FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016, 12 Noon – 1:15 PM
REGISTER: tiny.ucsf.edu/fakesilk (limited seating)
Join UCSF Archives & Special Collections for an afternoon talk with medical historian and author Paul Blanc, MD, MSPH as he discusses the toxic legacy of viscose rayon portrayed in his new book, Fake Silk.
His work tells a dark story of hazardous manufacturing, poisonous materials, environmental abuses, political machinations, and economics trumping safety concerns.
It explores the century-long history of “fake silk,” or cellulose viscose, used to produce such products as rayon textiles and tires, cellophane, and everyday kitchen sponges.
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments provided.