Below is a very important Press Release, about the adverse health effects of consumers products and environmental toxins. May being precisely the month of Toxic Injury Awareness and Education Month, it is essential that you read very carefully all the information in the Press release from the “MCS” Beacon of Hope.
2010 Press Release
May is Toxic Injury Awareness and Education month
Have you been poisoned by consumer product or environmental toxins? Many people have been and don’t know it.
People around the globe are being exposed to air pollution, water contamination, overuse/misuse of pesticides and toxic mold, etc. that manifest in seemingly spontaneous, severe and disabling conditions. Research shows that all cancers, neuro-degenerative diseases, heart attacks and strokes and other chronic health conditions are caused or exacerbated by consumer product or environmental toxins. They are Toxic Injuries. Toxic exposure/injury is a very serious issue of pandemic proportions. Toxic Injury (T.I.) is unequivocally physically, and financially devastating to the people, the environment and the economy.
Toxic Injury affects the respiratory, central nervous, immune, musculoskeletal, porphyrin, metabolism and hormone systems. It can cause abnormal egg, sperm, genital deformity or cancers such as prostate, breast, leukemia, brain and others. Toxic Injury is often characterized by medical intolerance to minute amounts of air pollution, petrochemicals, mold and other toxins found in our homes, schools, places of employment, public areas, etc. Toxins are in our everyday products and environment. It can be caused by acute or chronic exposure. Toxic Injury is non-partisan it transcends the boundaries of race, color, creed, economic level, social and educational status, age, gender, urban or rural dweller, blue or white collar, or sexual preference. It is, tongue in cheek, an equal opportunity disability. Toxic Injury is a chronic debilitating condition causing serious financial, employment, learning, housing, health, social and other consequences . . . and it is the fastest growing segment of the disabled population.
“According to the CDC, 133 million people in the U.S.—almost half of all Americans—are now living with these and other chronic diseases and conditions, which now account for 70% of deaths and 75% of U.S. health care costs.” Safer Chemicals, Healthy families; Case for Reforming the TSCA.
Independent studies show that 15 to 44% of tested populations have chemical hypersensitivity, another form of toxic injury. Recognizing that there is some overlap , we can conservatively estimate 123,600,000 (@ 40%) of the
U.S. population (over 309,000,000), and a shocking 272,720,000 of the world population (estimated to be over 6,818,000,000) that are toxically injured or disabled. Isn’t it past time that we addressed this pandemic problem?
Through awareness and education people everywhere can gain lifesaving knowledge and be better able to make informed decisions, which will help stop the illnesses and disabilities before they happen. For every choice we make ~ there is a safer choice. Please, help stop the poisoning, make a positive difference, one choice at a time. Example:
We can all practice good stewardship simply by buying or planting and consuming foods grown and raised without the use of pesticides, chemicals, growth hormones, additives, etc That one simple step will have a positive domino effect on your health and well being and also on our environment and natural resources. We can switch to non-fragranced personal and cleaning products. We can use glass instead of plastic (petroleum product leaching can cause severe and even life threatening illnesses.) We can teach our children to recycle and to use, then reuse paper instead of plastic bags (this simple step will cut down on the burden on our landfills, benefit our environment and we will all save money). Let´s learn to recycle more and waste less.
Unfortunately, most of those living with Toxic Injury/disabilities are homebound due to the seriousness of our reactions to added exposures. It saddens ~ no, it makes us fighting mad, to hear the following, and realize that little to no preventative or remedial action has been taken:
There are millions of toxins presently in use today ~ only a handful has ever been tested for safety or human consumption or use. EPA, CDC
there is a corresponding rise in birth defects & infant mortality to the increase in consumer product toxins and mold.
Dr. John Green a specialist in neuro-degenerative diseases in children says, “6 out of 10 children suffer from a neurologic condition due to (consumer product) toxins.”
Other specialists have repeatedly linked all childhood cancers to consumer product and environmental toxins. The same is true for birth defects, as studies show adult body burden of toxins are transferred to the fetus and have been measured in umbilical chord blood. Those facts are horrifying enough, but according to CDC 95% of the adult population have blood serum levels of BPA that cause changes on 200 genes.
More info at: toxicinjury.org
Sincerely, your friends in Hope & Health,
Peggy, Julia, Jennifer and John
Peggy Troiano, Founder and Program Manager, Florida
Julia Williams, Executive Director, Florida
Jennifer McKinnis, Accommodations Advocate & Pacific NW Regional Representative
John McBride, New Jersey State Representative & Toxic Mold Activist/Consultant
Applied Knowledge is Power ~ Prevention is Key. . . Peggy Troiano
Thank you Peggy Troiano, Julia Williams, Jennifer Mc.Kinnis, and John McBride, for your hard work and dedication to alert the public about the health dangers of consumers products and environmental toxins.
©2010 Christiane Tourtet.
Political Action Committee – National Apartment Association (NAA) files Amicus Brief in mold case (two infant deaths in mold filled apt – Wasatch Prop Mgmt) citing US Chamber/ACOEM ‘litigation defense report’ to disclaim health effects of indoor mold & limit financial risk for industry
“Changes in construction methods have caused US buildings to become perfect petri dishes for mold and bacteria to flourish when water is added. Instead of warning the public and teaching physicians that the buildings were causing illness; in 2003 the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform, a think-tank, and a workers comp physician trade organization mass marketed an unscientific nonsequitor to the courts to disclaim the adverse health effects to stave off liability for financial stakeholders of moldy buildings. Although publicly exposed many times over the years, the deceit lingers in US courts to this very day.” Sharon Noonan Kramer
Information on Riverstone Residential, the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency, and the owners of Toxic Mold Infested Jefferson Lakes Apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana continuing to allow tenants to be exposed to extreme amounts of mold toxins
Irrefutable evidence indicates that Riverstone Residential, Guarantee Service Team of Professionals, & plaintiffs’ attorney, J Arthur Smith III, must have agreed to exclude evidence that would have shown the owners of Jefferson Lakes Apartments & Riverstone Residential had knowledge of the severe MOLD INFESTATION at the complex before we moved in