The EPA has informed people to limit consumption of fish, due to contamination with mercury and other toxins. It is good that they keep track of this, and are informing the public. But shouldn’t the EPA also be working to get the mercury out of the fish? To create legislation that bans putting mercury in our lakes, rivers, and oceans? To prosecute and fine those who are polluting fish, one of the healthiest foods on our planet?
Cancer always has a cause, or causes. It doesn’t “just happen”. It used to be a rare disease. Now it is an epidemic. We are surrounded by things created by humans that cause cancer. We shouldn’t be surprised that cancer touches all our lives. We should be surprised that more people aren’t getting angry and doing something to stop it.
Here is a link to a conservative list of things that are known to cause cancer, and things that probably cause cancer from the American Cancer Society: http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/CancerCauses/OtherCarcinogens/GeneralInformationaboutCarcinogens/known-and-probable-human-carcinogens
On March 11, 2011, the Fukushima disaster happened. It is continuing to contaminate our planet, including our air, water, and food supply. Who is doing anything about it?
Nuclear Information and Resource Center http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5502/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=10645
Fukushima Fallout Food Safety Petition on Change.org, created by Kimberly Roberson http://www.change.org/petitions/urgent-fukushima-radioactive-fallout-food-safety-petition
Press Release of Oregon Senator Ron Wyden after visiting Fukushima in April 2012 http://www.wyden.senate.gov/news/press-releases/after-tour-of-fukushima-nuclear-power-station-wyden-says-situation-worse-than-reported
Nuclear Watch South http://www.nonukesyall.org
Report from Forbes Magazine reporter Jeff McMahon http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2012/05/29/should-we-hide-low-dose-radiation-exposures-from-the-public/