[Pharmwaste] Rachel Was Wrong website

Terry Laibach tllaibac at gw.dec.state.ny.us
Mon Jun 4 12:34:59 EDT 2007


Interesting is right . . . a post on their website from July of 1996
critically reviewed the book "Our Stolen Future" and had this to say: 
"Basically, the authors contend that trace levels of environmental
endocrine disrupters * mainly chemicals that either mimic or block
estrogen * may result in disaster. Those disasters include lower sperm
counts, increased breast and testicular cancer, lower IQ, more
endometriosis and reproductive failure."

Anyone who has been on this list serve for even a short period of time
knows they lost their own argument against the Precautionary Principle
on this issue, anyway.

Terry Laibach
Environmental Specialist
NYSDEC - Region 3 - Solid Waste
21 South Putt Corners Rd.
New Paltz, NY  12561
tllaibac at gw.dec.state.ny.us 



>>> "Tenace, Laurie" <Laurie.Tenace at dep.state.fl.us> 06/04/07 11:54 AM
>>>
http://www.rachelwaswrong.org/ 

Here's an interesting web site - it argues against the type of things
that we
are all trying to prevent, eliminate, avoid...DDT, PVC, the
Precautionary
Principle...this is how it is described:
"This website addresses the dangers associated with anti-technology
views, as
embodied in Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. Such views pervade much of
modern-day environmental literature, and have actually become part of
the
world's conventional wisdom. The materials on this site focus on
showing the
dangers to such extreme perspectives, demonstrating a serious need to
rethink
this approach."

I think it is always important to remember that other people have
different
views than ours - and to learn how they are supporting those opinions.

Enjoy!
Laurie

Laurie J. Tenace
Environmental Specialist
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 4555
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400
PH: (850) 245-8759
FAX: (850) 245-8811
Laurie.Tenace at dep.state.fl.us 

Mercury web pages:
http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/mercury/default.htm 

Unwanted Medications web pages:
http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/medications/default.htm 




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