Title

The War at Home

Document Type

Book Review

Department

English (Scripps)

Publication Date

5-29-1995

Disciplines

American Politics | Diseases | Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Policy | Environmental Studies

Abstract

In this impressive new study, Robert Proctor calculates that the antiregulatory policies of the Reagan and Bush administrations may be costing some 50,000 cancer deaths a year, or 600,OOO deaths over twelve years. If, as OSHA administrators estimated during the Carter presidency, the agency’s proposed legislation would produce a 20 percent drop in cancer rates, then Ronald Reagan was a carcinogen, and a potent one at that.

Rights Information

© 1995 The Nation

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