By Gerald Markowitz, David Rosner
Deceit and Denial details the makes an attempt by way of the chemical and lead industries to misinform americans concerning the risks that their lethal items current to employees, the general public, and shoppers. Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner pursued proof gradually and relentlessly, interviewed the $64000 gamers, investigated untapped resources, and exposed a bruising tale of cynical and vicious put out of your mind for future health and human rights. This ensuing exposé is filled with startling revelations, provocative arguments, and worrying conclusions--all in accordance with awesome learn and knowledge gleaned from mystery documents.
This publication unearths for the 1st time the general public relatives crusade that the lead undertook to persuade americans to take advantage of its lethal product to color partitions, toys, furnishings, and different items in America's houses, regardless of a wealth of knowledge that kids have been in danger for critical mind harm and demise from eating this poison. This booklet highlights the speedy hazards usual electorate face a result of relentless failure of commercial polluters to warn, tell, and defend their employees and buddies. It deals a old research of the way company keep an eye on over clinical learn has undermined the method of proving the hyperlinks among poisonous chemical substances and illness. The authors additionally describe the knowledge, braveness, and backbone of employees and group participants who proceed to voice their issues regardless of vicious competition. Readable, pathbreaking, and revelatory, Deceit and Denial provides an important solutions to questions of harmful environmental degradation, escalating company greed, and governmental forget for its citizens' protection and health and wellbeing.
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At the end of the conference, the Ethyl Gasoline Corporation announced that it was suspending the production and distribution of leaded gasoline until the scientiﬁc and public health issues involved in its manufacture could be resolved. The conference called upon the surgeon general to organize a blue ribbon committee of the nation’s foremost public health scientists to study leaded gasoline. -E. A. Winslow, professor of public health at Yale University. For Alice Hamilton and other opponents of leaded gasoline, the conference appeared to have yielded a positive result, placing the power to decide the future of an important industrial poison in the hands of university scientists.
2. This car needs ethyl. The Ethyl Corporation promotes its lead gas additive, comparing it favorably to nonlead fuels. Source: Saturday Evening Post (1933). 32 / Deceit and Denial 3. The verdict of the jury. After the controversy over tetraethyl lead, other gas companies promoted their nonleaded products as nonpoisonous and the choice of the people. (March 1929). Source: Hagley Museum. Acc. 5 po 90-251, 8-3. to R. R. Sayers of the Public Health Service and the Bureau of Mines: “The more I work with the material [tetraethyl lead] the more I am confused as to whether it is a real public health hazard,” he began.
Corporation and the Standard Oil Co. ”51 The dangers posed by the widespread introduction of leaded gasoline were ﬁnally brought to the public’s attention by newspaper reports of some odd goings-on at Standard Oil’s Bayway labs in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Over the course of ﬁve days, ﬁve workers died and thirty-ﬁve others showed severe neurological symptoms of organic lead poisoning. In total, forty of forty-nine workers in the tetraethyl lead processing plant were severely poisoned. Ernest Oelgert of Elizabeth, a laboratory worker, died strangely on Sunday, October 26, 1924.
Deceit and Denial: The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution by Gerald Markowitz, David Rosner