Started seeing KOCH commercials? Get mad cause they put out toxic products…
I made my own video a while back….
Last week I blogged that Phenols are a metabolite of Benzene (a known carcinogen) and TeXASS injected 93 million pounds of phenols via fracking related Class II injection wells back in 2011. And so that research led me to learning paper mills also pump Phenols and VOC’s into the air.
While I cannot find info on if the actual toliet paper itself contains phenols or benzene, I did find an article that tells of the dioxins that include chlorine, formaldehyde and PCB’s…that article then speaks of endocrine disruption…ouch.
Here is my video geared to particulates video to get people to switch to reusable cloth… ewe I know… be aware that you can actually SEE the pulp related particulates going air, ocean, and vagina borne. This is also true with tissue and the vicious circle of blowing your nose only to inhale more (KOCH related) particulates….
Phenol is derived both naturally and industrially. Phenol pollution is found in pulp and paper mills, coal mines, refineries, wood preservation, plants & various chemicals industries as well as their wastewaters (Paula and young, 1998).
Energy Justice wrote http://www.energyjustice.net/content/epa-sued-ignoring-paper-mill-co2-emissions-biomass-monitor says “The pulp and paper industry is the nation’s 3rd largest consumer of energy, after the petroleum and chemical industries, emitting 57.7 MMT CO2 eq (million metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent) in 2004.”
So while I use the Charmin/Proctor & Gamble brand, I found this article….
“The pulp and paper industry may contribute to more global and local environmental problems than any other industry in the world. Paper manufacturers reach deep into species-rich forests for virgin timber, razing trees, polluting waterways and destroying precious wildlife habitat. Pulp and paper mills that use virgin timber are major generators of hazardous air pollutants, including dioxins and other cancer-causing chemicals. And the industry is the third largest industrial emitter of global warming pollution.”
Here are some points to consider about tissue….
1) Bleach to make the tissue white exposes toxins to humans and also pollutes the environment (wastes water resources too), and the problem with using..
2) recycled tissue is that it generally contains BPA, a known endocrine disruptor.
3) NRDC says that toilet tissue accounts for 15 % of deforestation, which speeds up GHG build up.
I recently blogged exposing nonscientists that said that CO2=Life. They want us to give up on controlling what they say is our manmade portion (<4%) of CO2…I understand “THAT” amount, however, is what nature cannot handle and throws our biosphere into an unnatural imbalance.
NOAA posted… ‘The Earth has a natural CO2 cycle that moves massive amounts of CO2 into and out of the atmosphere. The oceans and land vegetation release and absorb over 200 billion metric tons of carbon into and out of the atmosphere each year. When the cycle is balanced, atmospheric levels of CO2 remain relatively stable. Human activities are now adding about 7 billion metric tons of carbon into the atmosphere every year, which is only about 3-4% of the amount exchanged naturally. But that’s enough to knock the system out of balance, surpassing nature’s ability to take our CO2 emissions out of the atmosphere. The oceans and land vegetation are absorbing about half of our emissions; the other half remains airborne for 100 years or longer. This is what is causing the rapid buildup of CO2, a buildup that dwarfs natural fluctuations.’
Here is my analogy however gross….the disturbance of the PH balance of the vagina is proof of how hell can break loose with yeast infections and if you will “humidity control issues”. Likewise the ocean’s PH becoming increasingly more acidic cannot sustain life as recently found in the voyage that was detailed in the article “The Ocean is Broken”.
Since toilet paper can be toxic to our bodies, our lungs, & the ocean’s lungs please do this……
- Retrofit your toilets for a bidet.
- Dry off with washable cloths that can be cleaned and reused in their own individual wash load.
- You will save money and cut down on buying more “stuff” that pollutes,
- AND you will reduce your lung exposure to particulates.
Suspended Particulate Matter is from .001 to less than 1 micrometer.
Dust Particulate is around .003 to less than 1 micrometer.
Respirable Suspended Particulates can be up to 10 micrometers.
Heavy Dust is from 100-1000 micrometers.
My video shows the particulates as initally suspended in the air. And since I don’t see them when they hit the floor as heavy dust, I’m pretty sure toilet paper particulate and tissue paper can warrant at least wearing a dust mask when handling it. Someone please correct me if I’m wrong, but logically this makes sense.
If I can’t stop the fracking for fossil fuels (for now), I can at least go after the businesses of the other frackers fracking up our air, water…and vaginas with their Particulate Matter because particulates DO matter.
On a related note, here is a link about feminine products having a loophole for public protections. For example tampons are registered as a medical device for which there is no mandate on ingredient disclosures.