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The Resource Lethal but legal : corporations, consumption, and protecting public health, Nicholas Freudenberg

Lethal but legal : corporations, consumption, and protecting public health, Nicholas Freudenberg

Label
Lethal but legal : corporations, consumption, and protecting public health
Title
Lethal but legal
Title remainder
corporations, consumption, and protecting public health
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Freudenberg
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Decisions made by the food, tobacco, alcohol, pharmaceutical, gun, and automobile industries have a greater impact on today's health than the decisions of scientists and policymakers. As the collective influence of corporations has grown, governments around the world have stepped back from their responsibility to protect public health by privatizing key services, weakening regulations, and cutting funding for consumer and environmental protection. Today's corporations are increasingly free to make decisions that benefit their bottom line at the expense of public health. Lethal but Legal examines how corporations have impacted -- and plagued -- public health over the last century, first in industrialized countries and now in developing regions. It is both a current history of corporations' antagonism towards health and an analysis of the emerging movements that are challenging these industries' dangerous practices. The reforms outlined here aim to strike a healthier balance between large companies' right to make a profit and governments' responsibility to protect their populations. While other books have addressed parts of this story, Lethal but Legal is the first to connect the dots between unhealthy products, business-dominated politics, and the growing burdens of disease and health care costs. By identifying the common causes of all these problems, then situating them in the context of other health challenges that societies have overcome in the past, this book provides readers with the insights they need to take practical and effective action to restore consumers' right to health
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Freudenberg, Nicholas
Dewey number
362.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA441
LC item number
.F74 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WA 530.1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public health
  • World health
  • Corporations
  • Global Health
  • Public Health
  • Chronic Disease
  • Industry
  • Internationality
  • Socioeconomic Factors
Label
Lethal but legal : corporations, consumption, and protecting public health, Nicholas Freudenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Manufacturing disease : unhealthy products become ubiquitous -- The public health evidence : how corporate practices contribute to global epidemics of chronic disease and injuries -- Corporations take control : a new political and economic order emerges -- The corporate consumption complex -- The corporate ideology of consumption -- The health impact of corporate managed globalization -- Optimism past, present, and future : the building blocks for a movement -- Wanted : a movement for a healthier, more sustainable future
Control code
849510125
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 324 pages
Isbn
9780199937196
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013023752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Lethal but legal : corporations, consumption, and protecting public health, Nicholas Freudenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Manufacturing disease : unhealthy products become ubiquitous -- The public health evidence : how corporate practices contribute to global epidemics of chronic disease and injuries -- Corporations take control : a new political and economic order emerges -- The corporate consumption complex -- The corporate ideology of consumption -- The health impact of corporate managed globalization -- Optimism past, present, and future : the building blocks for a movement -- Wanted : a movement for a healthier, more sustainable future
Control code
849510125
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 324 pages
Isbn
9780199937196
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013023752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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