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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 04:03 PM

Papantonio: Deadly Chemicals Hiding in Our Waters

More than 30 years ago, the government banned the production and use of chemicals known as PCBs because they were causing serious illnesses in both humans and our environment. And even though PCBs have been off the market for 3 decades, they are still hanging out in waterways, in the air we breathe, and in our soil causing cancers and other illnesses in people all over America. But recently, state governments decided that it was time to finally take action on the issue, and Mike Papantonio recently spoke with Spokane Riverkeeper Bart Mihailovich about what is being done to remove these toxic chemicals from our environments.

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GoLeft TV Nov 2012 OP
KT2000 Nov 2012 #1
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Dustlawyer Nov 2012 #3

Response to GoLeft TV (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 04:06 PM

1. in this article

Linda Birnbaum gives some more insight into the damage done by these and other chemicals. We are lucky to have her where she is.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=birnbaum-government-toxicologist-qa

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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:14 PM

2. My dad and his coworkers splashed creosote on their clothing and shoes to protect them from arcing

electricity during the 1940s, 50s and 1960s when he worked for a Power company that was bringing electric Power to the Panhandle and South Plains of Texas. He would come home and bath in the tube. My mother would clean it out and she, my sister, and I would bath in that tub.
We used clean towels that hopefully had all traces removed during laundry. I wonder if the creosote could have transferred in to our underware and clothing and sheets.

He passed away in 2002. His doctor said his cancer symptoms were consistent with PCP toxin.

Another time, he came home from work being completely covered with black carbon as the crew had stung electric lines close to a Carbon Plant in the Texas Panhandle.

PCBs can be in your life and you do not know about its presence.

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:42 AM

3. The Neches river in Tx is full of this stuff from the local paper mill!

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