Environmental Cancer-- a Political Disease?

Environmental Cancer-- a Political Disease?

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An examination of the controversies surrounding environmental cancer. The authors draw on surveys by cancer researchers and environmental activists to reveal differences between the two groups' viewpoints. They examine these opposing views and document how they are reflected in the media.Nearly four hundred thousand Americans will die from cancer this year, and it often kills in a slow, painful fashion. ... The cost of medical care and the impact on the families of cancer patients add to individual suffering and thereby ... that virtually everything we eat, drink, wear, breathe, or touch has the potential to cause cancer (Whelan 1978, 1981; Lichter 1993). ... cause of the debate over just how much of it E N V | R O N M E N T A L. C. A N C E R What Is Environmental Cancer?

Title:Environmental Cancer-- a Political Disease?
Author:S. Robert Lichter, Stanley Rothman
Publisher:Yale University Press - 1999


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