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Message 2134741 - Posted: 11 Apr 2024, 9:34:52 UTC - in response to Message 2134733.  

How did we let that loose...?
It worked. Ignorance of long term effects. Like the Roman era lead pipe. Or coal fired industrial plants.
That's a widespread but inaccurate rumour. Lead pipes were in use until end of 19th century without poisioning people en masse. But what the Romans did back then was to store acidic foods in lead pots and bowls... The acid together with a long time caused the poisoning of those foods.
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Message 2134755 - Posted: 11 Apr 2024, 19:29:37 UTC - in response to Message 2134741.  
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How did we let that loose...?
It worked. Ignorance of long term effects. Like the Roman era lead pipe. Or coal fired industrial plants.
That's a widespread but inaccurate rumour. Lead pipes were in use until end of 19th century without poisioning people en masse. But what the Romans did back then was to store acidic foods in lead pots and bowls... The acid together with a long time caused the poisoning of those foods.

Profiting from poison: how the US lead industry knowingly created a water crisis
The year was 1933 and, to a group of industrialists gathered in a New York City lunch club, it seemed like the lead industry was doomed.

The women’s pages of newspapers were filled with stories about children being poisoned by the metal, which had been identified as dangerous as early as the mid-1800s. And cities around America had started banning the use of lead pipes for drinking water.
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In Chicago, the city code still said in early 1986 that any pipe 2in or less in diameter connecting a home to the water system had to be lead – and plumbers fought to keep that rule in place for decades, news accounts suggest.
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Message 2134759 - Posted: 11 Apr 2024, 22:13:34 UTC

"Alle Dinge sind Gift, und nichts ist ohne Gift; allein die dosis machts, daß ein Ding kein Gift sei."
All things are poison, and nothing is without poison; only the dosage makes a thing not a poison.

Paracelsus, i.e. Theophrastus von Hohenheim (1493-1541), Swiss physician, alchemist, philosopher.
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Message 2134763 - Posted: 11 Apr 2024, 22:54:16 UTC

Regarding the irresponsible long-term use of lead pipes, despite scientific knowledge about health risks... An identical story can be told about the use of asbestos in seals, brake pads, for structural fire protection, as roofing material...
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Message 2134944 - Posted: 18 Apr 2024, 23:56:30 UTC

Those pesky poisonous pesticides get where you don't want...


We found unhealthy pesticide levels in 20% of US produce – here’s what you need to know
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When it comes to healthy eating, fruits and vegetables reign supreme. But along with all their vitamins, minerals and other nutrients can come something else: an unhealthy dose of dangerous pesticides.

Though using chemicals to control bugs, fungi and weeds helps farmers grow the food we need, it’s been clear since at least the 1960s that some chemicals also carry unacceptable health risks. And although certain notorious pesticides, such as DDT, have been banned in the US, government regulators have been slow to act on others...



... Select carefully to eat healthy!

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Message 2135127 - Posted: 25 Apr 2024, 0:42:51 UTC

In my opinion: Deadly unscrupulous deadly nasty...


Nestlé baby foods loaded with unhealthy sugars—but only in poorer countries


Also, I personally continue to boycott all and everything and anything to do with that deadly name.

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Message 2135130 - Posted: 25 Apr 2024, 4:25:27 UTC - in response to Message 2135127.  

In my opinion: Deadly unscrupulous deadly nasty...
Nestlé baby foods loaded with unhealthy sugars—but only in poorer countries

Is that poor countries or countries with poor legal systems?
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Message 2135135 - Posted: 25 Apr 2024, 7:32:51 UTC - in response to Message 2135130.  

In my opinion: Deadly unscrupulous deadly nasty...
Nestlé baby foods loaded with unhealthy sugars—but only in poorer countries

Is that poor countries or countries with poor legal systems?
The second is inherited from the first.
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Message 2135423 - Posted: 3 May 2024, 2:06:26 UTC - in response to Message 2134726.  
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Has the EPA and the rest of the world been far too slow catching up with this one?...


PFAS Increase Likelihood of Death By Cardiovascular Disease...
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... researchers have formally shown that exposure to toxic PFAS increases the likelihood of death by cardiovascular disease, adding a new level of concern to the controversial chemicals' wide use...

... Records further showed an increased likelihood of death from several cancers, but stopped short of establishing a formal association because of other factors...

... drinking water was widely contaminated by a PFAS-production plant between 1985 and 2018. Researchers first found an excess of about 4,000 deaths during this period, or about one [person] every three days...

... the findings underscore the need to ban PFAS, and the disaster's injustice.



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Message 2135697 - Posted: 10 May 2024, 15:48:21 UTC - in response to Message 2135423.  
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Meanwhile... Here in the UK, we have:


Farmers’ union lobbied to increase pesticide limit in UK drinking water
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NFU’s director of strategy asked for review ['removal'] of EU-derived protections as part of post-Brexit loosening of rules...




What 'good' would that do?...

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