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Professor Markowitz’s Article on Harmful Industrial Toxins Published in Several Online News Outlets

Distinguished Professor Gerald Markowitz and co-author Professor David Rosner of Columbia University wrote an article titled “You Are a Guinea Pig: How Americans Became Exposed to Biohazards in the Greatest Uncontrolled Experiment Ever Launched” the was recently published – an online news blog. The article, which was picked up by several news outlets including The Huffington Post, Salon, DailyKos and The Nation, focused on the untested, harmful industrial toxins that Americans are exposed to without their knowledge and the lax government oversight of many industries.

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Markowitz, Distinguished Professor of History at John Jay College and the CUNY Graduate Center, and Rosner are co-authors and co-editors of seven books and 85 articles on a variety of industrial and occupational hazards, including Deceit and Denial: The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution and, most recently, Lead Wars: The Politics of Science and the Fate of America’s Children. Markowitz is the recipient of numerous grants from private and federal agencies, including the Milbank Memorial Fund, National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Science Foundation. He has been awarded the Arthur J. Viseltear Prize for Outstanding Work in the History of the Public Health from the American Public Health Association in 2000.