doubt about
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Markowitz, Gerald Deceit and Denial : The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution Berkeley : University of California Press,c2013 9780520275829
Subject Environmental health.;Environmental health -- Social aspects.;Factory and trade waste -- Environmental aspects.;Pollution -- Health aspects
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Alt Author Rosner, David
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