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 which expose the public and environment to catastrophic damage. This may be because of the oversights of the analysis and contradictory results. The hindsight, after all, is 20/20. Nevertheless, there have been many cases of companies purposely blocking negative information from reaching the public for benefit and prestige.

For example, the tobacco industry has paid "marketers of doubt" to doctors and scientists to purposely misrepresent the truth about the cigarette health risks. Another example is the horrible and tragic story "Radium Children." Between 1917 and 1926, about 4,000 workers were told that the flickering paint used for watch dials was harmless and encouraged to lick up their paint brushes in order to achieve a fine point.

These "radium babies" suffered horrific effects from radium exposure, such as anemia, bone fractures, jaw necrosis and death. Some people were so poisoned they could feel radiation in their graves. This infographic on YourLawyer.com addresses 20 things that we discovered too late (by denial or deception) were harmful to health and the environment.
20 Materials We Realized Far Too Late Were Hazardous #infographic

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