Deceit and Denial

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Februar 2013



This book does for the lead and plastics industries what "A Civil Action" did for WR Grace or "Erin Brockovich" did for PG&E. It focuses on the industries rather than heroic individuals, and develops an argument for government action as the only remedy against corporate self-interest.


Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Introduction: Industry's Child 1. The House of the Butterflies: Lead Poisoning among Workers and Consumers 2. A Child Lives in a Lead World 3. Cater to the Children: The Promotion of White Lead 4* Old Poisons, New Problems 5* Better Living through Chemistry? 6. Evidence of an Illegal Conspiracy by Industry 7* Damn Liars 8. 01' Man River or Cancer Alley? 9* A Hazy Mixture: Science, Civil Rights, Pollution, and Politics 10. Science and Prudent Public Policy Conclusion Epilogue Notes Index


Gerald Markowitz is Professor of History at John Jay College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. David Rosner is Professor of History and Public Health at Columbia University and Director of the Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health. They are coauthors of Children, Race, and Power: Kenneth and Mamie Clark's Northside Center (1996) and Deadly Dust: Silicosis and the Politics of Occupational Disease in Twentieth Century America (1994). They are coeditors of Dying for Work: Safety and Health in the United States (1987) and Slaves of the Depression: Workers' Letters about Life on the Job (1987).


"[T]his is a riveting account that can convey a better understanding of the complex influences of corporate-government interactions and the cost to health."--"Journal of the American Medical Association
EAN: 9780520275829
ISBN: 0520275829
Untertitel: The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution. 'California/ Milbank Books on Health & the Public'. 21 b/w photographs. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: University of California Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2013
Seitenanzahl: 446 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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