20 Materials We Realized Far Too Late Were Hazardous #infographic

20 Materials We Realized Far Too Late Were Hazardous #infographic

World history is interwoven with tragic threads of misplaced materials, chemicals, and goods, exposing the public and environment to catastrophic harm. Perhaps this is because of the study oversights and inconsistent results. Hindsight is 20/20, after all. There have been several examples, however, of corporations deliberately blocking negative information from entering the public in the interests of profit and credibility.

For example, the tobacco industry paid doctors and scientists "marketers of doubt" to intentionally distort the facts about the health risks of cigarettes. Another example is the "Radium Girls" horrific and tragic saga Roughly 4,000 employees were advised between 1917 and 1926 that the flashing paint used for watch dials was harmless and encouraged to lick up their paint brushes to produce a fine point.

Such "radium children" suffered horrific effects from exposure to radium, such as anemia, bone fractures, jaw necrosis and death. Some people have been so poisoned they can sense radiation above their graves. This YourLawyer.com infographic discusses 20 items that we learned too late (by denial or deception) have been dangerous to health and the climate.

20 Materials We Realized Far Too Late Were Hazardous #infographic

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