A Worried Mother Does Better Research Than The FBI

BY ON April 17, 2012

Dominique BrowningThat’s because we’re motivated not just by fear, but by love.

When my kids were teens, I thought I only had to worry about where they were, whom they were with, and what they were doing.

It never occurred to me that I had to worry about:

Toxic Air Pollution

Toxic Chemicals in Our Stuff

Food Contamination

These are things that get to our children—no matter where they are, whom they are with, and what they are doing.

So I started doing research. And I was dumbfounded to find out what is legal.

Let’s start with mercury. I knew that our tuna and swordfish and other big fish were contaminated. After all, my OB/GYN told me—way back in the 80s!—not to eat tuna when I was pregnant.

I didn’t know the contamination of our fish came from air pollution. It is counterintuitive. Fish don’t breathe air. But mercury from air pollution rains into the water, converts into methylmercury, and moves up the food chain.

When we eat mercury, it deposits in the fatty tissues of our bodies. For moms and adolescent girls, that includes…breasts. For babies? Fetuses? The only fat they have is…their brains.

It is legal to spew toxic mercury and other poisons into the air.

It is legal to spew greenhouse gas pollution into the air and cause global warming. We’re spewing carbon, methane, other gases at levels way beyond what the atmosphere can handle normally—and they are covering our planet like a heavy blanket. That’s why we’re breaking heat waves at a record level.

It is legal to put known carcinogens and endocrine disruptors into the products we touch every single day. We still haven’t reformed the chemical bill on this one.

This makes me a VERY WORRIED MOTHER.

So we’re the NEW FBI…FIGHT BACK INTENSELY. Make the SAFETY OF OUR CHILDREN A PRIORITY. Fight for clean air.

TAKE ACTION AGAINST POLLUTERS AND JOIN WITH US IN PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN

TOPICS: Activism, Coal, Mercury Poisoning, Motherhood, Pollution

  • Ernest Grolimund

    Great article! Love or care is the positive force to tap into. It is a collective conciousness or will that is very powerful and God centered.

    EDF is once again considering doing something about wood smoke engulfing houses, cities, subregions like the Hudson River Valley and even whole countries like China and India as phtographed by satelite and newsmen. Atty O’Connor of EDF will be contacting Ms Regas and Mr Krupp and others who decide on new programs because the EPA Env Justice Dept is reviewing wood smoke dangers and their concentrated effects on children who can’t speak for themselves and the disabled and the elderly and the sentives. Oh Heck, it affects everyone.

    Wood smoke is like second hand smoke on steroids! 12 times more carcinogenic. 4 times more toxic than mixed ambiant pm from oil combustion. It has doubled pm and so is now collectively a large source, and the mother lode for mercury and 180 air toxics like carbon monoxide.

    So contact Krupp because you care. Your email mayu be the one that makes the difference. Say you will donate a little money with the 100 million other victims to start a campain.

    Thanks for all the good work you do.

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