Infiltrating an Indian factory... almost

Infiltrating an Indian factory... almost

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Dow's termite-killer Dursban (aka chorpyrifos, a chemical invented by the Nazis, probably not for killing termites) has been illegal in the US since June 2000. That's when the EPA forced Dow to withdraw Dursban from US markets because of evidence that it damages children's brains.

Dursban was a half-billion-dollar market for Dow, with 17% of US households had used it, so in a perfect Acceptable Risk calculation, that same year Dow started selling Dursban in India, promoting it as safe for children and pets.

We tried to respond the way we usually did, but we just ended up making this video instead.