"It must be noted that the interval between first exposure to a carcinogen and the development of an occupational cancer averages roughly 20
years and can be anything from 5-45 years. Therefore, it is
necessary to look into the past use of chemicals, if necessary, up to 45 years ago.
so....whatever you were exposed to 45 years ago, could come back and bite ya now....
Guess what, the inks screen printers use contain chemicals that when heated, kind of....umm...form....you guessed it!! Aminobiphenyl
arsenic is found in tobacco for the same reason it's found in most of the food you eat. the farm land was contaminated with pesticides containing,
you guessed it....arsenic!
also found in the printing industry, and well...car exhaust.....next!
gee...what ya know...that one is in the inks also!! an well, seems it's also in food??
again, common in the printing industry....look it up.
guess what.... www.patentstorm.us...
the plastic in your little id cards??? I did a little searching but couldn't anything that clearly states that styrene is a within this family, but I
suspect it is... let me tell how it was printing on styrene.
the sheets came to us with so much dust on them that we had to get someone just to dust each sheet off. I am pretty sure this dust got
into the air, know for sure we all came into some skin contact with it....next....
hmmm, we were feeding this stuff to babies for quite awhile! who know maybe we still are.
do you eat grilled meats?
is found in many cosmetics....
hey, I know, I am allegic to many of these cosmetics, so, well, I kind of restrict myself to the basics, ya know, shampoo, soap, deoderant...no
perfume, make-up and such...maybe my attempt to refrain from
these products could possibly have offset my smoking habit?
"Cadmium is an extremely toxic metal commonly found in industrial workplaces, particularly where any ore is being processed or smelted. Due to its
low permissible exposure limit (PEL), overexposures may occur even in situations where trace quantities of cadmium are found in the parent ore or
smelter dust. Cadmium is used extensively in electroplating, although the nature of the operation does not generally lead to overexposures. Several
deaths from acute exposure have occurred among welders who have unsuspectingly welded on cadmium-containing alloys or worked with silver solders.
Cadmium is also found in some industrial paints and may represent a hazard when sprayed. Operations involving removal of cadmium paints by scraping or
blasting may similarly pose a significant hazard.
Cadmium is also present in the manufacture of some types of batteries. Cadmium emits a characteristic brown fume (CdO) upon heating, which is
relatively non-irritating, and thus does not alarm the exposed individual."
betcha walking down a busy city street during rush hour probably exposes a person to much more than a pack of cigarettes... and well think I've
spent more time walking places than driving.
Many of these chemicals are found in the printing industry, others are found in plastic industry, the metal working industry, and well, a few are
found when you just cook your meat.
So, shall we also declare war on the producers in this country? What about those meat eaters? Shall we slap ourageous taxes on the producers of this
country because they are willinglly exposing themselves to these harmful products?
When I was growing up, my city decided to turn the city dump into a nice park. Well, there was a little creek we found in back of the park that we
would go and catch frogs and such. A few years ago I walk down to
that creek, you can't get to it, there's epa signs along it....I honestly think it's one of thier superfund sites, if I have the name of the creek
I've been a screen printer, worked in a plastics factory, and I've cut rubber gaskets. My occupations have demanded that I come into contact with
many of these chemicals on this list!
They can be found in our food, in the shampoo we use, in all that crap that many women, and men now too, slap on their bodies every morning.
First it was, oh, it's the smoking, then it was oh, they were around smokers, and soon it will be, well, they rubbed their arm against the after the
smoker touched it with their finger. All the time ignoring the obvious....
Industrialization and our modern world produces alot of toxins that we'd otherwise not be having as much contact to and our bodies are illequipped to
deal with this fact. The paradox is though, without all this industrialzation and modern technology, our lifespans would probably be much shorter.
Maybe that is the choice that society refuses to accept and thus decides a few good scapegoats are needed. They can have their close to toxen free
life, when they give up all thier modern luxuries...some of which our
lives are prolonged by.
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