We now breathe, drink, eat and wear petrochemicals every where, every moment, every day! There’s no getting away from them!
Where are they coming from?
“The petroleum industry includes the global processes of exploration, extraction, refining, transporting (often by oil tankers and pipelines), and marketing petroleum products… Petroleum (oil) is also the raw material for many chemical products, including pharmaceuticals, solvents, fertilizers, pesticides, and plastics.”
So many of the things we use (and consume) are being made from petrochemicals.
Check out these two charts:
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Tagged alternatives, brain, cancer, ecocide, Food, gas, health, Human Rights, MCS/ES, oil, petrochemicals, possibilities, reality check, stuff, toxic trespass
Fracking… It’s not all it’s cracked up to be… It’s a lot more!
I recently discovered that the Ontario government is exploring opportunities to frack us here too. Russell Ontario sits on black shale, twenty minutes from Ottawa! I’ve seen it mentioned that this is happening in other Ontario communities, as well as elsewhere across Canada.
The CBC article is short and says little, so please watch the video there if you are interested … (it won’t embed and the link to just that also doesn’t work) http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2013/05/29/ottawa-russell-shale-gas-exploration.html
Why is the government, which is supposed to be looking after the best interests of people, exploring and allowing a technology that will destroy us all if it isn’t stopped?
To understand what some of the problems with fracking are, watch (or listen) to Sandra Steingraber, scientist, mother, writer, poet, cancer survivor, wisdom woman in this 5 part video series.
Posted in Environmental Health, Interconnectedness, Products, Public Health, Toxic Trespass
Tagged Chemicals, ecocide, environment, fracking, gas, hazardous air pollutants, Ontario, Sandra Steingraber, shale, video, Water
Information about the materials most likely to cause adverse health effects, and the kinds of symptoms commonly experienced from exposures, copied from the 2007 Canadian Human Rights Commission’s document “The Medical Perspective on Environmental Sensitivities By: Margaret E. Sears (M.Eng., Ph.D.), and a few other resources and links follow:
Posted in Disability, Environmental Health, Environmental Sensitivities, Indoor Air Quality, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Pollution, Precaution, Public Health
Tagged allergies, autism, chemical sensitivity, Chemicals, Fragrance, gas, health, Human Rights, images, indoor air quality, MCS symptoms, oil, petrochemicals, pipeline accidents, sensitive to pollution, smoke, symptoms of exposure to petrochemicals, toxicology, volatile organic compounds
This is not only an environmental crisis, although that is bad enough since we all depend on clean air and water for basic survival, this is also a health and human crisis.
The quest for and extraction of fossil fuels has reached a level that is threatening us all.
Reality Check: Canada’s Oil Sands
“Each fact included in Oil Sands Reality check is carefully researched, referenced and reviewed by a scientific advisory committee. This website was created as a resource for citizens, media, investors and decision makers who wish to participate in a more informed debate about the impacts of oil sands development.”
http://oilsandsrealitycheck.org/ and http://tarsandssolutions.org/
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Tagged cancer, change, ecocide, environmental refugees, fracking, gas, Human Rights, MCS/ES, oil, petrochemicals, pipeline accidents, pipelines, possibilities, reality check, sand, science, tar, toxic trespass, video