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Regulation of the Transport of Pathogens

Petitioned the Postmaster General to prohibit the transit of dangerous and deadly pathogens through the U.S. mail system. The Postmaster General agreed and halted all handling of deadly pathogens by U.S. mail carriers.


The Washington Post, Ban on Mailing Germs to be Proposed, Postal Safety Plan May Affect Hundreds of Research Institutes, June 24, 1988

Nature, Postal Ban Proposed on Exchange of Dangerous Microbes, June 30, 1988


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