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‘EAT. DIE.’ The Domestication of Carcinogens in the 1980s_Wellcome Collection

‘EAT. DIE.’ The Domestication of Carcinogens in the 1980s
Wellcome Collection
Wednesday 4 November 2015

Following the 1962 publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, the US government sought to regulate environmental pollutants in the name of controlling human cancer.

A generation of new laboratory tests was developed to identify potential carcinogens, with unexpected results. By the 1980s, a public anxious about pesticides was confronted with findings that the natural components of foods and beverages were already carcinogenic.

Professor Angela Creager’s lecture will offer a critical appraisal of the diet-cancer conundrum against the emergence of genetic toxicology.

This event is FREE. More info HERE.