Clair Patterson and Robert Kehoe's paradigm of "show me the data" on environmental lead poisoning.

@article{Nriagu1998ClairPA,
  title={Clair Patterson and Robert Kehoe's paradigm of "show me the data" on environmental lead poisoning.},
  author={Jerome O. Nriagu},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={1998},
  volume={78 2},
  pages={
          71-8
        }
}
In 1925, Robert A. Kehoe enunciated a paradigm predicated upon categorical distinction between expectations and conjecture ("show me the data" mentality) from hard scientific facts on exposure outcomes. It led to a precedent-setting system of voluntary self-regulation by lead industry as a model for environmental control and implicitly signaled the level of industrial responsibility for lead pollution. It combined a cascading uncertainty rule (there is always uncertainty to be found in a world… CONTINUE READING
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