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Marvin Legator (deceased)

Region: Coastal Plain

Topics: Public Health, Chemicals, Hazardous waste, Toxicology, Education

Dr. Legator was a toxicologist and professor of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and earlier served as chief of the genetic toxicology branch of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He was a critic of the weaknesses in the toxicological testing, risk assessment and epidemiological review of many commonly used and discharged chemicals. Dr. Legator was an author of Chemical Alert! and the Health Detectives Handbook, and worked in other ways to testify for, consult with and assist those affected by environmental releases of toxic chemicals.



October 23, 2003
Galveston, Texas
Reels 2283 and 2284

Please see a brief Real Media video excerpt from our interview with Dr. Legator

Please see the uncut video (reels 2283 and 2284) and the  transcript of Dr. Legator's full interview.






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