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Posts from ‘August, 1977’

Shell workers show low levels of sperm

Shell’s medical director, Dr. R. E. Joyner, said that the tests should not be interpreted as meaning the workers were sterile. 30 Aug 1977 DETROIT (AP) – Shell Chemical Co. says some of its workers exposed to the pesticide DBCP show low levels of sperm. Shell is the second manufacturer and third chemical company to […]

Sterility causing chemical also linked with cancer

The Washington Post reported today that Dow and Shell were aware more than 20 years ago that DBCP caused sterility in animals. 23 August 1977 MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) – A pest-controlling chemical suspected of causing sterility in men and cancer in animals is “too hot to sit on” and a national alert on the hazards […]