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From the 28th of February to the 1st of March 2013, the 4th International Chemical Trade Fairs EXPOCHEM are going to be held in Katowice. An international EXPOCHEM Conference will accompany the fairs.
More about EXPOCHEM here: http://blog.pulawy.com/en/chemists-are-meeting-in-spodek/From the 28th of February to the 1st of March 2013, the 4th International Chemical... more
Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons presents a new environmental documentary, premiering at the Cannes Film Festival this month.Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons presents a new environmental documentary, premiering... more
The history of forcing fluoride on humans through the fluoridation of drinking water is wrought with lies, greed and deception. Governments that add fluoride to drinking water supplies insist that it is safe, beneficial and necessary, however, scientific evidence shows that fluoride is not safe to ingest and areas that fluoridate their drinking water supplies have higher rates of cavities, cancer, dental fluorosis, osteoporosis and other health problems. Because of the push from the aluminum industry, pharmaceutical companies and weapons manufacturers, fluoride continues to be added to water supplies all over North America and due to recent legal actions against water companies that fluoridate drinking water supplies, precedent has been set that will make it impossible for suits to be filed against water suppliers that fluoridate. There is a growing resistance against adding toxic fluoride to our water supplies, but unfortunately, because fluoride has become "the lifeblood of the modern industrial economy"(Bryson 2004), there is too much money at stake for those who endorse water fluoridation . The lies of the benefits of water fluoridation will continue to be fed to the public, not to encourage health benefits to a large number of people, but to profit the military-industrial complex. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/bizzareweird/43055-the-fluoride-conspiracy-the-greatest-case-of-scientific-fraud-of-this-centuryThe history of forcing fluoride on humans through the fluoridation of drinking water... more
Corporations carry out some of the most horrific human rights abuses of modern times, but it is increasingly difficult to hold them to account. Economic globalization and the rise of transnational corporate power have created a favorable climate for corporate human rights abusers, which are governed principally by the codes of supply and demand and show genuine loyalty only to their stockholders. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/recent-news/43017-some-of-the-qmost-wantedq-corporate-human-rights-violatorsCorporations carry out some of the most horrific human rights abuses of modern times,... more
David Maisel ... Library of Dust depicts individual copper canisters, each containing the cremated remains of patient from a state-run psychiatric hospital. The patients died at the hospital between 1883 (the year the facility opened, when it was called the Oregon State Insane Asylum) and the 1970’s; their bodies have remained unclaimed by their families. The approximately 3,500 copper canisters have a handmade quality; they are at turns burnished or dull; corrosion blooms wildly from the leaden seams and across the surfaces of many of the cans. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/section-blog/43016-library-of-dustDavid Maisel ... Library of Dust depicts individual copper canisters, each containing... more
BEIJING -- Watermelons have been bursting by the score in eastern China after farmers gave them overdoses of growth chemicals during wet weather, creating what state media called fields of "land mines."
About 20 farmers around Danyang city in Jiangsu province were affected, losing up to 115 acres (45 hectares) of melon, China Central Television said in an investigative report.
Prices over the past year prompted many farmers to jump into the watermelon market. All of those with exploding melons apparently were first-time users of the growth accelerator forchlorfenuron, though it has been widely available for some time, CCTV said.
Chinese regulations don't forbid the drug, and it is allowed in the U.S. on kiwi fruit and grapes. But the report underscores how farmers in China are abusing both legal and illegal chemicals, with many farms misusing pesticides and fertilizers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLW7JUGfn9I
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/17/exploding-watermelons-chinese-farmers_n_862947.htmlBEIJING -- Watermelons have been bursting by the score in eastern China after farmers... more
Evan Russell Saffer's new video "Chemical Marketplace" from his debut solo album Neon Gas begins with Saffer going to see a doctor, who instead of nurses, has two very intimidating looking "gents" who open the door, speaking every word in sync as those their minds have been melded together. He finally gets to see the doc, proclaims that he's not feeling very well, to which the "doctor" replies: "I think I have something for you." He is then held down by the in sync twosome, while the doc gives him a "shot". The video then switches scenes back and forth between the office and Saffer performing "Chemical Marketplace" in a club setting. It's a fitting video for the song, which starts off with a frenzied but very much in control electric guitar with hard rock drums, which are then joined by a second electronic guitar and an anthemic wail of rock that leads into the first verse. The track is dubbed a floor-it-with-your-head-out-the-window drug anthem, and you will bob your head, move your body, and let your senses go wild with this sensationally well put together masterpiece. It's non-stop hard rock at its best.
http://www.evanrussellsaffer.comEvan Russell Saffer's new video "Chemical Marketplace" from his debut... more
Latest Complete News Updates The Brazilian Blowout is considered a miracle hair straightener to many who fight the frizz on bad hair days. Erlice de Oliveira juggles two kids, a full-time job, a long commute — and really resents the time it takes to tame her curly hair every morning.Latest Complete News Updates The Brazilian Blowout is considered a miracle hair... more
The sight of a crying girlfriend or wife is never likely to turn a man to thoughts of passion.
But it is not just the emotions of an upset partner that dampen the mood in a loving relationship.
link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1344750/No-tears-bedtime-Why-men-womens-tears-turn-off.htmlThe sight of a crying girlfriend or wife is never likely to turn a man to thoughts of... more
A shocking report prepared for Prime Minister Putin by the Foreign Military Intelligence Directorate (GRU) states that one of the United States top experts in biological and chemical weapons was brutally murdered after he threatened to expose a US Military test of poison gas that killed hundreds of thousands of animals in Arkansas this past week. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/recent-news/18036-top-us-official-murdered-after-arkansas-weapons-test-causes-mass-deathA shocking report prepared for Prime Minister Putin by the Foreign Military... more
Blotter Art is a term that refers to the artwork that liquid LSD is dropped onto. The artwork is printed onto "blotter" paper and then perforated into tiny squares or "hits," which can be torn apart into easy to manage quantities. In the 1960s, when LSD was legal, it was distributed in large pills, sometimes called "barrels" because of their shape. It was also sold on anything from sugar cubes to animal crackers. Dealers began to want their "batch" of LSD to be recognizable from the others, so they began to invent ways to trademark their acid. The chemists would make the pills a certain shape or color as to set them apart from others, especially if they were packaging particularly potent dosages. This also served as a form of a validation of authenticity, proving that the dealers were not selling fake LSD. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/section-blog/13313-the-lsd-blotter-art-gallery-mind-states-highzzz-documentaryBlotter Art is a term that refers to the artwork that liquid LSD is dropped onto. The... more
The use of “chemical cosh” drugs for dementia patients will be cut and sufferers kept out of hospital beds, an unprecedented coalition of 45 organisations has pledged.
link:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/8086614/Chemical-cosh-will-be-cut-for-dementia-sufferers.htmlThe use of “chemical cosh” drugs for dementia patients will be cut and... more
A dark side to Victorian society existed, in part as a reaction to the emphasis on restraint of pleasure and social propriety. Victorian society saw a rampant, though covert, use and abuse of drugs and alcohol. Developments in medicine and science made drugs such as heroin, chloral, and laudanum available and widely prescribed. Often the result was addiction http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/recent-news/6055-victorian-england-drugsA dark side to Victorian society existed, in part as a reaction to the emphasis on... more
Swimming in a chlorinated pool may increase your risk of developing cancer, suggest a new suite of studies, which identified more than 100 chemical byproducts in pools that use chlorine as a disinfectant.
link: http://news.discovery.com/human/chlorinated-pools-swimming-cancer.htmlSwimming in a chlorinated pool may increase your risk of developing cancer, suggest a... more
In 2006, under chemical-industry pressure, and over arguments that the studies were scientifically and ethically bankrupt, the EPA declared such data acceptable. On June 16, the EPA reversed its decision.
Almost every standard code of medical ethics — including the Nuremberg Code, written in response to Nazi doctors’ nightmare studies — forbid human tests of drugs or chemicals that may cause harm, but can provide no direct benefit.
The chemical industry, however, has long argued that the EPA should accept data from tests in which healthy volunteers are paid for exposing themselves to pesticides and other known toxins. The industry says such data provide a more accurate picture of chemical effects than animal studies.In 2006, under chemical-industry pressure, and over arguments that the studies were... more
(Yum Yum, Let's Feed Some to BP and DC!)
http://beforeitsnews.com/story/101/561/Gulf_Oil_Chemical_Dispersant_Corexit:_Like_A_Candy_Bar_Yum_Yum,_Lets_Feed_Some_to_BP_and_DC.html(Yum Yum, Let's Feed Some to BP and DC!)... more
Scientists have discovered a compound that restores the capacity to form new memories in aging rats, likely by improving the survival of newborn neurons in the brain's memory hub.
Link: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100708122609.htmScientists have discovered a compound that restores the capacity to form new memories... more
Strawberry growers are planning to fumigate their crops with methyl iodide, a carcinogen and neurotoxin that can cause miscarriages and other medical problems.
June 15, 2010 |
California pesticide regulators plan to approve a new agricultural chemical to sterilize the soil of strawberry fields, but state records and interviews with scientists raise questions about whether workers and nearby communities can be adequately protected from the highly toxic chemical.
Currently, strawberry growers use a fumigant called methyl bromide, which is being phased out around the world because it damages the ozone layer. But the alternative, methyl iodide, a carcinogen and neurotoxin that can cause miscarriages and other medical problems, is considered far more toxic than methyl bromide.
In interviews with KQED's "Quest," members of a scientific review panel that examined the potential use of methyl iodide said it was clear to them that exposure levels would far exceed what they, along with staff scientists, had deemed safe.
"I understood those levels were unattainable," said panel member Edward L. Loechler, a professor of biology at Boston University. "It was blatantly obvious that those levels were unattainable."
The panel's chair, John Froines, a professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at UCLA, said, "I honestly think this chemical will cause disease and illness. And so does everyone else on the committee."
Lea Brooks, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, which has approved the use of methyl iodide, said in an email that risk managers at the agency have concluded that the chemical can be used safely "with the strict safeguards proposed."
"No pesticide," she said, "has been evaluated more than methyl iodide in the history of the Department of Pesticide Regulation."
Brooks said methyl iodide's approval comes with a list of required safeguards – tools like buffer zones and respirators – intended to keep workers and bystanders safe from inhaling dangerous levels of the chemical.
Farmers who use methyl iodide would be required to create buffer zones of 200 feet or more, depending on the number of acres being fumigated. The buffer zone would be extended to a half-mile for schools, hospitals and daycare centers.
At Gavilan View Middle School in Salinas, where little league teams practice just yards away from commercial strawberry fields, fumigation companies would have to ensure that the school remained vacant for 48 hours.
The buffer zones proposed for methyl iodide are similar, though more stringent, than what's required for methyl bromide.
In interviews, strawberry pickers said that buffer zones are generally enforced when fumigators are working in nearby fields. They said that they sometimes smell fumes, which drift across the fields.
"Sometimes you feel nauseous, or your head aches," said Alejandra Nolasco Campos, a mother of two who works in the Salinas-area strawberry fields. "But if you feel bad and you sit down for a while, then once you’ve recuperated, you head back."Strawberry growers are planning to fumigate their crops with methyl iodide, a... more
Energy Company's Shocking Plan to Spray Clouds with Toxic Chemical to Increase Rainfall - But Chemtrails Don't Exist, do they?The practice known as 'cloud seeding' has been done in California for decades. But the environmental costs are high and the regulations for corporations nonexistent.
June 7, 2010 |
After a successful six-year campaign to prevent Nestle Waters from building a bottling plant in nearby McCloud, the town of Mt. Shasta, a mountain hamlet of fewer than 3000 residents in California's far-northern Siskiyou County, is taking up a new struggle: to prevent PG&E from seeding the region's clouds. The practice of 'cloud seeding' is a kind of weather modification in which silver iodide, a Class-C toxin, is disbursed aerially or from ground-based towers in an effort to induce rain.
On May 24, the Mt. Shasta City Council voted to put the Mt. Shasta Community Water Rights and Self-Government Ordinance on the November ballot. The objective of the ordinance, which was brought to the City Council by an ad-hoc group called the Mt. Shasta Community Rights Project, is to prohibit chemical cloud seeding and corporate water extraction in the city. If adopted, the law will protect the right to "sustainably access, use, consume, and preserve water drawn from natural water cycles;" more broadly, it will defend "the rights of citizens to self-government and the rights of natural communities and ecosystems to exist, flourish, and evolve."
Despite the fact that Mt. Shasta is a small town with a strong liberal, environmental bent, and about 85 percent of people approached by organizers are in favor of a strong measure to protect the town's water, the ordinance is politically fraught. If it becomes law, the ordinance will not merely prevent cloud seeding and water extraction - it will empower citizens and the City Council to vote down similar proposals in the future.
Such an effort is not as benign, nor as easy, as it might at first appear. On the heels of their six year battle with Nestle, organizers in Mt. Shasta know that in order to secure the region from corporate resource extraction in the long-term, they need to do more than just say no to each threat as it appears; they need to circumvent legal precedent, which generally rules in favor of corporations. In order to do that, they need to overturn both state and federal law.
Water policy in California is infamously complicated, and the state, which is the world's seventh largest economy and one of the world's most vital agricultural regions, is facing an increasingly severe water crisis. Proponents of the Mt. Shasta ordinance say that it has far-reaching implications, both in protecting water and in empowering citizens; in the words of one resident testifying before the City Council on May 24, "this ordinance is the embryo of change for our state."
Mt. Shasta, Source of Northern California's Waters
In the Mt. Shasta City Park, at the bottom of a wooded hill, in a grove of yellow pine and cedar, clear water comes burbling out of the ground, splashing over rocks and rushing to form a sparkling creek, green with watercress and lined with horsetail and huckleberry. This spring, a sign announces, is the headwaters of the Sacramento River. As it flows south through the Central Valley toward its drainage in San Francisco Bay, the Sacramento River provides 75 percent of Northern California's water.
More at the link:The practice known as 'cloud seeding' has been done in California for... more