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The Chemical in Cupcake Wrappers and Cookware Might Be Causing Cancer | Mother Jones
C8 is in a chemical family called PFCs (perfluorinated chemicals)—the same water- and stain-proofing class of chemicals used to make rain gear, pizza box and popcorn bag liners, stainproof upholstery treatments, and those waxy slips that hold pastries at cafes. Dozens of studies have linked PFCs to all sorts of health problems, from kidney and testicular cancer to increased risk of miscarriages. (3M phased out the chemical from production in 2002 due to potential health hazards.) [...] PFC contamination may not be isolated to the Ohio Valley. According to an Environmental Working Group (EWG) report that uses recent EPA data, C8 has been found in the drinking water in 94 counties serving more than 6 million Americans. (An interactive version of this map is available here.) [...] The EPA is in the process of investigating C8's health effects; in the meantime, it has set voluntary C8 safety standards to be used by utility companies. [...] avoid nonstick, stainproof, or waterproof items
carcinogen  carcinogenic  Teflon  chemicals  public  health  policy  public  health  self-regulation  regulation  regulators  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  cancer  endocrine  disorders  endocrine  system  BPA  DDT  PFC  Agent  Orange  bisphenola  Bisphenol  A  Chemical  Industry  capitalism  Asbestos  water  pollution  pollution  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  Consumer  Protection  zombie  revolving  door  USA  public  awareness  public  perception  Petroleum  Industry 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Hauptsache haltbar - videos.arte.tv
BPA disrupts immune system, weakens immune system, makes it dysfunctional ... test in rats has shown.
BPA disrupts the hormonal system, starts already in embryonic stage ... leading to infertility in men (ie).

Food Industry does not acknowledging health risks. Independent studies have shown risk in rats.

Food packaged in cans, cartons and plastic full of BPA and other chemicals that permeate into the food and endanger human health long-term.

#Corporate Governance
#Capitalism
#Society, Consumers looking away - ignorant. ala "It doesn't bother me right now, why should I care right now?!"
#WILLFULL IGNORANCE.

arrogance of willful ignorance, the long-term impacts of short-term decisions. And historians have seen it all before.

http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2011/07/the-arrogance-of-ignorance.html
hisotry  Willful  ignorance  unintended  consequences  culture  society  corporate  governance  capitalism  pollution  plasticizer  plastic  softener  Chemical  Industry  chemicals  plastic  health  crisis  health  science  health  Food  Industry  BPA 
july 2012 by asterisk2a
Tyrone Hayes + Penelope Jagessar Chaffer: The toxic baby? - YouTube
Filmmaker Penelope Jagessar Chaffer was curious about the chemicals she was exposed to while pregnant: Could they affect her unborn child? So she asked scientist Tyrone Hayes to brief her on one he studied closely: atrazine, a herbicide used on corn. (Hayes, an expert on amphibians, is a critic of atrazine, which displays a disturbing effect on frog development.) Onstage together at TEDWomen, Hayes and Chaffer tell their story.
health  crisis  environment  children  unintended  consequences  evolution  chemicals  human  health  toxic  contamination  toxic  pesticide  bisphenolA  toxic  chemical  Letrozole  Atrazine  BPA 
february 2012 by asterisk2a

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