SOME OF THE STORIES:
When it suits their purposes, the chemical industry has acknowledged that
arsenic is extremely toxic. But when arsenic is found toxic
and in need of regulation, the industry criticizes individual studies to deflect regulation of arsenic
A component of Scotchgard, known to cause liver damage in rats, was found in every sample of human blood tested.
Although the company found this compound in its workers' blood 20 years ago, they only recently agreed to phase out it when pressure by EPA mounted.
For years, Monsanto did not tell the residents of Anniston, Alabama about the PCBs contaminating their community.
A hairspray propellant widely used in the 1960s and 1970s was known by the chemical industry to cause tumors.
Fearing lawsuits, the industry did nothing that would draw attention to the problem and the public went unprotected for years.