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Killer commodities : public health and the corporate production of harm
Singer, Merrill.
Publication Information:
Lanham : AltaMira Press, [2009]

Physical Description:
x, 428 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction: Hidden harm: the complex world of killer commodities / Merrill Singer and Hans Baer -- Stealthy killers and governing mentalities: chemicals in consumer products / Edward J. Woodhouse and Jeff Howard -- Nothing to play around with: dangerous toys for girls and boys / Merrill Singer and Pamela I. Erickson -- The environmental and health consequences of motor vehicles: a case study in capitalist technological hegemony and grassroots responses to it / Hans Baer -- Lay me down to sleep: SIDS, suffocation, and the selling of risk / Martine Hackett -- Melanoma whitewash: millions at risk of injury or death because of sunscreen deceptions / Brian McKenna -- Building with poison: toxicity and CCA-treated lumber / Terence Love -- U.S. health care: commodification kills / Martha Livingston --

Silicone seduction: are cosmetic breast implants killer commodities? / Pamela I. Erickson and Ann M. Cheney -- Selling sickness/creating demand: direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs / Joan E. Paluzzi -- Deadly embrace: psychoactive medication, psychiatry, and the pharmaceutical industry / Michael Oldani -- A guinea pig's wage: risk and commoditization in pharmaceutical research in America / Roberto Abadie -- Corrosion in the system: the community health by-products of pharmaceutical production in northern Puerto Rico / Alexa S. Dietrich -- Inverting the killer commodity model: withholding medicines from the poor / Michael Westerhaus and Arachu Castro -- Conclusion: Killer commodities and society: fighting for change / Hans Baer and Merrill Singer.


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