The Bottom Line:
If you’re poor, you die from lead and cadmium. If you’re rich, you die from mercury and thallium. Either way, you die. Therefore, your socio-economic status is irrelevant to the outcome. Go out and enjoy life. Be nice to your neighbors. Do good things. Have fun. Just remember that something “out there” is gonna kill you.
From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU]
On Behalf Of Monona Rossol
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2013 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] GHS Busters
If anyone does this, I would be thrilled. I'll certainly publicizes their findings in my small art/theater world.
Reworking the CDC's raw data on the environmental pollutants we all carry in our blood by socio-economic status was a block buster. It showed they higher levels of industrial chemicals like lead, cadmium and antimony, BPA and the phthalates used in the cheap vinyl plastic products in the poor.
But the study found the rich were loaded with mercury, arsenic, cesium, and thallium presumably from a diet high in seafood, brominated fire retardants typically used in high-end plastics, and benzophenone-3 from sunscreen creams. Ah, some small justice does exist.
Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Industrial Hygienist
President: Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.
Safety Officer: Local USA829, IATSE
181 Thompson St., #23
New York, NY 10012 212-777-0062
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