Quote – Emery Hayhurst, an industry-linked scientist, Public Health Reports (date unknown).

Personally I can quite agree with Dr. Thompson’s wholesome point of view, but still I am afraid human progress cannot go on under such restrictions and…they must be allowed to proceed if we are to survive among the nations.

Emery Hayhurst, an industry-linked scientist. He had earlier received a letter from a colleague reading “lead has no business in the human body….That everyone agrees lead is an undesirable hazard and the only way to control it is to stop its use by the general public.” From Public Health Reports (Volume 117), “Industry Challenges to the Principle of Prevention in Public Health: the Precautionary Principal in Historical Perspective,” by David Rosner and Gerald E. Markowitz. November-December 2002.

Thursday, May 14, 1925