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Tragic Failures: How and Why We are Harmed by Toxic Chemicals

Carl Cranor


The world is awash in chemicals created by fellow citizens, but we know little to nothing about them. Understanding whether even the most-prevalent ones are toxic would take decades. Many people have tragically suffered serious diseases and premature death, including children during development. Why has this occurred?

Keywords: Public health protections from toxic substances, ignorance about chemicals, corporate pressures to keep products in commerce, personal-injury law, better approaches

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190635756
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190635756.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carl Cranor, author
UC Riverside