Cancer & Environment
(see also Toxic Waste & Soil Pollution)
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Women's Cancer Resource Center (Oakland CA).
Coldiron, B. "Thinning of the ozone layer: facts & consequences," Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 27 (1992):653-62.
Epstein, S.S. & J.B. Swartz, "Fallacies of lifestyle cancer theories," Nature 289 (1981):127-30.
__________. "Profiting from cancer: vested interests & the cancer epidemic," The Ecologist 22 (1992):233-39.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Altman, Roberta. Waking Up, Fighting Back: The Politics of Breast Cancer (Boston: Little, Brown, 1996).
Balshem, Martha. Cancer in the Community: Class & Medical Authority (Washington: Smithsonian, 1993).
Batt, Sharon. Patient No More: The Politics of Breast Cancer (London: Scarlet, 1994).
Brown, Phil & Edwin Mikkelson. No Safe Place: Toxic Waste, Leukemia, & Community Action  (Berkeley: U. of California, 1997).
Chivian, E. & Others (eds.) Critical Condition: Human Health & the Environment (Cambridge MA: MIT, 1993).
DiPerna, Paula. Cluster Mystery: Epidemic & the Children of Woburn, MA (St. Louis: C.V. Mosby, 1985).
Doll, R. & R. Peto. The Causes of Cancer: Quantitative Esimates of Avoidable Risks of Cancer in the US Today (NY: Oxford, 1981).
Doyal, Leslie & Others. Cancer in Britain: The Politics of Prevention (London: Pluto, 1983).
Epstein, Samuel S. The Politics of Cancer (San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1978).
__________. The Politics of Cancer Revisited (Fremont Center NY: East Ridge, 1998).
Gibbs, L. & Others. Dying from Dioxin: A Citizen's Guide to Reclaiming Our Health & Rebuilding Democracy (Boston: South End, 1995).
Goldman, B.A. The Truth about Where You Live: An Atlas for Action on Toxins & Mortality (NY: Random House, 1991).
Harr, Jonathan. A Civil Action (NY: Vintage, 1996). Celebrated trial of corporate malefactors stemming from discovery of children's leukemia cluster around toxic waste disposal site in Woburn MA.
Higginson, J. & Others (edds.) Human Cancer: Epidemiology & Environmental Causes (NY: Cambridge. 1992).
Krementesov, Nikolai L. The Cure: A Story of Cancer & Politics from the Annals of the Cold War (Chicago: U. of Chicago, 2002).
MacGill, S.M.with F.G. Berkhoudt. The Politics of Anxiety: Sellafield's Cancer-Link Controversy (London: Pion, 1987).
Mott, L. & Others. Handle with Care: Children & Environmental Carcinogens (NY: NRDC, 1994).
Patterson, J.T. The Dread Disease: Cancer & Modern American Culture (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 1987).
Proctor, R.N. Cancer Wars: How Politics Shapes What We Know & Don't Know About Cancer (NY: Basic Books, 1995).
Roueche, B. Eleven Blue Men & Other Narratives of Medical Detection (Boston: Little, Brown, 1954).
Schottenfeld, David & Joseph Fraumeni Jr. (eds.) Cancer Epidemiology & Prevention (Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 1982).
Steingraber, Sandra. Living Downstream: A Scientist's Personal Investigation of Cancer & the Environment (NY: Vintage, 1998).
Wargo, J. Our Children's Toxic Legacy: How Science & Law Fail to Protect Us from Pesticides (New Haven: Yale, 1996).
Williams, Terry Tempest. Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family & Place (NY: Pantheon, 1991).