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6.8 Billion Guinea Pigs

One of my treasured books from the 1930s is called “100,000,000 Guinea Pigs”, written by a pair of consumer protection advocates named Arthur Kallet and F.J. Schlink. The book, born of a crusade to end unregulated use of industrial chemicals, is a wonderful mixture of painstaking research and angry invective. “Let your voice be heard…

The title of this post is taken from today’s opinion piece by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, which focuses on carcinogens in our daily life and our failure to regulate exposure to dangerous compounds. Kristof’s point is that we should do a better job of protecting ourselves and our environment from industrial compounds. No…