“We are not taking toxic risks seriously enough” says the NY Times

Posted by: Jordan

Thanks for this article today, New York Times.

“Companies are just not going to regulate themselves. Their mission is to make money, and they pursue it well. They have shown again and again — with lead in paint, mercury in canned tuna and zinc in denture cream — that they are less zealous about protecting consumer safety. Many executives choose to believe, and to publicize, the studies that make their products look good, while casting doubt on studies that don’t.”

It’s a concerning place we live when it comes to our consumer products, Americans.  Do what you can to protect yourself and your family, and do your research on what these toxic chemicals in your everyday products can do to your long-term health.  If you don’t want to do that…well, either take the health risks involved or move the European Union where there are stricter consumer product regulations, I guess.

Fear not…I’ll get back to the lighthearted product reviews soon!


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