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One Planet: The Poison Papers reveal chemical industry secrets in the US


On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet series, we’ll have a conversation with Dr. Jonathan Latham, the director of the Poison Papers, a vast trove of chemical industry and regulatory agency documents and correspondence stretching back to the 1920s.

The papers show that both industry and regulators understood the extraordinary toxicity of many chemical products and worked together to conceal this information from the public and the press. 


Dr. Jonathan Latham, director of the Poison Papers project, co-founder and executive director of the Bioscience Resource Project, and editor of the Independent Science News website

Web Resources:

Poison Papers

Independent Science News

The Intercept: 100,000 pages of chemical industry secrets gathered in dust in an Oregon barn for decades -- until now 

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.