Toxic Breast Milk? by Florence Williams
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The process of civilization poisoning itself fascinates me. I do think we can learn from these stories and activists. Now, to get all plastic & foam out of the house...
But still we'll have the groups like the Plastics and Film Industry Association, or Dupont/Union Carbide who will assure us it is not their fault, that the activists are off-base, and that the world should use more of their products than before.
And in many cases we will! (I spend money on computer-related hardware, at least, and all that that contains).
I think what may happen is that through legislation, as with the banning of lead in gas, more of these toxins will be banned. The challenge is developing and institutionalizing a system or stance where these problems are less likely to arise in the first place, such as is suggested by the precautionary principle.