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Main Title Doubt is their product : how industry's assault on science threatens your health /
Author Michaels, David,
Publisher Oxford University Press,
Year Published 2008
OCLC Number 86109941
ISBN 9780195300673; 019530067X
Subjects Industrial toxicology--United States ; Environmental health--United States ; Science and industry--United States ; Lobbying--United States ; Health risk assessment--United States ; Environmental Pollution--adverse effects ; Carcinogens--toxicity ; Industry--standards ; Liability, Legal ; Public Policy ; Toxicologie ; Risques sanitaires ; Santé publique ; Analyse des risques ; Cancer ; Production industrielle ; Recherche scientifique ; Groupements d'intérãet conomique ; Responsabilité civile ; Etats-Unis d'Amérique ; Umweltschutz ; Umweltgift ; Umweltverträglichkeitsprèufung ; Wissenschaft ; Einflussnahme ; USA ; Umweltbelastung ; Lobbyismus ; Umweltverträglichkeitsuntersuchung ; Toxikologi--Fèorenta staterna ; Miljèofarlig industri--Fèorenta staterna ; Umweltverträglichkeitsuntersuchung--(DE-588)4490847-7 ; Einflussnahme--(DE-588)4131701-4 ; Lobbyismus--(DE-588)4036097-0 ; Umweltbelastung--(DE-588)4061619-8 ; Industrie--(DE-588)4026779-9 ; Umweltgift--(DE-588)4186801-8 ; Wissenschaft--(DE-588)4066562-8 ; USA--(DE-588)4078704-7 ; Environmental Pollution--adverse effects--United States ; Carcinogens--toxicity--United States ; Industry--standards--United States ; Liability, Legal--United States ; Public Policy--United States ; Umweltvertrèaglichkeitsprèufung ; Umweltvertrèaglichkeitsuntersuchung
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  RA1229.M53 2008 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 10/27/2010
EJDM  RA1229.M53 2008 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 08/03/2009
EKBM  RA1229.M53 2008 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 03/17/2009
ESAM  RA1229.M53 2008 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 12/07/2009
Collation xii, 372 pages ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-356) and index.
Contents Notes
The manufacture of doubt -- Workplace cancer before OSHA : waiting for the body count -- America demands protection -- Why our children are smarter than we are -- The enronization of science -- Tricks of the trade : how mercenary scientists mislead you -- Defending secondhand smoke -- Still waiting for the body count -- Chrome-plated mischief -- Popcorn lung : OSHA gives up -- Defending the taxicab standard -- The country has a drug problem -- Daubert : the most influential Supreme Court ruling you've never heard of -- The institutionalization of uncertainty -- The Bush administration's political science -- Making peace with the past -- Four ways to make the courts count -- Sarbanes-Oxley for science : a dozen ways to improve our regulatory system. ""Doubt is our product," a cigarette executive once observed, "since it is the best means of competing with the 'body of fact' that exists in the minds of the general public. It is also the means of establishing a controversy."" "In this expose, David Michaels reveals just how prevalent - and how effective - such strategies have become. He argues that to keep the public confused about the hazards posed by global warming, secondhand smoke, asbestos, lead, plastics, and many other toxic materials, industry executives have hired unscrupulous scientists and lobbyists to dispute the scientific evidence that would alert the public to these dangers. Their goal is the manufacture of doubt."--Jacket.