Health Editor’s Note: This is a must-read.  Trump has reached a new low with the rolling back of protections against harmful toxins in the American environment.  Blatant cronyism at the cost of American lives. 

Example: In a report from IRIS (Integrated Risk Information System) there was evidence to change the classification of ethylene oxide (odorless gas used to sterilize medical equipment and to make other chemicals) from probably carcinogenic to plainly carcinogenic, based on several studies that showed higher breast cancer rates in exposed female workers, and indeed a safety threshold that was 30 times more lethal than previous estimations. This information gave the EPA Office of Air and Radiation the ability to find areas where those who breathed ethylene oxide were in the path of the risk of cancer.

Despite this warning, the ACC (American Chemistry Council) which represents chemical manufacturers in the U.S., “asked” IRIS to change its assessment of ethylene oxide. Dow Chemical, which is the largest producer of ethylene oxide in the U.S. and second-largest in the world to Saudi Basic Industries (Saudi Arabia), disputed the EPA’s assessment.  ExxonMobil Chemical (U.S.) is the third-largest producer with the Netherlands, China, Italy, Iran, and the United Kingdom all making money producing this chemical.  

Trump’s EPA has announced that it would be calling for reductions in the IRIS pollution report. Trump seeks to weaken protections to Americans while filling the deep pockets of industries that rely on the use of ethylene oxide.  The most important protection would have been protection against cancers which often are deadly and astronomically expensive to try to eliminate in cancer victims. 

Other areas where the EPA has been reversing its decisions: Deciding to not ban chlorpyrifos (pesticide linked to neurodevelopmental problems such as autism in children), stripping the Clean Power Plan, loosening restrictions on toxic air pollution from industrial facilities, deflating guidelines for emissions of methane from landfills, suspending the panel on air pollution, and the generalized reduction in the enforcement of environmental laws.  

Eliminating these environmental protections places Americans at great risk for health issues, other than cancer.  Birth defects, neurodevelopmental disorders, fertility issues, are all linked to exposure to chemicals. 

Trump and those who influence him are monsters! Trump has not just declared war on immigrants, Iran, etc. but most importantly he has declared his hatred of the American people. He wants us dead!…..Carol


The War On The War On Cancer

Trump’s Gutting of Toxics’ Regulations Will Mean Higher Profits for Polluters and Higher Cancer rates for the American People

by Sharon Lerner/The Intercept

When Angela Ramirez was 38, she felt a slight pain in her chest. At first, she thought she had pulled a muscle, but when it didn’t go away, Ramirez went to her doctor, who diagnosed her with stage 2 breast cancer. A mother of three and a parent educator in a local public school in Lake County, Illinois, Ramirez had to undergo a double mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation, and five follow-up surgeries.

Eight years since the diagnosis, her family is still recovering. Because of complications, Ramirez is awaiting several more reconstructive surgeries. Her daughter Ada, now 15, was recently diagnosed with PTSD, in part, Ramirez thinks, because she spent much of her childhood worrying that her mother wouldn’t survive. And her husband is working 80 hours a week to cover medical expenses and lost income. “Cancer changes your whole life,” she said recently.

Ramirez used to think of her ordeal as random bad luck — an inexplicable series of genetic mutations that just happened to derail her life. But that changed in 2018 after she learned that she both lived and worked near two facilities that were emitting a cancer-causing chemical called ethylene oxide.

Read Full Article at TheIntercept.com

Biography
Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.

She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – two daughters-in-law; Suzy and Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with husband Gordon Duff, many cats, two rescue pups, and two guinea pigs.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Seriously does anybody “woke” even doubt the multiple toxicity methods of culling & eugenics at this point. Frankenfoods, Glyphosphate, Weather Engineering, Vaccine Adjuvants contaminated w/ known neurotoxins i.e. Aluminum/Mercury, Form aldehyde, polysorbate 80, timmersol, human fetal product, Big P-HARM-a pills laced w/ known carcinogenic compounds et alia. When do they start to retreat to the DUMBs ?

  2. More thinning of the herd – by any and all means ?
    I’d like to suggest a sort of reverse mine shaft canary approach to determining what’s safe: research what the top elite eat, drink, allow into their immediate environments, etc. For instance, does the CEO of Monsanto eat the same GMO cattle feed as they’re foisting on the rest of us ?
    (Of course this assumes that the ruling elite are not only amoral and ruthless but sane in the limited sense that they care about their own lives and those of their progeny…)

  3. This is not surprising. Trump’s EPA Administrator, Andrew Wheeler was a lobbyist for big coal during the Obama presidency, not unlike Mark Esper, Defense Secretary, who was previously a lobbyist for Raytheon. Cabinet confirmation is the responsibility of the US senate. There are 23 Senate Republicans up for reelection in 2020, and it is vitally important for democrats to pick up four of those seats to shift the majority, assuming the 12 democrats up for reelection can hold.

    • You’re being paranoid.

      Spanky’s acting Attorney General was LITERALLY a
      #HotTubTimeMachineSalesman.

      You didn’t see a lobby for that! 😉