"Environmentally induced cancers are the result of
human failure. This failure is not only of a
misguided war on cancer focusing on the result and not the cause but also 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. Nationally, our
primary standard is the Toxic Substances Control Act, enacted in the
1970s. The act's main goal was to require comprehensive cancer tests for
thousands of industrial oil in widespread use - a goal we have yet to achieve.
Recognizing these national failures, two decades ago in California we enacted
Proposition 65, requiring first a list by the governor of oil known to cause
cancer, and then a warning before exposure where they pose a significant risk.
The California agency charged with this task has not used its independent
authority to list a carcinogen in more than five years." - Al MeyerhoffThe volatile compounds resulting
from coke production were the coal tars, the soup from which new chemicals
emerged; namely, the German chemical and
pharmaceutical industries. 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 heterocyclics.
These kinds of ring structures are highly reactive and easily opened the door
to organic -- carbon-based -- chemistry.
The easiest carbon ring to
form and modify has been the 6-carbon ring, "benzene". It accounts today for
nearly 10% of the 24 million known (disclosed) compounds in the Chemical
Abstracts Service Registry database.
"Carbon building blocks of a
similar size -- rings or not -- when polymerized (strung together in repeating
units), form plastics. If the 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 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. 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.
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 chemist 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 "vulcanization". Hardened 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.
World War I changed the minds of many
German chemical company leaders when they saw
disregard their patents and enter the market with competing products.
1916 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
Association of the German Coal Tar Dye Factories).
1917 Chemische Fabrik Griesheim-Elektron joins
Carl Duisberg pressured them to give up their independence, and after
eight years he succeeded.
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 processed and burned its ample resources of coal as
it became a major steel producer. 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 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. Nearly 6% of the American women of child bearing
age had sufficent quantities of mercury in
their blood to impair mental development of the fetus.
"There are more than 80,000 oils 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 oils have known or probable links to cancer, birth defects,
effects and other health problems such as
disabilities. 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
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 unvaccinated
children. More than 1000 new chemicals are developed each year. Most of us have
between 400 and 800 chemical residues stored in the fat cells of our
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
compounds cause breast tumors in animal tests:
73 have been present in
consumer products or as contaminants in food
35 are air pollutants
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 ActSeven 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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