Sunday, April 29, 2007

Mind-Blowing Poisoning Of US By American 'Industry' - 24 BILLION Pounds Yearly

Mind-Blowing Poisoning Of US By American 'Industry' - 24 BILLION Pounds Yearly: "A new report release Thursday finds that U.S. industry releases enough neurological and developmental toxins to fill railroad cars stretching from New York City to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Every year, U.S. industry releases about 24 billion pounds of toxic substances that are believed to cause developmental and neurological problems in children.

That amount could fill a string of railroad cars stretching from New York City to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and yet there are no emissions standards for these harmful chemicals.

This alarming finding is one of many in:
Polluting Our Future: Chemical Emissions in the U.S. that Affect Child Development and Learning, a joint report released Thursday by the National Environmental Trust, Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Learning Disabilities Association.

'That is the most startling thing,' said Jeff Wise, policy director for NET. 'The amount and how little we know about the chemicals.

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