TV News LIES

Sunday, Mar 01st

Last update07:31:12 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...


Antarctica's spectacular glaciers melting faster

Antarctic glaciersFrom the ground of this extreme northern part of Antarctica, a spectacular white and blinding ice...

Earthquake recorded overnight in Virginia

Virginia earthquakeThe U.S. Geological Survey recorded a magnitude 2.5 earthquake in Goochland at 3:48 a.m. The quake...

Dallas area has another quake, 3.1 magnitude near Irving

Irving, Dallas earthquakeThe Dallas area has had another minor earthquake.The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 3.1 magnitude quake...

U.S. Seas Rose to 'Unprecedented' Record Levels

sea level riseSea levels north of New York City rose by 128mm in two years, according to a...
 
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!