Posts Tagged ‘Health’
Tony Benn, former Labour party member of British Parliament explains how the current corporate take-overs of democracies, economies and governments using international trade agreements and by demoralizing the populations using debt as a weapon of fear.
A MUST WATCH for any one concerned about the future of western democracies in this time of growing Corporatism and the socialization of corporate debt.
Why Is Universal Health Care ‘Un-American’?
It’s amazing to hear Christians who talk about the right to life as though it ends at birth.
They believe every egg has a right to hatch,
but as soon as you’re born, it’s dog eat dog.
The Daily Green: Below is a list of the newly listed chemicals, how each is used, and the health issue California researchers associated with it. The grim accounting: 12 compounds that may harm the male reproductive system; 11 that may cause cancer; eight that may interfere with the normal development of fetuses, babies and children; and two that may harm the female reproductive system. (Note: Chemicals are listed twice if they have effects on more than one body system.)
Male Reproductive Toxicants
- n-Butyl glycidyl ether, a chemical used to make epoxy resins with a number of uses in common products
- Carbaryl, a household pesticide used to kill a range of insects, and sold as Sevin by GardenTech and Bayer (also a developmental toxicant)
- 2-Chloropropionic acid, a chemical used to make herbicides
- Dichloroacetic acid, which forms in drinking water as a byproduct of disinfection using chlorine
- Diglycidyl ether, a chemical used to make epoxy resins
- Ethylene oxide, a chemical mainly used in the manufacturing of chemicals like antifreeze and polyester (also a developmental toxicant)
- Ethyl-tert-butyl ether, a common gasoline additive
- Methyl chloride, a chemical used primarily to make silicone polymers, but also used in other processes, including the oil refining
- Methyl n-butyl ketone, an industrial solvent
- Phenyl glycidyl ether, an industrial chemical
- 1,3,5-Triglycidyl-s-triazinetrione, a constituent of some paints
- 4-Vinyl-cyclohexene, a chemical used in the production of epoxy resins (also a female reproductive toxicant)
- Amsacrine, a chemotherapy drug
- Bleomycins, antibiotics used in chemotherapy treatments
- Chlorophenoxy herbicides, including 2,4-D, are common weedkillers sold for lawn and garden use
- Marine diesel fuel
- Progestins, synthetic hormones found in some birth controls
- Styrene, an ingredient in many plastic and foam products
- Toxins derived from Fusarium moniliforme (Fusarium verticillioides), a fungus
- Vinyl acetate, a compound used to make polymers used in plastics, films, lacquers, adhesives, inks, water-based emulsion paints, floor tiling, safety glasses, cosmetics and personal care products and other goods
- Wood dust
- Zalcitabine, an HIV drug sold as Hivid
- Zidovudine (AZT), an HIV drug
- Tert-Amyl methyl ether, a common fuel additive
- Carbaryl, a household pesticide used to kill a range of insects, and sold as Sevin by GardenTech and Bayer (also a male reproductive toxicant)
- Chloroform, which is used in the manufacturing of other chemicals, and which can form in drinking water as a byproduct of disinfection using chlorine
- N,N-dimethylacetamide, a solvent used in industries ranging from fibers and adhesives to pharmaceuticals and plasticizers
- Ethylene oxide, a chemical mainly used in the manufacturing of chemicals like antifreeze and polyester (also a male reproductive toxicant)
- 2-Ethylhexanoic acid, a chemical associated with phthalates and PVC plastics
- p,p’-Oxybis (benzenesulfonyl hydrazide), an industrial chemical
- Phenylphosphine, an industrial chemical
Female Reproductive Toxicants
- Toluene, a constituent of oil, is found in gasoline and is used to make paints, paint thinners, fingernail polish, lacquers, adhesives and rubber
- 4-Vinyl-cyclohexene, a chemical used in the production of epoxy resins (also a male reproductive toxicant)
MedicalNewsToday: The U.S. wastes more on health care bureaucracy than it would cost to provide health care to all of the uninsured. Administrative expenses will consume at least $399.4 billion out of total health expenditures of $1,660.5 billion in 2003. Streamlining administrative overhead to Canadian levels would save approximately $286.0 billion in 2003, $6,940 for each of the 41.2 million Americans who were uninsured as of 2001. This is substantially more than would be needed to provide full insurance coverage.
You really must ask yourself how much would be saved if insurance companies were removed entirely from the health process?