About damned time

All this talk about “search for the cure” — what search? This is why I don’t give to cancer organizations. We already know capitalism is poisoning our air, our water and everything we eat and touch:

In a landmark report, the WHO warned “synthetic chemicals” had “serious implications” for human health. The global health watchdog suggested so-called “gender-bending” compounds found in toys, PVC flooring and even credit cards should be banned in order to protect future generations.

The study said that more research was needed to fully understand the links between endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) – found in many household and industrial products – and “specific diseases and disorders”.

It found links between exposure to EDCs and health issues such as testicular problems, breast, prostate and thyroid cancer, developmental effects on the nervous system in children and attention deficit hyperactivity in children.

The UN agency said the study, titled State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, was the most “comprehensive” report on EDCs to date because it has evaluated several chemicals and related evidence rather than focusing on just one.

3 Responses to About damned time

  1. jawbone March 1, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

    My dear departed boy cat died of hyperthyroidism (discovered too late to save him — and it’s very expensive to cure or treat), the incidence of which in cats has soared with the use of fire retardants in carpeting and furnishings. It has been removed from use in children’s clothing, but the chemical can still be absorbed into young bodies,

    I’m not sure what to put on my floors, but I don’t want to lose another cat to that ailment.

  2. tracey March 1, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

    “Landmark report”?! Really? I must have missed the landmark since this has been common knowledge for my entire adult life! But, but the other linkie says it’s in our genes! Nature or nurture?

  3. Tracey March 1, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    P.S. How smart does “genetically-modified” sound now?

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