Monday, July 03, 2017CHEMICAL

Final Set of Shell Oil / Benzene Documents Posted

351 new benzene documents have been added to the UCSF Chemical Industry Documents archive bringing the total number of documents in the Benzene Collection to 4,118.

Browse the entire collection of Benzene documents produced in a civil lawsuit against Shell Oil Company in 2008 - James Manuel Bishop, Jr., et al., Joann V. Bishop, and Shaun C. Bishop vs Shell Oil Company, et al. Civil Action No. 07-2832; US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

These internal company documents highlight Shell Oil's knowledge of the risks associated with benzene and their attempts to intervene in government standards and minimize the information about adverse effects to workers. Documents include decades of material safety data sheets (MSDS), sampling data from work areas, employee histories, OSHA communications, American Petroleum Institute (API) committee materials and correspondence, corporate research and publications, and exposure studies.
Friday, June 30, 2017TOBACCO

Over 4200 New Tobacco Industry Documents Posted

4205 new documents posted to the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents!
This includes:

Bibliography Update
3 new papers were added to the Industry Documents Library Bibliography - this brings our total citation count to 994!
Thursday, June 01, 2017TOBACCO

New Tobacco Documents and Depositions Posted

106 new documents were added to the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents today:

This includes:
Thursday, May 04, 2017TOBACCO

600+ New Tobacco Industry Documents Posted

655 new documents were added to the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents Library today.

This includes:

Thursday, April 13, 2017TOBACCO

New BAT and PM Documents

263 new documents were added to the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents Library today.

This includes:

We also added 4 new citations to the Tobacco Documents Bibliography, our running list of publications and papers based upon the Tobacco Industry Documents.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017CHEMICAL

Chemical Industry Documents Archive Goes Live

Welcome to the new Chemical Industry Documents Archive! We are pleased to add this subject area to our stable of archives at Industry Documents Library (IDL). Today is our "soft launch," with nearly 2,000 documents and more to come in May and beyond.

Our first collection of documents is the Benzene Collection. It currently consists of about 2,000 documents produced during litigation in Bishop v. Shell Oil et al., a civil case about benzene exposure in the workplace. You can find more details about it on Chemical Industry Documents Archive’s Benzene Collection page.

If you’re new to Industry Documents Library and want a quick orientation to navigating the site, click the “Take a Tour” button at the top.

Also, try searching IDL’s Truth Tobacco Industry Documents Archive for documents about chemicals. A search of "benzene" returns 87,539 results!

Finally, don’t forget to head over to Chemical Industry Documents Archive’s Recommended Links, where you’ll find a handful of topically-related sites and projects, including the new Toxic Docs website from Columbia University and the City University of New York.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017TOBACCO

Article Spotlight: The China National Tobacco Corporation - From domestic to global dragon?

The China National Tobacco Corporation (CNTC) is the largest tobacco company in the world. It produces one-third of the world’s cigarettes and for the past 60 years, has been focused on supplying its huge domestic market. As the market in China has become increasingly saturated and competition from foreign tobacco companies becomes a reality, CNTC has begun to look at expansion abroad. This paper assesses the extent to which CNTC's strategy has been successful to date, the likely prospect that China will join the ranks of existing TTCs, and the implications for tobacco control worldwide.

Fang J, Lee K, Sejpal, N. The China National Tobacco Corporation: From domestic to global dragon?. Global Public Health 2017; 12(3):315-334.
Key Documents from the UCSF Truth Tobacco Industry Documents: