Most microbial pesticides – FUNGI and BACTERIA – are CLASSIFIED as “CHEMICAL’S” ‘by the EPA’
Since the show “Toxic America” is getting so much publicity right now… the following should too: Sandi Trend
AMERICAN WORKERS’ EXPOSED TO “UNKNOWN” TOXIN’S IN BIOLOGICAL LABORATORIES; CHEMICALS – VIRUSES – BACTERIA – FUNGUS – PARASITES – NEMATODES
This happens more than one would think… or ever could imagine.
BIOTECH INDUSTRY = PLUS $$$ BIOTECH EMPLOYEE = MINUS $$$
The biotechnology industry has a win, WIN situation because of the willful concealment’s of workplace related injuries, illnesses and/or death from the biotech employer’s “total disregard” for employee’s health and safety.
TRADE SECRET’S – CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION – PROPRIETARY INFORMATION
The biotech employee’s are never allowed to know what they are/have been exposed to because of “trade secrets”, “confidential information” or “proprietary information”.
FEAR OF RETALIATION – THREATENED, HARASSED, LAID OF, LET GO or FIRED
The biotech employees’ are afraid to speak out about safety and health violations in their workplace environment; for fear of losing their jobs or being black-balled in the industry.
BIOTECH INDUSTRY = MONEY – MONEY – MONEY = “GREED”
Biotech employer’s DO NOT report the injures and illnesses that befall employees’ for fear of “NOT obtaining”: Federal and state funding; investor funding; Federal and/or state approval of their “product/s” AND global sales.
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST & FINANCIAL TIES
Further concealment takes place BETWEEN the biotech employer and The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the EPA, USDA, and FDA; by Federal and state public ‘as well as’ elected officials and within the workers’ compensation systems.
*”SAFETY RULES CAN’T KEEP UP WITH BIOTECH INDUSTRY” – NEW YORK TIMES, May 28, 2010
*”BIOLAB SAFETY” – COUNCIL FOR RESPONSIBLE GENETICS; GENEWATCH, March-April 2010 issue
Ironically, on the same day the New York Times article, “Safety Rules Can’t Keep Up With Biotech Industry” broke (May 27, 2010)…
…the scientific watchdog group, The Council for Responsible Genetics-GeneWatch Magazine submitted the electronic version of the print subscription; March-April 2010 issue titled, “BioLab Safety”.
GeneWatch EDITOR, Sam Anderson QUOTE:
“This may be one of the most important GeneWatch issues in recent memory”
“The same could be said of Becky McClain and David Bell themselves. These are not isolated incidents. Now that we have seen these two cases, one has to wonder; how many more are out there?
The electronic version of GeneWatch magazine; BioLab Safety is available free online here
This 28 page electronic version can be read as you would a “printed” magazine issue.
March-April 2010 issue; “BioLab Safety” articles:
A Cruel and Unusual Corporation
By Ralph Nader
A Roach in the Kitchen
By CRG staff – interview with Becky McClain
Commentary: GM Crops
By Eric Hoffman
Dedication: Tony Mazzocchi
By Jeremy Gruber
Give Them an Inch…
By Michael Siciliano
One Bug, One Drug
By Lynn Klotz, Edward Sylvester
The Lab in My Backyard
By Beth Willis
Teatime in the Lab
By Sam Anderson
Book Review: Breeding Bio Insecurity and Germs Gone Wild
By Andrew Thibedeau
Flushing It Down the Rabbit Hole
By Andrew Thibedeau
Topic: Genetic Discrimination
By Jeremy Gruber
Topic: Forensic DNA Databanks
By CRG Staff
The Case of Dr. Malcolm Casadaban
By CRG Staff
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 about Riverstone Residential, the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency, and the owners of Jefferson Lakes Apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana allowing tenants to be exposed to extreme amounts of toxins from molds by intentionally concealing evidence
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