The American Chemistry Council doesn't care about your children, only profits.

by Nick

This excellent article from the Journal Sentinel provides an important insight into why government bodies are so slow to protect us from dangerous chemicals.

The evidence builds up, the government begins to listen...and then the industry lobbyists step in.

Here is a quote from the article:

"White House notes about the meeting show how the American Chemistry Council aggressively pleaded its case that BPA should not be flagged for greater regulation.

Lobbyists for the trade group presented a group of studies - most of which the industry paid for - that downplayed the risks of the chemical. They complained that the EPA's plan to designate certain chemicals as a "chemical of concern," prompting tougher scrutiny, will hurt their profits."

Well gosh, pardon me. By all means put our kids at risk rather than hurt your profits.

I imagine those lobbyists from the American Chemistry Council go home at the end of the end of the day and hug their own kids.

But I bet they don't say, "I did good at work today. I just ensured that the country's children will be exposed to the dangers of BPA for another few years. Sorry kids. Nothing personal. It's just business."

Here is my message to those lobbyists: You can’t separate what you do at work from what you do at home. If your behavior at work is amoral, you are an amoral person. Period.

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