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

Author: David Michaels
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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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 eye-opening expose, David Michaels reveals how the tobacco industry's duplicitous tactics spawned a multimillion dollar industry that is dismantling public health safeguards.  Read more...
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Michaels, David, 1954-
Doubt is their product.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2007010959
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Michaels
ISBN: 1281342394 9781281342393 9786611342395 6611342397 0199719764 9780199719761 1435633563 9781435633568
OCLC Number: 961499160
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 372 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; 1 The Manufacture of Doubt; 2 Workplace Cancer before OSHA: Waiting for the Body Count; 3 America Demands Protection; 4 Why Our Children Are Smarter Than We Are; 5 The Enronization of Science; 6 Tricks of the Trade: How Mercenary Scientists Mislead You; 7 Defending Secondhand Smoke; 8 Still Waiting for the Body Count; 9 Chrome-Plated Mischief; 10 Popcorn Lung: OSHA Gives Up; 11 Defending the Taxicab Standard; 12 The Country Has a Drug Problem; 13 Daubert: The Most Influential Supreme Court Ruling You've Never Heard Of 14 The Institutionalization of Uncertainty15 The Bush Administration's Political Science; 16 Making Peace with the Past; 17 Four Ways to Make the Courts Count; 18 Sarbanes-Oxley for Science: A Dozen Ways to Improve Our Regulatory System; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations and Acronyms; References; Index
Responsibility: by David Michaels.

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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 eye-opening expose, David Michaels reveals how the tobacco industry's duplicitous tactics spawned a multimillion dollar industry that is dismantling public health safeguards. Product defense consultants, he argues, have increasingly skewed the scientific literature, manufactured and magnified scientific uncertainty, and influenced policy decisions to the adva.

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