Discussion in 'Environment' started by Confounding, Jul 6, 2018.
Sources: EPA blocks warnings on cancer-causing chemical
From what I read in the article, it appears they don't have a good reason to block it.
Women who have Brazilian blow outs don't want any formaldehyde studies to see the light of day.
It does have to look of undue financial influence behind it, the article however is lacking details on what is really going on.
The first line of the article says that they are suppressing a report that warns that we all inhale enough formaldehyde to put us at risk of developing leukemia or some other ailment. What do they want to put a warming lable on? Life itself. Life is a risk.
Personally, I think that as our knowledge of genetics increases, warnings of carcinogens will become much more personal. Substance X or substance Y will increase your chances of developing cancer if you are genetically predisposed to developing cancer as a result of exposure.
I don't think there is a substance that universally causes cancer in everyone who gets equal exposure...even radiation. A dose of radiation that might result in cancer in one person doesn't necessarily cause cancer in someone else. It is dependent on your genetics.
Says carcinogenic right there on the label.
Still, I'm betting on that being it. If the chemical is banned some company somewhere is gonna lose a lotta money.
If the chemical is banned some company somewhere is gonna lose a lotta money.
Formaldehyde: 3.4 million tons – foam insulation, particle board glue;
The Highest Volume Chemical Produced in the World is . . . - Chapelboro.com
According to the above source, it's the 9th highest volume chemical produced in the world.
If it's banned, lots of people everywhere are going to lose a lot of money.
And that is fine.
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