Watch CNN's Toxic America (then demand change!)
06.02.10 Watch CNN's Toxic America (then demand change!)
Now here is some must see TV. I don't get CNN, but wish I did to see this upcoming special. In it, CNN's Sanjay Gupta takes on toxic chemicals, and tries to find the story behind these disturbing facts:
- Exposure to car and truck exhaust in the womb has been shown to result in lower IQ at age five.
- Babies enter the world with more than 200 dangerous chemicals in their blood, including flame retardants, dioxins, substances in non-stick coatings like Teflon and hormone-like compounds found in plastic.
- Out of the 80,000 chemicals in use in the United States, the EPA has only tested about 200 and only banned five.
Here's the run down of what will be covered each night and a short clip from each:
Night #1, Toxic Town, focuses on the specific story of Mossville, Louisiana residents who have been struggling for decades to get government help for problems they say are related to toxic chemical plants. After a year-long study, Dr. Gupta goes on location to investigate and try to get answers.
Night #2, Toxic Childhood, is where they'll focus on the hidden effects of toxins on all people, especially pregnant mothers. The team dissects the latest science on how to minimize risks to pregnant woman and children form potentially harmful chemicals found in the air, in homes, and in common household products. Here's a clip from Night #2 about toxic toys-- and a grandmother fighting to keep kids safe.
Watch this important series, and encourage your friends to as well. Facebook and twitter the following (or something undoutedly more clever!): I'll be watching Toxic America June 2-3 on CNN-- prepare to be outraged and take action to protect kids from toxic chemicals!
I'm so glad to see CNN covering the outrageous state of affairs in America, where profit and large corporations profit from poisoning communities.
Ready to take action right now? Show your support for the Safe Chemicals Act.