Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Major Group Says Government Diluted Fiberglass Cancer Results

fiberglass 220x137 Major Group Says Government Diluted Fiberglass Cancer ResultsAnthony Gucciardi
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Fiberglass is highly common in not only homes and schools, but it can also be found in consumer items like toothpaste and certain medications. Beyond that, it could occupy the air you breathe. And thanks to one report that asserts the safety of the substance — which a leading organization is now calling fraudulent and outright wrong — fiberglass is still being used on a major scale.

Fiberglass was nominated as a leading safety issue on the  synthetic mineral fiber list for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) back in 1994. It was even documented as “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen” by the National Institutes of Health in its 2011 “Report on Carcinogens.”

So why is it still so prominent in your daily life? One final report by the NIH dismissed all of the previous findings and concerns, saying that there was “no evidence of carcinogenicity” surrounding fiberglass.

A curious result, as the previous evidence had already suggested a link between fiberglass and cancer – a result that the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA), a major organization in the fight for toxin-free air, says is based on faulty information. The group asserts that the formula the EPA and NIH examined to determine whether or not fiberglass poses a cancer risk was seriously diluted, making fiberglass appear to be safe. The result is the OSHA listing fiberglass as ‘safe’ for workers, and allowing them heavy exposure on a daily basis.


According to the agency in their report:
In assessing the cancer risks related to the source category, EPA  used long-term concentrations affecting the most highly exposed census block for each facility. This analysis dilutes the effect of sources’ emissions by estimating the impact at the centroid of  the census block instead of at the property line or wherever the maximum exposed individual is.
The information is particularly concerning for workers who may be handling fiberglass products on a daily basis, and are unaware of the associated risks.

With the call by the NACAA to government agencies to re-examine the skewed results regarding cancer-linked fiberglass, some serious changes may soon come about that the OSHA is forced to pick up on. 

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This article first appeared at Natural Society, an excellent resource for health news and vaccine information. 
 

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2 comments:

mapi said...

Whistleblower Exposes Shocking Evidence About A Carcinogen That is Absolutely Everywhere.

The fiberglass manufacturing industry includes many of the same corporations which created the asbestos tragedy, except now these corporations are larger and operate in many countries. Despite recent bankruptcies, the fiberglass manufacturers retain much wealth, in the form of factories, brand names and distribution channels. Their long fingers reach into universities and medical centers, where their money pays for "research" on the safety of their products.

What was not known then, that is known now, is that fiberglass may be higher in toxicity levels compared to asbestos. As asbestos was phased out, fiberglass production steadily increased. More than 30,000 commercial products now contain fiberglass. Common uses most people are aware of include thermal insulation, acoustic insulation, fireproofing and various applications in automotive components. Fiberglass insulation is present in 90 percent of homes, buildings, schools and offices. What most people may not be aware of are the lesser known uses in medications, toothpaste, nicotine products and many other consumer goods.

Fiber glass --a material that nature does not make --is now measurable everywhere in the air. The air in cities, rural areas, and remote mountain tops now contains measurable concentrations of fiber glass. If the dose-response curve is a straight line (that is to say, if half as much fiber glass causes half as much cancer) and if there is no threshold dose (no dose below which the cancer hazard disappears), then exposing the Earth's 5.7 billion human inhabitants to low concentrations of fiber glass will inevitably take its toll by causing excess cancers in some portion of the population.

http://preventdisease.com/news/12/040312_Whistleblower-Exposes-Shocking-Evidence-About-A-Carcinogen-That-is-Absolutely-Everywhere.shtml

Anonymous said...

Somebody please, alert the media! Quick! This must the first and only time ever that our corporate government aids and abets, hides, condones or defends the wrongful actions of their masters.

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