Jane’s Dust

A Tale of Talc, Deceit, and Death

by Ronald E. Gordon Ph.D. & Joel Brokaw



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/7/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 200
ISBN : 9781665712286
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 200
ISBN : 9781665712279
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 200
ISBN : 9781665712293

About the Book

Prepare yourself for a horror story of a different kind. This monster doesn’t have claws or carry a chainsaw. Instead, it lurks hidden and disguised in a dusty white powder that we keep in our medicine cabinets at home. This monster is ubiquitous, trusted, and engrained as part of our daily routine for over a century—and it is killing us. Talcum powder has been sprinkled on baby’s bottoms for generations and used in deodorants and a host of personal hygiene products and cosmetic for decades. This monster has been kept alive by lies, deceit, greed, and a thirst for power. Jane’s Dust is a fictionalized account of one woman’s struggle based on over three hundred court cases that have pitted cancer victims against America’s most powerful corporations. Jane is shocked when she ends up with ovarian cancer. But that is only the start. She endures doctor visits, surgeries, chemotherapy, recovered only to develop a life ending mesothelioma. and eventually a lawsuit against the makers of talcum powder. Jane learns the hard way about big business and the lies they use to cover up what they know. Nothing is exaggerated or embellished; this it is the reality faced by thousands of people, some of whom may be family, friends, or neighbors. Every horror story leaves us with a cautionary tale, and this one is no different.

About the Author

Dr. Gordon is a Professor of Pathology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai and has an appointment at The Mount Sinai Hospital. He has been studying lung and vascular disease for over 45 years and is one of the world's experts in Electron Microscopy of biologic and human and diseased tissues. He has also been doing analysis of minerals and human tissues for identifying asbestos associated with human tissues diseases as Mesotheliomas, lung tumors, fibrosis and ovarian cancers. Joel Brokaw has worked for over four decades in the area merging media, societal trends, celebrity and transformational thinking. As a writer, he has collaborated on two New York Times bestselling books for Tyler Perry and Florence Henderson. He is the fourth generation in his family to work in the media and entertainment industries. His father, Norman Brokaw, was Chairman of the William Morris Agency.