Many of the chemicals in our environment are not benign. Even in practically immeasurable / tiny amounts, many can wreak havoc on our hormones, immune system, and nervous system.
And we really have no idea how multiple different chemicals interact in the body, yet we are living within a soup of environmental chemical interactions!
SO WHY ISN’T THE GOV’T TRYING TO PROTECT US BY BANNING THESE CHEMICALS THAT ARE CAUSING SOS MUCH HARM?
Well, they tried.
Back in 1976 the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was created to ensure that harmful chemicals are banned for public use.
The major issue is that the TSCA does not require chemicals to be assessed for safety BEFORE being introduced in the marketplace.
That’s, right, they take an “innocent until proven guilty” approach for every single chemical that is on the market today.
In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must PROVE that a chemical is harmful before having the power to remove it from consumer’s hands…
…however, they don’t have the staff or funding to conduct the research to do so.
As a result, the EPA has only been able to take action on FIVE chemicals out of the 84,000 used in industry today.
Can I get a ‘holy shit!’?