We have already killed
more than we have saved
We forget the toxic
lessons of the past.
Remember DDT, PCB’s,
Tris, and recently PBDE’s showing up in women’s breast milk? Plus Asbestos
used mostly as a fire retardant, which has already killed 300,000 people and
another 10,000 people die from it each year. Counting the next 25 years
Asbestos will have killed 550,000 people.
In Europe thousands of
infants have died from Antimony leaching from crib mattresses.
According to USA Today,
“Though the USA has the world's toughest flame retardancy standards, 3,000
people die in fires each year. The Chemical Manufacturers Association
estimates the number would be up to 960 higher without the [1.2 Billion
pounds of] flame-retardant chemicals we now use [annually].”
In 25 years we will have
killed 550,000 people from Asbestos alone. We are already behind in the
count by 23 to 1. We have killed 23 people for every 1 we have saved. What
will the real count be in 100 years?
Why can’t we learn from
our past mistakes?