Killer Commodities: Public Health and the Corporate Production of Harm

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Merrill Singer, Hans A. Baer
Rowman Altamira, Aug 15, 2008 - Social Science - 438 pages
Killer Commodities enters the increasingly heated debate regarding consumer culture with a critical examination of the relationship between corporate production of goods for profit and for public health. This collection analyzes the nature and public health impact of a wide range of dangerous commercial products from around the world, and it addresses the question of how policies should be changed to better protect the public, workers, and the environment.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part One
33
Chapter One
35
Chapter Two
67
Chapter Three
95
Chapter Four
119
Chapter Five
145
Chapter Six
175
Chapter Eight
225
Chapter Nine
255
Chapter Ten
283
Chapter Eleven
311
Chapter Twelve
335
Chapter Thirteen
367
Conclusion
399
Index
417

Part Two
203
Chapter Seven
205
About the Contributors
421
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Merrill Singer is a senior researcher at the Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) and a professor in the Department of Anthropology, University of Connecticut, as well as a research affiliate of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) at Yale University. Hans Baer is lecturer in the School of Anthropology, Geography, and Environmental Studies and the Centre for Health and Society at the University of Melbourne

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