Lethal Laws

Alix Fano

Lethal Laws

Alix Fano

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242 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 1997
Paper $40.95 ISBN: 9781856494984 Published May 1997 For sale in North and South America only
For the last 150 years, chemicals have been tested on animals for the alleged purpose of protecting the public from their dangerous effects. Lethal Laws reveals that using animals as human surrogates is not only unethical, it is bad science. Alix Fano provides a meticulous analysis of the technical and scientific problems that have plagued animal tests for decades, but which have not been forcefully challenged until now. She shows how animal testing has been used as an alibi to allow the continued use of thousands of toxic chemicals. In a field dominated by male voices, this is a pioneering work by a woman that effectively demonstrates the causal link between animal testing and environmental degradation, and the subsequent deterioration of human health.
Contents
Preface
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
1. Fatal connection: cancer and animal testing
2. The number game: how animal-based toxicological risk assessment works
3. For the public good? Debunking the animal testing myth
4. Human health at risk
5. Toxicological testing without using animals
6. Reclaiming our health and our humanity: strategies for change
Index
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