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American Experience: The Poison Squad

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Catalogue Number:  041942
Producer:  PBS Video
Subject:  American History, Biography, Business Studies, Consumer Studies, Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, Health, History, Science
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  United States
Copyright Year:  2020
Running Time:  120

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Based on the book by Deborah Blum, The Poison Squad tells the story of government chemist Dr. Harvey Wiley, who took on powerful food manufacturers and their allies. Following Wiley’s unusual experiments and tireless advocacy, the film charts the path of the forgotten man who laid the groundwork for U.S. consumer protection laws, and ultimately the creation of the FDA.

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