"Nationally, our primary standard is the Toxic
Substances Control Act.
The main goal of the act was to require
tests for thousands of
chemicals in widespread use - a goal yet to be achieved.
Recognizing national 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 significant
The California agency charged with this task has not used its
independent authority to list a carcinogen in more than five years."
- Al Meyerhoff
Environmentally 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.
volatile organic compounds
volatile organic compounds (VOC)
resulting from coke production sythesized
coal tar 'soup' from
which new petrochemicals amalgamated 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 - benzene and its variants - such
as phenols, aniline, and heterocyclics.
These kinds of ring structures
are highly reactive and easily open the door to
The easiest carbon ring to form and modify is the
6-carbon ring, "benzene".
molecule in chemistry is a molecule with carbon atoms.
molecule in biology is a molecule made by life.
There are nearly 24
million known (disclosed) chemical compounds in the Chemical Abstracts
"Carbon building blocks of a similar size - rings or not - when
polymerized (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.
the factory does the
polymerization for you, it is a
plastic or synthetic rubber.
do the polymerization, the product is a varnish
(paint) or glue.
You polymerize with 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 polymerization, so in a sense the varnish or paint really is "drying",
but the real issue (goal) here is polymerization not solvent loss.
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
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
Hardened oils are called margarine, but there are no
calories if you use up all the double bonds ("saturated fats").
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
leaving the hardened oils to
pile up as arterial deposits.
Éleuthère Irénée du Pont founds
DuPont in Wilmington,
Delaware two years after fleeing France to escape the French Revolution and
religious persecutions against Huguenot Protestants.
1814 Copper (II) acetoarsenite, Paris Green, is
introduced as a pigment.
1826 Several species of
Indigofera, especially Indigofera tinctoria and Indigofera
suffruticosa, are used to produce
Colonial planters in the Caribbean grow
indigo and transplant
its cultivation when they settle in the colony of South Carolina and North
Carolina where people of the Tuscarora confederacy adopted the dying process
for head wraps and clothing.
When Eliza Lucas Pinckney and enslaved
Africans successfully cultivate new strains near Charleston indigo becomes the
second most important cash crop in the colony (after rice) before the American
Indigo comprised more than one-third of all exports in
Aniline is first isolated in by Otto Unverdorben by destructive
distillation of indigo.
Aniline is an organic compound with the formula
Consisting of a phenyl group
attached to an amino group, aniline is the prototypical aromatic amine.
The main use of aniline is in the manufacture of precursors to
polyurethane and other industrial chemicals.
Like most volatile amines,
it has the odor of rotten fish.
Aniline ignites readily, burning with a
smoky flame characteristic of aromatic compounds..
alkaloids, acids and
Heinrich Emanuel Merck
begins manufacturing and selling alkaloids.
Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge extracts
carbolic acid, or
phenol, from coal
Joseph Lister pioneered the use of phenol as an
1842 Nitrobenzene to aniline is first
performed by Nikolay Zinin using inorganic sulfide as a reductant (Zinin
Pfizer is founded
by two German settlers selling painkillers and antiseptics during the Civil
1854 Antoine Béchamp reduction method
sets the stage for the evolution of a massive dye industry in Germany.
1856 William Henry Perkin creates mauveine while
trying to synthesise quinine.
Other aniline dyes -
fuchsin, safranin, and induline - follow.
Bayer is founded as a dye maker in
BASF, originally Badische
Anilin- und Soda-Fabrik (English: Baden Aniline and Soda Factory), now the
largest chemical supplier, echoes the legacy of the synthetic dye industry,
built via aniline dyes and extended via the related azo dyes.
azo dye is aniline yellow.
Internationale Gesellschaft Farbenindustrie
Green widely sold as an insecticide and rodenticide.
Arsenic and fluoride
compounds are the mainstay of chemical pest control.
Lead arsenate, arsenic
trioxide, and Paris green are all persistent in the environment and highly
toxic to all forms of animal life including tyrants.
1880 German dye manufacturers have isolated individual
'organic compounds' from coal tar
and other mineral sources and have established rudimentary methods in
'organic chemical' synthesis.
mixture of copper sulfate and hydrated lime is used to control vine downy
1916 After World War I foreign countries
disregard German patents and enter the market with competing products.
The Dreibund and the Dreierverband joined with "Chemische Fabrik
vormals Weiler ter Meer" to form the precursor to
IG Farben, the
Interessengemeinschaft der deutschen
(Common Interest Association of the German
Coal Tar Dye Factories)
Fabrik Griesheim-Elektron joins
Carl Duisberg pressures them to give up their independence, and after
eight years he succeeds.
IG Farben AG merging members:
BASF, The Badischen Anilin- und Sodafabrik (Ludwigshafen). Bayer Agfa(
Leverkusen near Cologne), 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 (Griesheim)
Germany resources of coal allow it
to became a major steel producer.
Coal processing for steel
production involves driving off the volatile
organic 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
"Something jolted my memory.
I remembered that a book
entitled The Devil's Chemists had appeared after World War II, written
by Josiah DuBois, an attorney who had been part of the Treasury team at
The book was a harrowing account of the trial of the
executives of IG Farben, the Nazi industrial trust, that showed Farben's links
to Wall Street.
DuBois had the letters of Edsel Ford to his managers in
Nazi-occupied France after Pearl Harbor, authorizing improvements in automobile
and truck supplies to the Germans." - Charles Higham
until 1940s Inorganic chemical disease control of insects,
bacteria and fungus relies upon preparations typically mixed by the
2005 6% of American women of
child bearing age have sufficent mercury in their blood to
impair neurological development of the
Centers for Disease
Control (CDC) releases a study: 148 toxic compounds are 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
"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,
reproductive effects and other
health problems such as learning
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
Recent science indicates that these problems are related to
chemical exposure." - Dan
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
A German study shows that vaccinated children have at
least 2 to 5 times more diseases and disorders than unvaccinated children.
More than 1000 new chemicals are developed each year.
us have between 400 and 800 chemical residues stored in the fat cells of our
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
cause breast tumors in animal tests:
73 - in consumer products or as
contaminants in food
35 - air pollutants
25 - occupational exposures
affecting more than 5,000 women a year
29 - production in the US exceeds 1
million pounds per year
database is accessible
free of charge and include references to 900 studies, 460 of which are human
studies that were critically evaluated by the research team.
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 months' worth.
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." - Senator Jon Corzine
passed the Environment and Public Works Committee in a 19-0
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% on average since the September 11 attacks.
Chemical weapons attack, like
the one at Bari,
Italy, 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
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.
Attacking one with a
truck bomb, or a small plane, would disperse far more toxins than any chemical
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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