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The poison squad : one chemist's single-minded crusade for food safety at the turn of the twentieth century / Deborah Blum.

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  • ISBN: 9781594205149
  • ISBN: 1594205140
  • Physical Description: xxi, 330 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2018.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley set out to ensure food safety. He selected food tasters to test various food additives and preservatives, letting them know that the substances could be harmful or deadly. The tasters were recognized for their courage, and became known as the poison squad.
Subject: Wiley, Harvey Washington, 1844-1930.
Food inspectors > United States > Biography.
Chemists > United States > Biography.
United States. Bureau of Chemistry > Officials and employees > Biography.
Food additives > Safety regulations > United States > History.
Food > United States > Safety measures > Government policy.
Food > Safety regulations > United States.

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