Lessons Learned: Looking Back to Go Forward

A series of articles exploring historical events that provide an important lesson for ensuring a more sustainable and healthy environment. Originally published as a bulletin feature for the newsletter of CHE-WA (Collaborative on Health and the Environment, Washington State chapter); produced by Steven G. Gilbert.


America's First Bioethicist: Aldo Leopold

Connecting a Pump Handle to Cholera in 1854

DDT: The Chemical Revolution Stumbles into Health and Environmental Issues

Environmental Justice, or Rather Injustice

Epigenetics: The Genes but More

Gerhard Schrader: "Father of the Nerve Agents" 

Mercury: The Tragedy of Minamata Disease

Pedanius Dioscorides: "Lead makes the mind give way"

Precautionary Principle: The Wingspread Statement 

Sir Austin Bradford Hill: Echoes of the Precautionary Principle

Tacoma Smelter: A Toxic Legacy of Lead and Arsenic Contamination  

Teflon: Sticky When It Comes to Health  

Thomas Midgley, Jr.: Developed Tetraethyl Lead for Gasoline

Tobacco: "Doubt Is Their Product" 

"The River Caught Fire": The Cuyahoga River Fire of 1969



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