This term refers to the concentration of a chemical that is knowingly occurring to cause harm to human health. See also acceptable daily intake. This RFD entry was released under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC BY 3.0) license, which allows unrestricted use and duplication, provided that the author(s) of the RFD entry and the Lawi platform are credited as the source of the RFD entry. Please note that this CC BY license applies to certain RFD textual content and that certain images and other textual or non-textual elements may be subject to special copyright regulations. For instructions on how to cite RFD (with attribution under the CC BY license), see our « Cite this entry » recommendation below. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with * In 1898, postal officials announced that any group of farmers could receive free shipping simply by sending a petition — along with a description of their community and streets — to their congressman. The flood of petitions was overwhelming, and by 1905 the post office served 32,000 RFD routes. Rural Free Delivery (RFD), a service introduced in the United States in 1896 to deliver mail directly to farm families.
Before RFD, people in rural areas had to pick up their own mail at post offices, some of which were far away, or pay private express companies for delivery. Free mail delivery began in cities in 1863, but it took more than 20 years of agitation on the part of the National Grange for the service to expand. Our editors will review what you have submitted and decide if the article needs to be revised. This is a summary of an upcoming entry in the Encyclopedia of Law. Please check later to get the full entry. 11 2013. 11 2022 1913, the RFD system was supplemented by parcel mail. Mail order businesses have exploded as a result; But more importantly, rural families were no longer isolated from contemporary thought and fashion in 20th century America. Thomas E. Watson, a Georgia congressman, passed legislation for an RFD system in 1893. Local merchants, fearing competition from mail-order companies, tried to delay the introduction of the service, and it wasn`t until October 1896 that the first five drivers took delivery routes in rural West Virginia. After that, however, the service was quickly expanded.
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