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Chemicals, Pesticides, POPs

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posted on Jul, 8 2006 @ 10:04 AM
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POP stands for Perisistant Organic Pollutant, which basically means an offensive particle which does not biodegrade easily or at all.

I listened to a rather compelling BBC radio report the other day about people undergoing blood tests to see if and how badly they were contaminated with chemical byproducts from factories, etc.

The maddening thing is that it seems that such byproducts span the planet with no ends. People who would move far away from cities or industrial area with the intent of breathing and living in a cleaner enviroment sometimes showed even more of a contaminated bloodstream than those living in or around urban areas.

Considering the spread of these particles, it's a real wonder how the US military spewed Iraq and possibly even the Balkans during their 1999 campaign with tons, literally tons, of Depleted Uranium... which is radioactive and has a terribly long half-life. At first it was thought that the radiation reached only as high as a few hundred feet, but studies seemed to demonstrate that the effects are much more pronounced than that.

Sometimes, it really does seem that the rulers of this planet are trying to get it to a point where it will eventually be inhospitable. Or perhaps is the eco-system capable of repairing itself, despite so much gradual devestation?




posted on Jul, 8 2006 @ 10:48 AM
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Originally posted by AlnilamOmega

Sometimes, it really does seem that the rulers of this planet are trying to get it to a point where it will eventually be inhospitable.




It does, doesn't it? Kinda like our planet is being harvested with no regard for native lifeforms.





Or perhaps is the eco-system capable of repairing itself, despite so much gradual devestation?




The devastation is no longer gradual - it's exponential.

Also, the eco-system might repair itself, but will adjust, adapt and evolve to accommodate all the poisons we have dumped on it - so the earth's all-new evolved ecosystem definitely will be different - and adapted lifeforms may not be recognizable.



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