Tuesday, June 20, 2017


For decades I've been listening and reading the bullshit peddled to citizens by the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Health, risk assessment experts and other assorted shills for polluting industries. They talk about increased risks of 1 in 100,000 or even 1 in 1,000,000 being perfectly acceptable risks. Bullshit. Today's Waterloo Region Record carries this article titled " 1 in 2 Canadians will get cancer, 1 in 4 will die, report predicts". Doing the math that means that 1 in 8 Canadians cause of death will not be normal age related giving up the ghost; it will be because of cancer.

Cancer is essentially the bodies reaction to inflammation or an irritation whether internal or external. Yes this irritation can be from the sun and it can be from a virus. It can also be from smoking or inhaling a myriad of irritating substances from particulate matter including smog or from chemicals such as Trichloroethylene or Benzene. One in eight of us will die because of it and one in two of us will have at least one bout of cancer in our lifetimes.

This disease in all its' nasty forms is way past being an epidemic. Healthier, younger people due to stronger immune systems can generally keep this disease at bay. The older we get the more likely our immune systems will be weakened both by age and by simply being exposed to so many carcinogenic substances over a period of decades. It is a battle no one wins in that sense. If you live long enough your system and organs wind down and are less capable of responding to stresses.

These stresses are from as earlier stated viruses, sunlight and other relatively "normal" causes. Less normal causes affect the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink. Air, food and water routinely and ubiquitously are contaminated with industrial pollutants. They can and do include Dioxins, PCBs, DDT, other pesticides and a whole litany of industrial wastes that are and have been discharged into our soils, waterways and air. Our governments in concert with major corporations and their money and influence have developed a system to defend and legalize pollution allegedly up to certain discharge levels. When companies exceed those criteria then they and their regulators play the site specific risk assessment game whereby the criteria are increased due to allegedly lower exposure and hence risks by human receptors. It's all a sham and a con game. 1 in 100,000 increased cancers my ass. 1 in a million increased cancers by a particular toxic discharge, my ass. It's an epidemic and more and we've brought it upon ourselves by deferring to the professional liars running interference for the professional industrial thieves.

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