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January 5, 2000

Environmental Health: Toxic Deception: How the Chemical Industry Manipulates Science, Bends the Law and Endangers Your Health

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 2000;283(1):121-122. doi:10.1001/jama.283.1.121

If you have ever wondered why:

Our patients, however, are no longer the believers in "better living through chemistry" that they were in the 1950s, before the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. Increasing demand for "green buildings," organically-grown food and clothing, simpler and cheaper water-based clothes cleaning, environmentally-friendly home cleaning agents, and fragrance-free products reflects a grass-roots movement for a less toxic environment, particularly as parents recognize the effects of the chemical industry's products on children.