Taylor & Francis
286 pages | 20 Color Illus.
With breast cancer rates soaring, Life's Delicate Balance defines and documents many causes highlighting means to prevention.
Applicable to other cancers as well, this book is being published at a critical time. Patients, their families, environmental activists, physicians, attorneys, and all of those working toward prevention will find this book interesting, informative, and insightful.
"A study of toxic factors in the environment that cause cancer, this book explains causes of the disease and discusses political and economic factors that perpetuate the cancer epidemic." -- Acres U.S.A.
"A strongly worded alert to the environmental causes of breast cancer, and an equally strong call for political and personal action. . . . Sherman lays the burden of escalating breast cancer rates squarely at the feet of environmental polluters. . . . [Sherman's] arguments are compelling . . . true advances in conquering cancer will only come when we 'understand the connection between the loss of personal health and worldwide pollution from toxic chemicals, ionizing radiation, and endocrine-altering chemicals.' . . . Valuable warnings for women and a passionate, well-based explanation of one particular medical viewpoint." -- Kirkus, February 15, 2000
"…Rachel Carson introduced the public to the links between pollution and breast cancer in her groundbreaking Silent Spring…[Life's Delicate Balance] serves as a continued clarion call to clean up the environment…it provides a riveting account of corporate and institutional (mis)investments in the Cancer Wars. Recommended for public libraries." -- Library Journal