Posted by: audreybenenati | May 3, 2010

Book Review – Doubt is Their Product: How Industry’s Assault on Science Threatens Your Health by David Michaels

May 02, 2010 11:55 AM EDT (Updated: May 02, 2010 11:58 AM EDT)

“Doubt is our product” is how a tobacco company executive once described the industry’s attempt to hide the fact that smoking cigarettes caused lung cancer and related diseases. And that is the theme that David Michaels uses throughout his book. He argues rather persuasively that the tactic of denying the science first perfected by the tobacco companies has been used over and over again by other industries. The goal – to protect profits and avoid litigation liability from exposing people to dangerous chemicals and other practices.

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