When Smoke Ran Like Water



When Smoke Ran Like Water In When Smoke Ran Like Water, The World Renowned Epidemiologist Devra Davis Confronts The Public Triumphs And Private Failures Of Her Lifelong Battle Against Environmental Pollution She Documents The Shocking Toll Of A Public Health Disaster 300,000 Deaths A Year In The U.S And Europe From The Effects Of Pollution And Asks Why We Remain Silent For Davis, The Issue Is Personal Pollution Is What Killed Many In Her Family And Forced Some Of The Others, Survivors Of The 1948 Smog Emergency In Donora, Pennsylvania, To Live Out Their Lives With Impaired Health She Describes That Episode And Also Makes Startling Revelations About How The Deaths From The London Smog Of 1952 Were Falsely Attributed To Influenza How The Oil Companies And Auto Manufacturers Fought For Decades To Keep Lead In Gasoline, While Knowing It Caused Brain Damage And Many Other Battles When Smoke Ran Like Water Makes A Devastating Case For Change.

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  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • When Smoke Ran Like Water
  • Devra Davis
  • English
  • 08 July 2017
  • 0465015220

10 thoughts on “When Smoke Ran Like Water

  1. Elaine says:

    I think I first picked this book up in preparation for a class presentation on politics and epidemiology It was really an excellent book, filled with well written personal stories woven into scientific facts and figures Davis is a highly regarded environmental epidemiologist, and one of the few in the field and sub field who has the c...

  2. Paul Froehlich says:

    When government officials seek to regulate a risky substance, there is a common pattern of corporate resistance foster doubts about the science, predict economic doom if the regulation is adopted, and delay, delay, delay It s the playbook used most notoriously by the tobacco industry, but it had been used before and since , as Devra Davis recounts in...

  3. Becky says:

    If you re interested in the political relationship between science and public health in the US, this book is for you I thoroughly enjoyed this book cover to cover, and Devra Davis is now one of my personal heroes Some types of scientific advances, such as new technology for your smartphone, are easily gobbled up by the public Others, such as scientific evidence regarding environmental toxins, are a lot harder for the public and the government to swallow This book is about human experience of If you re interested in the political relationship between science and public health in the US, this book is for you I thoroughly enjoyed this book cover to cover, and Devra Davis is now one of my personal heroes Some types of scientific advances, such as new technology for your smartphone, are easily gobbled up by the public Others, such as scientific evidence regarding environmental toxins, are a lot harder for the public and the government to swallow This book is about human experience of environmental health, and the colossal effort it takes to enact change in government bodies Devra mostly talks about industrial air pollution, and also includes an interesting history on the way that legislation and beliefs about tobacco smoke has changed over time However, this book is not only for people who are interested in air pollution The lessons and stories will inspire anyone interested in any type of environmental health, the proces...

  4. Mark Greene says:

    Devra Davis is great She s a great role model for girls a brilliant woman scientist who is not afraid to speak the truth.

  5. Elaine C says:

    A little hard to get through, but very informative Really a must read to understand how much business can change perceptions hiding and covering up the truth.

  6. Bill Johnson says:

    Environmental epidemiology is what Devra Davis does She is also from Donora PA It was here that the first major air pollution episode caused deaths She also goes into the Killer Smog of London and the obstacles to get cleaner air Always the corporation and their pursuit of money and the health of the populace Very good, well researched book to be used for my Env Sci class I highlighted many parts and will use them to get the air pollution material and the importance of it across to the APE Environmental epidemiology is what Devra Davis does She is also from Donora PA It was here that the first major air pollution episode caused deaths ...

  7. Becky says:

    If you re interested in the political relationship between science and public health in the US, this book is for you I thoroughly enjoyed this book cover to cover, and Devra Davis is now one of my personal heroes Some types of scientific advances, such as new technology for your smartphone, are easily gobbled up by the public Others, such as scientific evidence regarding environmental toxins, are a lot harder for the public and the government to swallow This book is about human experience of If you re interested in the political relationship between science and public health in the US, this book is for you I thoroughly enjoyed this book cover to cover, and Devra Davis is now one of my personal heroes Some types of scientific advances, such as new technology for your smartphone, are easily gobbled up by the public Others, such as scientific evidence regarding environmental toxins, are a lot harder for the public and the government to swallow This book is about human experience of environmental health, and the colossal effort ...

  8. Eliza says:

    This book was a very insightful glimpse of the history of pollution in the US Her personal background made the book seem to mean , since she had a personal stake in the matter The history she gives of Donora, London, Los Angeles, all of these locations has a very unique history, but when it comes to their pollution, they are all surprisingly similar I thought this was fascinating to learn about.Politics plays a huge part in this book, as it does in the realities of the environmental movem This book was a very insightful glimpse of the history of pollution in the US Her personal background made the book seem to mean , since she had a personal stake in the matter The history she gives of Donora, London, Los Angeles, all of these locations has a very unique history, but when it comes to their poll...

  9. Hillary says:

    When Smoke Ran Like Water is an excellent book that continues the path set by Rachel Carson, with emphasis on how the companies who produced pollution systematically cut down the reputations of scientists who found that their products caused severe health problems Those companies fought to continue the pollution that was known to kill people to avoid cutting their own profits It s particularly poignant to read this in the first week of Trump s presidency, as all the thoughts I would have had w When Smoke Ran Like Water is an excellent book that continues the path set by Rachel Carson, with emphasis on how the companies who produced pollution systematically cut down the reputations of scientists who found that their products caused severe health problems Those companies fought to continue the pollution that was known to kill people to avoid cuttin...

  10. Bobbi Woods says:

    Can t say that I read this ENTIRE book it was a little too scientific documentary for me We read it for book club and it was sold to us by our EPA friend, Sherri as a memoir of this woman s experience growing up in a polluted town in PA, which at one point this century got so bad it killed over 40 people in one weekend because of settling smog from the steel and zinc factories It turned out that the first chapter was about the town in PA and each individual chapter following was about a dif Can t say that I read this ENTIRE book it was a little too scientific documentary for me We read it for book club and it was sold to us by our EPA friend, Sherri as a memoir of this woman s experience growing up in a polluted town in PA, which at one point this century got so bad it killed over 40 people in one weekend because of settling smog from the steel and zinc factories It turned out that the first chapter was about the ...

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