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Health Scares

1. The “Cranberry Scare” of 1959
2. DDT, 1962
3. Cyclamates, 1969
4. DES in Beef, 1972
5. Nitrites, 1972
6. Red Dye Number 2, 1976
7. Saccharin, 1977
8. Hair Dyes, 1977
9. Tris, 1977
10. Love Canal, 1978
11. Three Mile Island, 1979
12. Asbestos in Hair Dryers, 1979
13. 2,4,5-T, 1979
14. Coffee and Pancreatic Cancer, 1981
15. Times Beach, 1982
16. EDB, 1983
17. Alar, 1989
18. Electric Blankets, 1989
19. Video Display Terminals, 1989
20. Benzene in Perrier, 1990
21. Amalgam Dental Fillings, 1990
22. Asbestos in Schools, 1993
23. Cellular Phones, 1993
24. Perchloroethylene in a Harlem School, 1997
25. Vaccines and Autism, 1998-
26. Acrylamide, 2002: “The Great Potato Chip Scare”
27. PCBs in Farmed Salmon, 2003-4

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