Saturday, October 16, 2010

Why are some manmade chemicals safe in one country and not in another?

One has to ask oneself how it is that the same manmade chemicals being used in one country can be perfectly safe while in another it is not safe. 

Are we really that different from each other? Or is it that in some countries the corporations are more powerful that in other countries and so in one country its government and its people have to prove that a manmade chemical is unsafe before it is pulled from the market? 

Or, is it that in some countries its people and environment come first and manmade chemicals used in their products have to be proven safe before they are put into products that consumers will use and that will eventually get dumped into the environment?

It’s very puzzling because there doesn’t seem to be any kind of shell or bubble over one country that protects them for the effects of a manmade chemicals and not another.  If there is, it’s a hidden secret kept so well that none of us know about it. 

Even so, you would think if there was a secret shell over countries so they can use potentially dangerous stuff that would otherwise harm another country, that this bubble or shell could be sold for a lot of money.  Then, a lot of people could make a lot of money selling these special protective shells and it would protect all of its people in their countries from the stuff other countries are doing, like taking water from a river, or fouling the air, or using dangerous manmade chemicals. 

But, without these protective shells it’s very hard to understand how physics works this way because since Nature and the laws of physics have no way of knowing that one country is different than another.  To Nature all us countries look the same.      

Canada Declares BPA to Be Toxic - NYTimes.com "OTTAWA — The government of Canada formally declared bisphenol A, a chemical widely used to create clear, hard plastics, as well as food can liners, to be a toxic substance on Wednesday. The compound, commonly known as BPA, has been shown to disrupt the hormone systems of animals and is under review in the United States and Europe." (October 13, 2010) The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia

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