This page contains background information and materials on aspects of the Poison Papers and the chemicals and institutions mentioned in them.
A Bitter Fog: Herbicides and Human Rights (2014) by Carol Van Strum.
Pandora’s Poison: Chlorine, Health, and a New Environmental Strategy (2000) by Joe Thornton
Waiting For An Army To Die: The Tragedy of Agent Orange (2011) by Fred Wilcox
Poison Spring:The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA (2014) by Evaggelos Vallianatos
The Chemical Time Bomb (2013 Australian documentary reported by Janine Cohen and presented by Kerry O’Brien)
Examines the historic and continued use of dioxin-containing herbicides (eg 2,4,5-T and 2,4-D) and their ongoing impacts on health in Australia (45 minutes).
Preceded by an extended interview with Assoc. Prof. Caroline Gaus, University of Queensland (11 mins):
Unsafe at any Dose? Diagnosing Chemical Safety Failures, from DDT to BPA. by Jonathan Latham (Independent Science News, 2016)
The Monsanto Investigation by William Sanjour Written while he was at EPA in 1994.
Designed to Fail: Why Regulatory Agencies Don’t Work by William Sanjour (Independent Science News, 2012)
Dr Latham on WNYC: Newly Released Documents Shed Light on Years of Environmental Lies
Other Toxic Chemical Databases:
UCSF Chemical Industry Documents Library An archive of documents from the chemical industry related to their manufacturing, operations, regulatory activities, and scientific research, hosted by the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management.
Monsanto Papers | Secret Documents released by Baum Hedlund: these reveal Monsanto’s “ghostwriting, scientific manipulation, collusion with the EPA, and previously undisclosed information about how the human body absorbs glyphosate.”
PROJECT TOXICDOCS a project of Columbia University and the City University of New York to release “Millions of Previously Classified Documents on Industrial Poisons (and Counting)“.