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Doubt is their product : how industry's assault on science threatens your health

Author: David Michaels
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Michaels
ISBN: 9780195300673 019530067X
OCLC Number: 86109941
Description: xii, 372 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: David Michaels.
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...a powerful, thorough endictment of the way big business has ignored, suppressed or distored vital scientific evidence to the detriment of the public's health. * Nature *

 
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