WE’RE ALL GUINEA PIGS: ENVIRONMENT/CHEMICALS/HEALTH
We live in an ocean of seventy-five thousand untested human-made chemicals, with each of us carrying over two hundred fifty lifetime-accumulated toxins from food, water, air, and physical possessions. The proliferation of chemicals worldwide has poisoned and killed humans, wildlife and ecosystems.
Transnational corporations co-opt the sovereignty of individual nations through international treaties, laws and networks which work to suppress the human right to live in a toxin-free home, work and community environment.
Chemicals like DDT, PCBs, PBB, dioxin, furans, mercury, and bisphenol-A travel up the food chain to contaminate breast milk and newborn babies, weakening immune systems, shortening life spans and impeding quality of lives. Many probable and suspected carcinogens are allowed full use by the United States Federal Environmental Protection Agency, which establishes minimum “safe” exposure levels that may be safe for one person and deadly for another.
New research on endocrine-disrupting and other chemicals shows that even infinitesimal doses disrupt fetal development of humans and other species. The result is an epidemic level of diseases and disorders worldwide. And indeed, breastfeeding has become toxic to infants. We live in a world where we all know someone who has endured the pain of cancer, endometriosis, a brain tumor, childhood leukemia, childhood cancer, hormone-related cancers, autoimmunity, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, autism and many more illnesses. The spread of such conditions has paralleled the proliferation of chemicals.
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