The Poison Eaters

The Poison Eaters

Fighting Danger and Fraud in Our Food and Drugs

Book - 2019 | First edition
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"Formaldehyde, borax, salicylic acid. Today, these chemicals are used in embalming fluids, cleaning supplies, and acne medications. But in 1900, they were routinely added to food that Americans ate from cans and jars. Often products weren't safe because unregulated, unethical companies added these and other chemicals to trick consumers into buying spoiled food or harmful medicines. Chemist Harvey Washington Wiley recognized these dangers and began a relentless thirty-year campaign to ensure that consumers could purchase safe food and drugs, eventually leading to the creation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA. Acclaimed nonfiction and Sibert Honor winning author Gail Jarrow uncovers this intriguing history in her trademark style that makes the past enthrallingly relevant for today's young readers"--Amazon
Publisher: New York : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane, [2019]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781629794389
1629794384
Branch Call Number: Juv 363.1926 J37
Characteristics: 157 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm

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