Environmental Pollution – “In today’s world, it’s virtually impossible to avoid dangerous chemicals, even in your own home, but here are a few simple steps you can take to limit your exposure to known toxins like lead, flame retardants and BPA” …
Environmental Pollution: How to Avoid Toxic Chemicals
Environmental Pollution Is Everywhere – Here Are Some Ways To Avoid Toxic Chemicals In The Home
So, what’s a mother to do? How can we, “the people”, protect ourselves from toxic chemicals like lead based paint, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, and others like Bisphenol A (BPA)?
Well, as we said in our previous post, the first thing to do is to get involved. The large chemical-producing corporations have the money, but We the People have the numbers. In a head to head contest, money will usually win. But, in a long, protracted political conflict … money notwithstanding … it is eventually the numbers that prevail. Remember: a politician who is no longer in office is no longer in a position to accept gifts, perks, or contributions. When the numbers get big enough … politicians run for cover.
Besides getting involved in the fight, what else can be done? Well, as a followup to the Bill Moyers interview with Markowitz and Rosner, here is an article by Lauren Feeney on the Moyer’s and Company blog. It’s got some great suggestions.
After watching this week’s interview with Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner, you’ll probably be wondering what you can do to protect yourself and your family from toxic chemicals. Perhaps the most important thing you can do is become politically involved – join the fight against both chemicals in our environment and money in our political system.
Environmental Pollution – The Neverending Story
I began being conscious of the dangers of environmental pollution when I was a wee tick. The fact is, when I was 10 years old, my mom began using a non-toxic, bio-degradeable household cleaner she purchased from a neighbor who was a Shaklee representative. She explained to me what it was and why she was using it. That was in 1960 or so, and soon after that we began to hear more and more about toxic chemicals and how they were affecting our lives. DDT, dioxin, furans, lead … all made big news “back in the day”. These days we have Triclosan, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, and BPA. It never seems to end.
And, that’s the point. We can become complacent. Struggle that goes on forever can make us weary. Don’t become complacent and adopt the attitude that says, “Well, there’s nothing I can do, so why bother”. There is always something that can be done. The struggle continues.
If you haven’t seen the Moyers and company segment with Markowitz and Rosen, please take a few minutes and give it a watch. You can find it HERE.
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