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Killer commodities : public health and the corporate production of harm

Author: Merrill Singer; Hans A Baer
Publisher: Lanham : AltaMira Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Killer Commodities enters the increasingly heated debate regarding consumer culture with a critical examination of the relationship between public health and the corporate production of goods for profit. This collection analyzes the nature and public health impact of o wide range of dangerous commercial products from around the world, and it addresses the question of how policies should be changed to better protect  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Merrill Singer; Hans A Baer
ISBN: 9780759109780 0759109788 9780759109797 0759109796 9780759112407 0759112401
OCLC Number: 213008072
Description: x, 428 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Hidden harm: the complex world of killer commodities / Merrill Singer and Hans Baer --
Stealthy killers and governing mentalities: chemicals in consumer products / Edward J. Woodhouse and Jeff Howard --
Nothing to play around with: dangerous toys for girls and boys / Merrill Singer and Pamela I. Erickson --
The environmental and health consequences of motor vehicles: a case study in capitalist technological hegemony and grassroots responses to it / Hans Baer --
Lay me down to sleep: SIDS, suffocation, and the selling of risk / Martine Hackett --
Melanoma whitewash: millions at risk of injury or death because of sunscreen deceptions / Brian McKenna --
Building with poison: toxicity and CCA-treated lumber / Terence Love --
U.S. health care: commodification kills / Martha Livingston. Silicone seduction: are cosmetic breast implants killer commodities? / Pamela I. Erickson and Ann M. Cheney --
Selling sickness/creating demand: direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs / Joan E. Paluzzi --
Deadly embrace: psychoactive medication, psychiatry, and the pharmaceutical industry / Michael Oldani --
A guinea pig's wage: risk and commoditization in pharmaceutical research in America / Roberto Abadie --
Corrosion in the system: the community health by-products of pharmaceutical production in northern Puerto Rico / Alexa S. Dietrich --
Inverting the killer commodity model: withholding medicines from the poor / Michael Westerhaus and Arachu Castro --
Conclusion: Killer commodities and society: fighting for change / Hans Baer and Merrill Singer.
Responsibility: edited by Merrill Singer and Hans Baer.
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