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Thursday, August 16, 2018

800+ New Tobacco and Chemical Industry Documents Posted

New documents have been added to the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents and the Chemical Industry Documents Archive:
    394 new Agrichemical Industry documents representing additional documents acquired from the Monsanto Roundup cancer cases as well as documents acquired via FOIA requests to the EPA and FDA concerning glyphosate.
Monday, June 04, 2018

New collection of documents on the U.S. EPA and chlorpyrifos

The UCSF Chemical Industry Documents Archive (CIDA) is pleased to post the 'NY Times EPA Collection'.

This collection contains sets of documents obtained by the New York Times through state public records requests and FOIA requests during their investigations into the EPA's recent organizational changes and shift on toxic chemicals, including the 2017 decision to reject a ban on chlorpyrifos, a widely used pesticide.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

UCSF Chemical Industry Documents Adds Monsanto Papers and Agrichemical Industry Documents

The UCSF Industry Documents Library (IDL) is pleased to announce the addition of two new collections to our Chemical Industry Documents Archive. These documents reveal the scientific, legislative, regulatory and public relations activities of the agrichemical industry in defense of its products and profits.

The Roundup Products Liability Litigation Documents
Known as ‘The Monsanto Papers,’ this collection contains a set of 118 significant internal company documents (1063 pages) obtained during the Roundup Products Liability Litigation - lead Case No. 3:16-md-02741-VC. Manufactured by the agrichemical giant Monsanto, Roundup contains the chemical herbicide glyphosate and is widely used by farmers, agricultural workers and the public throughout the United States. Studies have shown that exposure to glyphosate in Roundup can cause cancer and other serious health problems yet Monsanto has repeatedly denied these claims and worked to influence regulations that would address these harms.

The USRTK Agrichemical Collection
This collection includes over 1450 documents (37,149 pages) acquired by U.S. Right to Know through state public records requests, FOIA requests, whistleblowers, and the Roundup litigation. US Right to Know is a nonprofit consumer and public health watchdog group working for transparency and accountability in our nation’s food system. Collected by Gary Ruskin, Co-Director of US RTK, and Carey Gillam, Research Director of US RTK and author of Whitewash-The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science, these materials are a mix of unsealed documents obtained from the Roundup/glyphosate cancer cases (the Monsanto Papers), communications to and from the EPA, FDA and US Department of Agriculture regarding glyphosate and herbicides, and emails between key academics and industry PR staff from Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta, Ketchum, Bayer and the Council for Biotechnology Information.

Topics include pesticides, GMOs, glyphosate, front groups, academic partnerships with industry public relations staff, and efforts to manage the "GMO Answers" website, which is funded by the Council for Biotechnology Information.

These documents have been used as the source for a number of publications including:

The UCSF Chemical Industry Documents Archive has been developed in partnership with UCSF’s Environmental Health Initiative with grants from the Marisla Foundation and Rachel’s Network.
Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Industry Documents Library Bibliography reaches 1000!

The UCSF Industry Documents Library Bibliography reached its 1000th citation this September 2017. The IDL Bibliography is a running list of papers, publications and posts that utilize our Tobacco Industry, Drug Industry and Chemical Industry Documents as primary source materials. See what others have already written; consult the Bibliography first before delving into any new research project.
Monday, July 03, 2017

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.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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.

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