This website tells a shocking story about the nation's chemical industry.
It describes how large chemical corporations knew for
decades that their products posed serious, even life-threatening
health risks to their workers and customers.
It describes how these companies concealed this information from the public -- and
continued to sell products that they knew were dangerous.
This website also exposes the
industry-funded public relations and
lobbying campaigns that were designed to
obscure the truth about the health risks of toxic chemicals.
The Chemical Industry Archives consists of thousands of internal documents
from the chemical industry and
from its national trade associations.
Most of these documents were obtained
in connection with legal proceedings against the chemical industry.
This website is dedicated to the memory of Dan Ross, and the many other people -- workers, consumers, and community members --
who were afflicted with cancer or other serious health problems as a result of exposure to products that the chemical industry
knew were dangerous.