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Corporate Ties That Bind : an Examination of Corporate Manipulation and Vested Interest in Public Health

In the 21st century, corporations have worked their way into government and, as they become increasingly more powerful, arguments about their involvement with public health have become increasingly black and white. With corporations at the center of public health and environmental issues, everything chemical or technological is good, everything natural is bad; scientists who are funded by corporations are right and those who are independent are invariably wrong. There is diminishing common ground between the two opposed sides in these arguments. Corporate Ties that Bind is a collection of essa
eBook, English, 2017
Skyhorse Publishing, New York, 2017
1 online resource
9781510711891, 1510711899
Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Chapter 1. A Dark Cultureâ#x80;#x94;the History and Literature of Health-Damaging Production, its Exposure, and its Corporate Defense; Chapter 2. The Basis of Bad Science; Chapter 3. A Battlegroundâ#x80;#x94;From Phenoxyacetic Acids, Chlorophenols and Dioxins to Mobile Phonesâ#x80;#x94;Cancer Risks, Greenwashing and Vested Interests; Chapter 4. Losing the War on Cancer; Chapter 5. Greenwashing: The Swedish Experience; Chapter 6. Industry Influences on Cancer Epidemiology. Chapter 7. Serving Industry, Promoting Skepticism, Discrediting EpidemiologyChapter 8. Secret Ties in Asbestosâ#x80;#x94;Downplaying and Effacing the Risks of a Toxic Mineral; Chapter 9. Kidding a Kidder; Chapter 10. Escaping Electrosensitivity; Chapter 11. Ignoring Chronic Illness Caused by New Chemicals and Technology; Chapter 12. A Tale of Two Scientists : Doctor Alice Stewart and Sir Richard Doll; Chapter 13. The Corporate Hijacking of the UK Vaccine Program; Chapter 14. Exponent and Dioxin in Sweden in the Early 2000s. Chapter 15. Burying the Evidenceâ#x80;#x94;The Role of Britainâ#x80;#x99;s Health and Safety Executive in Prolonging the Occupational Cancer EpidemicChapter 16. Spin in the Antipodesâ#x80;#x94;A History of Industry Involvement in Telecommunications Health Research in Australia; Chapter 17. Westlakes Research Institute; Chapter 18. Wilhelm Hueper and Robert Kehoe, Epidemiological War Crimes; Chapter 19. The Precautionary Principle; Chapter 20. The Precautionary Principle in the Protection of Wildlifeâ#x80;#x94;the Tasmanian Devils and the Beluga Whales. Chapter 21. Dust, Labor, and Capitalâ#x80;#x94;Silicosis among South Africaâ#x80;#x99;s Gold MinersChapter 22. Community Epidemiology; Chapter 23. Downplaying Radiation Risk; Chapter 24. You Have Cancer: Itâ#x80;#x99;s Your Fault; References; Biographies; Acknowledgments