May 3, 2015

For Science

Another group of environmentalists are not feeling the love.
Government love.
Taxpayer funded government love, that is.
A group of environmental scientists issued a warning Friday about commonly used chemicals known as PFASs.

The chemicals, which go by the longer names of polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl, are found in everything from pizza boxes to carpet treatments, reports the New York Times.

[...]In today's warning letter, scientists warn that the replacement PFASs need far more study to make sure they're safe.

"Research is needed to find safe alternatives for all current uses of PFASs," writes Health and Human Services official Linda Birnbaum in a companion commentary piece. "The question is, should these chemicals continue to be used in consumer products in the meantime, given their persistence in the environment?"
The question really is, should we throw millions of our dollars at every Chicken Little? A group of needy environmentalists (their children need to go to college, they need not to pay for it) open wide and chirp hungrily,  We must supply the worms.

Story here.

Bring out the dying, pizza-box endangered polar bears in 3,2 ...

Never mind, they're here.

PFAS-addicted polar bears fight over the only pizza box in Manitoba!


LL said...

I think that pizza boxes have been a threat to the environment for a long time. We should burn them immediately after use.

sig94 said...

LL - To really show your commitment and love for Mother Gaia, order three pizzas and burn all three boxes. Gaia loves cardboard smoke.