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Culture Collapse Disorder: The loss & destruction of home (places & planet) due to human impact and our modern consumer mindset
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You are a chemical guinea pig for Big Business -- whether you like it or not

You are a chemical guinea pig for Big Business -- whether you like it or not | Culture Collapse Disorder | Scoop.it
Today, we are all unwitting subjects in the largest set of drug trials ever.

 

A hidden epidemic is poisoning America. The toxins are in the air we breathe and the water we drink, in the walls of our homes and the furniture within them. We can’t escape it in our cars. It’s in cities and suburbs. It afflicts rich and poor, young and old. And there’s a reason why you’ve never read about it in the newspaper or seen a report on the nightly news: It has no name — and no antidote.

 

The culprit behind this silent killer is lead. And vinyl. And formaldehyde. And asbestos. And Bisphenol A. And polychlorinated biphenyls. And thousands more innovations brought to us by the industries that once promised “better living through chemistry,” but instead produced a toxic stew that has made every American a guinea pig and has turned the United States into one grand unnatural experiment...(click title for more)

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Organic Pollutants Now Accumulating in Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau: Scientific American

Organic Pollutants Now Accumulating in Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau: Scientific American | Culture Collapse Disorder | Scoop.it
The accumulation of DDT in the Himalayas exceeds levels found in the Arctic

 

Toxic chemicals are accumulating in the ecosystems of the Himalayas and the Tibetan plateau, researchers warn in the first comprehensive study to assess levels of certain organic pollutants in that part of the world.

 

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are carbon-based compounds that are resistant to break-down. Some originate from the burning of fuel or the processing of electronic waste, and others are widely used as pesticides or herbicides or in the manufacture of solvents, plastics and pharmaceuticals. Some POPs, such as the pesticide dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and the herbicide Agent Orange, can cause diseases such as cancers, neurological disorders, reproductive dysfunction and birth defects.

 

Many POPs are volatile and insoluble, and can travel a long distance. “They tend to evaporate in hot places, hitch a ride on winds, and then condense in cold regions,” says... (Click title for more)

 
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Jesús Zoco's curator insight, November 29, 2013 5:14 AM

Este artículo alarma a la sociedad sobre problemas que causan los compuests orgánicos como el DDT, que se están acumulando en el Himalaya y la meseta tibetana debido a su transporte por los vientos provenientes de Europa y África. 

Según el convenio de Estocolmo,hay COPs como el DDT que se pueden usar como excepción ya que en África ayuda para prevenir la malaria. Sin embargo, pienso que se debería tener en cuenta que se está perjudicando el medio ambiente, no solo del lugar donde se está aplicando sino también el de otros que no tienen la culpa.