Monday, March 10, 2008
Sex Hormones, Mood Stabilizers Found In Drinking Water Of 41 MILLION Americans ... Common Industrial Chemicals In Tiny Doses Raise Health Issue
Note from Ilena Rosenthal: There is such outrageous news coming at us all moment by moment right now ... I really appreciated Andy Borowitz's satirical slant on this amazing revelation that our waters too, are contaminated
And while researchers do not yet understand the exact risks from decades of persistent exposure to random combinations of low levels of pharmaceuticals, recent studies _ which have gone virtually unnoticed by the general public _ have found alarming effects on human cells and wildlife.
In the course of a five-month inquiry, the AP discovered that drugs have been detected in the drinking water supplies of 24 major metropolitan areas _ from Southern California to Northern New Jersey, from Detroit to Louisville, Ky. Here's the full article on Huffington Post.
One of the most important articles I've read that explains what a potentially health killing legacy these pharmachemicals could be creating was published in the Wall Street Journal a few years ago. It totally disputes all the rabid chemical industry apologists (aka flacks, shills, media, etc.) who claim that the many complex and multifaceted symptoms and illnesses commonly known as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity is a myth ... and then they blame everything but the chemicals!
They repeat the same denials regarding the harm to many by vaccinations,
dental amalgams with mercury, aspartame, (to name but a few).
Here's an excerpt ... (I'll send you a copy of the whole article if you can't access it and want to read the rest.)
Common Industrial Chemicals In Tiny Doses Raise Health Issue
By Peter Waldman Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
For years, scientists have struggled to explain rising rates of some cancers and childhood brain disorders. Something about modern living has driven a steady rise of certain maladies, from breast and prostate cancer to autism and learning disabilities.
One suspect now is drawing intense scrutiny: the prevalence in the environment of certain industrial chemicals at extremely low levels. A growing body of animal research suggests to some scientists that even minute traces of some chemicals, always assumed to be biologically insignificant, can affect such processes as gene activation and the brain development of newborns. Amazing article here.