The Cancer Factory
The grant jury: An investigative tour de force, The Cancer Factory accomplishes an incredibly difficult feat: it shows how a major corporation has ignored and continues to ignore research by industry scientists about the dangers of chemical exposures, and draws connections between those exposures and their impact on particular workers’ health. This riveting, powerful project illuminates a much larger pattern in the American blue-collar workforce, and the argument at the core of this book—that factories have not adequately protected their workers—is a vital one, made with force. The book is based on four decades of reporting, the author’s archival knowledge of worker health regulations, and a comprehensive review of the scientific literature. His rigorous reporting and longstanding relationships with his subjects and their families will result in a definitive account of one of the worst outbreaks of workplace cancer since World War II.