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Mar 11, 2017

EWG's 2017 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce

EWG's 2017 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce: Check out EWG's 'Dirty Dozen' and 'Clean 15' lists to help decided when you should splurge for organic and when you can save money by buying conventional fruits and vegetables.

Mar 7, 2017

What if there's no affordable insurance to buy?

I said "My Piece" on this Yahoo Finance™ article:

"What if there's no affordable insurance to buy?" (click title to jump to article)

"My Piece":

Send the medical bills to those accountable for all the "sickness". Toxins in our food, water, soil, air, and myriad consumer products we expose ourselves to every day. And, NO, we do NOT "choose to do so" simply because we unwittingly use products with the potential to cause health damages. We use these things with a significant measure of TRUST; that the ingredients are SAFE, and will not cause undue harm.

Unfortunately, we are learning the Truth (with a capital "T") about many of the things that have been, and continue to be used in a wide variety of products.

California's "Proposition 65" (, enacted over 30 years ago, lists thousands of substances "...known to the State of California to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity..." (approximate wording required on labels for products containing these items).

I believe it's time to expand this to cover ALL the known and potential health-damaging substances. After all, 'cancer and reproductive toxicity' are just the TIP of THIS iceberg, in my (humble) opinion.

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Why not apply surcharges for health-care trust funds to be used when (more likely than "if") people become 'health-damaged' by products containing health-damaging ingredients, components and substances.

Just like any "defective product", these products should either be banned entirely, or the companies should be forced to set up protected funds (taken off the 'top' of profits) for helping those who become health-compromised as a result of exposures to those substances.

Just sayin'...

Jan 21, 2017

California - Proposition 65 - Tip Of The Iceberg?

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Some years back, the State of California passed legislation which essentially requires all manufacturers and producers of materials (chemicals, other substances) being used in consumer products to provide specific labeling, relating to health risks associated with those ingredients.

The legislation was called "Proposition 65(officially known as Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986). 

According to the OEHHA website, "Proposition 65 requires the state to maintain and update a list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity."

While this is surely a positive approach toward helping to keep consumers informed, it really does not go nearly far enough, as it deals primarily with cancers and reproductive concerns, and leaves out myriad other "known health-damages" caused or exacerbated by many toxic substances...even in our foods and everyday products. 

Unfortunately, we know how much of this kind of thing works. It takes years...maybe bring to light some of the damages that some things cause. 

By then, the profits have been reaped, the insidious health damages slowly but surely present themselves, and the "finger-pointing and proving game" begins. 

Another few decades, and some of the worst-case-scenarios might make newsworthy financial settlements, but most who are affected will simply fade away (and die), right?

And, through it all, those affected must pay for costly health care and healing measures that might not even have been necessary without the lifelong "body-burden" exposures to some of these substances.


Just sayin'...


From Facebook - I said "My Piece" (commented) about this there.

While this might seem like a 'dream' to many who live in today's highly stressed-out world, it is not, of course, without some negative realities.
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