David Ros­ner and Ger­ald Markowitz, TomDis­patch reg­u­lars, are co-authors and co-edi­tors of sev­en books and 85 arti­cles on a vari­ety of indus­tri­al and occu­pa­tion­al haz­ards, includ­ing Deceit and Denial: The Dead­ly Pol­i­tics of Indus­tri­al Pol­lu­tion and, most recent­ly, Lead Wars: The Pol­i­tics of Sci­ence and the Fate of America’s Chil­dren. Ros­ner is a pro­fes­sor of sociomed­ical sci­ences and his­to­ry at Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty and co-direc­tor of the Cen­ter for the His­to­ry of Pub­lic Health at Columbia’s Mail­man School of Pub­lic Health. Markowitz is a pro­fes­sor of his­to­ry at John Jay Col­lege and the Grad­u­ate Cen­ter, City Uni­ver­si­ty of New York. Both have been award­ed a cer­tifi­cate of appre­ci­a­tion by the Unit­ed States Sen­ate through the office of Sen­a­tor Shel­don White­house, who has rec­og­nized the impor­tance of their work on lead and indus­tri­al poisoning.
It Goes Way Beyond Flint: America Has a Lead Crisis that Stretches from Coast to Coast
Millions of U.S. children are threatened by lead and other toxins nationwide.