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The High Social and Natural Costs of Mass Population, Mass Industrial Production Pollution

The High Social and Natural Costs of Mass Population, Mass Industrial Production Pollution


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 18 December 2019

 

HEALTH, MEGACITY INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION

Study finds BPA Levels in Humans Dramatically Underestimated,
Washington State University, December 5, 2019.

MAIN POINTS

BPA
"BPA can be found in a wide range of plastics, including food and drink containers, and animal studies have shown that it can interfere with the body's hormones. In particular, fetal exposure to BPA has been linked to problems with growth, metabolism, behavior, fertility and even greater cancer risk."
See
Oct 2019
Environmental Estrogens Penetrate Placenta

FDA-INDUSTRIAL PERSPECTIVE
"...the FDA has evaluated data from studies measuring BPA in human urine and determined that human exposure to the chemical is at very low, and therefore, safe levels."

Boom!
New BPA Test
"Researchers have developed a more accurate method of measuring bisphenol A (BPA) levels in humans and found that exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical is far higher than previously assumed."

Major Under-Measurement
44X
"...the measurements relied upon by regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, are flawed, underestimating exposure levels by as much as 44 times."

No Precautionary Principal EVER in Operation…
Duh: We've not been, "careful," since the 1880s...
"This study raises serious concerns about whether we've been careful enough about the safety of this chemical."

How Found
"...developed a direct way of measuring BPA that more accurately accounts for BPA metabolites, the compounds that are created as the chemical passes through the human body."

Standard Measure
"The disparity between the two methods increased with more BPA exposure: the greater the exposure the more the previous method missed."

Whole Family of Mis-Measurements?
"BPA is still being measured indirectly through NHANES, and it's not the only endocrine-disrupting chemical being measured this way."

Many Potentially Under-Measured Dangerous Chemicals
Used in many, many human products
"...a category that includes environmental phenols such as parabens, benzophenone, triclosan found in some cosmetics and soaps, and phthalates found in many consumer products including toys, food packaging and personal care products."

 

BOTTOM LINE

We've Poisoned Ourselves

Some Questions

How did all these dangerous chemicals get into everything, everywhere, and everyone?

Exactly what physical, psychological, social and economic effects has this apparently vast poisoning, this vast experiment of exposing a huge percentage of the world's developing children to the effects of powerful endocrine disruptors from conception through adolescence?

We explore some of the potential answers to these questions through an examination of the research below.

 

Recent Research

BPA

Oct 2019
Pre-Birth Development Disruption
Environmental Estrogens Penetrate Placenta

 

Sept 2019
Puberty Development Disruption
Health & Fitness News: BPA in 86% of Global Teenagers

April 2019
Chemical Industry has put Endocrine Disruptors in Everything

June 2018
BPA: Our Corporate Overlords have poisoned us, yet again

March 2018
Infant Effects
Endocrine Disrupting Compounds Everywhere: Food & Environment

 

The Result
Fetus, Infant, Child, and Adolescent Childhood Development Distortions

August 2019
Autism Increase Linked to Endocrine Disruptors in Womb

 

How & What BPA Does, & its Human Consequences
BPA Distorting Infant, Child, and Adolescent Development

 

"Upstream"

Our Plasticized Planet

Sept 2019
Tampa Bay is a Great Pool of Microplastics, & it is Likely Your Bay or Waterway is Too

 

Aug 2019
Microplastics Everywhere: Found in Remote Arctic Locations

 

Aug 2019
Clothing's Plastic Fibers Surprising Ocean & Beach Distribution

 

March 2019
Endocrine Disruptors and Plastics Everywhere, In Deepest Ocean Trenches

 

The Final Frontier
Plastics Break Nano Barrier
Dec 2018
Plastics Degrade into Nano Particles

 

Oct 2018
Dookie
A Shitty HEALTH & FITNESS Situation: Microplastics Are Everywhere!

 

August 2018
NPR Downplays Threats from Universal Distribution of Microplastics and Endocrine Disruptors

 

Feb 2018
Land-Based
Plastic Poisoning our Planet and People: True Nature and Extent of Plastic and Microplastic Threats Explored

 

Feb 2018
Marine
Health, Fitness, & Oceans: Microplastic Madness Everywhere, Plastic and its by-products Contaminate Marine Environment, Food Chains

 

November 2017
Health News: Plastic Oceans, “extraordinary levels of persistent organic pollutants”

 

Oct 2017
Health, Fitness, & Environmental Disaster: Rivers of Plastic

 

 

More Dangerous Examples of Corruption in Action
Our Health, Safety, & Environment For Sale

September 2017
Oroville Symbolic of Corruption Crisis Chaos and Free Press Breakdown

 

 

 

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