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Main Title Deceit and denial : the deadly politics of industrial pollution /
Author Markowitz, Gerald E.
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Rosner, David,
Publisher University of California Press,
Year Published 2002
OCLC Number 48515729
ISBN 0520217497; 9780520217492; 0520235320; 9780520235328; 0520240634; 9780520240636
Subjects Environmental health ; Environmental health--Social aspects ; Factory and trade waste--Environmental aspects ; Pollution--Health aspects ; Environmental Pollution--history ; Industry--ethics ; Disclosure ; Lead Poisoning ; Vinyl Chloride--adverse effects ; Milieuverontreiniging ; Gevaarlijke stoffen ; Gezondheidseffecten ; Bedrijven ; Overheidsbeleid ; Lood ; PVC ; Gesundheitsschaden ; Industrie ; Umweltverschmutzung ; Saúde ambiental (aspectos sociais) ; Poluiðcäao industrial (aspectos ambientais) ; Poluiðcäao (aspectos ambientais) ; Gesundheitsschaden--(DE-588)4157178-2 ; Industrie--(DE-588)4026779-9 ; Umweltverschmutzung--(DE-588)4186812-2 ; Saâude ambiental (aspectos sociais)
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EIAM  RA566.M37 2002 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 11/17/2022
EJEM  RA566.M265 2002 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 09/03/2004
ERAM  RA566.M265 2002 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 06/11/2004
Collation xx, 408 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index. Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-388) and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction: Industry's child -- The house of the butterflies: lead poisoning among workers and consumers -- A child lives in a lead world -- Cater to the children: the promotion of white lead -- Old poisons, new problems -- Better living through chemistry? -- Evidence of an illegal conspiracy by industry -- Damn lies -- Ol' Man River or Cancer Alley? -- A hazy mixture: science, civil rights, pollution, and politics -- Science and prudent public policy -- Conclusion. 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, pathbreaking, 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.