Sometimes I have asked the industry relationships that produce toxic chemicals and pharmaceuticals. This relationship has a long history even before the so-called Green Revolution. With the promise of ending hunger in the world over sixty years we have been practicing an industrialized agriculture based on massive amounts of toxic chemical inputs sick land, water and living organisms .
Will the main beneficiaries? Monsanto, Dupont, Bayer, Signet, Novelties, Adventism and much more companies. The same, incidentally, now drive to sell genetically modified food biotechnology using the same excuse of hunger. Bayer, Novelties and Adventism are also among the multinational drug companies charged more for their medications. Monsanto became owner of the company Pharmacia, which Pfizer later bought.
Coming this up to the launch of a book SAM daily toxic risk. Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and other diseases that chemistry occurs in hundreds of thousands of Spanish. It is written by my good friend and fellow-sufferer in the investigation of environmental issues and Carlos de Pravda Foundation publishes Labored.
The text of Jack is the first monograph on Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome published in Castilian. De Pravda, as I do also associated MCS to fibromyalgia (FM) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CUFFS), and three with toxic chemicals. This book is well documented and rigorous style that spends Carlos. The author presents a raw, people with MCS, generally accompanied by FM and / or SAC.
Explains very well the whole process of the disease, featuring the voices of top professionals in the subject and insists that these diseases are not organic or psychological but physical. Finally, an essential text for those who suffer or have a suspicion that your symptoms may be those of MCS or any of the other ailments related to this.
But most important is that Carlos the Pravda says, rightly, that these people are sounding the alarm about an issue of enormous consequence: we use so many chemicals in our daily lives than the planet Earth is no longer able to absorb and not people, so many of our neighbors in recent years show signs of health disorders, who warn others about what can happen. All citizens should be concerned about the existence of these so-called environmental diseases.
Turning to the relationship of the pharmaceutical chemical industry, which is what I wanted to write, it indicates that both Pravda “are not often more than one and the same thing.” He continues:
It is a fact some of the major multinationals that manufacture drugs are also major manufacturers of poisons such as pesticides, in addition to many other health problems “are the chemicals most implicated in causing MCS and its symptoms trigger,” as Campbell (Dr. Ann McCabe, the MCS (MCS) New Mexico Task Force I).
And going to cite specific examples, such as the multinational Novelties (formerly Ciba-Geigy and Santos) manufacturer of the herbicide atropine and whose lobby had “posted information in 1996 New Mexico legislative committee opposing all legislation related to MCS and stating that the symptoms of people with MCS did not have a physical origin. “
But not only Novelties, maker of conflict as other pesticides dilation organophosphate insecticide, is cited by the author of the article.
He also cites the pharmaceutical Eli Lilly and its links with Dow Delanco (now Dow Agro Sciences) manufacturer of the organophosphate pesticide chlorpyrifos. Adventism (formerly Hoechst and Rhone-Opulence) and the carbonate insecticide Seven.
Monsanto, maker of Roundup and other herbicides. Zeneca, which, as so often occurs, not only manufactures pharmaceuticals (AstraZeneca), against diseases such as breast cancer or prostate cancer, but pesticides that, in some cases, Campbell says, have been linked to the origin or exacerbation of some of ailments treated.
And the list continues with Pfizer and Abbott Laboratories, BASF, Bayer, … that combine the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and pesticides. Novelties, Ciba, Dow, Eli Lilly, BASF, Adventism, Bayer, … and other companies (Dupont, Merck, Roche, Procter & Gamble, …) would be members of the American Chemical Council, which we spoke (a chemical industry lobby ). “
It is clear that relationship and how it expresses Carlos:
It does not take much insight to realize that the possible repercussions of what we are saying can go far beyond what is reported on the MCS and extended generally to many other diseases is a growing literature associating to certain chemicals. The health effects of the situation and would be reported simply devastating.
He goes on quoting the journalist back to Campbell under which the pharmaceutical industry would be ‘spreading misinformation about MCS and limiting the amount of accurate information received by physicians and other health professionals through its financial influence in medical journals, conferences, research ‘, as well as through its influence on organizations like the American Medical Association.
Therefore, it seems particularly important to disseminate information on Multiple Chemical Sensitivity because it gives us the true extent of pollution around us, the mistake is our way of life and join because it is not catching disease that will precisely because how are you people do not support any drug toxic chemicals can “cure” for what they are not interesting for the corporations.
Clearly, this industry also is the sister of chemistry then there is a strategic business interest in concealing environmental illness. Do not forget that thanks to people with MCS can know which are the sources of chemical contamination that make us sick and what diseases related to toxic.
It is urgent to implement measures to prevent this pollution. The existence of people with chemical sensitivity highlights the paradox that those who sell toxic chemicals sicken citizenship are in many cases the same as those who sell drugs to treat diseases caused.