Preface: This thread is not intended to discuss the politics of environmentalism. Please leave the tree-hugging comments for the mud pits.
A quick survey of current forum topics would leave you to believe that the sky is falling. Let me not mislead the reader, I too see a strange
confluence of events. But in my short time here on ATS, I have yet to stumble upon anyone discussing what I see as the most serious threat to our
Man has been playing with chemicals as nearly as long as he’s been farming. And now at the apex of our civilization we have 100,000 chemicals
available on the commercial market. Europe and some other countries have done a good job in regulating some of the more deadly chemicals. But most of
us, we are subject to a silent killer. Since Rachael Carson’s breakthrough book, “Silent Spring”, we are still exposed to chemicals on a daily basis,
which have profound impacts on our bodies and our health.
The Environmental Working Group completed a study on 9 people. Below are the numbers of chemicals found in those nine by their associated health
Birth Defects 79
Hormone System 86
Stomach or intestines 84
Brain, nervous system 94
Reproductive system 77
Cardiovascular System/Blood 82
Immune system 77
Male reproductive system 70
Female reproductive system 61
So you ask, where’s the conspiracy? It’s quite simple. It’s racketeering.
Let me illustrate. Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS) is the most commonly used ingredient in hygiene products. It’s in 90% of shampoos and many other
hygiene products. When the FDA evaluated SLS (there are also several derivatives), they found carcinogenic effects, but not in quantities enough to
restrict its use. What the FDA studies “fail” to account for are the chronic effects and the synergistic effects of this common compound.
You combine the dangers of SLS with all the other potentially dangerous chemicals and then bam, one day you have “cancer” or some other debilitating
disease. Now you’re caught up in the health care system. Merck and other pharmaceutical companies will now sell you outrageously priced drugs only
elevating the number of toxins in your body. You are now caught in the perpetual care system of symptom reduction. Merck and other pharmaceutical
companies don’t want you to actually get healthy. They want you to suppress certain symptoms with their drugs, which in continued usage causes other
symptoms that require reduction. All the while, thousands of compounds continue to enter our body.
It should be no surprise that the Health Care industry is the largest industry in the United States. It contributes 15% of the Gross Domestic Product!
So you see, we can’t have clean air, clean water, safe foods and safe hygiene products. It would cripple the largest segment of the economy.
This is a growth industry. The World Health Organization reports that cancer rates could increase by 50% between now and 2020. Of course diet,
exercise and smoking adversely affect your health. But if you read the article, it says nothing of pesticides, detergents and plastics.
Terrorism is a very real threat. Global conflict is a very real threat. HAARP is a very real threat. But the next time you’re cooking dinner, take a
look at the label. The next time you’re buying shampoo, take a look at the label. This silent war is killing us all.
We are the canary in the coal mine.