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The dioxin war : truth and lies about a perfect poison

Author: Robert Allen
Publisher: London ; Ann Arbor, MI : Pluto, 2004.
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Reveals the attempts by the chemical industry, in collusion with regulatory and health authorities, to cover up the true impact of dioxin on human health and tells the story of how a small, dedicated group of people managed to bring the truth about dioxin into the public domain and into the courts - and win. [publisher web site].
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Genre/Form: Case Reports
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Allen, Robert.
Dioxin war.
London ; Ann Arbor, MI : Pluto, 2004
(OCoLC)664776200
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Allen
ISBN: 9780745322131 0745322131 9780745322124 0745322123
OCLC Number: 56540659
Description: xvii, 201 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Chronology --
Abbreviations and acronyms --
What is dioxin? --
Prologue: The politics of truth --
Awkward questions: a dioxin spill in the mid-west --
Heart of darkness: phenoxy herbicides, Agent Orange and the Swedish doctors --
Ignorance is bliss: the poisoning in Missouri --
Toxic shock: deep rumbling sounds --
The EPA: a regulatory sleazefest --
Tears in the valleys: incinerator stories --
Epilogue: Challenging power and money --
Appendix: Bill Gaffey's work.
Responsibility: Robert Allen.
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