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(3344) Was Weichspüler in der Wäsche anrichtet - YouTube
verzichtbares produkt.
fabric softener
> Die Waesche wird hart beim trocknen wegen den verbleibenden wasser salzen. Die Salzkristalle verbinden die einzelnen, nun trockenen, Textilfasern.
Das ist normal.
Mit den Spueler, das fett auf den fasern, koennen die Slazkristalle nicht die Fasern verbinden. Aber wie im test nehmen die dann auch nicht das Wasser gut auf.
consumer  protection  transparency  softener  pollution  allergen  chemicals  Vegan  fabric 
june 2019 by asterisk2a
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
YouTube - ‪TEDxAustin Robyn O'Brien 2011‬‏
Robyn shares her personal story and how it inspired her current path as a "Real Food" evangelist. Grounded in a successful Wall Street career that was more interested in food as good business than good-for-you, this mother of four was shaken awake by the dangerous allergic reaction of one of her children to a "typical" breakfast. Her mission to unearth the cause revealed more about the food industry than she could stomach, and impelled her to share her findings with others. Informative and inspiring.
About this speaker
Robyn authored "The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It." A former Wall Street food industry analyst, Robyn brings insight, compassion and detailed analysis to her research into the impact that the global food system is having on the health of our children. She founded allergykidsfoundation.org and ...  The New York Times has passionately described her as "Food's Erin Brockovich."
cancer  allergies  FDA  USA  UK  food  research  study  capitalism  safety  milk  gmo  soya  geneticallyengineered  organic  chemicals  agriculture  healthcare  culture  society 
june 2011 by asterisk2a
YouTube - Canada probes use of toxic chemical
Agent Orange is a chemical that was used extensively by the United States during the Vietnam War to destroy vast areas of jungle. 
It can result in a number of serious side effects for those exposed to the chemical for prolonged periods of time; this includes birth defects and even death.
Now, it has been revealed that Agent Orange was used on vegetation in Canada's Ontario province from the 1950s to the 1970s. 
This has prompted the Canadian government to open an investigation into the use of the chemical.
Al Jazeera's Zeina Awad reports from Barrie in Ontario.
cancer  chemicals 
may 2011 by asterisk2a
Formaldehyde in Wrinkle-Free Clothes May Pose Skin Risks - NYTimes.com
it can have serious health implications for people who work with the chemical in factories. The biggest potential issue for those wearing wrinkle-resistant clothing can be a skin condition called contact dermatitis. It affects a small group of people and can cause itchy skin, rashes and blisters, according to a recent government study on formaldehyde in textiles. Still, some critics said more studies on a wider array of textiles and clothing chemicals were needed, including a closer look at the effects of cumulative exposure. At the very least, they said, better labeling would help.
“From a consumer perspective, you are very much in the dark in terms of what clothing is treated with,” said David Andrews, a senior scientist at the Environmental Working Group, a research and advocacy organization. “In many ways, you’re in the hands of the industry and those who are manufacturing our clothing. And we are trusting them to ensure they are using the safest materials and additives.”
clothing  chemicals  cancer  skin 
december 2010 by asterisk2a

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