One of the largest human experiments ever was conducted on unsuspecting residents in the open air of San Francisco. It was the U.S. Government’s own experiment conducted on its own people in 1950.
IFL Science reports [emphasis mine]:
In the wake of World War II, the United Sates military was suddenly worried about and keen to test out the threats posed by biological warfare. They started experiments looking into how bacteria and their harmful toxins might spread, only using harmless stand-in microbes. They tested these on military bases, infecting soldiers and their families who lived with them, but eventually they stepped things up a notch. Disclosed in 1977, it turns out that the U.S. military carried out 239 secret open-air tests on its own citizens.
In one of its largest experiments – called Operation Sea-Spray – the military used giant hoses [and burst balloons
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