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Nest fouled! First global agreement on mercury. (Archive in mercury.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on February 06, 2003 at 07:03:02:

Friends,

The Science News Journal (available at your library and at www.sciencenews.org ) February 1st, 2003 Pages 72-74;Volume 163, Number 5, described the first world consensus of the overwhelming dangers of wide-spread mercury contamination. They are even recommending removing it totally from human contact by sequestering any current supplies, and new sources of more, in vast underground isolation storage.

Apparently, according to the ADA (American Dental Association), the only safe place for mercury is in our mouths!!

I would be interested in anyone reading this article, sharing with the rest of us.

Another interesting brief report in the same journal, page 77, is "Psychiatric drugs surge among kids". If you will recall, the Mad Hatter" was mad because of mercury poisoning. Anyone see any connection?

Walt



Re: Nest fouled! First global agreement on mercury. (Archive in mercury.)

Posted by H on February 06, 2003 at 09:55:18:

In Reply to: Nest fouled! First global agreement on mercury. (Archive in mercury.) posted by Walt Stoll on February 06, 2003 at 07:03:02:

"Nobody believed me." How profoundly sad, and too common.

--"Eight years ago, when Lindberg reported data suggesting that ozone might be oxidizing elemental mercury in ambient air, "nobody believed me," he recalls. Now, he observes, a growing number of scientists are indicting ozone pollution as a potentially important factor in creating reactive gaseous mercury."--

Chilling in it's devastation of Earth and life, deeply angrifying, saddening- all of that. And how far-reaching the implications.

Unfortunately, I do not believe that there will be enough change in behavior or international resolve to stop this in time to prevent decades and decades of devastation to wilderness, wildlife, and humans. Because we would need to stop immediately and internationally, and still manage extensive damage. We can continue to write letters (even when they do end up in the circular file or as tableware) and take action to raise awareness- and some can help effect change in policy. It is such a nasty fight on Washington and elsewhere that environmental lawyers have been known to remove their license plates. There is always something one can contribute nonetheless.

Maybe soon the ADA will change it's policy; I'm skeptical.




Re: Nest fouled! First global agreement on mercury. (Archive in mercury.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on February 07, 2003 at 12:32:50:

In Reply to: Re: Nest fouled! First global agreement on mercury. (Archive in mercury.) posted by H on February 06, 2003 at 09:55:18:

Unfortunately, I agree, H.

One would only hope that the ADA gets sued out of existance when they can hold the line no longer. Every dentist who helped formulate this insane policy should be sued, individually. SOMEONE has to take responsibility for what is happening!

Namaste`

Walt

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