Thursday, August 27, 2015

Is chemical a link to cancers, birth defects?

Huffington Post exposé looks at possibility that DuPont corp. actually poisoned the planet

Almost everyone agrees that environmental toxins contribute to the fact that 250,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.

And that those environmental factors most likely lead to countless men and women contracting other cancers.

As well as birth defects.

Now comes a Huffington Post exposé well worth a look-see, a revelatory piece about DuPont's actions regarding it allegedly poisoning the planet with a chemical compound innocuously called C8.

Some may find the story, comprehensive (and long), too depressing. 

Others may be inspired to protest one thing or another.

Some may even defend DuPont, whose ads have used the trademarked phrase "The miracles of science" with its logo, by invoking an old chestnut, sometimes erroneously attributed to Calvin Coolidge: "What's good for business is good for the country."

Regardless, the piece may shake your faith in the idea that only the bottom line — profit — counts.

In my new VitalityPress book, "Rollercoaster: How a man can survive his partner's breast cancer," which is aimed at male caregivers, I, Woody Weingarten, discuss a variety of environmental factors and how they might — or might not — be responsible for the disease. 

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