More than 40 years ago, Michigan’s food supply was contaminated. People’s health is being affected, even now.
All this week, we’re looking at the ripple effects left behind by the company that made that tragic mistake.
In 1973, the Michigan Chemical Corporation shipped a toxic flame retardant chemical to a livestock feed plant instead of a nutritional supplement. The chemical is called polybrominated biphenyl, or PBB. It took about a year to discover the accident.