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Paul Brodeur biography

Date of birth : 1931-05-16
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-06-13
Credited as : Science writer, novelist, The Sick Fox

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Paul Brodeur is an investigative science writer, whose writings have appeared in The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer for almost forty years, as well as his own books. He lives in Cape Cod. For nearly two decades he researched and wrote about the health hazards of asbestos. He has also written about the dangers of household detergents, the depletion of the ozone layer, microwave radiation and electromagnetic fields from power lines. In 1992 he donated 300 boxes of papers accumulated during his research to the New York Public Library.

In 2010 he was informed that the NYPL had finished culling the papers it chose to retain in its collection. Brodeur publicly objected, stating that the materials to be removed were essential to understanding his investigative process. Science writer Gary Taubes has said Brodeur's writings on electromagnetic radiation are part of what inspired him to switch from writing about bad practices in physics to epidemiology and public health.

Author of books:

Asbestos & Enzymes - 1972
Expendable Americans - 1974
The Zapping of America: Microwaves, Their Deadly Risk, and the Coverup - 1977
The Asbestos Hazard - 1980
Restitution: The Land Claims of the Mashpee, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot Indians of New England - 1985
The Great Power-Line Cover-Up: How the Utilities and Government Are Trying to Hide the Cancer Hazard Posed by Electromagnetic Fields - 1995
Secrets: A Writer in the Cold War - 1997
Currents of Death - 2000

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