Medicine: Factory Acne

Acne, the militancy of Pennsylvania health officials, and regard for public opinion last week led General Electric Co. to shut down its wire factory at York, Pa. At that factory, only one of its kind in the General Electric setup, insulated wire is proofed against water and fire by impregnation in a synthetic wax prepared from chlorine and naphthalene. People who work with such waxy compounds run the risk of getting their pores plugged, breaking out with pimples. To safeguard against that industrial hazard in its York factory, General Electric compelled every workman...

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