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EXTRACT: "Though glyphosate is the mostly widely used herbicide in the world, we know very little about its long term effects to the environment," says Paul Capel, USGS chemist and an author on this study. "This study is one of the first to document the consistent occurrence of this chemical in streams, rain and air throughout the growing season."
Widely Used Herbicide Commonly Found in Rain and Streams in the Mississippi River Basin
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Glyphosate, also known by its tradename Roundup, is commonly found in rain and rivers in agricultural areas in the Mississippi River watershed, according to two new USGS studies released this month.
Glyphosate is used in almost all agricultural and urban areas of the United States. The greatest glyphosate use is in the Mississippi River basin, where most applications are for weed control on genetically-modified corn, soybeans and cotton. Overall, agricultural use of glyphosate has increased from less than 11,000 tons in 1992 to more than 88,000 tons in 2007.
"Though glyphosate is the mostly widely used herbicide in the world, we know very little about its long term effects to the environment," says Paul Capel, USGS chemist and an author on this study. "This study is one of the first to document the consistent occurrence of this chemical in streams, rain and air throughout the growing season. This is crucial information for understanding where management efforts for this chemical would best be focused."
In these studies, Glyphosate was frequently detected in surface waters, rain and air in areas where it is heavily used in the basin. The consistent occurrence of glyphosate in streams and air indicates its transport from its point of use into the broader environment.
Additionally, glyphosate persists in streams throughout the growing season in Iowa and Mississippi, but is generally not observed during other times of the year. The degradation product of glyphosate, aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA), which has a longer environmental lifetime, was also frequently detected in streams and rain.
Detailed results of this glyphosate research are available in "Occurrence and fate of the herbicide glyphosate and its degradate aminomethylphosphonic acid in the atmosphere," published in volume 30 of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry and in "Fate and transport of glyphosate and aminomethylphosphonic acid in surface waters of agricultural basins," published online in Pest Management Science. Copies of the reports are available from the journals or from Paul Capel ( email@example.com).
Research on the transport of glyphosate was conducted as part of the USGS National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) program. The NAWQA program provides an understanding of water-quality conditions, whether conditions are getting better or worse over time, and how natural features and human activities affect those conditions. Additional information on the NAWQA program can be found online.
http://eii.org/eijournal/spring05/images/spraying.jpgEXTRACT: "Though glyphosate is the mostly widely used herbicide in the world, we... more
Public kept in the dark on Roundup link with birth defects
*Industry knew since 1980s, regulators since 1990s*
Earth Open Source
Press release for immediate release, 7 June 2011
Industry and EU regulators knew as long ago as the 1980s-1990s that Roundup, the world's best selling herbicide, causes birth defects – but they failed to inform the public. This is the conclusion of a new report, "Roundup and birth defects: Is the public being kept in the dark?" co-authored by a group of international scientists and researchers and released today.
The report reveals that industry's own studies (including one commissioned by Monsanto) showed as long ago as the 1980s that Roundup's active ingredient glyphosate causes birth defects in laboratory animals.
The German government has known about these findings since at least the 1990s, when as the "rapporteur" member state for glyphosate, it reviewed industry's studies for the EU approval of the herbicide. The European Commission has known since at least 2002, when it signed off on glyphosate's approval.
But this information was not made public. On the contrary, regulators have consistently misled the public about glyphosate's safety. As recently as last year, the German Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety, BVL, told the Commission there was "no evidence of teratogenicity" (ability to cause birth defects) for glyphosate.
BVL made this comment in its rebuttal of an independent scientific study published last year by Argentine scientists. The study showed that Roundup and glyphosate cause birth defects in frogs and chickens at concentrations much lower than those used in agricultural spraying. The study was prompted by reports of high rates of birth defects and cancers in areas of South America growing genetically modified (GM) Roundup Ready soy, which is engineered to tolerate being sprayed liberally with glyphosate herbicide.
In its rebuttal of the Argentine study, BVL cited as proof of glyphosate's safety the industry studies submitted for the Commission's 2002 approval of glyphosate (the approval that is currently in force).
But the authors of the new report obtained the approval documents and found that contrary to BVL's claim, industry's own studies, conducted in the 1980s and 1990s, showed that glyphosate/Roundup causes birth defects in experimental animals. In some cases, these effects occurred at low doses.
The German authorities and the EU Commission's ECCO expert review panel whitewashed the findings and the Commission approved the herbicide.
Claire Robinson, a co-author of the new report and spokesperson for the sustainability NGO Earth Open Source, which published it, said, "This looks like a thirty-year cover-up by industry and regulators and it has certainly placed the public at risk. Roundup is used not only by farmers but by home gardeners and in school grounds and other public areas, in part because of false marketing claims that it is safe."
Commission delays review of glyphosate
A new, more stringent pesticide regulation comes into force in the EU this June. An objective review of glyphosate under this new regulation would almost certainly result in a ban. This is because under the regulation, independent studies have to be taken into consideration. Many of these studies, summarised in the new report, show that glyphosate and Roundup cause birth defects, cancer, genetic damage, endocrine disruption, and other serious effects, often at very low doses.
Glyphosate was due to be reviewed in 2012. But late last year, the Commission quietly passed a directive delaying the review of glyphosate and 38 other pesticides until 2015.
Public kept in the dark on Roundup link with birth defects
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This is a great victory for independent science as well as a vindication of the work of Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini. Seralini has worked tirelessly to expose the health hazards of Monsanto's GM maize varieties and of Roundup - and the inadequacies of the EU regulatory system for GMOs and pesticides.
For more about the court case, see
GMOs - The AFBV convicted of defamation against G.-E. Séralini
by Christopher HAZEL, January 2011
On Tuesday 18 January, the Paris court handed down its deliberations in the trial that pitted Gilles-Eric Séralini, a researcher in molecular biology at the University of Caen and Chairman of the Scientific Council CRIIGEN , against the French Association for Plant Biotechnology (AFBV), chaired by Marc Fellous. The court sentenced the AFBV to a fine on probation of 1000 euros, one euro in damages (which had been requested by the plaintiff) and 4000 euros in court costs.
Corinne Lepage, President of CRIIGEN, contacted by telephone by Inf'OGM, was delighted with this victory, especially as she admits she was not optimistic after leaving the hearing which was held November 23, 2011. "People can no longer say anything they like about whistleblowers [with impunity]," said she. And she adds: "For the first time a whistleblower is not on the defensive but on the offensive."
G.-E. Séralini had attacked the association and its president in court, holding that they had defamed his research that called into question the safety of several transgenic maize varieties of Monsanto . Indeed, on several occasions AFBV had sought to discredit the work of GE Séralini.
2: http://www.infogm.org/spip.php?article4605This is a great victory for independent science as well as a vindication of the work... more
A Serious Concern: Approved GMO corn revealed to be unfit for consumption
For the first time in the world, a study of the health risks of transgenic corn approved for consumption reveals signs of hepatorenal toxicity(1).
CRIIGEN performed a counter evaluation of Monsanto’s regulatory study on rats fed MON863 GMO corn for three months. This study was used to authorize the international sale of this corn. The symptoms discovered during this counter evaluation are coherent, and observed in control rats of the same genetic strain, same age, and raised in strictly identical conditions. The rats were fed a diet of chemical composition considered to be equivalent, but without the toxin Bt, which is the insecticide that is self-produced by the GMO corn. On average, the female rats experienced weight gain, significant increases in sugar and fat levels in the blood, disruption of renal functions and an increase in kidney weight compared to the rest of the body. Inversely, male rats lost weight, their kidneys become more sensitive and lost weight compared to the rest of the body. Additionally, ion analyses were modified in urine, which is likely related to the diagnosed nephropathies. Rats do develop this naturally with age, but the rats used in this case were young (5 months old at the end of the study). Some hepatic function markers were also affected. It is important to note that toxic products such as pesticides, as in initial stages of cancer, often provoke different effects depending on gender. It is not possible, through such short-term tests, to identify the beginning of any particular disease. But it was “detoxification” organs, as they are traditionally referred to, that reacted in this study.
Variations in the animals’ weights were not statistically studied by Monsanto, which published on the subject in 2006, nor were the data on urinary chemistry. The statistics were not explored further and their protocols are highly debatable.
Why did the authorities not request :
1/ an independent study of Monsanto’s statistical data, which would have revealed these problems,
2/ the repetition and prolongation of these experiments, which have been controversial since 2003,
3/ the measurements of sexual hormones which, given the different effects observed according to gender, can become disrupted.
Monsanto’s raw data that allowed this work were obtained through the courts. They were considered confidential not only by the company, but also by the European Member States and the European community. This data concerns the MON863 corn that produces a new insecticide, “modified Cry3Bb1”, designed to fight the dangerous Chrysomelidae (coleopteran insect, Diabrotica virgifera), a serious, corn-destroying pest recently brought to Europe by plane, likely on several occasions. This recently authorized GM corn also contains an antibiotic-resistant marker gene. These tests are insufficient, despite being the most detailed and the longest ever performed on mammals after consumption of this plant. They are a completely typical example of current regulatory tests (90 days maximum on rats).
This GMO is part of the second most important category of GMOs grown commercially in the world, and produces a new internal insecticide. The other GMOs absorb herbicide without dying. Almost all of them are pesticidal plants.
For the record, these tests have been controversial in France since 2003, and are a source of disagreement among experts, notably at the Commission on Biomolecular Genetics in France. CRIIGEN was concerned and asked governments for raw data. This data was kept confidential until Greenpeace Germany won an appeal against Monsanto and was able to obtain the blood and urine analyses of these rats. There are more than 1,130 pages of figures and details in these raw data. A CRIIGEN team – composed of Pr. Gilles-Eric Séralini (Université de Caen), researcher on pesticides and governmental expert on GMOs, Dr. Dominique Cellier (Université de Rouen), biostatistician, and Dr. Joël Spiroux of Vendomois, physician and expert on environmental health risks – conducted contradictory assessments of these data, independent of GMO producers.
These elements are sufficient to require further studies and, in the meantime, the withdrawal of MON863 GMO corn from consumption. This maize can no longer be considered fit for human or animal consumption. A moratorium on all GMO consumption is necessary in order to verify other tests.
(1) The article, entitled “New Analysis of a Rat Feeding Study with a Genetically Modified Corn Reveals Signs of Hepatorenal Toxicity,” was written by Gilles-Eric Séralini, Dominique Cellier, and Joël Spiroux of Vendomois. It is published online by , and will be printed in May. The Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Doerge of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).the American journal Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology.A Serious Concern: Approved GMO corn revealed to be unfit for consumption
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By Frontline, Courtesy of PBS.org
"In Poisoned Waters, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith examines the growing hazards to human health and the ecosystem.
'The '70s were a lot about, "We're the good guys; we're the environmentalists; we're going to go after the polluters," and it's not really about that anymore,' Jay Manning, director of ecology for Washington state, tells FRONTLINE. 'It's about the way we all live. And unfortunately, we are all polluters. I am; you are; all of us are.'
Through interviews with scientists, environmental activists, corporate executives and average citizens impacted by the burgeoning pollution problem, Smith reveals startling new evidence that today's growing environmental threat comes not from the giant industrial polluters of old, but from chemicals in consumers' face creams, deodorants, prescription medicines and household cleaners that find their way into sewers, storm drains, and eventually into America's waterways and drinking water.
'The environment has slipped off our radar screen because it's not a hot crisis like the financial meltdown, war or terrorism,' Smith says.
'But pollution is a ticking time bomb. It's a chronic cancer that is slowly eating away the natural resources that are vital to our very lives.' "
For more info see: So what's safe to eat&drink? at: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/poisonedwaters/view/?utm_campaign=searchpage&utm_medium=videosearch&utm_source=videosearch
The sentence that strikes me most about this video is:
"We know, today, precisely what is necessary to save the Chesapeake and now it's very clear, it comes down to the question of political will."
I might add, this is valid for all of the pollution and destruction we bring to ourselves and our planet.
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Fluoride is the name given to a group of compounds that are composed of the naturally occurring element fluorine and one or more other elements. Both organic and inorganic compounds containing the element fluorine are sometimes called fluorides. Fluorides are present naturally in water and soil.
Fluoride is to be added to the water supply of Southampton, U.K. – the first city in 40 years to adopt the policy.
Recently, MP John Denham, Southampton Itchen, has written to Health Secretary Andrew Lansley to ask for clarification of the coalition government’s policy on the potential fluoridation of Southampton’s water supplies.
In the past, water companies were reluctant to fluoridate for fear of being sued. However, in 2003, new legislation was brought in by the government which gives the 28 strategic health authorities the power to compel water companies, which will be compensated if any legal liabilities occur, to put fluoride in the mains supply and enforce mass medication.
In the early 1940′s, scientists discovered that people who lived where drinking water supplies had naturally occurring fluoride levels of approximately 1 part fluoride per million parts water (ppm), or 1 milligram fluoride per liter of water (mg/L), had fewer dental cavities.
In 1945, Grand Rapids, Michigan, adjusted the fluoride content of its water supply to 1.0 ppm and thus became the first city to implement community water fluoridation. By 1992, more than 60 percent of the U.S. population served by public water systems had access to water fluoridated at approximately 1.0 ppm.
Phosphate Fertilizer Industry
Whilst the fluoride was naturally (organic) occurring in the cited initial study in 1940, the fluoride added to water is not natural (inorganic). The chemical added to our water is a fluorine compound called hexafluorosilicic acid and its salt, sodium hexafluorosilicate that is created as a by-product from the phosphate fertilizer industry as well as in the manufacturing of steel, aluminum, glass, and cement.
read more at Heroin and Cornflakes.....Fluoride is the name given to a group of compounds that are composed of the naturally... more
Toxicologists: Corexit “Ruptures Red Blood Cells, Causes Internal Bleeding”, “Allows Crude Oil To Penetrate “Into The Cells” and “Every Organ System”
Friday, July 9, 2010
As I have previously noted, Corexit is toxic, is less effective than other dispersents, and is actually worsening the damage caused by the oil spill.
Now, two toxicologists are saying that Corexit is much more harmful to human health and marine life than we’ve been told.
Specifically Gulf toxicologist Dr. Susan Shaw – Founder and Director of the Marine Environmental Research Institute – dove into the oil spill to examine the chemicals present.
MUST SEE VIDEOS>>>(ALARMING VIDEOS) BP Oil Dispersant Corexit: Ruptures Red Blood Cells, Causes Internal Bleeding, Penetrates Into The Cells and Organs…WTF???...http://ctpatriot1970.wordpress.com/2010/07/10/alarming-videos-bp-oil-dispersant-corexit-ruptures-red-blood-cells-causes-internal-bleeding-penetrates-into-the-cells-and-organs-wtf/Toxicologists: Corexit “Ruptures Red Blood Cells, Causes Internal... more
Hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" is drilling for gas.
In order to accomplish that, hundreds and hundreds of secret, carcinogen and toxic chemicals need to be used along with millions of gallons of water.
The byproduct is this toxic and deadly cocktail of contaminated water called "Produced Water" that gets dumped into ponds or injected back into the ground. Then, they use sprayers to help evaporate this water and make it vanish into thin air.
An other byproduct is the constant release of VOCs in the air that will produce ozone.
Within days, all of it comes back into our fresh water supply killing aquatic life and anything that comes into contact. It finds its way into the kitchen sink, crops and into your PLATE.
Watch this important documentary and think carefully because this isn't just their problem, IT"S OURS and we must stop it now:
This is their website for more detailed information and more ways to take action:
Post from: http://organiclegion.orgHydraulic fracturing or "fracking" is drilling for gas.
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New oil plume evidence uncovered
By John Couwels, CNN
June 7, 2010 1:38 a.m. EDT
St. Petersburg, Florida (CNN) -- As if the pictures of birds, fish and animals killed by floating oil in the Gulf of Mexico is not disturbing enough, scientists now say they have found evidence of another danger lurking underwater.
The University of South Florida recently discovered a second oil plume in the northeastern gulf. The first plume was found by Mississippi universities in early May.
USF has concluded microscopic oil droplets are forming deep water oil plumes. After a weeklong analysis of water samples, USF scientists found more oil in deeper water.
"These hydrocarbons are from depth and not associated with sinking degraded oil but associated with the source of the Deep Horizon well head," said USF Chemical Oceanographer David Hollander.
Through isotopic or microscopic fingerprinting, Hollander and his USF crew were able to show the oil in the plume came from BP's blown out oil well. The surface oil's so-called fingerprint matched the tiny underwater droplet's fingerprint.
"We've taken molecular isotopic approaches which is like a fingerprint on a smoking gun," Hollander said.
BP has not commented on the latest development but in the past denied underwater oil plumes exist.
"The oil is on the surface," said BP's Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward. "There aren't any plumes."
Yet BP's Managing Director Bob Dudley said recently, "We're all absolutely taking these ideas seriously and looking at them."
Scientists on board the university's research vessel Weatherbird II were not able to find the dissolved hydrocarbon or oil by sight. Instead the crew received sensor signatures from the equipment deployed into the water since the plumes appear to be clear.
USF is unsure on the exact size of the plumes.
"There are indications this is fairly wide spread," said the USF oceanographer. "There is probably more than one leg of this plume."
Scientist are concerned what effect the oil, not to mention the dissolvents used to break up the oil, will have on marine life.
Laboratory tests show bacteria has begun eating some elements of the dissolved hydrocarbons. But the effect on fish "is what needs to be understood," said Hollander. "We are in unchartered territory."
Water samples collected by USF were sent to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration labs. NOAA has yet to comment on their conclusions.
NOAA and USF will hold a joint press conference Tuesday morning at the university's S.t Petersburg's campus to release their final findings.New oil plume evidence uncovered
By John Couwels, CNN
June 7, 2010 1:38 a.m. EDT... more
Take action now and let's bring down Monsanto:
70% percent or more of our food contains genetically engineered food brought by the bio-tech giant: Monsanto.
GMO is endangering people's health and our environment at an alarming rate.
Cross-contamination is irreversible and good, organic crops are being jeopardized.
These seeds are incredibly expensive compared to the traditional ones and have been genetically modified to produce their own pesticide, to survive the spraying of the: "Roundup", a potent herbicide and to self terminate.
This has lead our farmers to buy new GMO seeds each year and depend on Monsanto. As a result of this ruthless drive to use India as a testing ground for genetically modified crops, 125,000 farmers took their own lives.
These people were driven to debt, to economic distress, homeless and landless.
GMO has and is failing catastrophically.
This company is persecuting, bullying and bringing farms to bankruptcy.
GMO was never adequately tested for safety, actually more and more research shows its dangers to the human/animal health, polluting our crops and our water.
Monsanto did use false advertising; Monsanto poisons the third world and privatizes water. Its employees have passed through the so-called revolving door many times, they rotated between this industry and the public agencies:
Clarence Thomas, Gwendolyn S. King, Linda Fisher, Jim Travis, Linda Avery Strachanand, Toby Moffet , Marcia Hale, Donald Bandle, George H. Poste, Michael Kantor and Michael Taylor all bending rules, finding loopholes to assure this company profits.
This technology is only exacerbating hunger, poverty, irreversible contamination and climate change in our world.
Bring down Monsanto's monopoly on our food and a centralized agriculture.
Bring down Monsanto's genetically engineered seeds.
Bring down the use of harmful pesticides, herbicides and chemicals alike.
Hold this company accountable for its damages to the world.
Organic agriculture, permaculture and biodiversity are the only answer to sustainability, to the preservation of our environment and our health.
We want you, as our government, as a body of representation of the people of the United States to invest billions subsidizing organic, environmental agriculture.
Bring down Monsanto's poisoning, companies alike and the agrochemical industry once and for all as it is one of the greatest threats to the whole human race.
Sign this petition, it takes less than thirty seconds and you'll make a world of difference, BRING DOWN MONSANTO NOW:
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I just started this petition, if there is one thing we can do now is RAISING OUR VOICES!
Please go ahead and sign this, it will only take you thirty seconds and will be incredibly powerful:
Targeting: The President of the United States, The U.S. Senate and The U.S. House
Started by: Organic Legion
Enough is enough!
We, the people have had enough of environmental destruction. The gulf oil spill is the tipping point of your greed, of your corporatism that only welcomes short term financial gain and puts profit over people.
We've had enough of killing marine life with unknown repercussions on our Nature, we've had enough of contamination of our fresh water supplies, we've had enough of oil spills that only endanger our health, the well being of our Mother Earth and the future of our children.
We want you, as our government, as a body of representation of the people of the United States to invest billions into alternative, true environmental and sustainable energy. No more delaying.
NO MORE "Drill, Baby, Drill!", no more deaths, no more killing.
Please sign and take action in a powerful way now:
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"As the Gulf of Mexico oil spill shows little sign of abating, TIME takes a look back at history's greatest environmental tragedies."
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/completelist/0,29569,1986457,00.html#ixzz0mtg5rJpT
3.Kuwaiti Oil Fires
5.The Exxon Valdez
6.Tokaimura Nuclear Plant
7.The Aral Sea
8.Seveso Dioxin Cloud
10.Three Mile Island
We are killing our mother Earth and our children. Greed, greed and greed, the only evil behind all of this.
Could we have prevented these catastrophes?
How would the world look like now if we had focused on eco-friendly alternative energies?
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"Right now a handful of companies control most the food we eat. Decades of bad farm policy, unchecked market consolidation and undue corporate influence over science have left agribusiness giants with unprecedented power over our food system. Monsanto is the worst of the worst -- bad news for both farmers and consumers. Now, after years of lax government oversight, the Obama Administration has indicated a willingness to look into the problem.
The Department of Justice is specifically seeking comments and stories about how corporate control affects average people. Your voice really matters!"
Take action now and stop Monsanto's control on our food, stop the poison.
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http://current.com/groups/organicgreen/"Right now a handful of companies control most the food we eat. Decades of bad... more
"EPA announced Tuesday, April 6, 2010 that it is proposing to add to its Toxics Release Inventory list 16 new chemicals which 'can reasonably be anticipated to cause cancer in humans.' ”
"Listed below are the chemicals that EPA wants to add to the TRI list, and some of their common uses (why life may be inconceivable without them).
Isoprene. A compound involved in coal burning.
Glycidol. Used in the pharmaceutical industry and as a stabilizer of vinyl polymers, and as an additive to hydraulic fluids. Over a decade ago, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration set an exposure limit on glycidol, at 150 milligrams/cubic meter.
1-Amino-2,4-dibromoanthraquinone (ADBAQ). Textile dyes.
2,2-bis(Bromomethyl)-1,3-propanediol (BBMP). Various flame retardants.
Furan. Typically is derived from pine wood heated at high temperatures (1300 degrees F).
Methyl Eugenol. Pesticide products and flavoring in foods.
o-Nitroanisole. Pharmaceutical preparation.
Nitromethane. Cleaning solvents, industrial degreasers, and superglues.
Phenolphthalein. Long used in laxatives (and therefore practical jokes on roommates), as well as toys with disappearing inks.
Tetrafluoroethylene. Teflon and Fluon, when polymerized into polytetrafluoroethylene.
Tetranitromethane. Additive to diesel fuel.
Vinyl Fluoride. Weather-resistant surfaces for commercial and residential buildings.
1, 8 and 1,6-Dinitropyrene, 6-Nitrochrysene Found in diesel engine exhaust.
4-Nitropyrene. An environmental carcinogen."
"There will be a 60-day public comment period on EPA’s recent additions to the TRI list. Comments will be taken,
1. Online, http://www.regulations.gov
2. Email, oei.docket@ epa.gov
3. Mail, Office of Environmental Information (OEI) Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20460.
4. Hand Delivery, EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Center’s normal hours of operation.
Give them a piece of your mind.
The citizenry must ensure that EPA isn’t acting prejudicially, and unfairly crusading after the coal, pharmaceutical, construction, biomass, pesticide, textile, fire-fighting, food, diesel fuel, cleaning and adhesives products, non-stick cookwares, Hollywood Hair Barbie, and chemically-induced-bowel-movement industries."
Take action, let your voice be heard!
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New Warning About Everyday Poison Linked to Alzheimer’s, ADHD, and Autism
Posted by Dr. Mercola
March 20 2010
Dr. David Ayoub is a radiologist and a physician, and has become a specialist on the additives and preservatives used in vaccines. He was a presenter at the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) Conference in Washington D.C. last year.
NEW WARNING: Aluminium An Everyday Poison…Linked to Alzheimer’s, ADHD, and Autism…MUST SEE VIDEO!!!...http://ctpatriot1970.wordpress.com/2010/03/20/new-warning-aluminium-an-everyday-poison-linked-to-alzheimers-adhd-and-autism-must-see-video/
Here he discusses the practice of using aluminum as an adjuvant, and why he believes aluminum may be far more toxic than thimerosal in vaccines.New Warning About Everyday Poison Linked to Alzheimer’s, ADHD, and Autism... more
"I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It's a depression. Everybody's out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel's work, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the street and there's nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there's no end to it. We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat, and we sit watching our TV's while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes, as if that's the way it's supposed to be. We know things are bad - worse than bad. They're crazy. It's like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don't go out anymore.
We sit in the house, and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, 'Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials and I won't say anything. Just leave us alone.'
Well, I'm not gonna leave you alone. I want you to get mad! I don't want you to protest. I don't want you to riot - I don't want you to write to your congressman because I wouldn't know what to tell you to write. I don't know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street. All I know is that first you've got to get mad.
You've got to say, 'I'm a HUMAN BEING, Goddamnit! My life has VALUE!'
So I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell:
I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!' I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell -
'I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!' "
This is an excerpt from the movie: "Network".
Thirty four years later this movie was written, things have not changed a bit, if anything have gotten worse.
"Rulings Restrict Clean Water Act, Foiling E.P.A."
"Companies that have spilled oil, carcinogens and dangerous bacteria into lakes, rivers and other waters are not being prosecuted, according to Environmental Protection Agency regulators working on those cases, who estimate that more than 1,500 major pollution investigations have been discontinued or shelved in the last four years.
The Clean Water Act was intended to end dangerous water pollution by regulating every major polluter. But today, regulators may be unable to prosecute as many as half of the nation’s largest known polluters because officials lack jurisdiction or because proving jurisdiction would be overwhelmingly difficult or time consuming, according to midlevel officials.
'We are, in essence, shutting down our Clean Water programs in some states,' said Douglas F. Mundrick, an E.P.A. lawyer in Atlanta. 'This is a huge step backward. When companies figure out the cops can’t operate, they start remembering how much cheaper it is to just dump stuff in a nearby creek.' ”
Our water and food is not being protected, never was!
Let's stand up for our rights, end this and take action:
Join the Organic Revolution:
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"In terms of wellness promotion, there is no doubt that an organic whole foods-based diet and a healthy lifestyle are the "best medicine" for those of us trying to survive and keep our families healthy in the toxic soup of 100,000 synthetic chemicals that surround us everyday, polluting our food, water, medicines, homes, and environment.
As we complement our organic whole foods-based diet with herbs and supplements, we need to make sure that these vitamins and botanicals are derived from naturally occurring plant and mineral sources, and that they contain no synthetic chemicals whatsoever."
"Most synthetically produced vitamins and supplements are chemical compounds that cannot be found in nature, hence the human body does not recognize these ingredients which can result in unanticipated reactions. The body knows the difference between real and fake and it always prefers real."
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Synergy is fundamental. Isolated compounds might not be effective and at times are toxic.
Some vitamins use GMO and do not have to be declared just like the majority of our food.
Don't let this billion dollar industry deceive you by robbing your health and money.
Join the Organic Movement:
"In terms of wellness promotion, there is no doubt that an organic... more