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Author Jarrow, Gail, author.

Title The poison eaters : fighting danger and fraud in our food and drugs / by Gail Jarrow.

Publication Info. New York : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane, [2019]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Young Adult Non-Fiction  YA 344.73 J38    ---  Available
Edition First edition.
Description 157 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical resources (pages 144-148) and index.
Summary "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.
Source B&T 03.2020 PARS
Subject Wiley, Harvey Washington, 1844-1930 -- Juvenile literature.
United States. Food and Drug Administration -- Juvenile literature.
Competition, Unfair -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Food law and legislation -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form Informational works.
Illustrated works.
ISBN 9781629794389

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