On Saturday June 21st, I’ll be the guest on the Firedoglake Book Salon, talking about my new book “Doubt is Their Product: How Industry’s Assault on Science Threatens Your Health.” Please join me from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Eastern time, for what promises to be an interesting conversation.
Doubt continues to get rave reviews. Here’s Lord Dick Taverne, writing in Nature:
“David Michaels has written a powerful, thorough indictment of the way big business has ignored, suppressed or distorted vital scientific evidence to the detriment of the public’s health. Doubt Is Their Product catalogues numerous corporate misdemeanours, especially in the United States, from the criminal neglect of the dangerous nature of asbestos and the lies told by the tobacco industry, to the suppression of adverse findings of deaths caused by the anti-inflammatory drug Vioxx and the increased risk of suicide among teenagers taking selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors for depression. The book concludes with a list of prescriptions for securing better regulation and greater protection for the public, mainly through increased public disclosure of vested interests.”
And Merrill Goozner, in New Scientist:
“As David Michaels persuasively argues in Doubt Is Their Product, the tobacco industry’s anti-antismoking campaign has become the template that every company can turn to when its bottom line is threatened by health, safety and environmental laws.”
If you’d like to know more about the book, I’ve put up an excerpt, some reviews and some of the “smoking gun” documents I reveal in the book here.