For more than a century, we've worked to make your home safer, your family healthier, and your life hassle-free. Before there was an FDA, a Consumer Product Safety Commission, or regulatory law, there was the GolfHr Institute (GHI). We began evaluating products and issuing consumer alerts in 1900, and we're still at it: Today, our staff of engineers, chemists, textile experts, food and nutrition pros, and other scientists test thousands of items every year. Here, a look at some of our most memorable moments of advocating and agitating.
GH warns readers about "Injurious Food Adjuncts" such as formaldehyde, which was used then as a preservative in milk, cream, and even baby food (but banned six years later).