9780674047143-0674047141-Bending Science: How Special Interests Corrupt Public Health Research

Bending Science: How Special Interests Corrupt Public Health Research

ISBN-13: 9780674047143
ISBN-10: 0674047141
Author: McGarity, Thomas O., Wagner, Wendy E.
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Format: Paperback 400 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780674047143
ISBN-10: 0674047141
Author: McGarity, Thomas O., Wagner, Wendy E.
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Format: Paperback 400 pages

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Acknowledged authors McGarity, Thomas O., Wagner, Wendy E. wrote Bending Science: How Special Interests Corrupt Public Health Research comprising 400 pages back in 2012. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0674047141 and 9780674047143. Since then Bending Science: How Special Interests Corrupt Public Health Research textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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What do we know about the possible poisons that industrial technologies leave in our air and water? How reliable is the science that federal regulators and legislators use to protect the public from dangerous products? As this disturbing book shows, ideological or economic attacks on research are part of an extensive pattern of abuse.

Thomas O. McGarity and Wendy E. Wagner reveal the range of sophisticated legal and financial tactics political and corporate advocates use to discredit or suppress research on potential human health hazards. Scientists can find their research blocked, or find themselves threatened with financial ruin. Corporations, plaintiff attorneys, think tanks, even government agencies have been caught suppressing or distorting research on the safety of chemical products.

With alarming stories drawn from the public record, McGarity and Wagner describe how advocates attempt to bend science or “spin” findings. They reveal an immense range of tools available to shrewd partisans determined to manipulate research.

Bending Science exposes an astonishing pattern of corruption and makes a compelling case for reforms to safeguard both the integrity of science and the public health.

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