margonaut blog archive (2004-2014)

22Mar/072

how do these people sleep at night?

According to this report, the US Government has outsourced the job of reviewing whether a chemical causes birth defects to someone that works for the same company that makes and sells the chemical...

Chemical Industry Consultant Runs Federal Reproductive Health Agency
http://ewg.org/issues/bisphenola/20070228/index.php
The Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction (CERHR) — an agency under the auspices of the National Institutes of Health — is actually run by Sciences International (SI) of Alexandria, Va. EWG found that Sciences International has collaborated with Dow Chemical Co., a major manufacturer of a widely used industrial chemical the agency will evaluate next week, and has also worked for the tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds.
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BPA is a heavily used industrial chemical that is integral to the production of hard plastics and is found in the liners of metal food cans and in hard plastic containers. More than 200 animal studies show that BPA is toxic at very low doses, while the Centers for Disease Control has found BPA in 95 percent of people tested at levels that raise health concerns.

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  1. A very informative if somewhat scary newsletter. Your posts have gotten me to start trying to focus always on the positive side of things instead of employing that sweet tang of cynicism to which I have been so long accustomed. Pretty hard to do on this one.

    It may well be that there are bodies walking among us who are without souls.
    p.

  2. I shyed away from paying attention to this sort of thing for awhile, wanting to draw more attention to what’s positive.

    Now I believe that the fact these items are coming into the light means that the light is getting stronger. A lot of things that have been in shadows are being revealed & this is a good thing.


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