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Cancer in Britain The Politics of Prevention

By Lesley Doyal, Ken Green, Alan Irwin, Doogie Russell, Fred Steward, Robin Williams, Dave Gee and Samuel S. Epstein The Author of The Politics of Cancer , 1983

Cancer is increasingly recognised as a preventable disease, caused mainly by chemical and environmental factors put there by human agency. Yet it still kills one in five people.

Cancer in Britain exposes the vested interests and explains the social, economic and political obstacles to prevention. It takes up the evidence against many chemical and other substances widely used in Britain- asbestos, benzene, vinyl chloride, acrylonitrile, BCME, tobacco, red dyes, saccharine, nitrosamines, female sex hormones, chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticides, 2,4,5-T.

Cancer in Britain offers a strategy for a broadly-based campagin against cancer.

Lesley Doyal is author of The Political Economy of Health(Pluto). Samuel S. Epstein is author of the pathbreaking work The Politics of Cancer (Doubleday).


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