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Author Michaels, David, 1954-

Title Doubt is their product : how industry's assault on science threatens your health / by David Michaels.

Imprint New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.

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Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "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 decis.
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.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Industrial toxicology -- United States.
Environmental health -- United States.
Science and industry -- United States.
Lobbying -- United States.
Health risk assessment -- United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Michaels, David, 1954- Doubt is their product. New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008 9780195300673 019530067X (OCoLC)212431027
ISBN 9780199719761 (electronic bk.)
0199719764 (electronic bk.)
9781435633568 (electronic bk.)
1435633563 (electronic bk.)
9780195300673 (alk. paper)