"Nationally, our primary standard is the Toxic
Substances Control Act.
The main goal of the act was to require
comprehensive cancer tests for
thousands of chemicals in
widespread use - a goal yet to be achieved.
failure, two decades ago California enacted Proposition 65, requiring a
list by the governor of
chemicals known to
cause cancer, and then a warning before exposure where they pose a
The California agency charged with this task has not
used its independent authority to list a
carcinogen in more than five
years." - Al Meyerhoff
induced cancers are the result of human failure.
This failure has
resulted in a misguided
war on cancer focusing on the effect and not the cause allowing the
continued addiction by
agriculture and other industries to toxic agents.
It also reflects
a failed regulatory scheme
coupled with antiquated and ineffective toxic
chemical control laws.
The volatile compounds resulting from coke
production created coal tar
'soup' from which new petrochemicals forged under fire and pressure emerged
to create the German chemical and
Many of the 10,000 different molecules
in the coal tar 'soup' are
cyclic carbon rings - benzine and its variants - such as phenols, aniline, and
These kinds of ring structures are highly reactive and
easily open the door to
The easiest carbon ring to form and modify has been
the 6-carbon ring, "benzene".
Today these are nearly 10%
of the 24 million known (disclosed) compounds in the Chemical Abstracts
Service Registry database.
blocks of a similar size - rings or not - when
(strung together in repeating units), form plastics.
strung-together chains zig-zagged repeatedly instead of being straight and
taught, then the polymer was
potentially elastic and might be a synthetic rubber.
If the factory does
the polymerization for
you, it is a plastic or synthetic rubber.
If you do the
the product is a varnish (paint) or glue.
oxygen and UV bombardment; i.e., putting the varnished, painted or glued item
out in the sun to "dry" (harden).
For varnish or pigmented varnish
("paint"), solvents are added to retard
so in a sense the varnish or paint really is "drying", but the real issue
(goal) here is polymerization not
If the air's oxygen isn't enough, a chemical oxidizer is
used. "MEKP" is popular (methyl ethyl ketone peroxide). " - J. I. Nelson, Ph.D.
6-carbon rings of benzene are easily added to because half the
carbon-to-carbon bonds are double and can be "opened".
One of the
original chemical bonds continues to hold the ring together, while the chemical
engineer attaches something new to the other.
Plastics (whether based
on rings or not) can use opened double bonds to link the long (polymerized) chains
to one another.
This hardens the
plastic, changing it from bendable to hard (wine glass, plastic knife).
Hardening synthetic rubber by cross-linking it this way is called
oils are called margarine, but no one wants to buy it if you use up all the
double bonds ("saturated fats").
It's better if each building block
has more than one double bond left ("polyunsaturated") because your own body
can more easily attach another molecule (metabolize it), rather than
the hardened oils to pile up as arterial deposits.
1827 Heinrich Emanuel
Merck begins manufacturing and selling alkaloids.
1849 Pfizer is founded in the US by two German immigrants
selling painkillers and antiseptics during the Civil War.
1863 Bayer is founded as a dye maker in
1880s German dye manufacturers have
perfected the purification of individual organic compounds from coal tar and
other mineral sources and have established rudimentary methods in organic
1916 After World War
I foreign countries disregard German patents and enter the market with
The Dreibund and the Dreierverband joined with
"Chemische Fabrik vormals Weiler ter Meer" to form the precursor to
IG Farben, the
Interessengemeinschaft der deutschen Teerfarbenfabriken
Interest Association of the German Coal Tar Dye Factories)
1917 Chemische Fabrik Griesheim-Elektron joins
Carl Duisberg pressures them to give up their independence, and after
eight years he succeeds.
Farben AG merging members:
BASF, The Badischen Anilin- und
Sodafabrik (Ludwigshafen) Bayer ( Leverkusen near Cologne) Agfa, or
Aktiengesellschaft für Anilinfabrikation (Mortsel near Antwerp and
Leverkusen) Hoechst (including Casella and Chemische Fabrik Kalle) Chemische
Fabrik vormals Weiler ter Meer (Uerdingen) Chemische Fabrik Griesheim-Elektron
Germany resources of coal allow it to became a major steel
Coal processing for steel production involves driving off the
volatile compounds in coal by heating it (without air) to make coke, which
burns hotter and imparts no further impurities to steel save carbon.
Carbon ("carbon steel") makes it possible to heat-treat (harden) and
temper (soften) the steel.
2005 Nearly 6% of the American women of
child bearing age have sufficent quantities of mercury in their blood to impair mental
development of the fetus.
U. S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention releases a study in July 148 toxic compounds were looked for in
the blood and urine of 2,400
Americans age 6 or older.
Several toxic compounds, including
phthalates are found to be in
nearly every American child.
"There are more than 80,000 chemicals on
the market, the vast majority of which lack even basic information on health
effects and toxicity.
We do know that at least 1,400 chemicals have
known or probable links to cancer, birth defects,
reproductive effects and other
health problems such as
Although the incidence of these diseases has been
increasing for decades, a whole host of other obstacles to healthy development
have also been on the rise, including premature birth, low birth weight, early
puberty and childhood obesity.
Recent science indicates that these
problems are related to chemical
exposure." - Dan Jacobson
The Story of Stuff
there are now 100,000 (one hundred thousand) chemicals on the market.
Long term effects of most chemicals are unknown and none of the
combined effects have ever been studied.
More than 77,000 chemicals are
in active production in North America.
More than 3,000 chemicals are
added to our food supply.
More than 10,000 chemicals in the form of
solvents, emulsifiers, and preservatives are used in food processing,
packaging, wrapping, and storage.
315 chemical contaminants were found
in US tap water.
One in eight of the 82,000 ingredients used in
personal care products are industrial chemicals.
Neurotoxins and other
chemicals are added to vaccines.
A German study shows that
vaccinated children have at least 2 to 5 times more diseases and disorders than
More than 1000 new chemicals are developed each
Most of us have between 400 and 800 chemical residues stored in
the fat cells of our bodies.
2007 The series of five articles was published in a
supplement of the journal Cancer on May 14, 2007.
Research by Silent
Spring Institute -with additional researchers from Harvard University, Roswell
Park Cancer Institute and the University of Southern California - synthesized
national and international data sources and identified 216 chemicals that
caused breast tumors in animal studies, and several chemicals that have been
linked to breast
216 compounds cause breast tumors in animal tests:
73 have been present in consumer products or as contaminants in food
are air pollutants
25 have been associated with occupational exposures
affecting more than 5,000 women a year
29 are produced in the US in large
amounts, exceeding 1 million pounds per year
The database is accessible
free of charge and include references to 900 studies, 460 of which are human
cancer studies that were critically evaluated by the research
Silent Spring Institute's review of environmental factors and
Chemical Security Act
Seven weeks after the
September 11 attacks Jon Stevens Corzine
introduces the Chemical Security Act, a bill that would require chemical plants
to reduce toxic chemical inventories where practical and switch to less toxic
chemicals when it was economically feasible. In many cases a plant manager
could store a 30 day inventory of toxic chemicals rather than a full six
"Simple, sensible economic reforms of that category could
save a lot of lives in a catastrophic event. The industry does what it desires
or what it thinks it can afford - and millions of Americans are at risk." -
The bill passed the Environment and Public Works
Committee in a 19-0 vote.
After the George Walker Bush
administration crushed the Chemical Security Act, Senator Jon Corzine stated,
"There are currently no federal security standards for chemical facilities.
None at all."
March 2003 Terrorism expert Rand
Beers resigns after providing counter terrorism advice to every president
beginning with Ronald Reagan, "Of
course, there's no such thing as a perfect defense, but we are remiss if we do
not try to protect our citizens. We know for sure, from interrogation of
terrorists, that security measures have value, they discourage attacks. So, the
idea that we should leave the barn door open is
a dereliction of
July 2003 Conference Board,
a business research group,
finds that American corporations have increased security expenditures less than
4 percent on average since the September 11 attacks.
The prospect of a
chemical attack has been a favorite weapon of fear mongers since
the Great War.
Bush thought it would strike fear into our hearts to emphasize weapons Iraq
was known to have, namely chemical weapons. The notion that chemical weapons
pose any threat to us is farfetched. Mustard gas is effective in trench
warfare, not in cross-hemisphere attacks.
Even if terrorists smuggled
chemical weapons into the country, the casualties would be fairly minor. The
only way to kill a number of people with chemicals is to concentrate the
chemicals in huge quantities near a big city.
In fact, this country has
lots of weapons like that. They're called chemical plants.
one with a truck bomb, or a small plane, would disperse far more toxins than
any chemical weapons attack. The Congressional Research Service has
found that we have 100 chemical plants that, if struck, would each
endanger more than 1 million lives.
Indeed, US intelligence has
discovered that al-Qa`ida has studied the
possibilities." - Jonathan Chait, 03-26-06
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