impacting science and health care have been a major
part of the problem, just as "political influences"
and holes in legislation's had been with the Horizon
Oil rig disaster in the Gulf Coast. With both the
"Corexist Situation" and our broken health care system.
If anything, the "Corexist Situation" reveals the tip of an
extremely toxic iceberg that has been and still is being
side tracked with a bipartisan political lick down in
In reference to "holes in the legislation see the
Safe Chemical Axt" information that is below.
Other information, peer reviewed medical journals
and other resources concerning Corexist are also
Tweeted at http://twitter.com/toxicreverend
Note Tweets from August back, such as a Tweet of July 23, 2010:
"EPA can not protect us with one arm tied behind it's back"
Senator Lautenberg video 2-4-10
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAEkmdPIlQ4 #EPA #CDC
July 23, 2010
Considering the video taped statement is from February 2010
and a month before the BP Gulf Oil Disaster, it really underscores
the importance of the "Safe Chemical Act" as it impacts our
broken health care system, as well as the "Corexist Situation".
On July 20, 2010 culminating a decade-long campaign by EWG and like-minded environmental health groups, Congress introduced the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010. Click here to watch the Story of Cosmetics for great background on why this legislation is so important.
The Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Coalition
The Safe Chemicals Act of 2010
introduced by Senator Lautenberg, would reform
the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
Senator Frank Lautenberg introduced the
Safe Chemicals Act and in a video of a public
hearing on February 4, 2010 the Senator
explains that Lisa Jackson of the Environmental
Protection Agency also advocates for this
because "the EPA can not protect us with
one arm tied behind it's back".
The video of the hearing that was made
prior to the Gulf Oil Disaster and before
the use of Corexit is posted at:
The EPA had recommend that Corexist NOT BE USED by BP
with the Gulf Oil Disaster and BP did anyway.
Of note: Most Of The Cleanup Crew Members From The
1989 Exxon Valdez Disaster Are Now Either Sick Or Dead
In a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Gillibrand noted
that the agency can use existing authority under the Toxic Substances
Control Act to force the disclosure of product formulas for which
companies have previously asserted confidentiality. EPA had previously
advised BP to find less toxic dispersant alternatives to Corexit after
reports that the Nalco formulas were ranked by the agency as more
hazardous and less effective on southern Louisiana crude
(Greenwire, May 13).
Several members of Congress had pressed for EPA to require the
disclosure of all Corexit ingredients since Nalco first staked a
proprietary claim to the information. One of those lawmakers,
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), released a statement to
"commend the EPA" for its under-the-radar move.
Ingredients of Controversial Dispersants Used on Gulf Spill
Are Secrets No More
Now I am wondering if the BP execs that
has sold their stock before the disaster
might have bought stock in the company
that makes Corexit ?
Update July 21, 2010
It does appear the "Political Influences" have had an
impact on these matters. Of which is "typical", though
mostly censored from the main news media. In reference
see the A to Z Guide of Political Interference in Science
(Includes reports on the FDA, EPA and more)
An EPA official has been trying to expose this, too.
Democracy Now -
EPA Whistleblower on Corexit an BP cover up is
posted with the complete transcript (naming names) at
The news video is also at the above linked page address.
Amy Goodman interviews Hugh Kaufman, senior policy
analyst at the EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.
Excerpt from the forwarded e-mail from Ken Cook, president of the Environmental Working Group
of Jul 21, 2010: www.ewg.org (They have a free newsletter with action alerts)
Ken Cook president of the Environmental Working Group
copy / paste of Jul 21, 2010: www.ewg.org
(They have a free newsletter with action alerts)
Ken Cook testified in front of a U.S. Senate Appropriations
subcommittee, voicing concern over BP's dumping of oil
dispersants into the Gulf of Mexico.
With nearly unchecked usage of 1.8 million gallons of
dispersants and with little information on their environmental
or health effects, we are conducting an enormous floating
- The broken federal toxics laws let companies bring chemicals to market without safety testing and hide what information they do have under "Confidential Business Information" loopholes. Click here to watch the hearing and my testimony. I also spoke about this with MSNBC's Keith Olbermann. Click here to watch the segment from Countdown.
- EWG collected more than 95,000 signatures on our petition calling
on Congress to take action to reform the U.S.'s broken toxic chemicals law.
Haven't signed yet? Click here to add your name today!
- In April, EWG delivered the more than 85,000 signatures we had
collected at that point to Senators Frank Lautenberg (NJ) and Barbara Boxer
(Calif.) and Congressman Bobby Rush (Ill.). Click here to see the photo album.
- July 20, 2010 culminating a decade-long campaign by EWG and like-minded environmental health groups, Congress introduced the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010. Click here to watch the Story of Cosmetics for great background on why this legislation is so important.
Mother Jones Magazine August 10, 2010 article:
BP's bad breakup: How toxic is Corexit? by Kate Sheppard
End of July 21 2010 additional August 2010 update - TK
This "Corexit Situation" is only the tip of an
extremely toxic iceberg that is destroying our countries
The total low dose cumulative effects of toxic chemicals
have become to our world what lead was to the Roman
Empire, and worse.
aka The Toxic Lotto
aka The Toxic Soup; the politics of pollution <(a movie link)
In depth information about the reality and importance of
this bill can also be found at the Environmental Working Group
This year EWG is leading one of the most important
environmental campaigns in history – the drive to pass
the Safe Chemicals Act in Congress. This legislation will
revolutionize how we protect children and other vulnerable
people from toxic chemicals – a long overdue change. We
need your support to build winning momentum for the bill.
Video from the (EWG) Environmental Working Group
about the "Safe Chemicals Act of 2010" is posted at;
The blog of January
23, 2010 concern's a
that reviewed more than 1,400 chemicals that pose
potential threats to human health and found only 6%
are being tracked by HHS and the EPA.
Title of newspaper article;
U.S. Lags in Toxicity
Wednesday, May 3, 2000
Los Angeles Times, By SUNNY KAPLAN
is archived at
Testimony on Children's Health and the Environment by Richard J. Jackson, M.D., M.P.H.
The study reviewed more than 1,400 chemicals that
pose potential threats to human health and found
that only 6% are being tracked by HHS and the EPA.
And only a small percentage of the chemicals known
or thought to be carcinogenic are being
tracked by the government, the study found.
The link to the Congressional Report in
question at the above linked in newspaper is
Director, National Center for Environmental Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - posted at >
FYI on up coming National Town Hall Meetings regarding this topic:
The Center For
National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures
From: Physicians for Social Responsibility
Date: Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 11:40 AM
Subject: Protect Americans from toxic chemical exposure
To: Toxic Reverend