TV News LIES

Sunday, Sep 14th

Last update03:18:10 AM GMT

You are here News Environment As you read this, a menagerie of chemical pollutants is coursing through your body

As you read this, a menagerie of chemical pollutants is coursing through your body

E-mail Print PDF

Rachel Carson's legacyWhat you do and how you live doesn't matter. You have inhaled them, you've eaten them, you've absorbed them through your skin. You're doing it right now.

If you are an average American, your personal chemical inventory -- embedded in your blood, your breath and your bones -- will include an alphabet soup of phthalates, mercury, perfluorinated compounds, bisphenol A, and assorted chemical flame retardant  If you are a new mother, you are passing these chemicals to your child through your breast milk. If you are pregnant, you are delivering them through your umbilical cord.

These inescapable realities of modern life -- realities that have vexed environmental advocates and worried scientists for years -- are not new. They were all foreseen, with sometimes chilling accuracy, 50 years ago this summer, when an unassuming marine biologist from Springdale, Penn., named Rachel Carson began publishing a series of articles in The New Yorker Magazine.

Carson's essays, which accused the chemical industry of calculated deception and American regulators of wanton disregard for the proliferation of pesticides and other chemical pollutants released into the environment, would ultimately be published as the book "Silent Spring" -- considered by many to be the clarion call of the modern environmental movement.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts

burlington, vt.Vermont’s largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements:...

Southern California wildfire forces evacuation of 200 homes

So. California wildfiresAuthorities say a wildfire in southern California has been 20% contained but more than 200 homes...

Time Is Running Out for Activists to Halt Fracked Gas Pipeline Into New York City, Connecticut, Rhode Island

Fracked gas pipelineUnless an extension is granted, concerned citizens have only until September 29 to comment to the...

Developer defends Walmart in rare forest

walmartThe developer behind a controversial Walmart shopping center, facing angry neighbors and environmentalists for the first...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!