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The Resource Deceit and denial : the deadly politics of industrial pollution, Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner

Deceit and denial : the deadly politics of industrial pollution, Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner

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Deceit and denial : the deadly politics of industrial pollution
Title
Deceit and denial
Title remainder
the deadly politics of industrial pollution
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Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner
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Language
eng
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 expos ̌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
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DLC
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Markowitz, Gerald E
Dewey number
615.9/02
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
1640
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
RA566
LC item number
.M265 2002
Literary form
non fiction
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1947-
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Rosner, David
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  • Environmental health
  • Environmental health
  • Factory and trade waste
  • Pollution
  • Lead poisoning
  • Vinyl chloride
  • Vinyl chloride
  • Vinyl chloride
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Deceit and denial : the deadly politics of industrial pollution, Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner
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Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
14936664
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 408 pages
Isbn
9780520217492
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001058515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm48515729
Label
Deceit and denial : the deadly politics of industrial pollution, Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
14936664
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 408 pages
Isbn
9780520217492
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001058515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm48515729

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