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Re: REHW #555 - an opening
Mike (and everyone),
I do agree that sometimes we seem like we're bashing
our heads against the wall, but I do think we are making some
Several *governments* have made a decision to phase out
all production and uses of PVC (just saw it in passing in some
memo or other, I can't produce a source). In Switzerland,
Dow does not produce Saran Wrap (which is a vinyl derivative),
instead it is pure polyethylene, with a note that says that when
burned it doesn't cause toxic chemicals to form.
As for our focus (for stopping dioxin exposure)
1. Incinerators, medical, MSW, and hazardous. They must all
be shut forever. There is no way to make incineration truly safe - it
will always produce toxic ash - and even if there were, the destruction
of the materials is unconscionable and wasteful.
2. The organochlorine production complex. Greenpeace is
providing excellent information for us to use to stop the demand
3. Publicizing the dioxin threat. That's why I created my Website.
I had not found any public information flyers about dioxin and
its threat in the food supply.