The Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York, both U.S., have launched a database called Toxic Docs. The online database contains “millions of pages of previously secret documents about toxic substances,” including “secret internal memoranda, emails, slides, board minutes, unpublished scientific studies, and expert witness reports — among other kinds of documents — that emerged in recent toxic tort litigation.” Documents on substances such as lead, asbestos, silica, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) can be found in the repository, which will be updated continuously.

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