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Author Markowitz, Gerald E.
Title Deceit and denial : the deadly politics of industrial pollution / Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner.
Imprint Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2002]

Author Markowitz, Gerald E.
Series California/Milbank series on health and the public ; 6
California/Milbank series on health and the public ; 6.
Subject Environmental health.
Environmental health -- Social aspects.
Factory and trade waste -- Environmental aspects.
Pollution -- Health aspects.
Environmental Pollution -- history.
Industry -- ethics.
Lead Poisoning.
Vinyl Chloride -- adverse effects.
Alt Name Rosner, David, 1947-
Description 1 online resource (xx, 408 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Note digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Includes index.
Summary Deceit and denial details the attempts by the chemical and lead industries to deceive Americans about the dangers that their deadly products present to workers, the public, and consumers. Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner pursued evidence steadily and relentlessly, interviewed the important players, investigated untapped sources, and uncovered a bruising story of cynical and cruel disregard for health and human rights. This resulting expoš is full of startling revelations, provocative arguments, and disturbing conclusions--all based on remarkable research and information gleaned from secret industry documents. This book reveals for the first time the public relations campaign that the lead industry undertook to convince Americans to use its deadly product to paint walls, toys, furniture, and other objects in America's homes, despite a wealth of information that children were at risk for serious brain damage and death from ingesting this poison. This book highlights the immediate dangers ordinary citizens face because of the relentless failure of industrial polluters to warn, inform, and protect their workers and neighbors. It offers a historical analysis of how corporate control over scientific research has undermined the process of proving the links between toxic chemicals and disease. The authors also describe the wisdom, courage, and determination of workers and community members who continue to voice their concerns in spite of vicious opposition. Readable, pathbreaking, and revelatory, Deceit and denial provides crucial answers to questions of dangerous environmental degradation, escalating corporate greed, and governmental disregard for its citizens' safety and health.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Industry's child -- The house of the butterflies: lead poisoning among workers and consumers -- A child lives in a lead world -- Cater to the children: the promotion of white lead -- Old poisons, new problems -- Better living through chemistry? -- Evidence of an illegal conspiracy by industry -- Damn lies -- Ol' Man River or Cancer Alley? -- A hazy mixture: science, civil rights, pollution, and politics -- Science and prudent public policy -- Conclusion.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780520930759 (electronic bk.)
0520930754 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 55858027
Additional Format Print version: Markowitz, Gerald E. Deceit and denial. Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, ©2002 0520217497 0520235320 (DLC) 2001058515 (OCoLC)48515729

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