This constitutes the first part of the book. In the second part of the book, an examination of the policy implications of accepting that the cancer epidemic may essentially be preventable is presented.
Author: P. Nicolopoulou-Stamati
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
These pages contain a number of chapters from specialists in the field who consider, from a number of different perspectives, the currently available evidence that supports the environmental cancer aetiology hypothesis. This constitutes the first part of the book. In the second part of the book, an examination of the policy implications of accepting that the cancer epidemic may essentially be preventable is presented. This will pose some difficult problems for politicians and decision-makers, who will have to consider adopting policies that may damage the economy in the short term in order to reap health benefits which will only become apparent several decades in the future.
An examination of the controversies surrounding environmental cancer.
Author: S. Robert Lichter
Publisher: Yale University Press
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.
Though overall cancer incidence and mortality have continued to decline in recent years, cancer continues to devastate the lives of far too many Americans.
Author: Suzanne H. Reuben
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Though overall cancer incidence and mortality have continued to decline in recent years, cancer continues to devastate the lives of far too many Americans. In 2009 alone, 1.5 million American men, women, and children were diagnosed with cancer, and 562,000 died from the disease. There is a growing body of evidence linking environmental exposures to cancer. The Pres. Cancer Panel dedicated its 2008¿2009 activities to examining the impact of environmental factors on cancer risk. The Panel considered industrial, occupational, and agricultural exposures as well as exposures related to medical practice, military activities, modern lifestyles, and natural sources. This report presents the Panel¿s recommend. to mitigate or eliminate these barriers. Illus.
The breast cancer movement has emphasized the importance of reducing or eliminating exposure to chemicals and toxins. The movement's disease prevention philosophy is chronicled from the beginning.
Author: Barbara L. Ley
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
From the early 1980s, the U.S. environmental breast cancer movement has championed the goal of eradicating the disease by emphasizing the importance of reducing--even eliminating exposure to chemicals and toxins. From Pink to Green chronicles the movement's disease prevention philosophy from the beginning. Challenging the broader cultural milieu of pink ribbon symbolism and breast cancer "awareness" campaigns, this movement has grown from a handful of community-based organizations into a national entity, shaping the cultural, political, and public health landscape. Much of the activists' everyday work revolves around describing how the so called "cancer industry" downplays possible environmental links to protect their political and economic interests and they demand that the public play a role in scientific, policy, and public health decision-making to build a new framework of breast cancer prevention. From Pink to Green successfully explores the intersection between breast cancer activism and the environmental health sciences, incorporating public and scientific debates as well as policy implications to public health and environmental agendas.
O'Rourke MA and Crawford J : Lung cancer in the elderly , Compr Ther 14 : 47-54
, 1988 . 3. US Department of Health and Human Services : The health
consequences of smoking : cancer and chronic lung disease in the workplace . A
report of ...
Author: Philip Harber
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
Respiratory disease is a common although under-diagnosed category of environment-and work-related disorders. OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPIRATORY DISEASE is an authoritative reference for the diagnosis, management, and prevention of these diseases. It is comprehensive, addresses all aspects of disease management and follow up: diagnostic methods, specific industries, and causitative agents of concern; modern clinical management of specific disorders, and regulatory, administrative and public health issues. It includes coverage of the increasingly prevalent problem of environmental disorders, specific industries and causative agents, and the hot-button subjects of pulmonary impairment, disability, and compensation.
Environmental Risks and Solutions S. R. Kaura. Preface Cancer is a horrifying
group of almost 200 different diseases , more than 90 percent of which are
related to environmental causes . Cancer threatens a large segment of the
Author: S. R. Kaura
Publisher: Health Press (NM)
Explains how cancer develops, identifies health and environmental risk factors, and offers suggestions concerning diet, pollution, and chemicals in the home
A growing body of research points to cancer as being largely an environmental
disease . A study of 45,000 twins in Sweden , Denmark and Finland
demonstrated that the majority of cancers — between 52 percent and 82 percent
Author: Doug Farquhar
Publisher: National Conference of State
Recent research has found that children are particularly vulnerable to environmental hazards. Air and water pollution, environmental risks in the home, and toxics in food and drink affect children more than adults. This volume examines policies designed to protect children from environmental threats, identifies factors that influence their health, and investigates childhood diseases that are caused or affected by the environment. State and federal legislation also are reviewed.--Publisher's description.
Environmental Disease Factor According to Bernard Fox , M.D. , a rePersonal
and environmental factors that influence a person's risk of cancer Altbougb it may
seem very different from pesticides and viruses , stress is a major environmental
Author: Mike Samuels
Publisher: Random House (NY)
Discusses the evolution of human culture, looks at health threats, including radiation, chemicals, water and air pollution, and offers advice on developing a healthy lifestyle
Evidence indicates that breast cancer fulfills three of the four lines of reasoning
regarding its nature as an environmental disease : ( 1 ) the rates of incidence of
breast cancer between communities can vary by a factor of 7 , ( 2 ) the rate for ...
Author: Kathryn Strother Ratcliff
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
A critical and interdisciplinary examination of women and health, which challenges traditional viewpoints and highlights the importance of ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, and ablebodiedness, as well as gender. Addresses issues of social justice, ethics and public policy. For anyone interested in women's health.
The most widespread and important contact with occupational and environmental
respiratory carcinogens is doubtless ... At the present time any effective control of
lung cancers as diseases of the modern environment must be based almost ...
Author: Chest and Heart Association (Great Britain)
Incorporating, 195 - the annual conference of the British Tuberculosis Association.