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Title: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on July 02, 2020, 01:57:33 am
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www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-climate-change-health-20190116-story.html

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In a comprehensive accounting, epidemiologist Andrew Haines and global health specialist Kristie Ebi reprised roughly 20 years’ worth of research on the effects that a warming environment can be expected to have on heat-related illnesses, diseases linked to poor air quality, food production, and scourges spread by such insects as ticks and mosquitoes.

None of that takes into account the fact that the U.S. healthcare sector’s energy use is itself a major driver of global warming. One estimate blames hospitals, doctors’ offices, biomedical labs and pharmaceutical manufacturing for nearly one-tenth of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions; if the U.S. healthcare sector were a country, it would rank seventh in the world, according to that calculation.

The array of health-related ills that flows from a reliance on fossil fuels is sprawling:

Nutrition: As the climate heats up and agricultural conditions shift, yields of vegetable and legume crops will suffer. In addition, rising concentrations of carbon dioxide will adversely affect the nutritional quality of such cereal crops as rice and wheat, lowering their levels of protein and B vitamins. A 2016 estimate published in the Lancet reckons that by 2050, unchecked climate change will reduce food availability to the average person by 3.2% and will have led to the premature deaths of 529,000 adults worldwide compared with a world without global warming.

Infectious and microbial disease: Disease-spreading microbes and insects will proliferate as some of the planet’s hottest, wettest and poorest places grow hotter, wetter and poorer. Sea-level rise and coastal flooding will do more than drown people and crops: they will also accelerate the spread of cholera, malaria, diarrheal disease, dengue fever, encephalitis and Zika virus. Bodies of water will be plagued by more and deadlier algal blooms (as seen in Florida last year) and tainted more often by cryptosporidiosis, cholera and leptospirosis, sickening more people.

Chronic conditions: Unchecked air pollution and rising heat will cause and exacerbate asthma, allergies and cardiovascular disease. Worldwide, pollutants in the air are reckoned to be responsible for between 6.5 million and 10 million premature deaths annually. In the United States, it is estimated that approximately 58% of the excess deaths are attributable to the use of fossil fuel and arise particularly from traffic, power production and industry.

Heat exposure: The sheer weight of exposure to excessive heat will be deadly across the American South, Africa and East Asia. One modeling study that plumbed data from 451 locations in 23 countries showed that deaths from heat stroke are already occurring, and by the end of this century could rise by between 3% and 12% in hotter regions. Already, rising heat has led to the loss of 153 billion hours of labor in 2017, 80% of it in the agricultural sector.

And these do not take into account the injuries and deaths caused by hurricanes, mudslides, wildfires and extreme weather events — all of which are expected to increase as heat-trapping gases continue to build up in the Earth’s atmosphere.
The World Health Organization has estimated that between 2030 and 2050, roughly 250,000 deaths annually could be caused by climate change. That estimate takes into account only a fraction of expected climate-change effects, including heat exposure in elderly people, increases in diarrheal disease, malaria, dengue, coastal flooding, and childhood stunting.

And the World Bank has estimated that unless governments and societies make preparations to evolve and absorb climate shocks, global warming could force more than 100 million people into extreme poverty by 2030. That carries serious implications for health as well.
That accounting came on the same day that the Trump administration’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler, expressed his skepticism of scientists’ warnings and promised to continue to unwind Obama-era regulations aimed at addressing climate change.

If Western civilization had never existed, none of this would be happening.

WESTERN CIVILIZATION MUST DIE.

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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiation-induced_cancer

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Up to 10% of invasive cancers are related to radiation exposure, including both ionizing radiation and non-ionizing radiation.[1] Additionally, the vast majority of non-invasive cancers are non-melanoma skin cancers caused by non-ionizing ultraviolet radiation. Ultraviolet's position on the electromagnetic spectrum is on the boundary between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. Non-ionizing radio frequency radiation from mobile phones, electric power transmission, and other similar sources have been described as a possible carcinogen by the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer, but the link remains unproven.[2]
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Medical

In industrialized countries, Medical imaging contributes almost as much radiation dose to the public as natural background radiation. Collective dose to Americans from medical imaging grew by a factor of six from 1990 to 2006, mostly due to growing use of 3D scans that impart much more dose per procedure than traditional radiographs.[7] CT scans alone, which account for half the medical imaging dose to the public, are estimated to be responsible for 0.4% of current cancers in the United States, and this may increase to as high as 1.5-2% with 2007 rates of CT usage;[8] however, this estimate is disputed.[9] Other nuclear medicine techniques involve the injection of radioactive pharmaceuticals directly into the bloodstream, and radiotherapy treatments deliberately deliver lethal doses (on a cellular level) to tumors and surrounding tissues.

It has been estimated that CT scans performed in the US in 2007 alone will result in 29,000 new cancer cases in future years.[10][11] This estimate is criticized by the American College of Radiology (ACR), which maintains that the life expectancy of CT scanned patients is not that of the general population and that the model of calculating cancer is based on total-body radiation exposure and thus faulty.[11]

Occupational

In accordance with ICRP recommendations, most regulators permit nuclear energy workers to receive up to 20 times more radiation dose than is permitted for the general public.[3] Higher doses are usually permitted when responding to an emergency. The majority of workers are routinely kept well within regulatory limits, while a few essential technicians will routinely approach their maximum each year. Accidental overexposures beyond regulatory limits happen globally several times a year.[12] Astronauts on long missions are at higher risk of cancer, see cancer and spaceflight.

Some occupations are exposed to radiation without being classed as nuclear energy workers. Airline crews receive occupational exposures from cosmic radiation because of reduced atmospheric shielding at altitude. Mine workers receive occupational exposures to radon, especially in uranium mines. Anyone working in a granite building, such as the US Capitol, is likely to receive a dose from natural uranium in the granite.[13]

Accidental

Nuclear accidents can have dramatic consequences to their surroundings, but their global impact on cancer is less than that of natural and medical exposures.

The most severe nuclear accident is probably the Chernobyl disaster. In addition to conventional fatalities and acute radiation syndrome fatalities, nine children died of thyroid cancer, and it is estimated that there may be up to 4,000 excess cancer deaths among the approximately 600,000 most highly exposed people.[14][15] Of the 100 million curies (4 exabecquerels) of radioactive material, the short lived radioactive isotopes such as 131I Chernobyl released were initially the most dangerous. Due to their short half-lives of 5 and 8 days they have now decayed, leaving the more long-lived 137Cs (with a half-life of 30.07 years) and 90Sr (with a half-life of 28.78 years) as main dangers.

In March 2011, an earthquake and tsunami caused damage that led to explosions and partial meltdowns at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant in Japan. Significant release of radioactive material took place following hydrogen explosions at three reactors, as technicians tried to pump in seawater to keep the uranium fuel rods cool, and bled radioactive gas from the reactors in order to make room for the seawater.[16] Concerns about the large-scale release of radioactivity resulted in 20 km exclusion zone being set up around the power plant and people within the 20–30 km zone being advised to stay indoors. On March 24, 2011, Japanese officials announced that "radioactive iodine-131 exceeding safety limits for infants had been detected at 18 water-purification plants in Tokyo and five other prefectures".[17]
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The Transit 5BN-3 SNAP 9A accident. On April 21, 1964, the satellite containing plutonium burnt up in the atmosphere. Dr. John Gofman claimed it increased the rate of lung cancer worldwide. He said "Although it is impossible to estimate[dubious – discuss] the number of lung cancers induced by the accident, there is no question that the dispersal of so much Plutonium238 would add to the number of lung cancer diagnosed over many subsequent decades."[21][22]

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carcinogen#Common_carcinogens

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Arsenic and its compounds

Lung
Skin
Hemangiosarcoma



Smelting byproduct
Component of:
Alloys
Electrical and semiconductor devices
Medications (e.g. melarsoprol)
Herbicides
Fungicides
Animal dips
Drinking water from contaminated aquifers.

Asbestos

Lungs
Asbestosis
Gastrointestinal tract
Pleural Mesothelioma
Peritoneal Mesothelioma



Not in widespread use, but found in:

Constructions
Roofing papers
Floor tiles
Fire-resistant textiles
Friction linings (brake pads) (only outside Europe)
Replacement friction linings for automobiles still may contain asbestos

Benzene

Leukemia
Hodgkin's lymphoma



Light fuel oil
Former use as solvent and fumigant
Printing
Lithography
Paint
Rubber
Dry cleaning
Adhesives
Coatings
Detergents

Beryllium and its compounds

Lung



Missile fuel
Lightweight alloys
Aerospace applications
Nuclear reactors

Cadmium and its compounds[27]

Prostate



Yellow pigments
Phosphors
Solders
Batteries
Metal paintings and coatings

Hexavalent chromium(VI) compounds

Lung



Paints
Pigments
Preservatives

IC engine exhaust gas

Lung[28]
Bladder[28]



Exhaust gas from engines

Ethylene oxide

Leukemia



Ripening agent for fruits and nuts
Rocket propellant
Fumigant for foodstuffs and textiles
Sterilant for hospital equipment

Nickel

Nose
Lung



Nickel plating
Ferrous alloys
Ceramics
Batteries
Stainless-steel welding byproduct

Radon and its decay products

Lung



Uranium decay
Quarries and mines
Cellars and poorly ventilated places

Vinyl chloride

Hemangiosarcoma
Liver



Refrigerant
Production of polyvinyl chloride
Adhesive for plastics
Former use in pressurized containers

Shift work that involves
circadian disruption[29]


Breast


Involuntary smoking (Passive smoking)[30]

Lung



Radium-226, Radium-224,
Plutonium-238, Plutonium-239[31]
and other alpha particle
emitters with high atomic weight

Bone (they are bone seekers)
Liver



Nuclear fuel processing
Radium dial manufacturing


Others

Gasoline (contains aromatics)
Lead and its compounds
Alkylating antineoplastic agents (e.g. mechlorethamine)
Styrene
Other alkylating agents (e.g. dimethyl sulfate)
Ultraviolet radiation from the sun and UV lamps
Alcohol (causing head and neck cancers)
Other ionizing radiation (X-rays, gamma rays, etc.)


How many of these are we constantly surrounded by in everyday life whether we like it or not? How much healthier would we be if Western civilization had never existed?

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eatingourfuture.wordpress.com/eating-meat-raises-risks-of-cancer-heart-disease-early-death-shorter-life/farm-animal-b12-deficiency-supplementation-for-meat-dairy-product-consumption/

inourishgently.com/the-truth-about-b-12/

www.veganlifemag.com/debunking-myth-vegans-vitamin-b12/

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Lest we forget all the nuclear weapons testing that has occurred thanks to the west: (Most of the radioactive particles created by these tests are still on this planet, the gift that keeps on giving...)

A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945 - by Isao Hashimoto

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLCF7vPanrY

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And then there is this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvtDG6Tm1Mk

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawn

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Lawns became popular with the aristocracy in northern Europe from the Middle Ages onward. The early lawns were not always distinguishable from pasture fields. The damp climate of maritime Western Europe in the north made lawns possible to grow and manage. They were not a part of gardens in other regions and cultures of the world until contemporary influence.[6]
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Greater amounts of chemical fertilizer and pesticides are used per surface area of lawn than on an equivalent surface of cultivated farmland,[44] and the continued use of these products has been associated with environmental pollution, disturbance in the lawn ecosystem, and increased health risks to the local human and wildlife population.[45] It has also been estimated that more herbicides are applied per surface of lawn than are used by most farmers to grow crops.

Lawn maintenance commonly involves use of inorganic fertilizers and synthetic pesticides. These cause great harm. Many are carcinogens and endocrine disruptors. They may permanently linger in the environment and negatively affect the health of potentially all nearby organisms. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has estimated[when?] nearly 32,000,000 kilograms (71,000,000 lb) of active pesticide ingredients are used on suburban lawns each year in the United States.[47]

And of course:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Levitt (lawn promoter mentioned in the video)

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Levitt was born in 1907 to a Jewish family. His generation was the second since immigrating from Russia and Austria;[2] the paternal grandparents who immigrated to the United States had been a rabbi grandfather from Russia and a grandmother from Austria-Germany.[3]

When I was a child, I got upset whenever my parents weeded the lawn. Why was "grass" allowed to be on the lawn but "weeds" had to be pulled out? (And don't get me started on what happened to the ant-hills.....) I hated lawns back then already. Lawns are a good reflection of the gratuitous violence underlying Western notions of aesthetics.

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www.ecowatch.com/teflons-toxic-legacy-dupont-knew-for-decades-it-was-contaminating-wate-1882142514.html

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Teflon was first created, as many miracle chemicals were, in a laboratory accident. In 1938, Roy J. Plunkett, a DuPont chemist, was experimenting with refrigerants when he discovered a white waxy material that seemed very slippery. The material turned out to be an inert fluorocarbon—Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)—that had superior nonstick properties. In 1945, the company patented the chemical and registered it under the trademark “Teflon," touting it as “the most slippery material in existence." By 1948 DuPont was producing about 2 million pounds of Teflon a year at its Washington Works plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia.
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Starting around 1951, DuPont began using another laboratory-formed chemical known as Perfluorooctanoic (PFOA) acid, or C8 (so called because it contains eight carbon molecules), to smooth out the lumpiness of freshly manufactured Teflon. An unusually durable chemical, C8 first entered the world in 1947 and due to its nonstick and stain-resistant properties its use as a “surfactant" spread with extraordinary speed. The white, powdery compound, often said to look like Tide laundry detergent, would ultimately be used in hundreds of products including fast food wrappers, waterproof clothing, electrical cables, and pizza boxes.
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The trouble was that the compound—which has since been linked to a variety of health risks including cancer, liver disease, developmental problems and thyroid disease—escapes into the air easily.
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Because it's an extremely stable chemical, C8 does not biodegrade. Instead, it bioaccumulates, building up in people's blood over time if they continue to drink water or breathe air laced with the substance. Due to its ubiquitous use, the chemical can now be found in trace amounts in the bloodstream of more than 98 percent of Americans, and even in umbilical cord blood and breast milk, according to the Centers for Disease Control. It's also been found in the blood of seals, eagles, and dolphins around the world, including in animals living in a remote wildlife refuge in the middle of the North Pacific. The chemical is expected to stay in the environment for thousands of years.

theintercept.com/2018/07/07/dupont-carneys-point-chambers-works-chemours/

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During its 123 years on the site, DuPont released some 107 million pounds of hazardous waste into the soil, air, and water, according to an environmental analysis completed in 2016.
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Though DuPont and Chemours have removed some of the contamination in recent decades, the analysis concluded that, at the current rate, it would take another 1,600 years to fully clean up Chambers Works. Even if every possible effort were made, completely ridding the site of the pollution left by DuPont and Chemours would take a minimum of 300 years, according to Andrilenas, who described that as “the rosy picture.”
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The first cancers in the New Jersey dye workers started appearing in 1932. The company continued making one of the carcinogenic components until 1955, though it had been aware of excess bladder cancers in its workers for decades, according to the occupational health scholar David Michaels.

In the early 1920s, DuPont began making leaded gasoline at its plant by the Delaware River. The manufacturing process not only distributed lead throughout the soil — where much of it remains today — but also poisoned many of its workers. The five-story brick building on the site became known as the House of Butterflies, named for the DuPont workers who seemed to be plucking nonexistent insects out of the air, but were actually hallucinating due to the effects of inhaling the neurotoxin.
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During the 1940s, Chambers Works was also a Manhattan Project site, which left a legacy of both radiation and fluorine on the site of DuPont’s operations. There are many more contaminants left in the ground at Chambers Works. Testing showed 75 chemicals above New Jersey’s standards in ground water at the boundary of the site. The carcinogen benzene, for instance, was measured at 28,000 times the allowable level. In 1999, the state granted DuPont a 999-year exemption from the usual limits on these chemicals. Many more contaminants exceed safety levels within the site, according to Andrilenas.

If Western civilization had never existed, none of this would have happened.

Seriously, before post-Renaissance Western chemistry came along, non-biodegradable waste did not exist at all. (But, according to rightists, Western civilization is superior.....)
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on July 02, 2020, 02:31:26 am
OLD CONTENT contd.

And then there are motor vehicles, another of Western civilization's 'gifts' to the world. I'm not even talking about the energy waste and pollution here, I am purely talking about traffic deaths:

www.prb.org/roadtrafficaccidentsincreasedramaticallyworldwide/

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Road traffic accidents—the leading cause of death by injury and the tenth-leading cause of all deaths globally—now make up a surprisingly significant portion of the worldwide burden of ill-health. An estimated 1.2 million people are killed in road crashes each year, and as many as 50 million are injured, occupying 30 percent to 70 percent of orthopedic beds in developing countries hospitals.1 And if present trends continue, road traffic injuries are predicted to be the third-leading contributor to the global burden of disease and injury by 2020.2

As with so many other aspects of Western civilization, not personally participating in it does not keep one safe from its harmful effects, on the contrary puts one in even greater danger:

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In general, pedestrians, cyclists, and moped and motorcycle riders are the most vulnerable road users as well as the heaviest users of roads in poor countries. Most people who use public transportation, bicycles, or mopeds and motorcycles or who habitually walk are poor, illuminating the higher risk borne by those from less privilege.8
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People in cars are between 8 and 20 times less likely to be killed in a road accident than walkers, bicyclists, or motorized two-wheeler users.13

To say nothing of: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roadkill

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One of the earliest observers of roadkill was the naturalist Joseph Grinnell, who noted in 1920: "This [roadkill] is a relatively new source of fatality; and if one were to estimate the entire mileage of such roads in the state [California], the mortality must mount into the hundreds and perhaps thousands every 24 hours." [1]
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Very large numbers of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates are killed on the world's roads every day.[9] The number of animals killed in the United States has been estimated at a million per day.[10][11]
About 350,000 to 27 million birds are estimated to be killed on European roads each year.[12]
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Merritt Clifton (editor of Animal People Newspaper) estimated that the following animals are being killed by motor vehicles in the United States annually: 41 million squirrels, 26 million cats, 22 million rats, 19 million opossums, 15 million raccoons, 6 million dogs, and 350,000 deer.[15]
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In 2011, Dutch biologist Arnold van Vliet coordinated a similar study of insect deaths on car license plates. He found two insects killed on the license-plate area for every 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) driven. This implies about 1.6 trillion insect deaths by cars per year in the Netherlands, and about 32.5 trillion deaths in the United States if the figures are extrapolated there.[19]

If Western civilization had never existed, all of this could have been avoided.....

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Next we turn to water fluoridation:

iaomt.org/top-ten-reasons-oppose-water-fluoridation/

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If Western civilization had never existed, this would not be happening.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluorine#History

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In 1529, Georgius Agricola described fluorite as an additive used to lower the melting point of metals during smelting.[68][69][note 5] He penned the Latin word fluorés (fluor, flow) for fluorite rocks. The name later evolved into fluorspar (still commonly used) and then fluorite.[61][73][74] The composition of fluorite was later determined to be calcium difluoride.[75]

Hydrofluoric acid was used in glass etching from 1720 onwards.[note 6] Andreas Sigismund Marggraf first characterized it in 1764 when he heated fluorite with sulfuric acid, and the resulting solution corroded its glass container.[77][78] Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele repeated the experiment in 1771, and named the acidic product fluss-spats-syran (fluorspar acid).[78][79] In 1810, the French physicist André-Marie Ampère suggested that hydrogen and an element analogous to chlorine constituted hydrofluoric acid.[80] Sir Humphry Davy proposed that this then-unknown substance be named fluorine from fluoric acid and the -ine suffix of other halogens. This word, with modifications, is used in most European languages; Greek, Russian, and some others (following Ampère's suggestion) use the name ftor or derivatives, from the Greek φθόριος (phthorios, destructive).[81][82] The New Latin name fluorum gave the element its current symbol F; Fl was used in early papers.[83][note 7]
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Initial studies on fluorine were so dangerous that several 19th-century experimenters were deemed "fluorine martyrs" after misfortunes with hydrofluoric acid.[note 8] Isolation of elemental fluorine was hindered by the extreme corrosiveness of both elemental fluorine itself and hydrogen fluoride, as well as the lack of a simple and suitable electrolyte.[75][84] Edmond Frémy postulated that electrolysis of pure hydrogen fluoride to generate fluorine was feasible and devised a method to produce anhydrous samples from acidified potassium bifluoride; instead, he discovered that the resulting (dry) hydrogen fluoride did not conduct electricity.[75][84][85] Frémy's former student Henri Moissan persevered, and after much trial and error found that a mixture of potassium bifluoride and dry hydrogen fluoride was a conductor, enabling electrolysis. To prevent rapid corrosion of the platinum in his electrochemical cells, he cooled the reaction to extremely low temperatures in a special bath and forged cells from a more resistant mixture of platinum and iridium, and used fluorite stoppers.[84][86] In 1886, after 74 years of effort by many chemists, Moissan isolated elemental fluorine.[85][87]

In 1906, two months before his death, Moissan received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry,[88] with the following citation:[84]

n recognition of the great services rendered by him in his investigation and isolation of the element fluorine ... The whole world has admired the great experimental skill with which you have studied that savage beast among the elements.[note 9]

For most of history no one cared about fluorine. Then post-Renaissance Westerners came along and ruined everything. Fluoridated water is just the symptom. The disease is Western civilization.

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We did fine for thousands of years without fluoride:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teeth_cleaning_twig

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Chew sticks are twigs or roots of certain plants that are chewed until one end is frayed. This end can be used to brush against the teeth,[1] while the other end can be used as a toothpick.[2] Most commonly plants are used that have a high content of tannins (astringent and antibacterial) or other compounds that benefit the health of gums and teeth.[3] The earliest chew sticks have been dated to Babylonia in 3500 BC[2] and an Egyptian tomb from 3000 BC;[1] they are mentioned in Chinese records dating from 1600 BC[2] and in the Tipitaka,[4] the Buddhist Canon, purported to be giving account of events which took place in the north-western India around the 5th century BC.

In Africa, chew sticks are made from the tree Salvadora persica, also known as the "toothbrush tree".

In Islam, this tree is traditionally used to create a chew stick called miswak, as frequently advocated for in the hadith (written traditions relating to the life of Muhammad).[5]

Traditional Sikhs still use datun today as it is written in their scriptures:
ਦਾਤਨ ਕਰੇ ਨਿਤ ਨੀਤ ਨਾ ਦੁਖ ਪਾਵੈ ਲਾਲ ਜੀ ॥ (੨੩)

("Dear/beloved, natural twig brush everyday and pains you shall never get. (23)")
— Guru Gobind Singh, Tankhah Naama,[6] as written down by Bhai Nand Lal

and then post-Renaissance Western civilization suddenly got the whole (colonized) world believing that fluoride is a must for dental care......

By the way, I hope no one here is still using toothpaste.

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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leblanc_process

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The Leblanc process plants were quite damaging to the local environment. The process of generating salt cake from salt and sulfuric acid released hydrochloric acid gas, and because this acid was industrially useless in the early 19th century, it was simply vented into the atmosphere. Also, an insoluble, smelly solid waste was produced. For every 8 tons of soda ash, the process produced 5.5 tons of hydrogen chloride and 7 tons of calcium sulfide waste. This solid waste (known as galligu) had no economic value, and was piled in heaps and spread on fields near the soda works, where it weathered to release hydrogen sulfide, the toxic gas responsible for the odor of rotten eggs.

Because of their noxious emissions, Leblanc soda works became targets of lawsuits and legislation. An 1839 suit against soda works alleged, "the gas from these manufactories is of such a deleterious nature as to blight everything within its influence, and is alike baneful to health and property. The herbage of the fields in their vicinity is scorched, the gardens neither yield fruit nor vegetables; many flourishing trees have lately become rotten naked sticks. Cattle and poultry droop and pine away. It tarnishes the furniture in our houses, and when we are exposed to it, which is of frequent occurrence, we are afflicted with coughs and pains in the head ... all of which we attribute to the Alkali works."

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solvay_process

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The principal byproduct of the Solvay process is calcium chloride (CaCl2) in aqueous solution. The process has other waste and byproducts as well.[10] Not all of the limestone that is calcined is converted to quicklime and carbon dioxide (in reaction II); the residual calcium carbonate and other components of the limestone become wastes. In addition, the salt brine used by the process is usually purified to remove magnesium and calcium ions, typically to form carbonates; otherwise, these impurities would lead to scale in the various reaction vessels and towers. These carbonates are additional waste products.

In inland plants, such as that in Solvay, New York, the byproducts have been deposited in "waste beds"; the weight of material deposited in these waste beds exceeded that of the soda ash produced by about 50%. These waste beds have led to water pollution, principally by calcium and chloride. The waste beds in Solvay, New York substantially increased the salinity in nearby Onondaga Lake, which used to be among the most polluted lakes in the U.S.[12] and is a superfund pollution site.

This is how **** up chemical engineering (which is based on Western chemistry) is. In comparison, salt can be obtained simply by evaporating seawater in sunlight (as we have been doing for thousands of years), which creates zero waste!

Evaporation ponds are even visually beautiful:

english.sina.com/china/p/2010/0628/326798.html

www.kuriositas.com/2014/10/the-ancient-salt-ponds-of-maras-peru.html

www.123rf.com/photo_49261894_belo-madagascar-november-24-2015-people-works-in-salt-evaporation-ponds-near-belo-sur-mer-to-extract.html

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"(Western?) dentistry"

Yes, orthodontics (a form of cosmetic deception) is Western:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dental_braces

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Around 400-300 BC, Hippocrates and Aristotle contemplated ways to straighten teeth

The man himself!

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Orthodontics truly began developing in the 18th and 19th centuries. In 1728, French dentist Pierre Fauchard, who is often credited with inventing modern orthodontics, published a book entitled "The Surgeon Dentist" on methods of straightening teeth. Fauchard, in his practice, used a device called a "Bandeau", a horseshoe-shaped piece of iron that helped expand the palate.

See also:

trueleft.boards.net/thread/93/teeth

Basically, Westerners want to make teeth look like how they did in pre-Neolithic times.

"what does everyone think about vaccines?"

The main ethical problem I focus on (as a victim myself) is violent vaccination (mainly of children). We must fight for children being allowed to choose for themselves regarding vaccination, as opposed to parents being allowed to make the choice for them. The same principle should apply to all medical treatment (including orthodontics!), not just vaccination.

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"isn't there an argument to be made that the vaccines a necessary evil insofar as they can save the lives of babies?"

Necessary according to whom? Not according to the babies themselves.

And then there is the issue of whether the vaccinators can be trusted. Do we really know what they are injecting, and whether it helps or harms? If they inject something and then the baby survives, do you really know whether it was because of the injection? Or, if they inject something and then the baby dies, do you really know whether it was despite the injection? It is as possible that the surviving baby survived despite the injection, and the dying baby died because of the injection! The argument you raise above presumes vaccines to invariably be genuine and beneficial out of blind trust in Western medicine, in contrast to default scepticism towards non-Western medical treatments. If a non-Western medic suddenly showed up and told you to swallow a strange pill that you know nothing about when you are not even feeling sick, you probably would not swallow it, and neither would I. This is common sense. The problem is that an irrational exception to this common sense is subconsciously made whenever the medic is Western.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on July 02, 2020, 02:42:50 am
OLD CONTENT contd.

Next, powered aircraft:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_impact_of_aviation

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The environmental impact of aviation occurs because aircraft engines emit heat, noise, particulates and gases which contribute to climate change[1][2] and global dimming.[3] Airplanes emit particles and gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2), water vapor, hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, lead, and black carbon which interact among themselves and with the atmosphere.[4]
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Comprehensive research shows that despite anticipated efficiency innovations to airframes, engines, aerodynamics and flight operations, there is no end in sight, even many decades out, to rapid growth in CO2 emissions from air travel and air freight,[6][7] due to projected continual growth in air travel.[8][9]
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Airports can generate significant water pollution due to their extensive use and handling of jet fuel, lubricants and other chemicals.
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In cold climates, the use of deicing fluids can also cause water pollution, as most of the fluids applied to aircraft subsequently fall to the ground and can be carried via stormwater runoff to nearby streams, rivers or coastal waters.[118]:101 Airlines use deicing fluids based on ethylene glycol or propylene glycol as the active ingredient.[118]:4

Ethylene glycol and propylene glycol are known to exert high levels of biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) during degradation in surface waters. This process can adversely affect aquatic life by consuming oxygen needed by aquatic organisms for survival. Large quantities of dissolved oxygen (DO) in the water column are consumed when microbial populations decompose propylene glycol.[119]:2–23
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Ultrafine particles (UFPs) are emitted by aircraft engines during near-surface level operations including taxi, takeoff, climb, descent, and landing, as well as idling at gates and on taxiways. Other sources of UFPs include ground support equipment operating around the terminal areas. In 2014, an air quality study found the area impacted by ultrafine particles from the takeoffs and landings downwind of Los Angeles International Airport to be of much greater magnitude than previously thought.[120] Typical UFP emissions during takeoff are on the order of 1015–1017 particles emitted per kilogram of fuel burned. Non-volatile soot particle emissions are 1014–1016 particles per kilogram fuel on a number basis and 0.1–1 gram per kilogram fuel on a mass basis, depending on the engine and fuel characteristics.[121][122][123][124][125]
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Some 167,000 piston engine aircraft—about three-quarters of private planes in the United States—release lead (Pb) into the air due to leaded aviation fuel.[126] From 1970 to 2007, general aviation aircraft emitted about 34,000 tons of lead into the atmosphere according to the Environmental Protection Agency.[127] Lead is recognized as a serious environmental threat by the Federal Aviation Administration if inhaled or ingested leading to adverse effects on the nervous system, red blood cells and cardiovascular and immune systems with infants and young children especially sensitive to even low levels of lead, which may contribute to behavioral and learning problems, lower IQ[128] and autism.[129]
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Flying 12 kilometres (39,000 ft) high, passengers and crews of jet airliners are exposed to at least 10 times the cosmic ray dose that people at sea level receive. Every few years, a geomagnetic storm permits a solar particle event to penetrate down to jetliner altitudes. Aircraft flying polar routes near the geomagnetic poles are at particular risk.[130][131][132][133]

Plus:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bird_strike

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Bird strikes are a significant threat to flight safety, and have caused a number of accidents with human casualties.[3] There are over 13,000 bird strikes annually in the US alone.[4] However, the number of major accidents involving civil aircraft is quite low and it has been estimated that there is only about 1 accident resulting in human death in one billion (109) flying hours.[5] The majority of bird strikes (65%) cause little damage to the aircraft;[6] however the collision is usually fatal to the bird(s) involved.

Most accidents occur when a bird (or birds) collides with the windscreen or is sucked into the engines of mechanical aircraft.
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The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) reported 65,139 bird strikes for 2011–14, and the Federal Aviation Authority counted 177,269 wildlife strike reports on civil aircraft between 1990 and 2015, growing 38% in 7 years from 2009 to 2015. Birds accounted for 97%.[8]
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Most bird strikes involve large birds with big populations, particularly geese and gulls in the United States. In parts of the US, Canada geese and migratory snow geese populations have risen significantly[17] while feral Canada geese and greylag geese have increased in parts of Europe, increasing the risk of these large birds to aircraft.[18] In other parts of the world, large birds of prey such as Gyps vultures and Milvus kites are often involved.[5] In the US, reported strikes are mainly from waterfowl (30%), gulls (22%), raptors (20%), and pigeons and doves (7%).[17] The Smithsonian Institution's Feather Identification Laboratory has identified turkey vultures as the most damaging birds, followed by Canada geese and white pelicans,[19] all of which are very large birds. In terms of frequency, the laboratory most commonly finds mourning doves and horned larks involved in the strike.[19]
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Large land animals, such as deer, can also be a problem to aircraft during takeoff and landing. Between 1990 and 2013, civil aircraft experienced more than 1,000 collisions with deer and 440 with coyotes.[17]

An animal hazard reported from London Stansted Airport in England is rabbits: they get run over by ground vehicles and planes, and they pass large amounts of droppings, which attract mice, which attract owls, which become another birdstrike hazard.[21]

Pictures (warning: graphic images of Western civilization):

www.birdcontrol.it/birdstrikegallery-e.html

But not to worry! In order to reduce the incidence of birdstrikes, Western civilization deliberately kills even larger numbers of birds ahead of time!

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/new-york-birds-killed-70000-planes-flight-path-hudson-miracle-sully-sullenberger-landing-a7528076.html

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Birds took the blame for bringing down the jetliner that "Sully" Sullenberger landed on the Hudson River eight years ago this weekend. They have been paying for it with their lives ever since.

An Associated Press analysis of bird-killing programmes at the New York City area's three major airports found that nearly 70,000 gulls, starling, geese and other birds have been slaughtered, mostly by shooting and trapping, since the 2009 accident, and it is not clear if those killings have made the skies safer.

Federal data shows that in the years after bird-killing programmes that LaGuardia and Newark airports ramped up in response to the gutsy landing, the number of recorded bird strikes involving those airports actually went up.

How about we just kill Western civilization instead?

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While on the subject of birds as victims, let's not forget:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Towerkill

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Towerkill is a phenomenon in which birds are killed by collisions with antenna towers. In the United States, the US Fish and Wildlife Service estimates that between 5 and 50 million birds are killed each year by tower kill.
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In at least one instance, several thousand birds were killed at a single tower in one night. Additionally, the unnatural lights on communication towers disrupt bird migration patterns in ways that are still not fully understood. At least 231 species have been affected, with neotropical migrants making up a large proportion of all species killed.
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There are two mechanisms of bird death due to communications towers. The first is the "blind kill" where birds flying in poor visibility do not see the guy-wires in time to avoid them. This is more of a threat for faster flying birds such as waterfowl or shorebirds. Slower and more agile birds, such as songbirds, are not as likely to succumb to blind collision.

Communications towers that are lighted at night for aviation safety may help reduce bird collisions caused by poor visibility, but they bring about a second, even more deadly mechanism for mortality.[1] When there is a low cloud ceiling, hazy or foggy conditions, lights on a tower reflect off water or other particles in the air creating an illuminated area around the tower. Migrating birds lose their stellar cues for nocturnal migration in such conditions. In addition, they often lose any broad orienting perspective they might have had on the landscape. When passing the lighted area, it may be that the increased visibility around the tower becomes the strongest cue the birds have for navigation, and thus they tend to remain in the lighted space near the tower, afraid to leave. Mortality occurs when they run into the structure and its guy wires, or even other migrating birds as more and more passing birds aggregate in the relatively small, lighted space.

as well as:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bird%E2%80%93skyscraper_collisions

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According to FLAP, between one and nine million birds die each year in the city from hitting skyscrapers due to mistaking reflective windows for open sky, or being drawn to lights at night.[1]

According to a 2014 article in the ornithological journal Condor, an estimated 365 million to 988 million birds die each year by colliding into buildings in the United States.[2]

You don't see birds being killed by stationary structures built according to the methods of any other civilization. This should tell you that there is something uniquely wrong with post-Renaissance Western civilization.

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www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/03/11/air-pollution-inequality-minorities-breathe-air-polluted-whites/3130783002/

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Blacks and Hispanics disproportionately breathe air that's been polluted by non-Hispanic whites, according to a study. This new research quantifies for the first time the racial gap between who causes air pollution – and who breathes it.

"Pollution is disproportionately caused by whites, but disproportionately inhaled by black and Hispanic minorities," the study said.

Poor air quality remains the largest environmental health risk in the United States, the study warns. In fact, with 100,000 deaths per year, more Americans die from air pollution than car crashes and murders combined.

“Even though minorities are contributing less to the overall problem of air pollution, they are affected by it more,” said study co-author Jason Hill, an engineering professor at the University of Minnesota, who is white. “Is it fair (that) I create more pollution and somebody else is disproportionately affected by it?”
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The study found that black and Hispanic Americans bear a "pollution burden:" Blacks are exposed to about 56 percent more pollution than is caused by their consumption. For Hispanics, it is slightly higher – 63 percent.

However, non-Hispanic whites experience a "pollution advantage," meaning they breathe about 17 percent less air pollution than whites cause.
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the scientists found that whites spend more money on pollution-intensive goods and services than do blacks and Hispanics, which means they generate more pollution than the other groups do.
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Other experts agreed with the research: “These findings confirm what most grassroots environmental justice leaders have known for decades, ‘whites are dumping their pollution on poor people and people of color,’”


Basically a scaled-up version of passive smoking (which children are the main victims of despite adults being mostly the active smokers):

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1748121/

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Philip Morris toxicological experiments with fresh sidestream smoke: more toxic than mainstream smoke

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sacramento.cbslocal.com/2019/03/12/school-cell-tower-causing-cancer/

sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/03/13/experts-wireless-headphones-airpods-could-pose-cancer-risk/
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on July 02, 2020, 02:43:19 am
OLD CONTENT contd.

We covered land and air travel, but let's not forget motorboats:

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The environmental impact of shipping includes air pollution, water pollution, acoustic, and oil pollution.[1] Ships are responsible for more than 18 percent of some air pollutants.[2]

It also includes greenhouse gas emissions. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) estimates that carbon dioxide emissions from shipping were equal to 2.2% of the global human-made emissions in 2012[3] and expects them to rise 50 to 250 percent by 2050 if no action is taken.[4]
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Ballast water discharges by ships can have a negative impact on the marine environment.[1]

Cruise ships, large tankers, and bulk cargo carriers use a huge amount of ballast water, which is often taken on in the coastal waters in one region after ships discharge wastewater or unload cargo, and discharged at the next port of call, wherever more cargo is loaded. Ballast water discharge typically contains a variety of biological materials, including plants, animals, viruses, and bacteria. These materials often include non-native, nuisance, invasive, exotic species that can cause extensive ecological and economic damage to aquatic ecosystems along with serious human health problems.
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Noise pollution caused by shipping and other human enterprises has increased in recent history.[10] The noise produced by ships can travel long distances, and marine species who may rely on sound for their orientation, communication, and feeding, can be harmed by this sound pollution.[11][12]

The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species has identified ocean noise as a potential threat to marine life.[13] The disruption of whales' ability to communicate with one another is an extreme threat and is affecting their ability to survive. According to Discovery Channel's article on Sonic Sea Journeys Deep Into the Ocean,[14] over the last century, extremely loud noise from commercial ships, oil and gas exploration, naval sonar exercises and other sources has transformed the ocean's delicate acoustic habitat, challenging the ability of whales and other marine life to prosper and ultimately to survive. Whales are starting to react to this in ways that are life-threatening. Kenneth C. Balcomb, a whale researcher and a former U.S Navy officer,[15] states that the day March 15, 2000, is the day of infamy. As Discovery says,[16] where him and his crew discovered whales swimming dangerously close to the shore. They're supposed to be in deep water. So I pushed it back out to sea, says Balcomb.[17] Although sonar helps to protect us, it is destroying marine life. According to IFAW Animal Rescue Program Director Katie Moore,[18] "There's different ways that sounds can affect animals. There's that underlying ambient noise level that's rising, and rising, and rising that interferes with communication and their movement patterns. And then there's the more acute kind of traumatic impact of sound, that's causing physical damage or a really strong behavioral response. It's fight or flight".
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Marine mammals, such as whales and manatees, risk being struck by ships, causing injury and death.[1] For example, a collision with a ship traveling at only 15 knots has a 79% chance of being lethal to a whale.[19]

One notable example of the impact of ship collisions is the endangered North Atlantic right whale, of which 400 or less remain.[20] The greatest danger to the North Atlantic right whale is injury sustained from ship strikes.[19] Between 1970 and 1999, 35.5% of recorded deaths were attributed to collisions.[21] From 1999 to 2003, incidents of mortality and serious injury attributed to ship strikes averaged one per year. From 2004 to 2006, that number increased to 2.6.[22] Deaths from collisions has become an extinction threat.[23] The United States' National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) introduced vessel speed restrictions to reduce ship collisions with North Atlantic right whales in 2008, which expired in 2013.[24] However, in 2017 an unprecedented mortality event occurred, resulting in the deaths of 17 North Atlantic right whales caused primarily from ship-strikes and entanglement in fishing gear.[20]
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Exhaust gases from ships are considered to be a significant source of air pollution, both for conventional pollutants and greenhouse gases.[1]

There is a perception that cargo transport by ship is low in air pollutants, because for equal weight and distance it is the most efficient transport method, according to shipping researcher Alice Bows-Larkin.[25] This is particularly true in comparison to air freight; however, because sea shipment accounts for far more annual tonnage and the distances are often large, shipping's emissions are globally substantial.[26][25] A difficulty is that the year-on-year increasing amount shipping overwhelms gains in efficiency, such as from slow-steaming or the use of kites. The growth in tonne-kilometers of sea shipment has averaged 4 percent yearly since the 1990s.[27] And it has grown by a factor of 5 since the 1970s.[25] There are now over 100,000 transport ships at sea, of which about 6,000 are large container ships.[25]
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Air pollution from cruise ships is generated by diesel engines that burn high sulfur content fuel oil, also known as bunker oil, producing sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and particulate, in addition to carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and hydrocarbons.[1] Diesel exhaust has been classified by EPA as a likely human carcinogen. EPA recognizes that these emissions from marine diesel engines contribute to ozone and carbon monoxide nonattainment (i.e., failure to meet air quality standards), as well as adverse health effects associated with ambient concentrations of particulate matter and visibility, haze, acid deposition, and eutrophication and nitrification of water.[28]
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Of total global air emissions, shipping accounts for 18 to 30 percent of the nitrogen oxide and 9 percent of the sulphur oxides.[2][30] Sulfur in the air creates acid rain which damages crops and buildings. When inhaled, sulfur is known to cause respiratory problems and even increases the risk of a heart attack.[31]
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Most commonly associated with ship pollution are oil spills.[1] While less frequent than the pollution that occurs from daily operations, oil spills have devastating effects. While being toxic to marine life, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), the components in crude oil, are very difficult to clean up, and last for years in the sediment and marine environment.[36] Marine species constantly exposed to PAHs can exhibit developmental problems, susceptibility to disease, and abnormal reproductive cycles. One of the more widely known spills was the Exxon Valdez incident in Alaska. The ship ran aground and dumped a massive amount of oil into the ocean in March 1989. Despite efforts of scientists, managers and volunteers, over 400,000 seabirds, about 1,000 sea otters, and immense numbers of fish were killed.[36]
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The cruise line industry dumps 255,000 US gallons (970 m3) of greywater and 30,000 US gallons (110 m3) of blackwater into the sea every day.[1] Blackwater is sewage, wastewater from toilets and medical facilities, which can contain harmful bacteria, pathogens, viruses, intestinal parasites, and harmful nutrients. Discharges of untreated or inadequately treated sewage can cause bacterial and viral contamination of fisheries and shellfish beds, producing risks to public health. Nutrients in sewage, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, promote excessive algal blooms, which consumes oxygen in the water and can lead to fish kills and destruction of other aquatic life. A large cruise ship (3,000 passengers and crew) generates an estimated 55,000 to 110,000 liters per day of blackwater waste.[42]
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Greywater is wastewater from the sinks, showers, galleys, laundry, and cleaning activities aboard a ship. It can contain a variety of pollutant substances, including fecal coliforms, detergents, oil and grease, metals, organic compounds, petroleum hydrocarbons, nutrients, food waste, medical and dental waste. Sampling done by the EPA and the state of Alaska found that untreated greywater from cruise ships can contain pollutants at variable strengths and that it can contain levels of fecal coliform bacteria several times greater than is typically found in untreated domestic wastewater.[43] Greywater has potential to cause adverse environmental effects because of concentrations of nutrients and other oxygen-demanding materials, in particular. Greywater is typically the largest source of liquid waste generated by cruise ships (90 to 95 percent of the total). Estimates of greywater range from 110 to 320 liters per day per person, or 330,000 to 960,000 liters per day for a 3,000-person cruise ship.[44]
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Solid waste generated on a ship includes glass, paper, cardboard, aluminium and steel cans, and plastics.[1] It can be either non-hazardous or hazardous in nature. Solid waste that enters the ocean may become marine debris, and can then pose a threat to marine organisms, humans, coastal communities, and industries that utilize marine waters. Cruise ships typically manage solid waste by a combination of source reduction, waste minimization, and recycling. However, as much as 75 percent of solid waste is incinerated on board, and the ash typically is discharged at sea, although some is landed ashore for disposal or recycling. Marine mammals, fish, sea turtles, and birds can be injured or killed from entanglement with plastics and other solid waste that may be released or disposed off of cruise ships. On average, each cruise ship passenger generates at least two pounds of non-hazardous solid waste per day.[45] With large cruise ships carrying several thousand passengers, the amount of waste generated in a day can be massive. For a large cruise ship, about 8 tons of solid waste are generated during a one-week cruise.[46] It has been estimated that 24 percent of the solid waste generated by vessels worldwide (by weight) comes from cruise ships.[47]
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On a ship, oil often leaks from engine and machinery spaces or from engine maintenance activities and mixes with water in the bilge, the lowest part of the hull of the ship. Though bilge water is filtered and cleaned before being discharged,[1] oil in even minute concentrations can kill fish or have various sub-lethal chronic effects. Bilge water also may contain solid wastes and pollutants containing high levels of oxygen-demanding material, oil and other chemicals. A typically large cruise ship will generate an average of 8 metric tons of oily bilge water for each 24 hours of operation.[49]

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More people starting to get it:

www.timeslive.co.za/politics/2019-03-23-whites-created-cyclone-idai-and-must-therefore-pay-says-blf/

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BLF president Andile Mngxitama charged in a statement that the cyclone, which hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, was “not a natural disaster but a direct consequence of the white, Western system of ecological assault for profits”.
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“The multitudes that died as a result of the cyclone are not victims of a natural disaster. This is mass murder which could be prevented if the West abandoned its ways,” Mngxitama stated.

Background:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclone_Idai

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Fracking:

www.commondreams.org/news/2019/06/19/we-need-ban-fracking-new-analysis-1500-scientific-studies-details-threat-health-and

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69 percent of original research studies on water quality found potential for, or actual evidence of, fracking-associated water contamination;
87 percent of original research studies on air quality found significant air pollutant emissions; and
84 percent of original research studies on human health risks found signs of harm or indication of potential harm.

"There is no evidence that fracking can operate without threatening public health directly and without imperiling climate stability upon which public health depends," the Compendium states.

Further information:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_impact_of_hydraulic_fracturing

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Potential risks are "methane emissions from the wells, diesel fumes and other hazardous pollutants, ozone precursors or odours from hydraulic fracturing equipment, such as compressors, pumps, and valves". Also gases and hydraulic fracturing fluids dissolved in flowback water pose air emissions risks.[11] One study measured various air pollutants weekly for a year surrounding the development of a newly fractured gas well and detected nonmethane hydrocarbons, methylene chloride (a toxic solvent), and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. These pollutants have been shown to affect fetal outcomes.[17]

The relationship between hydraulic fracturing and air quality can influence acute and chronic respiratory illnesses, including exacerbation of asthma (induced by airborne particulates, ozone and exhaust from equipment used for drilling and transport) and COPD. For example, communities overlying the Marcellus shale have higher frequencies of asthma. Children, active young adults who spend time outdoors, and the elderly are particularly vulnerable. OSHA has also raised concerns about the long-term respiratory effects of occupational exposure to airborne silica at hydraulic fracturing sites. Silicosis can be associated with systemic autoimmune processes.[18]
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Also transportation of necessary water volume for hydraulic fracturing, if done by trucks, can cause emissions.[20] Piped water supplies can reduce the number of truck movements necessary.[21]
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Air pollution is of particular concern to workers at hydraulic fracturing well sites as the chemical emissions from storage tanks and open flowback pits combine with the geographically compounded air concentrations from surrounding wells.[18] Thirty seven percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations are volatile and can become airborne.[18]

Researchers Chen and Carter from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville used atmospheric dispersion models (AERMOD) to estimate the potential exposure concentration of emissions for calculated radial distances of 5 m to 180m from emission sources.[23] The team examined emissions from 60,644 hydraulic fracturing wells and found “results showed the percentage of wells and their potential acute non-cancer, chronic non-cancer, acute cancer, and chronic cancer risks for exposure to workers were 12.41%, 0.11%, 7.53%, and 5.80%, respectively. Acute and chronic cancer risks were dominated by emissions from the chemical storage tanks within a 20 m radius.[23]
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Massive hydraulic fracturing typical of shale wells uses between 1.2 and 3.5 million US gallons (4,500 and 13,200 m3) of water per well, with large projects using up to 5 million US gallons (19,000 m3). Additional water is used when wells are refractured.[34][35] An average well requires 3 to 8 million US gallons (11,000 to 30,000 m3) of water over its lifetime.[35][36][37][38] According to the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, greater volumes of fracturing fluids are required in Europe, where the shale depths average 1.5 times greater than in the U.S.[39]
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Concern has been raised over the increasing quantities of water for hydraulic fracturing in areas that experience water stress. Use of water for hydraulic fracturing can divert water from stream flow, water supplies for municipalities and industries such as power generation, as well as recreation and aquatic life.[42]
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In the United States, hydraulic fracturing fluids include proppants, radionuclide tracers, and other chemicals, many of which are toxic.[3] The type of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing and their properties vary. While most of them are common and generally harmless, some chemicals are carcinogenic.[3] Out of 2,500 products used as hydraulic fracturing additives in the United States, 652 contained one or more of 29 chemical compounds which are either known or possible human carcinogens, regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act for their risks to human health, or listed as hazardous air pollutants under the Clean Air Act.[3] Another 2011 study identified 632 chemicals used in United States natural gas operations, of which only 353 are well-described in the scientific literature.[18] A study that assessed health effects of chemicals used in fracturing found that 73% of the products had between 6 and 14 different adverse health effects including skin, eye, and sensory organ damage; respiratory distress including asthma; gastrointestinal and liver disease; brain and nervous system harms; cancers; and negative reproductive effects.[49]

An expansive study conducted by the Yale School of Public Health in 2016 found numerous chemicals involved in or released by hydraulic fracturing are carcinogenic.[50] Of the 119 compounds identified in this study with sufficient data, “44% of the water pollutants...were either confirmed or possible carcinogens.” However, the majority of chemicals lacked sufficient data on carcinogenic potential, highlighting the knowledge gap in this area. Further research is needed to identify both carcinogenic potential of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing and their cancer risk.[50]
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Less than half of injected water is recovered as flowback or later production brine, and in many cases recovery is <30%.[52] As the fracturing fluid flows back through the well, it consists of spent fluids and may contain dissolved constituents such as minerals and brine waters.[53] In some cases, depending on the geology of the formation, it may contain uranium, radium, radon and thorium.[54] Estimates of the amount of injected fluid returning to the surface range from 15-20% to 30–70%.[52][53][55]
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Produced water spills and subsequent contamination of groundwater also presents a risk for exposure to carcinogens. Research that modeled the solute transport of BTEX (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene) and naphthalene for a range of spill sizes on contrasting soils overlying groundwater at different depths found that benzene and toluene were expected to reach human health relevant concentration in groundwater because of their high concentrations in produced water, relatively low solid/liquid partition coefficient and low EPA drinking water limits for these contaminants.[61] Benzene is a known carcinogen which affects the central nervous system in the short term and can affect the bone marrow, blood production, immune system, and urogenital systems with long term exposure.[62]
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Volatile chemicals held in waste water evaporation ponds can evaporate into the atmosphere, or overflow. The runoff can also end up in groundwater systems. Groundwater may become contaminated by trucks carrying hydraulic fracturing chemicals and wastewater if they are involved in accidents on the way to hydraulic fracturing sites or disposal destinations.[63]

If Western civilization had never existed, none of this would be happening.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on July 02, 2020, 02:46:19 am
OLD CONTENT contd.

And one more thing about lawns:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golf_course#Environmental_impact

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Environmental concerns over the use of land for golf courses have grown since the 1960s. Specific issues include the amount of water required for irrigation and the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers in maintenance, as well as the destruction of wetlands and other environmentally important areas during construction. The United Nations estimates that, worldwide, golf courses consume about 2.5 billion gallons/9.5 billion litres of water per day. Many golf courses are now irrigated with non-potable water and rainwater. In 1988, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency prohibited the use of Diazinon on golf courses and sod farms because of its negative impact on bird species.
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In some parts of the world, attempts to build courses and resorts have led to protests, vandalism, and violence. Populists perceive golf as an elitist activity, and thus golf courses become a target for popular opposition. Resisting golf tourism and golf's expansion has become an objective of some land-reform movements, especially in the Philippines and Indonesia.

In the Bahamas, opposition to golf developments has become a national issue. Residents of Great Guana Cay and Bimini, for example, are engaged in legal and political opposition to golf developments on their islands, for fear the golf courses will destroy the nutrient-poor balance on which their coral reef and mangrove systems depend.

For once, the term "populist" is used accurately! Genuine populism is necessarily anti-Western.

Yet thanks to mainstream media semantic incompetence, this is whom most people today believe is a "populist":

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Depleted uranium contamination:
www.globalresearch.ca/depleted-uranium-and-radioactive-contamination-in-iraq-an-overview/5605215

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When reality is more absurd than parody:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg_2sSV2HIo

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www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/08/13/chipotle-sweetgreen-bowls-may-have-chemicals-linked-cancer/1942912001/

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A story published last week by the New Food Economy, a non-profit newsroom that investigates food-related issues, reported the "cancer-linked" presence of PFAS, also called "forever chemicals," in the fiber bowls used at fast casual dining spots and other restaurants including Chipotle, Sweetgreen, Dig Inn and other locations in New York City.

The chemicals are being investigated by scientists and government officials amid concerns over links to cancer, obesity, reproductive health problems, immunotoxicity and other health problems. PFAS have been used in consumer goods since the 1940s, according to the Food and Drug Administration. They've also been found in water.
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Why 'forever chemicals' don't go away

PFAS, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, is a family of man-made chemicals that contain carbon-fluorine bonds. The bonds don't break down easily, which is why PFAS are often referred to as "forever chemicals."

They have been used in the production of common goods since the 1940s, according to the FDA.

And PFAS are everywhere: Drinking water, food, cookware, paints, water-repellent fabrics, nonstick products, firefighting foams and more.

Because it doesn't break down, PFAS remain present in our groundwater, soil and in human and animal bloodstreams, the FDA said in a statement.

Screw this "man-made" bullshit. These are Western-made chemicals. They would never have existed if the Renaissance had not happened.
Every other civilization could have been left running for thousands of years more and not one of them would have ever come up with such chemicals. Western civilization and nothing but Western civilization poisons the world in this way.

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There are nearly 5,000 chemicals in the PFAS group. Only a handful have been studied for toxicity, and the results are "very concerning," said Cox.

According to Marchewka, PFAS tend to move "through the entire ecosystem." Because such a chemical may not biodegrade, "it works its way through the entire life-cycle of anything it touches," she said.

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edition.cnn.com/2019/02/14/health/us-glyphosate-cancer-study-scli-intl/index.html

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Common weed killer glyphosate increases cancer risk by 41%, study says

edition.cnn.com/2018/08/15/health/glyphosate-oat-products-ewg-study/index.html

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Unsafe levels of a weed killer chemical in oat products, report says

For reference:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glyphosate

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In many cities, glyphosate is sprayed along the sidewalks and streets, as well as crevices in between pavement where weeds often grow. However, up to 24% of glyphosate applied to hard surfaces can be run off by water.[50] Glyphosate contamination of surface water is attributed to urban and agricultural use.[51] Glyphosate is used to clear railroad tracks and get rid of unwanted aquatic vegetation.[41] Since 1994, glyphosate has been used in aerial spraying in Colombia in coca eradication programs

We had been farming for thousands of years perfectly well with no weedkillers. Then Western civilization came along.

Everyone repeat after me: if Western civilization had never existed, none of this would be happening.

(Additional information:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbicidal_warfare )

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www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6886561/Cell-phone-tower-shut-elementary-school-eight-kids-diagnosed-cancer.html

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Morris says he is not convinced that the tower is harmless.

But he also says other forms of contamination may be compounding factors, implying that a Nestle plant may have leaked toxins into the soil for years.

It's not just the tower that needs to be taken down, it's the whole of Western civilization which needs to be taken down.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HZHbz6mxsw

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4ggD86QYP0

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news.yahoo.com/leaf-blowers-insects-german-government-200143209.html

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Leaf blowers kill insects and cause pollution and should not be used, the German government has said.

The country’s Ministry for the Environment stopped short of an outright ban, but issued new guidance in response to a request by a German Green Party MP.
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The guidance added that the devices are “fatal to insects in the foliage”.

The government said: “There is a risk that small animals are absorbed or blown and thereby damaged.”
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In terms of insect biomass (the total weight of insects), the results were even more alarming, with a decline of 40% of insect biomass since 2008.

The whole world had been comfortable with using brooms* for thousands of years. Then Western civilization came along.

(* I have accidentally swept insects hiding inside debris using a broom on occasions, but the insects generally have time to move away - I try not to sweep too hard or fast in order to give them more time to react - and hence are unharmed. This is the superiority of manual tools.)

I don't like vaccuum cleaners either, for the same reason. (When I was a child, my parents used vaccuum cleaners on insects deliberately.)

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You cannot be green while remaining Western:

qz.com/1759150/reusable-plastic-shopping-bags-are-making-the-problem-worse/

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Over the past few years, reusable plastic shopping bags began showing up in grocery stores in many parts of the world. They are sturdier than the flimsy plastic bags that have become a symbol of the global movement against disposable plastics, and so can be used many times, lending to their marketing as the ethical choice for the environmentally conscious shopper.

But of course, these thicker bags require more plastic to make. That means they could only improve the overall situation if they led to stores handing out overall less plastic, by volume, than they would without them—by, say, replacing thousands of single-use plastic bags a shopper might otherwise use over the years. Because no matter the style of plastic bag, it will still contribute to the global problem of forever-trash entering the environment, and the greenhouse gases associated with manufacturing the bag from fossil fuels in the first place.

But it seems they haven’t. A new report from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Greenpeace looking at grocery stores in the UK suggests that the plastic “bags for life” utterly failed to do the one thing they were ostensibly meant to. So far in 2019, the top 10 UK grocery stores reported selling 1.5 billion of these bags, which represents approximately 54 “bags for life” per household in the UK.
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Overall, those same supermarkets increased the volume of plastic packaging they put out—including the “bags for life”—by 18,739 tons (17,000 metric tons) from 2017 to 2018. “It’s shocking to see that despite unprecedented awareness of the pollution crisis, the amount of single-use plastic used by the UK’s biggest supermarkets has actually increased,” the EIA’s Juliet Phillips told the Guardian. The grocery stores’ plastic-footprint increase was caused in part by the reusable plastic bags.

“We have replaced one problem with another,” Fiona Nicholls, a Greenpeace UK campaigner who is one of the report’s authors, told the New York Times.

Plastic itself is the problem. And guess who created this problem?

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plastic#History

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Parkesine (nitrocellulose) is considered the first man-made plastic. The plastic material was patented by Alexander Parkes, in Birmingham, England in 1856.[19] It was unveiled at the 1862 Great International Exhibition in London.[20] Parkesine won a bronze medal at the 1862 World's fair in London. Parkesine was made from cellulose (the major component of plant cell walls) treated with nitric acid as a solvent. The output of the process (commonly known as cellulose nitrate or pyroxilin) could be dissolved in alcohol and hardened into a transparent and elastic material that could be molded when heated.[21] By incorporating pigments into the product, it could be made to resemble ivory.

In 1897, the Hanover, Germany mass printing press owner Wilhelm Krische was commissioned to develop an alternative to blackboards.[22] The resultant horn-like plastic made from the milk protein casein was developed in cooperation with the Austrian chemist (Friedrich) Adolph Spitteler (1846–1940). The final result was unsuitable for the original purpose.[23] In 1893, French chemist Auguste Trillat discovered the means to insolubilize casein by immersion in formaldehyde, producing material marketed as galalith.[22]

In the early 1900s, Bakelite, the first fully synthetic thermoset, was reported by Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland by using phenol and formaldehyde.

After World War I, improvements in chemical technology led to an explosion in new forms of plastics, with mass production beginning in the 1940s and 1950s (around World War II).[24] Among the earliest examples in the wave of new polymers were polystyrene (PS), first produced by BASF in the 1930s,[2] and polyvinyl chloride (PVC), first created in 1872 but commercially produced in the late 1920s.[2] In 1923, Durite Plastics Inc. was the first manufacturer of phenol-furfural resins.[25] In 1933, polyethylene was discovered by Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) researchers Reginald Gibson and Eric Fawcett.[2]

In 1954, polypropylene was discovered by Giulio Natta and began to be manufactured in 1957.[2]

In 1954, expanded polystyrene (used for building insulation, packaging, and cups) was invented by Dow Chemical.[2] The discovery of Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is credited to employees of the Calico Printers' Association in the UK in 1941; it was licensed to DuPont for the US and ICI otherwise, and as one of the few plastics appropriate as a replacement for glass in many circumstances, resulting in widespread use for bottles in Europe.[2]
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on July 02, 2020, 02:56:28 am
OLD CONTENT contd.

www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/17/rainwater-pfas-us-potentially-toxic-levels-study

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New data shows that rainwater in some parts of the US contains high enough levels of potentially toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to possibly affect human health and may, if found in drinking water, in some cases be high enough to trigger regulatory action.

PFAS chemicals appear in an array of everyday items, such as food packaging, clothing and carpeting. Chemicals in this family are the subject of the film Dark Water, which chronicles the real-life efforts of a lawyer seeking to hold a polluting factory to account in West Virginia.

Estimates pin the number of different PFAS variants at more than 4,700 but federal regulations so far target only two of them: PFOS and PFOA. Some of these chemicals have been known to cause serious health issues such as cancer, and immune system and thyroid problems.

Previously it was known that there is widespread PFAS contamination of the nation’s lakes, rivers and groundwater reserves but until recently, researchers were largely in the dark as to whether this family of chemicals could also be ubiquitous in rain.
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Shafer says he suspects PFAS chemicals are entering rainwater through a variety of avenues, like direct industrial emissions and evaporation from PFAS-laden fire-fighting foams. Still, “there’s a dearth of knowledge about what’s supporting the atmospheric concentrations and ultimately deposition of PFAS”, he says.

Who is to blame? Answer: Western civilization.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organofluorine_chemistry#History

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Organofluorine chemistry began in the 1800s with the development of organic chemistry.[17] [36] The first organofluorine compounds were prepared using antimony trifluoride as the F− source. The nonflammability and nontoxicity of the chlorofluorocarbons CCl3F and CCl2F2 attracted industrial attention in the 1920s. on April 6, 1938, Roy J. Plunkett a young research chemist who worked at DuPont's Jackson Laboratory in Deepwater, New Jersey, accidentally discovered polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE).[37]discovered polytetrafluoroethylene.[38][39] Subsequent major developments, especially in the US, benefited from expertise gained in the production of uranium hexafluoride.[5] Starting in the late 1940s, a series of electrophilic fluorinating methodologies were introduced, beginning with CoF3. Electrochemical fluorination ("electrofluorination") was announced, which Joseph H. Simons had developed in the 1930s to generate highly stable perfluorinated materials compatible with uranium hexafluoride.[14]

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www.yahoo.com/news/notre-dame-fire-wakes-world-075620750.html

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Poisoning from lead dust can cause permanent loss to cognitive ability, seizures, coma, or death — and exposure is of greatest risk to pregnant mothers and to young children, who can easily transfer toxic dust into their mouths.

After 250 tons of lead on Notre Dame’s spire and roof was engulfed in flames in central Paris on April 15 and authorities alerted Parisians to an environmental health risk, they were forced to cobble together disparate and incomplete research to set a makeshift safety level in an attempt reassure the public.

“When the Notre Dame fire happened, we didn’t have any threshold for what represented dangerous lead levels outdoors,” Anne Souyris, the Paris City Hall deputy mayor in charge of public health, told the AP. “It was a wake-up call ... the amount of lead that was burned in Notre Dame was unprecedented.”

Officials were surprised to discover that while safety guidelines exist in France for lead levels inside buildings and schools, as well as in paint, soil and air pollution, there were zero hazard guidelines for lead accumulations in public spaces, such as dust on the ground.

The inherent danger and the regulatory gap for lead dust became impossible to ignore for French officials as it collected as a toxic film on the cobblestones of Paris’ Ile-de-la-Cite following the fire.

“The authorities basically tried to create safety guidelines after the fire by piecing together a mixture of old fragments of data and reports,” Souyris said. “But there was really nothing official ... we simply didn’t realize that lead outside might be a problem.”

Do you realize that Western civilization might be a problem?

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“Paris is a beautifully preserved city,” Souyris said. “But we realize we have also beautifully preserved its lead.”

Experts say Paris’ rare status as a highly conserved historic city makes it a particular danger spot for lead.

“Preservation does make Paris unusual,” said Neil M. Donahue, a chemistry professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. “Incineration of one of the most famous roofs in the world may be especially dramatic, but there is no alchemy in this world. Lead will remain lead forever.”

Sigh.....

By the way:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead#History

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Lead was a key material in parts of the printing press, which was invented around 1440; lead dust was commonly inhaled by print workers, causing lead poisoning.[159] Firearms were invented at around the same time, and lead, despite being more expensive than iron, became the chief material for making bullets.
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In the New World, lead production was recorded soon after the arrival of European settlers. The earliest record dates to 1621 in the English Colony of Virginia, fourteen years after its foundation.[165] In Australia, the first mine opened by colonists on the continent was a lead mine, in 1841.[166] In Africa, lead mining and smelting were known in the Benue Trough[167] and the lower Congo Basin, where lead was used for trade with Europeans

In other words, "whites" (including Jews) got "non-whites" to literally mine lead for "whites" to mass-produce bullets with which to shoot "non-whites". Also known as the colonial era.

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www.yahoo.com/news/u-drinking-water-widely-contaminated-050229550.html

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The contamination of U.S. drinking water with man-made "forever chemicals" is far worse than previously estimated with some of the highest levels found in Miami, Philadelphia and New Orleans, said a report on Wednesday by an environmental watchdog group.

The chemicals, resistant to breaking down in the environment, are known as perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. Some have been linked to cancers, liver damage, low birth weight and other health problems.

The findings www.ewg.org/research/national-pfas-testing by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) show the group's previous estimate in 2018, based on unpublished U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data, that 110 million Americans may be contaminated with PFAS, could be far too low.

"It's nearly impossible to avoid contaminated drinking water from these chemicals," said David Andrews, a senior scientist at EWG and co-author of the report.

The chemicals were used in products like Teflon and Scotchguard and in firefighting foam. Some are used in a variety of other products and industrial processes, and their replacements also pose risks.

Of tap water samples taken by EWG from 44 sites in 31 states and Washington D.C., only one location, Meridian, Mississippi, which relies on 700 foot (215 m) deep wells, had no detectable PFAS. Only Seattle and Tuscaloosa, Alabama had levels below 1 part per trillion (PPT), the limit EWG recommends.

In addition, EWG found that on average six to seven PFAS compounds were found at the tested sites, and the effects on health of the mixtures are little understood. "Everyone's really exposed to a toxic soup of these PFAS chemicals," Andrews said.

In 34 places where EWG's tests found PFAS, contamination had not been publicly reported by the EPA or state environmental agencies.

The EPA has known since at least 2001 about the problem of PFAS in drinking water but has so far failed to set an enforceable, nationwide legal limit. The EPA said early last year it would begin the process to set limits on two of the chemicals, PFOA and PFOS.

The EPA said it has helped states and communities address PFAS and that it is working to put limits on the two main chemicals but did not give a timeline.

In 2018 a draft report from an office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said the risk level for exposure to the chemicals should be up to 10 times lower than the 70 PPT threshold the EPA recommends. The White House and the EPA had tried to stop the report from being published.

Again, not "man-made", but WESTERN-made.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRuDM-srsdI

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CfLDXpC324

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Some civilization did something:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iNbPEjnL1M

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www.yahoo.com/news/trump-tells-colombia-spray-coca-084300438.html

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Trump Tells Colombia: Spray Coca Fields With Alleged Carcinogen—or Else

CALI, Colombia—During a meeting with Colombian President Iván Duque at the White House early last week, Donald Trump more or less ordered Colombia to wipe out coca plants—the main ingredient in ****—by spraying the controversial herbicide glyphosate from the air.

No, it’s not the infamous chemical Agent Orange used in Vietnam, but it’s bad enough, and likely to poison the people and the land beneath the toxic clouds.
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Colombia had curtailed the practice back in 2015 due to health risks, including cancer.

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I actually gave a ride to someone once who had gotten cancer from spraying glyphosate and was part of the class action law suit against Monsanto. He told me back when they first started working with it they were spraying that stuff everywhere all day long, with very little protective clothing. I hadn't really given to much credit to the case against Monsanto until that conversation. Sounds like some really nasty ****.

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From Fish to Humans, A Microplastic Invasion May Be Taking a Toll
Tiny bits of plastic have seeped into soil, fish and air, posing a threat to animal and human health.

Plastic is a western invention....

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Their size—from about five millimeters, or the size of a grain of rice, down to microscopic—means they can be ingested by a wide range of creatures, from the plankton that form the basis of the marine food chain to humans. As Browne’s 2008 study was one of the first to demonstrate, those plastic particles don’t always pass harmlessly through the body. The finding “was one of those sort of bittersweet moments,” the ecotoxicologist at the University of New South Wales in Sydney says. “You’re pleased that some prediction you’ve made has come true—but then you’re devastated” because of the potentially profound ecological implications.

getpocket.com/explore/item/from-fish-to-humans-a-microplastic-invasion-may-be-taking-a-toll?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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Western civilization is so bad that coronavirus actually improves things:

us.yahoo.com/news/air-pollution-clears-northern-italy-180047352.html

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LONDON (Reuters) - Air pollution over northern Italy fell after the government introduced a nationwide lockdown to combat coronavirus, satellite imagery showed on Friday, in a new example of the pandemic's potential impact on emissions.
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The European Space Agency (ESA) said it had observed a particularly marked decline in emissions of nitrogen dioxide, a noxious gas emitted by power plants, cars and factories, over the Po Valley region in northern Italy.

"Although there could be slight variations in the data due to cloud cover and changing weather, we are very confident that the reduction in emissions that we can see coincides with the lockdown in Italy causing less traffic and industrial activities," Claus Zehner, who manages the agency's Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite mission, said in a statement.

ESA published an animation www.esa.int showing how NO2 emissions fluctuated across Europe from Jan. 1-March 11, using a 10-day moving average, clearly showing pollution levels dropping over northern Italy.
In fact just the other day I was saying to Starling over email:

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One side-effect of the coronavirus pandemic that I am actually enjoying is that society has suddenly gone back to something significantly closer to a subsistence economy as a consequence. Less traffic, shopping only for food and other essentials (and hence heavy scaling down of luxury product manufacturing), collapse of nightlife, tourism, etc. have together produced a considerably more tranquil habitat that is instantly much more pleasant to live in (not to mention better for the environment). It is a pity that most people require fear of infection to behave as I wish they could behave even without fear of infection!

I especially love the shutting down of schools and hence children getting a break from the daily violence of compulsory schooling (spread across the world by Western civilization). If only this had happened when we were kids!

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The Story Of... Smallpox – and other Deadly Eurasian Germs
Much of the credit for European military success in the New World can be handed to the superiority of their weapons, their literary heritage, even the fact they had unique load-bearing mammals, like horses. These factors combined, gave the conquistadors a massive advantage over the sophisticated civilisations of the Aztec and Inca empires.

But weapons alone can't account for the breathtaking speed with which the indigenous population of the New World were completely wiped out.

Within just a few generations, the continents of the Americas were virtually emptied of their native inhabitants – some academics estimate that approximately 20 million people may have died in the years following the European invasion – up to 95% of the population of the Americas.

No medieval force, no matter how bloodthirsty, could have achieved such enormous levels of genocide. Instead, Europeans were aided by a deadly secret weapon they weren't even aware they were carrying: Smallpox.

In the era of global conquest which followed, European colonizers were assisted around the world by the germs which they carried. A 1713 smallpox epidemic in the Cape of Good Hope decimated the South African Khoi San people, rendering them incapable of resisting the process of colonization. European germs also wreaked devastation on the aboriginal communities of Australia and New Zealand.

More victims of colonization were killed by Eurasian germs, than by either the gun or the sword, making germs the deadliest agent of conquest.

www.pbs.org/gunsgermssteel/variables/smallpox.html

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Did Colonists Give Infected Blankets to Native Americans as Biological Warfare?
There’s evidence that British colonists in 18th-century America gave Native Americans smallpox-infected blankets at least once—but did it work?

www.history.com/news/colonists-native-americans-smallpox-blankets

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Americans Need to Eat 90% Less Meat for Planet to Survive, Report Says
www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/humans-need-to-eat-less-meat/

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In fact, humans need to eat 75% less red meat, 90% less pork, and half as many eggs on average to both prevent the environment-ravaging consequences of climate change and ensure that there will be enough food to go around when the global population surges to 10 billion later in the century.
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In the US and UK, for example, people need to eat 90% less red meat and 60% less milk, while some low-income countries are encouraged to eat more meat in the years ahead to improve nutrition standards, but the authors note that such an increase would be paltry compared to eating habits in Western countries.
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Meat production is one of the leading causes of deforestation, which accelerates climate change and destroys ecosystems, because of the large swaths of land required for cattle grazing. Raising animals also requires huge amounts of animal feed, which requires even more land to grow, and water.

Animal feed takes up around 36% of global farmland, while a single pound of hamburger requires 600 gallons of water, compared to 5 gallons for a pound of potato, according to the US Geological Survey.
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Reducing meat production calls for more of the world’s farmland to be used for high-yield, low-resource crops that put little pressure on the planet and can feed as many people as possible. These include legumes, grains, vegetables, and more.
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Meat consumption is high on the list of practices that need to be dramatically scaled down if not nearly abandoned altogether, according to the report.

With some good information, however these issues are still be framed around the terms "sustainable" and are thus from a survivalist perspective.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on July 02, 2020, 03:04:45 am
OLD CONTENT contd.

Since ballet was brought up, for the record:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_ballet

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Ballet is a formalized form of dance with its origins in the Italian Renaissance courts of 15th and 16th centuries. Ballet spread from Italy to France with the help of Catherine de' Medici, where ballet developed even further under her aristocratic influence. An early example of Catherine's development of ballet is through 'Le Paradis d' Amour', a piece of work presented at her daughter's wedding, Marguerite de Valois to Henry of Navarre. Aristocratic money was responsible for the initial stages of development in 'court ballet', as it was royal money that dictated the ideas, literature and music used in ballets that were created to primarily entertain the aristocrats of the time. The first formal 'court ballet' ever recognized was staged in 1573, 'Ballet des Polonais'. In true form of royal entertainment, 'Ballet des Polonais' was commissioned by Catherine de' Medici to honor the Polish ambassadors who were visiting Paris upon the accession of Henry of Anjou to the throne of Poland. In 1581, Catherine de' Medici commissioned another court ballet, Ballet Comique de la Reine, however it was her compatriot, Balthasar de Beaujoyeulx, who organized the ballet. Catherine de' Medici and Balthasar de Beaujoyeulx were responsible for presenting the first court ballet ever to apply the principles of Baif's Academie, by integrating poetry, dance, music and set design to convey a unified dramatic storyline. Moreover, the early organization and development of 'court ballet' was funded by, influenced by and produced by the aristocrats of the time, fulfilling both their personal entertainment and political propaganda needs.

In the late 17th century Louis XIV founded the Académie Royale de Musique (the Paris Opera) within which emerged the first professional theatrical ballet company, the Paris Opera Ballet. The predominance of French in the vocabulary of ballet reflects this history. Theatrical ballet soon became an independent form of art, although still frequently maintaining a close association with opera, and spread from the heart of Europe to other nations. The Royal Danish Ballet and the Imperial Ballet of the Russian Empire were founded in the 1740s and began to flourish, especially after about 1850. In 1907 the Russian ballet in turn moved back to France, where the Ballets Russes of Sergei Diaghilev and its successors were particularly influential.

Western, check.

prezi.com/2llvv_y0vyvw/negative-effects-of-ballet-dancing-on-anatomy-physiology/

www.balletforadults.com/4-common-health-conditions-that-affect-dancers/

www.healthline.com/health/ballerina-feet

Health hazard, check.

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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-heeled_shoe#Health_impacts

Injury and pain[edit]

Wearing high-heeled shoes is strongly associated with injury, including injury requiring hospital care. There is evidence that high-heel-wearers fall more often, especially with heels >2.5cm high,[21] even if they were not wearing high heels at the time of the fall.[22] Wearing high heels is also associated with musculoskeletal pain,[22] specifically pain in the paraspinal muscles (muscles running up the back along the spine)[citation needed] and specifically with heel pain and plantar calluses (only women tested).[21]

A 2001 survey conducted by researchers from Pennsylvania State University using 200 women found that 58% of women complained of lower back pain when wearing heels and 55% of women said they felt the worst overall back pain when wearing the highest heel.[23] The researchers explained that as heel height increases, the body is forced to take on an unnatural posture to maintain its center of gravity. This changed position places more pressure and tension on the lower lumbar spine which explains why the women complained of severe back pain at a higher heel length.

In a 1992 study, researchers from the University of California, Davis and Thomas Jefferson University wanted to investigate the effects of increased heel height on foot pressure using forty-five female participants walking across a pressure plate in various heel heights.[24] A Biokinetics software was used to analyze the exact pressure locations on and along each participants' foot. The researchers were able to conclude that an increase in heel height lead to an increase in pressure beneath each of the Metatarsal bones of the foot. Additionally, they found that the highest heel heights caused constant pressure that could not be evenly dispersed across the foot.

In a 2012 study, Kai-Yu Ho, Mark Blanchette and Christopher Powers, wanted to determine if heel height increased patellofemoral joint stress during walking.[25] The patellofemoral joint refers to junction where the femur and patella meet. The study consisted of eleven participants wearing tracking and reflective markers as they walked across a 10-meter force plated walkway in low, medium and high heels. The study showed that as the height of the heel increased, the ball of the foot experienced an increase in pressure resulting in increased discomfort levels and peak patellofemoral joint stress. The researchers also mentioned that the long term usage of high heels would lead to repetitive overstress of the joint which would result in an increase in pain and eventually, patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis and Patellofemoral pain syndrome.

In a 2012 study, researchers examined the risk long time high heel wearers would have in regards to calf Muscle fascicle length and strain.[26] The control group consisted of women who wore heels for less than ten hours weekly and the experimental group consisted of women who wore heels for a minimum of forty hours weekly for at least two years. The experimental group was told to walk down a walkway barefoot and in heels while the control group walked down barefoot as cameras recorded their movements to calculate muscle fascicle lengths. The data showed that wearing heels shortened the length of the medial gastrocnemius (MG) muscle fascicles in the calf significantly as well as increasing stiffness in the Achilles Tendon. The experimental group also demonstrated a larger amount of strain on the muscle fascicles while walking in heels because of the flexed position the foot is forced into. The researchers were able to estimate that when wearing heels, the estimated fascicle strains were approximately three times higher and the fascicle strain rate was approximately six times higher. Additionally, they were able to conclude that the long term usage of high heels can increase the risk of injuries such as strain along with discomfort and muscle fatigue.

Bunions[edit]

High-heeled shoes almost always have pointed toeboxes[27] which do not fit around the toes, but displace them from their natural position.

Wearing high-heeled shoes is associated with developing bunions, a deformity of the foot.[22][21]

Balance control of the body[edit]

In 2016, scientists from the Department of Physical Therapy in the Sahmyook University in Korea conducted a study to examine the effects of increased heel height and gait velocity on balance control.[28] Balance control refers to the ability of the body to maintain itself along the line of the center of gravity within a base of support. This must be achieved with minimal postural sway velocity which is the horizontal movement of a body trying to maintain balance when standing still. Wearing high heels narrows the base of support that the body has in order to avoid falling and also restricts the area within which the body must sway. In this study, the participants were told to wear either a low or high heel and walk at a low and high speed on a treadmill. As a result of this experiment, the researchers were able to conclude that as heel height increased, the sway velocity of the bodies increased which also modified the position of the knee joint. Muscles have to realign the entire body especially the hips along the line of gravity. As the weight of the body shifted forward, the hips were taken out of alignment and the knee joints experienced stress in order to adjust to the shift.

Postural effects[edit]

In a 2016 study from the Sahmyook University in Korea, researchers wanted to investigate the effects of high heels on the activation of muscles in the cervical and lumbar portions of the spine which refers to the neck and lower back.[29] Thirteen women were recruited to walk down a walkway in three different testing conditions: barefoot, in 4 cm heels and in 10 cm heels. Surface electrodes were placed on the muscle mass of the women's spines as well as their feet to measure the electrical activity of muscles at different points of movement. The results of the study indicated an increase in both cervical and lumbar muscle activation as heel height increased. The cervical spine, the neck, assists in maintaining head stability and postural control in the body. The usage of high heels shifts the body's center of mass which forces the spine to adjust itself in order to maintain balance. The researchers mentioned that over time these results would increase local muscle fatigue that could lead to muscle swelling, decreased muscle movement and even tissue deformation.

Vein swelling[edit]

Further research reveals that another possible consequence of wearing high heels is an increase of pressure in one's veins. Experiments have proven that the higher the heel, the "higher [the] venous pressure in the leg." This means that after repeated use of high heels, varicose veins and other undesirable symptoms are much more likely to appear in the legs.[18] Other research supports these two claims when arguing that wearing high heels can lead to numerous long term effects, including accidental trauma to multiple areas of the body.[4]

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In recent years, surging numbers of infants have gotten minor surgeries for “tongue tie,” to help with breastfeeding or prevent potential health issues. But research suggests many of those procedures could be unnecessary.

getpocket.com/explore/item/why-so-many-babies-are-getting-their-tongues-clipped?utm_source=pocket-newtab

What a wonderful world....

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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingual_frenectomy

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some South Korean parents have their children undergo frenectomy "which lengthens the tongue by about one millimeter" in the belief they will pronounce English better.[3]

And some people think Eurocentrism is not as bad as I say it is. No, it's worse.

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Forest fires burning in northern Ukraine are now just a few kilometers from the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear plant. Emergency services insist the fires are under control, but environmental groups claim radiation levels are rising. The area has been empty since the nuclear disaster in 1986.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayrrlp-XjIQ

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www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/17/us-coronavirus-people-of-color-pollution

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For decades, organizations on the frontlines of environmental justice have pleaded with politicians and policymakers to pay attention to the public health impacts of pollution on disadvantaged communities. Activists knew all too well that toxins from industrial runoff and other sources were shortening the lives of many brown and black Americans, but policymakers rarely listened.

According to some estimates, more than 100,000 people die prematurely from air pollution every year in America. About 25 million people – including 7 million children – have asthma. We also know that a disproportionate share of those deaths are composed of African Americans and Latinx people.

One of the reasons that black and brown communities are getting infected and dying at higher rates from Covid-19 is the air they breathe. A recent Harvard TH Chan school of public health study confirmed that “people with Covid-19 who live in US regions with high levels of air pollution are more likely to die from the disease than people who live in less polluted areas”.
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The term “the wrong complexion for protection” was coined by Latinx environmental justice leaders more than 30 years ago and popularized by Drs Robert Bullard and Beverly Wright in their book by the same name, which highlighted how people of color were disproportionately affected by toxic pollution.

Western civilization will keep killing us until we kill it.

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us.yahoo.com/news/people-stay-home-earth-turns-053219600.html

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As people across the globe stay home to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, the air has cleaned up, albeit temporarily. Smog stopped choking New Delhi, one of the most polluted cities in the world, and India’s getting views of sights not visible in decades. Nitrogen dioxide pollution in the n ortheastern United States is down 30%. Rome air pollution levels from mid-March to mid-April were down 49% from a year ago. Stars seems more visible at night.

People are also noticing animals in places and at times they don't usually. Coyotes have meandered along downtown Chicago’s Michigan Avenue and near San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. A puma roamed the streets of Santiago, Chile. Goats took over a town in Wales. In India, already daring wildlife has become bolder with hungry monkeys entering homes and opening refrigerators to look for food.
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“It is giving us this quite extraordinary insight into just how much of a mess we humans are making of our beautiful planet,” says conservation scientist Stuart Pimm of Duke University. “This is giving us an opportunity to magically see how much better it can be.”

Which is still only a small fraction of how much better it would have been if Western civilization had never existed. It's not generic humans making the mess, it's Westernized humans.

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Researchers are tracking dramatic drops in traditional air pollutants, such as nitrogen dioxide, smog and tiny particles. These types of pollution kill up to 7 million people a year worldwide, according to Health Effects Institute president Dan Greenbaum.

The air from Boston to Washington is its cleanest since a NASA satellite started measuring nitrogen dioxide,in 2005, says NASA atmospheric scientist Barry Lefer. Largely caused by burning of fossil fuels, this pollution is short-lived, so the air gets cleaner quickly.

Compared to the previous five years, March air pollution is down 46% in Paris, 35% in Bengaluru, India, 38% in Sydney, 29% in Los Angeles, 26% in Rio de Janeiro and 9% in Durban, South Africa, NASA measurements show.

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High microplastic concentration found on ocean floor
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Scientists have identified the highest levels of microplastics ever recorded on the seafloor.

The contamination was found in sediments pulled from the bottom of the Mediterranean, near Italy.

The analysis, led by the University of Manchester, found up to 1.9 million plastic pieces per square metre.

These items likely included fibres from clothing and other synthetic textiles, and tiny fragments from larger objects that had broken down over time.

The researchers' investigations lead them to believe that microplastics (smaller than 1mm) are being concentrated in specific locations on the ocean floor by powerful bottom currents.

"These currents build what are called drift deposits; think of underwater sand dunes," explained Dr Ian Kane, who fronted the international team.

"They can be tens of kilometres long and hundreds of metres high. They are among the largest sediment accumulations on Earth. They're made predominantly of very fine silt, so it's intuitive to expect microplastics will be found within them," he told BBC News.
www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-52489126

Earth is becoming 'Planet Plastic'

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US scientists have calculated the total amount of plastic ever made and put the number at 8.3 billion tonnes.

It is an astonishing mass of material that has essentially been created only in the last 65 years or so.

The 8.3 billion tonnes is as heavy as 25,000 Empire State Buildings in New York, or a billion elephants.

The great issue is that plastic items, like packaging, tend to be used for very short periods before being discarded.

More than 70% of the total production is now in waste streams, sent largely to landfill - although too much of it just litters the wider environment, including the oceans.

"We are rapidly heading towards 'Planet Plastic', and if we don't want to live on that kind of world then we may have to rethink how we use some materials, in particular plastic," Dr Roland Geyer told BBC News.
www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-40654915

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8gfbKVQXz0

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Meat-Heavy Diets Now Kill More People Than Tobacco
www.livekindly.co/meat-heavy-diets-kill-more-people-than-tobacco/

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               Eating a meat-heavy diet kills more than smoking tobacco

A new study has shown meat-heavy diets have higher health risks and may kill more people than tobacco.

Published in The Lancet journal, the study tracked consumption trends in 195 countries by looking at data from between 1995 and 2017. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, it shows that a poor diet can be associated with one-fifth of deaths worldwide.

Dr. Ashkan Afshin, an assistant professor of Health Metrics Sciences at the University of Washington, and one of the study’s authors characterized “poor diet” for CBS News.

He explained, “Poor dietary habits, which is a combination of high intake of unhealthy foods, such as red meat, processed meat, and sugar-sweetened beverages and a low intake of healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, and seeds, overall causes more deaths than any other risk factors globally.”



The study elaborates that worldwide, the recorded dietary risk factors contributed to 11 million deaths in 2017. CBS News reported that unhealthy, meat-heavy diets are “responsible for more deaths than tobacco and high blood pressure.”

However, the study also revealed that it isn’t just about reducing the amount of red meat, processed meats and other risk factors such as high sodium. The key is to include more healthy dietary aspects, such as fruit, vegetables, and whole grains.

Afshin commented that public health advice should “focus on healthy replacements for unhealthy foods” rather than simply avoiding “unhealthy foods like processed meat and sugary drinks.”


               The study recommends increasing the amount of nuts, seeds and whole grains


Health and Diet

The study follows a range of other investigations into the effect of diet on issues such as heart disease.

A 2018 study by the American Heart Association (AHA) showed that a vegan diet could help reduce inflammation, and therefore the risk of heart disease. The eight-week study monitored 100 participants suffering from coronary artery disease.

Some followed a plant-based diet and some followed the AHA-recommended diet, which allows small amounts of lean meats, fish, eggs, and low-fat dairy products. The AHA found that those on the vegan diet saw the best results, with inflammation reduced significantly more compared to other groups.

A 2017 study had similar findings. It explained that by replacing two servings of animal protein in your diet with two servings of plant-based protein every day, cholesterol markers could be reduced by five percent, lowering the overall chance of developing heart disease.

The U.S. ranked 43rd in the number of diet-related deaths in the most recent study, titled “Health effects of dietary risks in 195 countries, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017”
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on July 02, 2020, 03:09:57 am
ehtrust.org/new-study-power-lines-linked-to-brain-tumors/

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The journal Environmental Research has published a new study entitled “Residential proximity to power lines and risk of brain tumor in the general population” which found an increased risk of brain tumors was associated with living near power lines. Powerlines are a source of residential exposure to magnetic field electromagnetic radiation (EMF) and repeated research studies for decades have associated magnetic field power-line frequency ELF-EMF from power lines to a type of childhood leukemia.

In 2001 the International Agency for Research on Cancer concluded that exposure to power-line frequency ELF-EMF is a “possible” human carcinogen- a decision based largely evidence of an increased risk for childhood leukemias with residential exposure .

Kaiser Permanente researchers have published several studies linking pregnant women’s exposure to magnetic field electromagnetic fields to not only increased miscarriage and but also increased ADHD, obesity and asthma in the woman’s prenatally exposed children.

So, which civilization invented power lines? (Hint: see title of thread.)

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overhead_power_line#History

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The first transmission of electrical impulses over an extended distance was demonstrated on July 14, 1729 by the physicist Stephen Gray.[citation needed] The demonstration used damp hemp cords suspended by silk threads (the low resistance of metallic conductors not being appreciated at the time).

However the first practical use of overhead lines was in the context of telegraphy. By 1837 experimental commercial telegraph systems ran as far as 20 km (13 miles). Electric power transmission was accomplished in 1882 with the first high-voltage transmission between Munich and Miesbach (60 km). 1891 saw the construction of the first three-phase alternating current overhead line on the occasion of the International Electricity Exhibition in Frankfurt, between Lauffen and Frankfurt.

In 1912 the first 110 kV-overhead power line entered service followed by the first 220 kV-overhead power line in 1923. In the 1920s RWE AG built the first overhead line for this voltage and in 1926 built a Rhine crossing with the pylons of Voerde, two masts 138 meters high.

And, going back to the first link, how did other Westerners discover power lines are a health hazard?

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Two published studies by the Ramazzini Institute “Carcinogenic Synergism of S-50 Hz MF Plus Formaldehyde in Rats” (2016) and “Life-span exposure to sinusoidal-50 Hz magnetic field and acute low-dose γ radiation induce carcinogenic effects in Sprague-Dawley rats” (2016) found that ELF exposed rats had statistically significant increased incidence of several type of malignant tumors when combined with a known carcinogen.

Western civilization damages even more health just to check that it was damaging health!

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www.npr.org/2020/06/04/869936256/russian-power-plant-spills-thousands-of-tons-of-oil-into-arctic-region

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared a state of emergency after a giant diesel fuel spill in a remote Arctic region 1,800 miles from Moscow.
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Of the approximately 23,000 U.S. tons of oil products that spilled into the environment, nearly 17,000 tons flowed into a river, according to Russia's environmental inspection agency. By comparison, the volume of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill off the coast of Alaska was about 39,000 tons of oil.
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Dyachenko said on state television that the fuel reservoir at the power plant may have collapsed because of thawing permafrost, a result of global warming and a threat to constructions across the Arctic region.

Burning fossil fuels leads to global warming, which leads to the same fuel getting spilled. The most important point is that none of this would ever have happened if one particular civilization never existed. Which one do you think it is?

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restoring the ecological balance in the affected bodies of water will take decades, according to Russia's Federal Fisheries Service.

Environmentalists are criticizing the clean-up efforts on the Ambarnaya River.

"The booms that were set up will only collect an insignificant part of the pollution, so we can assert that almost all of the diesel fuel will remain in the environment," Greenpeace Russia said in a statement.

So, which civilization invented diesel in the first place?

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diesel_fuel#Origins

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Diesel fuel originated from experiments conducted by German scientist and inventor Rudolf Diesel for his compression-ignition engine he invented in 1892.

Yep, the same one as usual.....

Further information:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diesel_fuel#Hazards

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NOx[edit]
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Diesel engines, like other lean-burn (excess of oxygen in proportion to the fuel) forms of combustion, recombine the atmospheric oxygen (O2) and nitrogen (N2) into mono-nitrogen oxides NO and NO2, collectively known as NOx, due to the high temperature and pressure. While naturally present in the atmosphere, their excess can contribute to smog and acid rain, as well as influence human health after reacting with ammonia, moisture, and other compounds.
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Particles[edit]
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Small particles (PM 2.5) can penetrate deeply into lung tissue and damage it, causing premature death in extreme cases.[57] Inhalation of such particles may cause or worsen respiratory diseases, such as emphysema or bronchitis, or may also aggravate existing heart disease.
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Environment hazards of sulfur[edit]

High levels of sulfur in diesel are harmful for the environment because they prevent the use of catalytic diesel particulate filters to control diesel particulate emissions, as well as more advanced technologies, such as nitrogen oxide (NOx) adsorbers (still under development), to reduce emissions. Moreover, sulfur in the fuel is oxidized during combustion, producing sulfur dioxide and sulfur trioxide, that in presence of water rapidly convert to sulfuric acid, one of the chemical processes that results in acid rain.
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Algae, microbes, and water contamination[edit]
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There has been much discussion and misunderstanding of algae in diesel fuel. Algae need light to live and grow. As there is no sunlight in a closed fuel tank, no algae can survive, but some microbes can survive and feed on the diesel fuel.[62]

These microbes form a colony that lives at the interface of fuel and water. They grow quite fast in warmer temperatures. They can even grow in cold weather when fuel tank heaters are installed. Parts of the colony can break off and clog the fuel lines and fuel filters.[63]

Water in fuel can damage a fuel injection pump; some diesel fuel filters also trap water. Water contamination in diesel fuel can lead to freezing while in the fuel tank. The freezing water that saturates the fuel will sometimes clog the fuel injector pump.[64] Once the water inside the fuel tank has started to freeze, gelling is more likely to occur. When the fuel is gelled it is not effective until the temperature is raised and the fuel returns to a liquid state.

Road hazard[edit]

Diesel is less flammable than gasoline / petrol. However, because it evaporates slowly, any spills on a roadway can pose a slip hazard to vehicles.[65] After the light fractions have evaporated, a greasy slick is left on the road which reduces tire grip and traction, and can cause vehicles to skid. The loss of traction is similar to that encountered on black ice, resulting in especially dangerous situations for two-wheeled vehicles, such as motorcycles and bicycles, in roundabouts.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diesel_exhaust#Health_concerns

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Emissions from diesel vehicles have been reported to be significantly more harmful than those from petrol vehicles.[42][better source needed] Diesel combustion exhaust is a source of atmospheric soot and fine particles, which is a component of the air pollution implicated in human cancer,[43][44] heart and lung damage,[45] and mental functioning.[46] Moreover, diesel exhaust contains contaminants listed as carcinogenic for humans by the IARC (part of the World Health Organization of the United Nations), as present in their List of IARC Group 1 carcinogens.[7] Diesel exhaust pollution is thought[by whom?] to account for around one quarter of the pollution in the air in previous decades,[when?] and a high share of sickness caused by automotive pollution.[47][better source needed]
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Exposure to diesel exhaust and diesel particulate matter (DPM) is an occupational hazard to truckers, railroad workers, occupants of residential homes in vicinity of a rail yard, and miners using diesel-powered equipment in underground mines. Adverse health effects have also been observed in the general population at ambient atmospheric particle concentrations well below the concentrations in occupational settings.

In March 2012, U.S. government scientists showed that underground miners exposed to high levels of diesel fumes have a threefold increased risk for contracting lung cancer compared with those exposed to low levels. The $11.5 million Diesel Exhaust in Miners Study (DEMS) followed 12,315 miners, controlling for key carcinogens such as cigarette smoke, radon, and asbestos. This allowed scientists to isolate the effects of diesel fumes.[48][49]

For over 10 years, concerns have been raised in the USA regarding children's exposure to DPM as they ride diesel-powered school buses to and from school.[50]
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Diesel particulate matter (DPM), sometimes also called diesel exhaust particles (DEP), is the particulate component of diesel exhaust, which includes diesel soot and aerosols such as ash particulates, metallic abrasion particles, sulfates, and silicates. When released into the atmosphere, DPM can take the form of individual particles or chain aggregates, with most in the invisible sub-micrometre range of 100 nanometers, also known as ultrafine particles (UFP) or PM0.1.

The main particulate fraction of diesel exhaust consists of fine particles. Because of their small size, inhaled particles may easily penetrate deep into the lungs.[1] The polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the exhaust stimulate nerves in the lungs, causing reflex coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.[52] The rough surfaces of these particles makes it easy for them to bind with other toxins in the environment, thus increasing the hazards of particle inhalation.
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Exposures have been linked with acute short-term symptoms such as headache, dizziness, light-headedness, nausea, coughing, difficult or labored breathing, tightness of chest, and irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat.[55] Long-term exposures can lead to chronic, more serious health problems such as cardiovascular disease, cardiopulmonary disease, and lung cancer.[43][44][56] Elemental carbon attributable to traffic was significantly associated with wheezing at age 1 and persistent wheezing at age 3 in the Cincinnati Childhood Allergy and Air Pollution Study birth cohort study.[57]

The NERC-HPA funded Traffic Pollution and Health in London project at King's College London is currently[when?] seeking to refine understanding of the health effects of traffic pollution.[58] Ambient traffic-related air pollution was associated with decreased cognitive function in older men.[46]
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Experiments in 2013 showed that diesel exhaust impaired bees' ability to detect the scent of oilseed **** flowers.[63]

Meanwhile, rightists complain about protestors destroying motor vehicles. If you ask me, the protestors in so doing are probably improving national health.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on July 02, 2020, 03:11:17 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm2RptLrTE8

Fill in the blank: "Nuclear waste would not exist if _ _ _ _ _ _ _ civilization did not exist."
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on July 14, 2020, 01:38:58 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEx0H0mHr1A
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on August 08, 2020, 12:15:59 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHqsZfy-JFc
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on August 11, 2020, 03:24:53 am
Another one:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/tanker-spills-crude-oil-indian-ocean-mauritius-environmental-disaster-085718631.html

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Tanker spills 1,000 tonnes of crude oil into Indian Ocean near Mauritius in environmental disaster

This is what Western civilization does to oceans:

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Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on September 04, 2020, 05:49:56 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrtQeQOuAG8
Title: Re: Coronavirus
Post by: guest5 on October 01, 2020, 09:02:58 pm
Air Pollution Is Making COVID-19 Worse, Scientists Say
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Scientists say that air pollution is making COVID-19 worse — and the Trump administration isn’t helping.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZK_Mm8XJIQ&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest5 on October 03, 2020, 05:32:22 pm
Humans Killed 68 Percent of Wildlife in 50 Years
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Humans Killed 68 Percent of Wildlife in 50 Years

Two Major reports recently released show just how much of an impact human activity has had on wildlife. The World Wildlife Fund released a study that suggests in the last 50 years human activity destroyed global wildlife populations by 68 percent.

The United Nations also released a report that said all 196 countries that signed into the Aichi Biodiversity Targets in 2010 failed to meet a single goal put forth at limiting the collapse of biodiversity across the globe.

Both reports used Covid-19 as an example of what can happen when there is a loss of global biodiversity. As humans continue to disrupt ecosystems, we see more disease jump from animals to humans.

The UN report did however have a few positive notes, in Pakistan where a program to save snow leopards has shown great success, as well as a program in Japan to save the crested ibis from extinction.
https://www.youtube.com/post/Ugyo7CiZX8q854LAfeV4AaABCQ

And yet humanity keeps adding more people to this problematic equation. Insanity!
(https://media.boreme.com/post_media/2015/david-attenborough-infinite-growth.jpg)

Eileen Crist: Confronting Anthropocentrism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZkFj9uPKXo

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Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on October 05, 2020, 02:48:51 am
https://us.yahoo.com/news/investigators-probe-possible-ecological-catastrophe-160400123.html

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Russian investigators said Saturday they were looking into “a possible ecological catastrophe” in the eastern Kamchatka region, after scores of dead sea creatures washed up in one of it bays and surfers reported burns to their eyes and throats.

Images of dead seals, octopi, starfish and urchins on the Khalaktyrsky Beach in the Avacha Bay have been shared on social media for several days.

Surfers in the area have also complained that the sea had an unnatural smell and color.
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Russia’s investigative committee said in a statement Saturday that it had sent a team to look into the mass death of marine mammals in the area and "a possible ecological catastrophe."

The committee said there had been reports of increased concentrations of oil products and phenols "from an unidentified source in the sea coastal waters."

So, want to guess which civilization is responsible for phenols?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phenol#History

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Phenol was discovered in 1834 by Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, who extracted it (in impure form) from coal tar.[42] Runge called phenol "Karbolsäure" (coal-oil-acid, carbolic acid). Coal tar remained the primary source until the development of the petrochemical industry. In 1841, the French chemist Auguste Laurent obtained phenol in pure form.[43]

In 1836, Auguste Laurent coined the name "phène" for benzene;[44] this is the root of the word "phenol" and "phenyl". In 1843, French chemist Charles Gerhardt coined the name "phénol".[45]
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The toxic effect of phenol on the central nervous system, discussed below, causes sudden collapse and loss of consciousness in both humans and animals; a state of cramping precedes these symptoms because of the motor activity controlled by the central nervous system.[50]
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Phenol and its vapors are corrosive to the eyes, the skin, and the respiratory tract.[61] Its corrosive effect on skin and mucous membranes is due to a protein-degenerating effect.[50] Repeated or prolonged skin contact with phenol may cause dermatitis, or even second and third-degree burns.[62] Inhalation of phenol vapor may cause lung edema.[61] The substance may cause harmful effects on the central nervous system and heart, resulting in dysrhythmia, seizures, and coma.[63] The kidneys may be affected as well. Long-term or repeated exposure of the substance may have harmful effects on the liver and kidneys.[64] There is no evidence that phenol causes cancer in humans.[65] Besides its hydrophobic effects, another mechanism for the toxicity of phenol may be the formation of phenoxyl radicals.[66]

Since phenol is absorbed through the skin relatively quickly, systemic poisoning can occur in addition to the local caustic burns.[50] Resorptive poisoning by a large quantity of phenol can occur even with only a small area of skin, rapidly leading to paralysis of the central nervous system and a severe drop in body temperature. The LD50 for oral toxicity is less than 500 mg/kg for dogs, rabbits, or mice; the minimum lethal human dose was cited as 140 mg/kg.[50] The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services states the fatal dose for ingestion of phenol is from 1 to 32 g.[67]
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on October 06, 2020, 12:39:49 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SCjzdhj_1g
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on October 07, 2020, 12:17:43 am
I just wanted to point something out:

https://indianexpress.com/article/world/covid-19-a-look-at-anti-mask-rallies-held-around-the-world-amid-the-pandemic-6585722/

Why is it that the anti-mask protests seem to occur exclusively in Western countries?

Also:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/cdc-white-men-still-arent-washing-their-hands-170035601.html
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest5 on October 07, 2020, 12:24:50 am
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Why is it that the anti-mask protests seem to occur exclusively in Western countries?

Look how many westerners have faith in Trump up until his diagnosis:

Trump's Covid-19 diagnosis inspired almost a quarter more Americans to wear a mask, a new poll finds
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One in every five Americans recently polled say they're more likely to wear a mask now that President Donald Trump has tested positive for Covid-19.
About 21% of respondents in a new poll by Axios-Ipsos said they are now more likely to wear a face covering and maintain a physical distance of at least six feet from others.
For the rest, however, the news hasn't changed their behaviors and views.
These latest poll findings come from a survey of 405 adults in the United States, conducted between Friday and Monday in the wake of President Trump's diagnosis.

Survey responses show that 77% of adults said there has been "no change" in their likelihood to wear a mask or physically distance following news about the President testing positive, and 2% said they are less likely. The survey also found that 12% of respondents said they are more likely to wear gloves now, compared with 85% who said there has been "no change" in their likelihood to wear gloves, and 3% said they are less likely.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/06/health/americans-mask-trump-covid-wellness-trnd/index.html

I'll take "Why are SO many westerners SO fucken ignorant and stupid?" for $100 Alex....

Ignorance and Indoctrination of Westerners Kills Millions
https://www.globalresearch.ca/ignorance-and-indoctrination-of-westerners-kills-millions/5489648
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on October 08, 2020, 02:14:46 am
For contrast:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/coronavirus-africa-five-reasons-why-232059451.html

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seven in 10 said that thinking about resuming normal activities made them feel anxious.

^ This is the sane attitude. In the West it is the opposite: lockdowns make people feel anxious.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on October 09, 2020, 12:19:20 am
But back to oil spills:

https://us.yahoo.com/finance/news/u-oil-well-leaked-gases-155407224.html

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An oil well site in the Permian Basin owned by a bankrupt shale producer has spewed polluting gases into the atmosphere for 10 months, despite being investigated by Texas regulators, according to an environmental group.

Infrared video footage collected during multiple visits from November 2019 through September show “continuous intense and significant” emissions from faulty valves and tank hatches at MDC Energy LLC’s Pick Pocket location in West Texas, Earthworks said in a letter to two state regulatory agencies on Thursday. The group called on the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Texas Railroad Commission to rescind permits for MDC.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest5 on October 09, 2020, 12:56:17 am
The Ozone Depletion Phenomenon (1996)
Chapter: The Ozone Depletion Phenomenon

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Although, two decades ago, most scientists would have scoffed at the notion that industrial chemicals could destroy ozone high up in the atmosphere, researchers now know that chlorine creates the hole by devouring ozone molecules. Years of study on the ground, in aircraft, and from satellites has conclusively identified the source of the chlorine: human-made chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) that have been used in spray cans, foam packaging, and refrigeration materials.
https://www.nap.edu/read/9042/chapter/1
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on October 19, 2020, 11:40:43 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiQqByQnq4o

So, which civilization invented tritium? Answer: the same one that invented all the other stuff that never should have existed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tritium#History

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Tritium was first detected in 1934 by Ernest Rutherford, Mark Oliphant, and Paul Harteck after bombarding deuterium with deuterons (a proton and neutron, comprising a deuterium nucleus). Deuterium is another isotope of hydrogen.[2][3] However, their experiment could not isolate tritium, which was later accomplished by Luis Alvarez and Robert Cornog, who also realized tritium's radioactivity.[4][5]

At this point, how can anyone still be on the fence about whether or not Western civilization needs to die?
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest5 on October 22, 2020, 12:27:29 pm
Area burned in Indonesia fires ‘greater than the Netherlands’
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Greenpeace slams Indonesia for lack of action against the palm oil sector as vast areas of forests burned in five years.
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Tropical forest and peatland areas bigger than the Netherlands have burned in Indonesia in the past five years, Greenpeace has said, lambasting President Joko Widodo’s government for allowing the pulpwood and palm oil sector to act with impunity despite bearing “considerable responsibility” for the fire crisis.

In a new report on Thursday, the prominent environmental group said some 4.4 million hectares (9.9 million acres) of land have burned in Indonesia between 2015 and 2019.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/10/22/area-burned-in-indonesia-fires-greater-than-the-netherlands

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History

Oil palms (Elaeis guineensis)

Humans used oil palms as far back as 5,000 years. In the late 1800s, archaeologists discovered a substance that they concluded was originally palm oil in a tomb at Abydos dating back to 3,000 BCE.[5] It is believed that traders brought oil palm to Egypt.[citation needed]

Palm oil from E. guineensis has long been recognized in West and Central African countries, and is widely used as a cooking oil. European merchants trading with West Africa occasionally purchased palm oil for use as a cooking oil in Europe.

Palm oil became a highly sought-after commodity by British traders for use as an industrial lubricant for machinery during Britain's Industrial Revolution.[6]

Palm oil formed the basis of soap products, such as Lever Brothers' (now Unilever) "Sunlight" soap, and the American Palmolive brand.[7]

By around 1870, palm oil constituted the primary export of some West African countries, although this was overtaken by cocoa in the 1880s with the introduction of colonial European cocoa plantations.[8][9]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_oil
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on October 29, 2020, 03:18:18 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynVdViXUzic

Same questions as always:

1) Which civilization introduced these chemicals into existence?

2) If Western civilization hadn't done so, would any other civilization in the world have done so?

3) Therefore, which civilization must die?
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest5 on October 31, 2020, 01:15:48 am
The power of the pharmaceutical companies | DW Documentary
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How much is a human life worth? An innovative cancer therapy promises to save lives. But it is extremely expensive. Will the insurance companies pay for it? What is the manufacturer's return on investment? And do lobbyists drive up prices?

In 2018, the Kymriah gene therapy was approved in Europe. Immune cells are taken from the patient, genetically reprogrammed into cancer killer cells and returned to the patient as an infusion. The results of the Kymriah study only cover a period of 18 months. In 40 percent of patients, lymph gland cancer does not return during this time. It is not clear whether Kymriah has a long-term effect. The Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis offers the new therapy - it costs 370,000 Swiss francs per patient. Health insurance companies are not usually prepared to pay that much and are complaining about a lack of transparency.

But the killer cells were not invented in the Novartis laboratories, but at a US university. When Professor Carl June started his research almost 30 years ago, no pharmaceutical company was interested. It was only thanks to funding from tax money and donations that he was able to develop Kymriah at all. After a story went around the world about a girl with leukemia whose cancer disappeared thanks to Kymriah, the pharmaceutical company contacted Novartis and secured exclusive marketing rights. To launch Kymriah on the market, Novartis funded the necessary clinical trials. It's not an isolated incident: Over 60% of newly approved medicines in the US are developed by small biotech companies or universities. Pharmaceutical companies today frequently act as capital providers, cooperating with universities or buying up biotech companies.

A paradigm shift has taken place in the pharmaceutical industry: Whereas high drug prices used to be justified by research costs, the industry is now using the value of gained lifetime to argue its case.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LelUHLl-xM
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest5 on October 31, 2020, 12:18:19 pm
New book says U.S. military is poisoning the Pacific
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A new book says American military operations have been contaminating the Pacific region for decades. What's the story, and what important questions does it raise?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4_rEibIbpU
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest5 on November 06, 2020, 11:53:27 pm
How Humans Destroyed 60% of All Wildlife Over Half a Century | NowThis Earth
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Humans have decimated 2/3 of all wildlife since 1970, according to a new report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). In the same time frame, the human population doubled to 7.4 billion.

'We are driving species extinct,' says WWF Chief Scientist Dr. Rebecca Shaw.

The biggest losses have taken place in Latin America and the Caribbean. The report finds that much of this is due to habitat destruction and species exploitation, where animals are sold as food or pets — further contributing to viruses spreading from animals to humans.

But Dr. Shaw remains optimistic because of action taken by millennials and Gen Z.

'2020 is really the year to act.'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa3MbiMDjhM
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on November 07, 2020, 02:16:34 am
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'We are driving species extinct,'

To clarify, species extinction in itself is a good thing. It is initiation of violence against individuals which we oppose. But of course False Leftists do not understand this.

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In the same time frame, the human population doubled to 7.4 billion.

The real problem is that species extinction is occurring not as part of an overall reduction in number of individuals, but as a side effect of total increase in number of individuals.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest5 on November 10, 2020, 10:46:03 pm
Delhi residents complain of breathlessness as air quality worsens
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New Delhi’s overall air quality index reached its highest levels since last November and stood more than 30 times the WHO safe limit.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/11/10/delhi-residents-complain-of-breathlessness-as-air-quality-worsens

The industrial revolution was a western phenomenon which spread globally....
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on November 12, 2020, 01:10:44 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi_2JhaMhGU

No other civilization could ever pollute water as badly as Western civilization has!
Title: Re: Coronavirus
Post by: acc9 on November 23, 2020, 01:15:39 am
Latest story from Hong Kong, where the virus has been considered relatively well controlled compared to many other countries except for their counterpart Macau and mainland China:

After having maintained daily single-digit cases for several months with even some days of zero-case in between, the fourth wave with rising double-digit cases has now set in. It's been confirmed that this new spate all started in a dance hall where the spreader is an elderly woman who pays to learn ballroom dancing by young male instructors, and the first infected group, all from the same dance hall, consists mainly of women aged 60+ and men aged 29-35. During the incubation period, they have visited other dance halls bringing the virus along with them. And incidentally, some of the dance instructors from this group are known to be young white males from Russia!
It is also known that the several women first infected in the group are from the local high society, so maybe that has a lot more to tell.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on November 23, 2020, 03:19:45 am
@acc9

"ballroom dancing"

This is a good point. Eurocentrism is (as usual) behind the worldwide popularity of ballroom dancing, and indeed of the entire mode of social interaction (especially among the wealthy) based around ballroom dancing. It goes without saying that ballroom dancing is definitively Western, originating in the Renaissance:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballroom_dance

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The first authoritative knowledge of the earliest ballroom dances was recorded toward the end of the 16th century, when Jehan Tabourot, under the pen name "Thoinot-Arbeau", published in 1588 his Orchésographie, a study of late 16th-century French renaissance social dance.

and certainly introduced to non-Western countries via colonialism. Therefore until people from non-Western countries stop practicing it, they are still colonized.

See also:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/issues/social-decolonization/
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest5 on December 05, 2020, 12:16:07 am
Despite pioneering ban, Kenya is drowning in single-use plastic
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Kenya outlawed single-use plastic bags in 2017, but there are still no laws requiring corporations that profit from single-use plastic bottles to clean up what they produce.
https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2020/12/4/despite-pioneering-ban-kenya-is-drowning-in-single-use-plastic
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Title: Re: Climate, Weather, and Climate Effects, 2020 and Beyond
Post by: guest5 on December 06, 2020, 12:35:06 pm
Why Cruise Ships Are Terrible For The Environment | NowThis Earth
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Sewage runoff, dirty fuels, and gray water — here's why cruise ships are terrible for the environment.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDi2il90PWU&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Climate, Weather, and Climate Effects, 2020 and Beyond
Post by: guest5 on December 06, 2020, 01:26:43 pm
Are space launches bad for the environment?
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Space rockets may not be very environmentally friendly.
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Space launches can have a hefty carbon footprint due to the burning of solid rocket fuels. Many rockets are, however, propelled by liquid hydrogen fuel, which produces ‘clean’ water vapour exhaust, although the production of hydrogen itself can cause significant carbon emissions. Rocket engines release trace gases into the upper atmosphere that contribute to ozone depletion, as well as particles of soot.

Rocket launches are nonetheless relatively infrequent, meaning that their overall impact on our climate remains much smaller than aviation’s. But it’s not just our immediate environment: ‘space junk’ is a growing concern as disused satellites and other objects accumulate in our planet’s orbit.
https://www.sciencefocus.com/space/are-space-launches-bad-for-the-environment/
Title: 'Havana syndrome' likely due to 'directed' radio frequency
Post by: guest5 on December 06, 2020, 04:45:52 pm
'Havana syndrome' likely due to 'directed' radio frequency
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A U.S. government report said the most plausible explanation for the mysterious symptoms experienced by American diplomats in U.S. embassies in Havana and other cities were ‘consistent with a directed radio frequency energy attack’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6HJL7g4dUI
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on December 10, 2020, 10:30:30 pm
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/dec/07/racism-ages-black-americans-faster

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We utilized a technique that examines how old a person is at a cellular level compared with their chronological age. We found that some young people were older at a cellular level than would have been expected based on their chronological age. Racial discrimination accounted for much of this variation, suggesting that such experiences were accelerating ageing.

If it were not obvious before that racism demands retaliatory violence, does this make it obvious yet?
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest5 on December 17, 2020, 07:54:55 pm
Plastic Wars (full film) | FRONTLINE
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Have efforts to solve the plastic pollution problem made it worse? Go inside the battle over plastics, recycling and what’s at stake.

Despite efforts spreading across America to reduce the use of plastic and the crisis of ocean pollution growing, the plastics industry is rapidly scaling up new production and promoting a familiar solution: recycling. But it’s estimated that no more than 10% of plastic produced has ever been recycled. The documentary “Plastic Wars,” from FRONTLINE and NPR, reveals how plastic makers for decades have publicly promoted recycling, despite privately expressing doubts that widespread plastic recycling would ever be economically viable.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dk3NOEgX7o

Plastic Ocean
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United Nations - Plastic - both a wonderful invention and a scourge on our planet.   Over 300 million tons will be produced this year.
Most is never recycled and remains on our land and in our seas for ever.  Our story shows the damage to all creatures who depend on the ocean for their food – from birds… to us.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju_2NuK5O-E

Plastic Pollution: How Humans are Turning the World into Plastic
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Modern life would be impossible without plastic – but we have long since lost control over our invention. Why has plastic turned into a problem and what do we know about its dangers?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS7IzU2VJIQ
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on January 05, 2021, 10:46:25 pm
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/islands-floating-waste-clog-rivers-181004854.html

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Huge islands of garbage floating on some rivers in the Balkans are causing an environmental emergency and threatening a regional hydropower plant.

Plastic bottles, rusty barrels and other waste could be seen clogging the Drina River near the eastern Bosnian town of Visegrad on Tuesday. Upstream, the Drina's tributaries in Montenegro, Serbia and Bosnia carried even more debris after swollen waterways spilled over into landfills.

The Balkan nations have poor waste management programs, and tons of garbage routinely end up in rivers, including the occasional washing machine or computer screen. A broken barrier this week caused a massive buildup of garbage on the Drina that has threatened Bosnia's Visegrad dam.

Officials say that between 6,000 and 8,000 cubic meters of waste are pulled out of the river each year near Visegrad. Although the problem is not new, Serbia, Bosnia and Montenegro have done little to address the problem even as they seek to join the European Union.

An environmental activist from the Eco Center group, Dejan Furtula, said the garbage in the Drina also is a hazard for the the local community because waste removed from the river is dumped on a local landfill, which is often on fire and produces toxic liquid that flows back into the Drina.

“We are all in danger here, the entire ecosystem,” he said.
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At the Visegrad dam, efforts began Tuesday to clear away the clogging garbage and to avoid potential damage to the power system. In southwest Serbia, the Lim River has created a similar problem at the Potpecko accumulation lake.

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Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest5 on January 15, 2021, 12:35:39 am
Ex-Governor, Former Michigan Officials Charged In Flint Water Crisis
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Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges he willfully neglected his duty during the Flint water crisis. Eight other former officials and aides were also charged in connection to the scandal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pdhB9wm5Ms
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest5 on February 02, 2021, 10:01:29 pm
California solar power plants ignite birds mid-flight
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A Bay Area company is being urged to make changes to its state-of-the-art solar plant since thousands of birds have been burned to death by its panels.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emBY6phmn9E
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest5 on February 06, 2021, 05:35:31 pm
China's war on plastic waste
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#China​ is the world's biggest producer and consumer of #plastic​. Single-use plastic straws are vanishing in China, as the first phase of the country's most stringent plastic ban comes into effect. Watch the video to find out how China cuts plastic use step by step.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8b2xjYqBks
Title: Re: Climate, Weather, and Climate Effects, 2020 and Beyond
Post by: guest5 on February 07, 2021, 01:27:09 pm
Deadly Dolphin Skin Disease Linked to Climate Crisis
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A deadly dolphin disease might be tied to the climate crisis.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbE6ptno2h0
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest5 on February 12, 2021, 09:23:47 pm
How COVID-19 Vaccines Could Put Sharks in Danger
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Roughly 3 million sharks are killed annually for squalene, an ingredient used as a boosting agent in vaccines — now, researchers are testing alternatives to the substance to protect the vulnerable species. Don’t worry, the COVID-19 vaccines available in the U.S. are squalene-free.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abPjZkwDWQs

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Kenja no Ishi
12 hours ago
Like shark finning isn’t bad enough. Jesus, we’re worse than the plague.

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Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest5 on February 12, 2021, 09:27:41 pm
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This animation shows a blue whale (blue dot) attempting to feed with busy shipping lanes surrounding it (the red & orange trails).

Blue whales, the largest mammal on Earth, reportedly invest a large amount of energy in order to find and consume food. Scientists have observed that when the whales are feeding, they're entirely concentrated on that activity.

Dr. Luis Bedriñana-Romano of Centro Ballena Azul - Universidad Austral de Chile, the lead author of a paper researching blue whales' feeding patterns, said that this intense concentration makes the whales more vulnerable. 'This makes them more prone to being hit by boats and particularly at night, when, according to other investigations, whales are on average closer to the surface as a result of their food also rising to the surface.' According to the International Whaling Commission, it’s difficult to quantify the number of ship strikes involving blue whales because many go unreported. [1]

Blue whales are an endangered species. In the area where this graphic is from, it’s estimated that there are only between 200 and 700 remaining individuals. The shipping traffic is placing further stress on the already severely stressed population.

Scientists have called on the fishing industry to put protective measures in place to avoid fatal ship strikes, but no regulations or restrictions have been put in place as of February 5, 2021. [1]

Source: Centro Ballena Azul (Chile) - Universidad Austral de Chile https://go.nowth.is/3cWICcz

Citations:
[1] International Whaling Commission
https://www.youtube.com/post/UgyonF6Zj4LDO6_glHh4AaABCQ

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Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest5 on February 13, 2021, 05:55:53 pm
TikToker Shows Reality of Environmental Racism
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Watch TikToker Frederick Lewis break down the reality of environmental racism in 60 seconds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj7bA_3xpdA

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Marianne Contrino
2 weeks ago
I teach in a predominantly black community, and one day, I had a student who just wasn't herself, so after class got out, I asked her what was wrong. She said that her family was going through a rough time, and didn't have any food in the house, so she, and her FIVE siblings had to share a can of potatoes for dinner the last two nights. I told her to meet me after school, and I'd take her home, so we could stop, and get some groceries on the way. Well, I had to get to my part time job, so I didn't have time to drive all the way to the nearest grocery store, which was about 20 minutes away. Our only option was a gas station, so I bought her bread, peanut butter, milk, juice, frozen pizza, cereal, etc. Basically whatever they sold that wasn't "junk". Cost me about $75 for just enough food to fill up two-three plastic bags. Said I'd go shopping, and get more for tomorrow. Talked to my parents that night about it, and they, without my knowing, went out, and bought groceries from the store, so I didn't have to. They spent roughly $130, and were able to get enough stuff to fill my trunk, and backseat. I say this because it's not only that these communities lack stores that's the problem, it's that the places that are close to their homes, ie. gas stations, corner stores, are SO MUCH more expensive than any supermarket chain. Meaning they get less "food" for their money, and never really have access to, say, fresh fruits, and veggies. This problem is VERY real, and ABSOLUTELY NEEDS to be addressed for the sake of the kids growing up in these neighborhoods. I hope this video spreads awareness about this inequitity.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest5 on February 15, 2021, 01:36:56 pm
Chevron Refinery Leaks Up to 750 Gallons of Oil Into Bay
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A Chevron pipeline leaked up to 750 gallons of oil into the San Francisco Bay in an area made up of predominantly brown, immigrant, and working-class communities.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqUt6ePYg7M

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Vegan T-Rex Mr. Vegan T-Rex
1 day ago
Don’t worry. Chevron investigated themselves and came to the conclusion they did nothing wrong. Now the cleanup falls to the local community. Cool and normal.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on February 16, 2021, 10:25:27 pm
https://us.yahoo.com/news/life-altering-effects-heat-having-080045312.html

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recent research has revealed, that global heating harms Black and Latino children before they are even born, as well as in the first years of their lives.

“Unfortunately many children will be marked for life because of what their mothers are exposed to, affecting the brain, lungs, pancreas, everything,” said Susan Pacheco, an associate professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center who co-authored research released last summer that found that pregnant women exposed to heat and air pollution are at heightened risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes.

The analysis of dozens of medical studies found women of color, particularly Black women, and their babies are most likely to suffer low birth weights, pre-term births and stillbirths from climate-driven threats. Hot temperatures can cause strain upon women and their unborn children, while heat can also react with pollutants from cars and power plants to create ozone, a ground-level pollutant that can cause an array of health problems.

“This pollution cause placental inflammation and affects the baby,” said Pacheco. “This can cause impacts in childhood but also bad outcomes when they are adults, such as heart and kidney disease. Even what we would consider limited exposures can affect the development of the baby.”

The climate crisis is shaping the lives of Black children and children of color before they take their first breath, but it doesn’t stop there. Once a Black or Latino child is born, there is a good chance they will live in a neighborhood that gets even hotter than nearby, whiter suburbs. Researchers have found that in US cities including New York, Dallas and Miami, poorer areas with more residents of color can be get up to 20F hotter in summer than wealthier, whiter districts in the same city.
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This is largely because less affluent neighborhoods of color have far fewer green spaces or tree-lined streets to provide a cool respite on scorching hot days. A young Black child will instead probably be taking their first steps in a neighborhood largely covered in paved surfaces, such as asphalt, that soaks up and radiates heat on sunny days. “Mothers here in Texas tell me they don’t know what to do because they can’t let their kids outside in summer,” said Pacheco. “The heat is relentless.”

Prolonged exposure to heat can increase levels of stress and have various impacts on the body, said Vivek Shandas, an expert in urban studies at Portland State University who co-authored a paper on how neighborhood demographics relate to city heat. “You then find the majority of people who pass away in heatwaves are communities of color,” he said. “There’s a direct relationship.”

This heat disparity between poor, Black neighborhoods and rich, white ones is no accident. Shandas and his fellow researchers found the hottest areas today overlap with places that were historically redlined – a practice dating back to the 1930s when the federal government rated the risk of different neighborhoods for real estate development. Race played a major role, with Black areas routinely deemed “hazardous” and barred from federally backed mortgages and other investments, causing them to be deprived of amenities in comparison with green-lined white, wealthy areas.

“This means the modern experience of what your life is like is in many respects nothing to do with you, it’s down to something that happened a long time ago with acts of segregation that were codified through planning policies,” said Shandas. “These systemic biases have created landscapes of precarity for communities of color and low-income communities.”

Many young people of color growing up in such neighborhoods are unaware of the differing vulnerabilities to global heating, according to Shandas, who recounted an experiment in which high schoolers in Yonkers, New York, and Austin, Texas, were given infrared cameras that can measure temperature and asked to take pictures of their surroundings. “The students took the photos and noticed some neighborhoods were hotter than others,” Shandas said. “It showed their lived experience. It went from a climate issue to a justice issue for them.”

As the planet bakes, the situation is expected to become more extreme. Within 30 years, US counties with large Black populations will face an average of 22 more extreme heat days each year than counties with small Black populations, according to a Union of Concerned Scientists analysis.

For a young child of color, there is a little escape. At home, research has shown Black households are less than half as likely as white households to have central air conditioning.

I just had to stop here. As usual, those people who contribute less to the problem suffer more from its consequences. Welcome to Western civilization.

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Historically racist planning policies and land value disparities have meant that the homes of many people of color in the US are concentrated near landfills, highways and polluting heavy industry. Black people are 75% more likely to live next to oil and gas facilities that emit large amount of pollution, including planet-warming gases.

The toxic stew that threatens young, developing bodies is formidable, ranging from formaldehyde, which has been linked to cancer, to benzene, linked to brain damage, to soot, linked to higher blood pressure. While Black children make up 16% of all US public school students, more than a quarter of them attend the schools worst affected by air pollution, one 2018 study found.

High levels of air pollution, such as the ozone spurred by increasing heat, is stoking allergies and asthma in young children of color, research has found. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “increases in asthma rates among poor minorities have been even larger than the averages”. Black children are now twice as likely to be hospitalized and four times as likely to die from asthma as white children.

The challenge for Biden, and future administrations, to address this threat will only grow as the climate crisis worsens. “It’s only a matter of time before we start seeing more and more health problems in children,” said Pacheco. “It’s going to be everywhere. This is urgent.”
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest5 on February 21, 2021, 05:26:46 pm
The Link Between Slavery and the Climate Crisis
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'There's no way we can push all of these policies forward ... without looking at it through the lens of justice' — Penn State Prof. Gregory Jenkins explains how the climate crisis began in slavery and why we can't ignore its impact on BIPOC communities today.
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'It bankrupted all the enslaved people, and at the same time, it created the machinery for the Industrial Revolution, which ultimately is responsible for all the greenhouse gases that we have today,' Jenkins explains.

Jenkins believes that environmental justice can’t be achieved until social justice is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYjQlnjCHt0
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest5 on February 26, 2021, 07:30:38 pm
Megafires Are Destroying the World's Biggest Tropical Wetlands
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Recent megafires have devastated a massive wetland in Brazil. VICE News surveys the damage and meets people trying to save iconic and endangered species.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqJ-mznwb_Y
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest5 on February 27, 2021, 07:05:00 pm
Brazil: 'Tsunami of trash' washes up on Rio de Janeiro shores
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Waves of waste have washed up on the shores of Rio de Janeiro, leaving beaches choked with plastic bottles, bags and toys. It is also having a devasting effect on Brazil's marine life.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq0LJ3m6Lag
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest5 on February 28, 2021, 02:24:23 pm
1 in 3 Freshwater Fish To Go EXTINCT
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Freshwater ecosystems have been devastated in recent years.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m6Hxv_tovo
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on February 28, 2021, 09:19:39 pm
Species extinction is a good thing. It is violence initiated against individuals that we oppose. False Leftists do not share our view, of course.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest5 on March 09, 2021, 10:36:55 pm
The Air Conditioning Trap: How Cold Air Is Heating the World
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The warmer it gets, the more we use air conditioning. The more we use air conditioning, the warmer it gets. Is there any way out of this trap?
https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-air-conditioning-trap-how-cold-air-is-heating-the-world?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) are fully or partly halogenated paraffin hydrocarbons that contain only carbon (C), hydrogen (H), chlorine (Cl), and fluorine (F), produced as volatile derivative of methane, ethane, and propane. They are also commonly known by the DuPont brand name Freon.

The most common representative is dichlorodifluoromethane (R-12 or Freon-12). Many CFCs have been widely used as refrigerants, propellants (in aerosol applications), and solvents. Because CFCs contribute to ozone depletion in the upper atmosphere, the manufacture of such compounds has been phased out under the Montreal Protocol, and they are being replaced with other products such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)[1] including R-410A and R-134a.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: rp on March 10, 2021, 09:11:53 pm
Harrowing Aftermath of Atomic Bomb:
https://youtu.be/n7fT6Mur6Gg
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest5 on March 12, 2021, 10:53:21 pm
The Secret History Behind England’s Deadly Sarin Gas Plant
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During the Cold War, at a single facility, the British military covertly produced enough chemical weapons to kill every person on earth five times over.
https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-secret-history-behind-england-s-deadly-sarin-gas-plant?utm_source=pocket-newtab
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Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on March 16, 2021, 01:09:56 am
And now for something completely different:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODKssJUNqXE

So, can you guess which civilization came up with this moronic idea? (Hint: the usual one.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Hudson_(entomologist)

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George Vernon Hudson FRSNZ (20 April 1867 – 5 April 1946) was a British-born New Zealand entomologist and astronomer. Hudson is credited with proposing the modern daylight saving time. He was awarded the Hector Memorial Medal in 1923.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: rp on March 16, 2021, 01:27:52 am
Don't forget the most important part of Hudson's biography that reveals his true motive behind creating Daylight savings time:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Hudson_(entomologist)#Honours_and_awards
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His shift-work job gave him leisure time to collect insects , and led him to value after-hours daylight

It doesn't get more Western than this...
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: rp on April 01, 2021, 02:46:56 am
Chris Busby on how non-ionizing EM radiation from cell phones can create brain tumors:
https://youtu.be/h_pPAtAXcCU
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on April 06, 2021, 01:10:05 am
Just another day in Western civilization:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KPXxh97H40

TYT is far too superficial in only blaming big business for this. There was big business in ancient times too but no such problems. Why not? The real problem is not big business, but Western machines.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: rp on April 06, 2021, 09:49:19 am
As usual, by trying to "solve" the problem, Westerners create more problems:

Millions of gallons of wastewater being pumped into Tampa Bay; officials say 'no second breach' at Florida reservoir
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/04/06/piney-point-reservoir-wastewater-leak-tampa-bay-tuesday-updates/7103688002/

Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: rp on April 06, 2021, 12:08:58 pm
 FLASHBACK: 2011 Roundup - ARYANISM (eerie prediction)
http://aryanism.net/blog/aryan-sanctuary/2011-roundup/
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Many of us in the Northern hemisphere are probably going to die of cancer in a few decades from the Fukushima radiation if something else (e.g. the rumoured “superbug” biological weapon) doesn’t kill us first. And all signs point to next year being even worse.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest5 on April 07, 2021, 11:42:19 pm
How Victorians Knowingly Poisoned Their Food | Hidden Killers | Absolute History
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Dr Suzannah Lipscomb show us the dangerous ways the Victorians adulterated food and its deadly consequences.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkQ0RFTHvIo

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KenDBerryMD
11 months ago
It's fascinating, and frightening, how humans have been poisoning other humans in the name of profit for centuries...
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InsecureCow
4 days ago
“One thing Victorians used to love, was profits...”

You say that like that has changed

When can we get a full psychological analysis of Westerners and Western culture, because I suspect most of them are raving lunatics who just manage to keep their lunacy undercover most of the time?

Another example of what I mean in the sentence above:
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San Diego, California began water fluoridation in February 2011, despite its Municipal Code Section 67.0101, which prohibits the city from fluoridating. The local ordinance was preempted by California law that requires fluoridation when an outside funding source is available.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_fluoridation_in_the_United_States

Most of these people should be in straight-jackets in a psych ward at this point. Why are we allowing them to roam freely among the sane? How is that going to end well?
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest5 on April 11, 2021, 03:37:41 pm
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A new paper by the World Wildlife Fund reports that 30% of freshwater fish species is threatened with extinction. 80 species have already gone extinct, of which 16 went extinct in 2020 alone. 19 of the extinct species were found in the U.S.

Since the 1970s, there has been an average decline of 76% in migratory freshwater fish and a 94% decline in megafish, or fish heavier than 30 kg. Researchers believe this loss is due to many human factors, including climate change, pollution, overfishing, and harming ecosystems with dams, irrigation, and draining.

Freshwater fish make up 51% of known fish species, despite freshwater ecosystems covering just 1% of Earth's surface. Freshwater fish provide the main source of animal protein for at least 200 million people and have an estimated value of $138 billion.
(https://yt3.ggpht.com/tLRbi7HO6Puke9fd7IGEZ22H_exRZJY02uoFSf7AC48iVUCvSA6FQVedeWwAybzmPeZX01Pj9SwWgg=s480-nd-rwa)

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GRAY WOLF
4 hours ago
They'll destroy the very ground they walk on for profit.
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Dean
3 hours ago
When the last tree has fallen
And the rivers are poisoned
You cannot eat money, oh no - The Seed by Aurora

At least no new fish will be brought into existence to be tortured and tormented by humans.

See also: https://trueleft.createaforum.com/true-left-vs-right/western-civilization-sustainable-evil/
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: Zea_mays on April 11, 2021, 03:50:35 pm
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"Japan Says Sorry, But It Has to Dump This Fukushima Radioactive Water Into the Ocean.

Moving Ahead. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says that the government has put off figuring out what to do with all of the contaminated water building up at the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant for long enough - and it's time to start dumping it into the ocean.

Suga's hand is forced given that the plant will soon run out of space to store the contaminated groundwater seeping into the facility, The Japan Times reports, and he's framing the controversial plan to release the water into the Pacific Ocean as "Unavoidable."

Japanese officials have been debating how to best contain the radioactive water at the Fukushima plant for years, but the plan that seems to have stuck is to purify the water as best as possible, dilute the radioactive tritium that persists even after the cleaning process, and to dump it over the course of 30 years."
https://futurism.com/the-byte/japan-sorry-dump-radioactive-water-ocean

Meanwhile, Western civilization junkies are celebrating that Biden has embraced nuclear energy for the US because it's "safe" and "really is 'clean' energy because it doesn't produce that much waste"...

Just think, if the oldest dynasties of ancient Egypt used nuclear reactors, the waste would still be toxic today and for thousands of more years. Just think, ONE mishap and Japan is going to be doing damage control for the next 30+ years at the least.


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As of 2014, there have been more than 100 serious nuclear accidents and incidents from the use of nuclear power. Fifty-seven accidents or severe incidents have occurred since the Chernobyl disaster, and about 60% of all nuclear-related accidents/severe incidents have occurred in the USA.[10] Serious nuclear power plant accidents include the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster (2011), the Chernobyl disaster (1986), the Three Mile Island accident (1979), and the SL-1 accident (1961).[11] Nuclear power accidents can involve loss of life and large monetary costs for remediation work.[12]

Nuclear-powered submarine accidents include the K-19 (1961), K-11 (1965), K-27 (1968), K-140 (1968), K-429 (1970), K-222 (1980), and K-431 (1985)[11][13][14] accidents. Serious radiation incidents/accidents include the Kyshtym disaster, the Windscale fire, the radiotherapy accident in Costa Rica,[15] the radiotherapy accident in Zaragoza,[16] the radiation accident in Morocco,[17] the Goiania accident,[18] the radiation accident in Mexico City, the radiotherapy unit accident in Thailand,[19] and the Mayapuri radiological accident in India.[19]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_and_radiation_accidents_and_incidents

With a basic understanding of probability, if the risk is non-zero, it will happen if given enough time... (And this isn't even considering nuclear weapons, which are even more dangerous and would never have existed without Homo hubris's quest to harness nuclear power).

Meanwhile, we have this free energy source called the Sun.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9e/Smiling_Sun_English_Language.svg/240px-Smiling_Sun_English_Language.svg.png)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smiling_Sun
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on April 11, 2021, 11:47:37 pm
"if the risk is non-zero"

And even if the risk were zero, the mere quantity of energy generated by Western methods is responsible for enabling human population explosion, which itself scales up in quantity every other form of human damage to the environment that is occurring constantly. So it's not just when Western civilization malfunctions that it is hazardous; it is also hazardous when it functions as intended!

"Meanwhile, we have this free energy source called the Sun."

Moreover, which provides energy/unit area at a fixed rate, thus automatically precluding population explosions.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest5 on April 16, 2021, 01:13:51 am
Antony Blinken sparks backlash over his support for Japan's wastewater dumping
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On April 13, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken thanked Japan for its decision to release contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea, prompting a backlash in the comments section of Blinken's Twitter post.
According to research in 2012 by Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR), a marine research institute in Germany, It would only take 57 days for the radioactive materials from Japan's contaminated water to spread to most of the Pacific Ocean, three years to reach the coastal areas of the U.S. and Canada, and 10 years to spread worldwide.
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhao Lijian claimed that the world should not face the consequences of Japan's actions. Japan's fishing industry in Fukushima and many other countries also opposed this plan.
Russian government expressed "serious concern" over Japan's plan, South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in ordered officials to explore petitioning an international court over Japan's decision.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzTinxldDxg

Fukushima radioactive waste water to be dumped into the sea
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The Japanese government on Tuesday approved plans to release more than 1 million metric tons (1.1 million US tons) of radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean two years from now. The controversial plan was approved following years of heated wrangling and despite concerns from neighboring countries. In response, the South Korean foreign ministry summoned Japan's top envoy to Seoul. South Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-moon met with Japanese Ambassador Koichi Aiboshi, according to officials. Choi was expected to express regrets and lodge a protest during the meeting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT6OQM3GaUk
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on April 25, 2021, 10:39:15 pm
On the energy inefficiency of Western civilization:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watt

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A laborer over the course of an eight-hour day can sustain an average output of about 75 watts; higher power levels can be achieved for short intervals and by athletes.[4]

I would imagine that light labour such as sweeping the floor would actually require significantly less than 75W, but let's assume it is 75W. People all around the world have been happily sweeping floors for thousands of years, and then Western civilization came along:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacuum_cleaner

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The first vacuum-cleaning device to be portable and marketed at the domestic market was built in 1905 by Walter Griffiths, a manufacturer in Birmingham, England.[12] His Griffith's Improved Vacuum Apparatus for Removing Dust from Carpets resembled modern-day cleaners; – it was portable, easy to store, and powered by "any one person (such as the ordinary domestic servant)", who would have the task of compressing a bellows-like contraption to suck up dust through a removable, flexible pipe, to which a variety of shaped nozzles could be attached.

In 1906 James B. Kirby developed his first of many vacuums called the "Domestic Cyclone". It used water for dirt separation. Later revisions came to be known as the Kirby Vacuum Cleaner. In 1907 department store janitor James Murray Spangler (1848–1915) of Canton, Ohio invented the first portable electric vacuum cleaner,[13] obtaining a patent for the Electric Suction Sweeper on 2 June 1908. Crucially, in addition to suction from an electric fan that blew the dirt and dust into a soap box and one of his wife's pillow cases, Spangler's design utilized a rotating brush to loosen debris.[14] Unable to produce the design himself due to lack of funding, he sold the patent in 1908 to local leather goods manufacturer William Henry Hoover (1849–1932), who had Spangler's machine redesigned with a steel casing, casters, and attachments, founding the company that in 1922 was renamed the Hoover Company. Their first vacuum was the 1908 Model O, which sold for $60. Subsequent innovations included the beater bar in 1919 ("It beats as it sweeps as it cleans"),[15] disposal filter bags in the 1920s, and an upright vacuum cleaner in 1926.

In Continental Europe, the Fisker and Nielsen company in Denmark was the first to sell vacuum cleaners in 1910. The design weighed just 17.5 kg (39 lb) and could be operated by a single person. The Swedish company Electrolux launched their Model V in 1921 with the innovation of being able to lie on the floor on two thin metal runners.[16] In the 1930s the Germany company Vorwerk started marketing vacuum cleaners of their own design which they sold through direct sales.

So how does a vaccuum cleaner compare?

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After August 2014, due to EU rules, manufacture of vacuum cleaners with a power consumption greater than 1600 watts were banned within the EU, and from 2017 no vacuum cleaner with a wattage greater than 900 watts was permitted.[28][29]

So taking into account the newest environmental regulations, suppose a vaccuum cleaner consumes 750W. That is still a full order of magnitude more than 75W! In other words, the broom is (at least) 10x better than the vaccuum cleaner purely operationally. And that doesn't even take into account how much more resources are required to manufacture a vaccuum cleaner than a broom, nor how much heavier a vaccuum cleaner is, or how much NOISIER, etc..

The overwhelming inferiority of Western civilization can be seen literally everywhere if only we care to pay attention.

Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on April 29, 2021, 10:20:35 pm
It's OK for "whites" to breathe:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/people-color-breathe-more-hazardous-191448101.html

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Over the years, a mountain of evidence has brought to light a stark injustice: Compared with white Americans, people of color in the United States suffer disproportionately from exposure to pollution.

Now a new study on a particularly harmful type of air pollution shows just how broadly those disparities hold true. Black Americans are exposed to more pollution from every type of source, including industry, agriculture, all manner of vehicles, construction, residential sources and even emissions from restaurants. People of color more broadly, including Black and Hispanic people and Asian Americans, are exposed to more pollution from nearly every source.

The findings came as a surprise to the study’s researchers, who had not anticipated that the inequalities spanned so many types of pollution.

“We expected to find that just a couple of different sources were important for the disparate exposure among racial ethnic groups,” said Christopher W. Tessum, an assistant professor in environmental engineering and science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who led the study. “But what we found instead was that almost all of the source types that we looked at contributed to this disparity.”

The study builds on a wealth of research that has shown that people of color in America live with more pollution than their white neighbors. Fine particulate matter air pollution, known as PM 2.5, is harmful to human health and is responsible for 85,000 to 200,000 excess deaths a year in the United States.
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They found that nearly all emissions sources caused disproportionate exposures for people of color, on average, as well as separately for Black, Hispanic and Asian people. Black people were exposed to higher-than-average concentrations from all major emissions groups, while white people were exposed to lower-than-average concentrations from almost all categories. The disparities were seen nationally as well as at the state level, across income levels and across the urban-rural divide.

These findings were consistent with the experiences of communities on the ground, said Robert D. Bullard, a professor at Texas Southern University who has written for more than 30 years about the need to redress environmental racism, who was not involved in the study.

“If you go to communities of color across this country and ask them, ‘What’s the source of the environmental problems?’ they can point you to every one: the highway, the chemical plants, the refineries, the legacy pollution left over from decades ago, in the houses, in the air, in the water, in the playgrounds,” he said. “Empirical research is now catching up with the reality: that America is segregated and so is pollution.”

On Wednesday, the Environmental Integrity Project, a nonprofit group founded by former officials from the EPA, released a separate report that found that 13 refineries across the United States had released elevated levels of benzene, another harmful pollutant, into mostly minority and lower income neighborhoods in 2020.

These disparities have roots in historical practices, like redlining, under which the federal government marked certain neighborhoods as risky for real estate investments because their residents were Black. For decades, residents of redlined areas were denied access to federally backed mortgages and other credit, fueling a cycle of disinvestment and environmental problems in those neighborhoods.

“Communities of color, especially Black communities, have been concentrated in areas adjacent to industrial facilities and industrial zones, and that goes back decades and decades, to redlining,” said Justin Onwenu, a Detroit-based organizer for the Sierra Club. “And a lot of our current infrastructure, our highways, were built on — built through — Black communities, so we’re breathing in diesel emissions and other pollution just because we’re located right next to these highways,” Onwenu said.

The latest research, published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, shows how that legacy continues to cast a shadow. Emissions from industry, construction and both light- and heavy-duty vehicles were among the sources that caused the largest absolute disparities for Black, Hispanic and Asian Americans.
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The coronavirus pandemic, which has taken a disproportionate toll on Black, Latino and other communities, added to the burdens.

“A lot of families have kids with asthma. There’s high rates of respiratory illness. Many people have died from cancer and other types of diseases,” said Vivian Huang, a director at the Asian Pacific Environmental Network, which works with communities that live at the fence line of refineries and other polluting facilities in California. “The COVID pandemic has just exacerbated these immense inequalities.”
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“When nearly every major source category in the U.S. disparately impacts people of color, reducing sources alone is really insufficient to solve this problem,” he said. “We have to think about where the sources are as well.”
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest5 on April 30, 2021, 12:29:17 am
Why 99% of ocean plastic pollution is "missing"
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The plastic we dump into the ocean might be hiding in plain sight.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsjvwQclGLo

Toxic waste dump site more than twice the size of Manhattan discovered in Pacific Ocean
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A massive underwater toxic waste site has long been suspected off the Southern California shore, since industrial companies used the ocean as a dumping ground until 1972. Now marine scientists have identified over 25,000 barrels they believe contain the toxic chemical "DDT" in the Pacific Ocean. Stephanie Sy talks to David Valentine, a UC Santa Barbara professor of microbiology, about the barrels.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Xyy1ypRG_Q
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest5 on May 01, 2021, 05:03:37 pm
Fukushima nuclear polluted water has potential impact on North America's West Coast
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The Japanese government recently announced it would start releasing treated but still radioactive wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear plant in about two years, and the U.S. government supports the plan. CGTN's Mark Niu takes a look at some of the reactions along the North American Pacific Coast.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27OHs8oF54Y

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So it becomes an experiment....
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We can at least learn something from it....

The only honest lesson to learn from it is that Western civilization is a health hazard!

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Wandering Questions
5 hours ago
If they release it, track it, and then ‘see what it does’, it appears too late to do anything about any problems that come up.
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Discover China探索中国
5 hours ago
US is still supporting Japan's decision of the release of the Fukushima nuclear polluted water even they know it will poses -ve impact on North America's West Coast, this is just sad to see......
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Ayush bhagwat
4 hours ago (edited)
This is not the first time something like this is happening and You know when’ll this stop?

When it’s too late
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Tee Pee
5 hours ago
Someone has to stop them.... That’s crazy and could harm all of us that swim in the oceans
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest5 on May 04, 2021, 12:17:37 am
Patrick Radden Keefe: The Story Of Purdue Pharma Is ‘A Crime Story’
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Patrick Radden Keefe joins Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss his new book “Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty” and describes how the Sackler family changed the perception of how dangerous and addictive opioids were, the “shocking” paper trail of “what they knew and when they knew it” and the billions in profit they pulled out of Purdue Pharma while the company “was engaged in criminal misconduct.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6gIzEVja5k
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: Zea_mays on May 05, 2021, 10:34:42 pm
In operation for 6 years and 50 years later, they are still decontaminating it. But it's "clean" energy somehow.

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This 298,400lb nuclear waste cask and the dolly trailer used to transport it. Not my video, but I live nearby. It is coming from West Valley Demonstration Project in NY, a spent fuel reprocessing facility that was only in operation from 1966-1972. It has been undergoing decontamination ever since.
https://old.reddit.com/r/specializedtools/comments/mterv4/this_298400lb_nuclear_waste_cask_and_the_dolly/

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All I can think of when I read about "self-driving" cars is that highway scene from the Matrix...

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Authorities in Texas say two people were killed when a Tesla with no one in the driver’s seat crashed into a tree and burst into flames, Houston television station KPRC 2 reported.

The cause of the crash, which happened at about 9PM local time in Spring, Texas (near Houston), is under investigation. According to KHOU in Houston, first responders had to use 30,000 gallons of water over four hours to put out the fire, as the Tesla’s battery kept reigniting. Authorities tried to contact Tesla for advice on putting out the fire; it’s not clear whether they received any response.
[...]
Preliminary reports suggest the car was traveling at a high rate of speed and failed to make a turn, then drove off the road into a tree. One of the men killed was in the front passenger seat of the car, the other was in the back seat, according to KHOU. Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman told KPRC that “no one was driving” the fully-electric 2019 Tesla at the time of the crash. It’s not yet clear whether the car had its Autopilot driver assist system activated.
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There have been at least 23 Autopilot related crashes under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, but this appears to be the first fatal crash where there was no driver in the driver’s seat. Tesla has previously cautioned its customers that Autopilot is not an autonomous driving system and still requires constant attention to the road while in use.
https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/18/22390612/two-people-killed-fiery-tesla-crash-no-driver


Why not invest in expanding rail and bus transit instead? Not even mentioning bikeable infrastructure... But seriously, imagine if all the brains, time, and money that went into researching this went into researching optimal bus transit patterns instead of car traffic patterns? Or building intra-city rail networks? Many subway trains are already driverless!!!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_automated_train_systems

lol
(https://i.redd.it/qnexza4vdis61.jpg)
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on May 05, 2021, 10:41:56 pm
As I have always said, anyone who thinks travelling by car is a good idea should be forced to push their car for the whole length of their intended journey. That is how much additional energy cars cost (compared to walking).

Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest5 on May 05, 2021, 11:38:28 pm
And, even with electric vehicles the cost of having to replace the batteries negates any savings you may have accumulated from not buying gas. Not to mention lithium mining and exploitation to produce the batteries in the first place.

The U.S., especially states like California, have been built upon the foundations of automobile culture. It is almost impossible to live in many large Western cities these days without owning a car. The entire infrastructure is dedicated to their existence.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest5 on May 05, 2021, 11:41:47 pm
Bayer and the bees | DW Documentary
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Insecticides are sometimes necessary in farming. But some substances, like neonicotinoids, kill not only pests but bees as well. Now the Bayer Group, one of the main manufacturers of these pesticides, is coming under pressure.

Scientists around the world have found that neonicotinoids are the main cause of mass bee deaths. Research has shown that a number of insecticides should have been banned long ago. For years, the Bayer Group has sought to silence the critics and pressure scientists into not publishing their findings.

For more than two decades, experts have been warning of the negative effects of neonicotinoids, with a whole range of studies published on the subject. It would appear that the industry, aided by the authorities, managed to successfully delay any ban on these substances for years. Studies show that neonicotinoids not only kill pests, but also bees and other beneficial insects. Dutch toxicologist Henk Tennekes was among the first to recognize the problem. He believes neonicotinoids are the most toxic insecticides ever produced. He discovered a study carried out by Bayer itself, back in 1991, which found that a particular neonicotinoid had a negative effect on the nervous system of a fly species. These effects were said to be "irreversible”. Tennekes then confronted the company with his findings. He was taken aback by the response: "Bayer now claims” he says, "that the binding of critical receptors in the nervous system by neonicotinoids is reversible. So they’re contradicting the results of their own study.  ... If they had considered what impact this substance has, they would have had to take it off the market."

Scientists in France also analyzed mass bee deaths and likewise identified an insecticide made by Bayer as the culprit. Toxicologist Jean-Marc Bonmatin reveals how the company then sought to prevent the results from being published. Meanwhile, toxicologists in Japan discovered that neonicotinoids also harm other creatures, such as fish and river crabs. There too, Bayer sought to suppress publication. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaNSByf4sLA&list=TLPQMDYwNTIwMjHfplOKnl0N3w&index=1

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Bayer played a key role in the Wirtschaftswunder in post-war West Germany, quickly regaining its position as one of the world's largest chemical and pharmaceutical corporations. In 2006, the company acquired Schering, in 2014, it acquired Merck & Co.'s consumer business, with brands such as Claritin, Coppertone and Dr. Scholl's, and in 2018, it acquired Monsanto, a leading producer of genetically engineered crops, for $63 billion.[9] Bayer CropScience develops genetically modified crops and pesticides.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayer

Once the Bees are gone most other life will follow shortly thereafter....
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on May 05, 2021, 11:53:43 pm
"Once the Bees are gone most other life will follow shortly thereafter...."

That would be a good thing. But you can bet Western civilization will step in at the last moment to prevent species extinction. Then once species are in no danger of extinction, Western civilization will resume killing any number of individual victims:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/true-left-vs-right/western-civilization-sustainable-evil/
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest5 on May 06, 2021, 12:12:51 am
"Once the Bees are gone most other life will follow shortly thereafter...."

That would be a good thing. But you can bet Western civilization will step in at the last moment to prevent species extinction. Then once species are in no danger of extinction, Western civilization will resume killing any number of individual victims:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/true-left-vs-right/western-civilization-sustainable-evil/

I think the plan is actually robotic drone bees to be honest....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJCMIsLuGpg
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: Zea_mays on May 06, 2021, 12:28:33 am
Leave it to Western Civilization to invent a Rube Goldberg pollinating machine when you could just do it with a piece of cloth on a stick:

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In parts of rural China, humans are doing the work bees once did.

Striking new photos show farm workers in Hanyuan county, in China’s Sichuan province, painstakingly applying pollen to flowers by hand.

Hanyuan county is known as the “world’s pear capital.” But pesticide use has led to a drastic reduction in the area’s bee population, threatening the fruit crop. Workers now pollinate fruit trees artificially, carefully transferring pollen from male flowers to female flowers to fertilize them.

For photographer Kevin Frayer, the images of human pollinators tell a story of both loss and human creativity.

“On the one hand it’s a story about the human toll on the environment, while on the other it shows our ability to be more efficient in spite of it all,” Frayer told The Huffington Post.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/humans-bees-china_n_570404b3e4b083f5c6092ba9

If the pesticides directly poisoned the bees, then that is an unfortunate amount of initiated violence against them. However, at least millions of future generations of bees will never become victims of birth or future poisonings if the species goes extinct. The pesticides certainly do poison the humans who have to spray them on the crops, however! Another health hazard brought to us by Western Civilization.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: rp on May 08, 2021, 10:48:14 pm
Just another day in Western civilization:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KPXxh97H40

TYT is far too superficial in only blaming big business for this. There was big business in ancient times too but no such problems. Why not? The real problem is not big business, but Western machines.

As if fertilizers weren't bad enough, now we have to deal with the waste left from the processing fertilizers also!

What a shitshow Western Civilization is.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on May 09, 2021, 01:40:44 am
Western logic:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/florida-plans-kick-sea-turtle-191800398.html

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Florida plans to kick sea turtle rescuers off the beach, calling them a threat to environment

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Florida wildlife commission has identified a new menace to the marine environment: volunteers who protect sea turtle nests.

For more than a decade, unpaid guardians have watched over sea turtle nests in Broward County, rescuing thousands of hatchlings led astray by artificial lights.

Now the state wants to cut the number of volunteers as a step toward ejecting them completely from the beach. The state wildlife commission told three sea turtle rescue groups that their nighttime vigils are unnecessary and harmful, saying in a letter “the increased human presence on the beach at night during nesting and hatching season in effect endangers the health and safety of marine life.”

The turtle groups find this reasoning laughable, saying lights from cities still blaze over the beach, drawing hatchlings inland.

“They’re saying they would rather have dead sea turtle hatchlings in storm drains, parking lots and in the roadways, and dehydrated on the beaches, versus having our rescue staff, our volunteers on the beach,” said Richard WhiteCloud, founder and director of Sea Turtle Oversight Protection, which has more than 140 volunteers. “People who are out there doing the right thing are being punished.”

WhiteCloud promises a legal fight, and activists who volunteer to spend hours each night guarding the nests are unlikely to go quietly.

“I am absolutely going to go out and rescue these animals, whether it’s legal or not,” said Dr. Holly Wilson, a physician who has guarded nests for years. “We’re not getting a salary. We just want the turtles in the water. If this goes through, turtles are going to die.”

The fight is taking place over beaches used for thousands of years by female loggerhead, green and leatherback turtles. These behemoths, which weigh hundreds of pounds, crawl ashore at night, dig holes and deposit 100 or so golf-ball-sized eggs. When the eggs hatch, the baby turtles race toward the brightest light, an instinct that served them well when it drew them toward moonlight shining on the ocean.

But condo towers, hotels and restaurants generate lights that draw hatchlings inland, where they get run over, dry out, or end up easy prey for birds and raccoons.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: Zea_mays on May 15, 2021, 10:18:11 pm
Chemist Thomas Midgley invented both leaded gasoline and CFC chemicals (the leading cause of the destruction of the ozone layer). Of course, if he didn't invent them, some other Westerner would have.

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Thomas Midgley Jr. (May 18, 1889 – November 2, 1944) was an American mechanical and chemical engineer. He played a major role in developing leaded gasoline (Tetraethyllead) and some of the first chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), better known in the USA by the brand name Freon; both products were later banned due to concerns about their impact on human health and the environment.
[...]
In 1923, Midgley took a long vacation in Miami, Florida, to cure himself of lead poisoning. He found "that my lungs have been affected and that it is necessary to drop all work and get a large supply of fresh air".[9]
[...]
In 1924, unsatisfied with the speed of DuPont's TEL production using the "bromide process", General Motors and the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey (now known as ExxonMobil) created the Ethyl Gasoline Corporation to produce and market TEL. Ethyl Corporation built a new chemical plant using a high-temperature ethyl chloride process at the Bayway Refinery in New Jersey.[9] However, within the first two months of its operation, the new plant was plagued by more cases of lead poisoning, hallucinations, insanity, and five deaths.[7]

On October 30, 1924, Midgley participated in a press conference to demonstrate the apparent safety of TEL, in which he poured TEL over his hands, placed a bottle of the chemical under his nose, and inhaled its vapor for 60 seconds, declaring that he could do this every day without succumbing to any problems.[7][10] However, the State of New Jersey ordered the Bayway plant to be closed a few days later, and Jersey Standard was forbidden to manufacture TEL again without state permission. Midgley would later have to take leave of absence from work after being diagnosed with lead poisoning.[11]
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In 1940, at the age of 51, Midgley contracted poliomyelitis, which left him severely disabled. He devised an elaborate system of ropes and pulleys to lift himself out of bed. In 1944, he became entangled in the device and died of strangulation.[17][18][19]
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Midgley's legacy has been scarred by the negative environmental impact of leaded gasoline and Freon.[20] Environmental historian J. R. McNeill opined that Midgley "had more impact on the atmosphere than any other single organism in Earth's history",[21] and Bill Bryson remarked that Midgley possessed "an instinct for the regrettable that was almost uncanny".[22] Use of leaded gasoline, which he invented, released large quantities of lead into the atmosphere all over the world.[20] High atmospheric lead levels have been linked with serious long-term health problems from childhood, including neurological impairment,[23][24][25] and with increased levels of violence and criminality in cities.[26][27][28] Time magazine included both leaded gasoline and CFCs on its list of "The 50 Worst Inventions".[29]

Midgley died three decades before the ozone-depleting and greenhouse gas effects of CFCs in the atmosphere became widely known.[30] In 1987, the Montreal Protocol phased out the use of CFCs like Freon.[31]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Midgley_Jr.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: Zea_mays on May 20, 2021, 10:45:16 pm
Musk probably gets excited every time he hears someone died beta testing his machines

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Tesla driver slept as car was going over 80 mph on Autopilot, Wisconsin officials say

A 38-year-old driver from Palatine, Illinois, was ticketed and accused of sleeping behind the wheel of a 2019 Tesla, according to a sheriff's report.
[...]
The deputy tried to perform a traffic stop but noted that "the driver was not pulling over as he followed behind it for approximately 2 miles at 82 mph through Kenosha County."
[...]
Tesla's semi-autonomous Autopilot feature has been linked to multiple recent collisions.

In Washington state Saturday night, a Tesla on Autopilot crashed into a state trooper's vehicle. No one was injured, and the driver was ticketed.

A California man died this month when his Tesla collided with a stopped tractor-trailer; the man had shared videos on social media of him driving with Autopilot before the crash
.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/tesla-driver-slept-car-was-going-over-80-mph-autopilot-n1267805
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on May 21, 2021, 11:02:07 pm
I also want to talk about:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pothole

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A pothole is a depression in a road surface, usually asphalt pavement, where traffic has removed broken pieces of the pavement. It is usually the result of water in the underlying soil structure and traffic passing over the affected area. Water first weakens the underlying soil; traffic then fatigues and breaks the poorly supported asphalt surface in the affected area. Continued traffic action ejects both asphalt and the underlying soil material to create a hole in the pavement.[1]
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The American Automobile Association estimated in the five years prior to 2016 that 16 million drivers in the United States have suffered damage from potholes to their vehicle including tire punctures, bent wheels, and damaged suspensions with a cost of $3 billion a year. In India, 3,000 people per year are killed in accidents involving potholes. Britain has estimated that the cost of fixing all roads with potholes in the country would cost £12 billion.[6]

The Western reaction, however, is to just keep reinforcing/repairing:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pothole#Prevention

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Preventive maintenance

Preventive maintenance adds maintaining pavement structural integrity with thickness and continuity to the mix of preventing water penetration and promoting water migration away from the roadway.[3]
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Sealing Asphalt Cracks

According to the US Federal Highway Administration, 70% of unsealed cracks become potholes within 3 years. Sealing the cracks through asphalt crack filling can help prevent potholes and further pavement damage.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pothole#Repair

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Throw-and-roll repair

The FHWA manual[1] cites the throw-and-roll method as the most basic method, best used as a temporary repair under conditions when it is difficult to control the placement of material, such as winter-time. It consists of:

    Placing the hot or cold patch material into a pothole
    Compacting the patch with a vehicle, such as a truck
    Achieving a crown on the compacted patch of between 3 and 6 mm

This method is widely used due to its simplicity and speed, especially as an expedient method when the material is placed under unfavorable conditions of water or temperature. It can also be employed at times when the pothole is dry and clean with more lasting results.[5] Eaton, et al., noted that the failure rate of expedient repairs is high and that they can cost as much as five times the cost of properly done repairs. They advocate this type of repair only when weather conditions prevent proper techniques.[3]

Researchers from the University of Minnesota Duluth have tested mixing asphalt with iron ore containing magnetite which is then heated using ferromagnetic resonance (using microwaves at a specific frequency) to heat the mixed asphalt. The mixture used a compound of between 1% and 2% magnetite. The group discovered that material could be heated for a patch to 100 °C (212 °F) in approximately ten minutes which then applied a more effective repair and drove out moisture which improved adhesion.[6]

Semi-permanent repair

The FHWA manual[1] cites the semi-permanent repair method as one of the best for repairing potholes, short of full-depth roadway replacement. It consists of:

    1. Removing water and debris from the pothole
    2. Making clean cuts along the sides of prospective patch area to assure that vertical sides of the repair are in sound pavement (Eaton, et al.,[3] recommend a bituminous tack coat in the open cavity, prior to placement of patch material.)
    3. Placing the hot or cold patch mix material
    4. Compacting the patch with a device that is smaller than the patch area, e.g. vibratory rollers or a vibratory plate

While this repair procedure provides durable results, it requires more labor and is more equipment-intensive than the throw-and-roll or the spray-injection procedure.

Spray-injection repair

The FHWA manual[1] cites the spray-injection procedure as an efficient alternative to semi-permanent repair. It requires specialized equipment, however. It consists of:

    1. Blowing water and debris from the pothole
    2. Spraying a tack coat of binder on the sides and bottom of the pothole
    3. Blowing asphalt and aggregate into the pothole
    4. Covering the patched area with a layer of aggregate

This procedure requires no compaction after the cover aggregate has been placed

Edge seal repair

The FHWA manual[1] cites the edge seal method as an alternative to the above techniques. It consists of:

    1. Following the "throw-and-roll" steps
    2. After the repaired section has dried, placing a ribbon of asphaltic tack material on top of the patch edge, overlapping the pavement and the patch
    3. Placing sand on the tack material to prevent tracking by vehicle tires

In this procedure, waiting for any water to dry may require a second visit to place the tack coat. The tack material prevents water from getting through the edge of the patch and helps bond the patch to the surrounding pavement.

which themselves worsen the environment:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asphalt#Health_and_safety

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IARC has classified paving asphalt fumes as a Class 2B possible carcinogen, indicating inadequate evidence of carcinogenicity in humans.[103]

In 2020 scientists reported that asphalt currently is a significant and largely overlooked source of air pollution in urban areas, especially during hot and sunny periods.[105][106]

And, yes, guess which civilization is to blame for asphalt:

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In the 1830s there was a surge of interest, and asphalt became widely used "for pavements, flat roofs, and the lining of cisterns, and in England, some use of it had been made of it for similar purposes". Its rise in Europe was "a sudden phenomenon", after natural deposits were found "in France at Osbann (Bas-Rhin), the Parc (Ain) and the Puy-de-la-Poix (Puy-de-Dôme)", although it could also be made artificially.[36] One of the earliest uses in France was the laying of about 24,000 square yards of Seyssel asphalt at the Place de la Concorde in 1835.[37]

A non-Westerner, in contrast, would understand that potholes are trying to tell us something. Let's look at the first paragraph again:

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A pothole is a depression in a road surface, usually asphalt pavement, where traffic has removed broken pieces of the pavement. It is usually the result of water in the underlying soil structure and traffic passing over the affected area. Water first weakens the underlying soil; traffic then fatigues and breaks the poorly supported asphalt surface in the affected area. Continued traffic action ejects both asphalt and the underlying soil material to create a hole in the pavement.[1]

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8d/Factors_leading_to_pothole_failure_by_fatigue.png/330px-Factors_leading_to_pothole_failure_by_fatigue.png)

Potholes are obviously telling us to stop using cars! But not only will Westerners ignore this, they will actually complain about potholes not being constantly repaired (and thus their message covered up instead of given attention) as an example of "Third World" behaviour:

https://www.amren.com/features/2021/05/a-letter-to-white-americans/

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A South African Woman, American Renaissance, May 21, 2021
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Most of our secondary roads have become like the rest of Africa: potholes, no shoulder, grass growing into the center of the road. There are small forests, with trees as tall as a man growing out of sidewalks and right up to roadsides. Everyone sees the decay, but the ANC doesn’t seem to care.

This is not "decay"; this is things going back to the way they were before Westerners turned up and ruined everything! (Last time I checked, trees are not carcinogenic, unlike asphalt.) For thousands of years we were doing fine without cars, and roads back then didn't have potholes either. I wonder what happened?

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Whites arrived in South Africa in 1652, not long after the Mayflower arrival in America.
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For 350 years, we toiled to sow the seeds of Western Civilization.

Yeah, I noticed.....

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They had as much right to be there as any other new-world settlers. They built a wonderful country against daunting odds.

**** YOU.

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Years ago, I heard a former Transkei official tell a visiting American that “we don’t care if the roads turn to dust, as long as we get rid of the whites.”

This is wisdom.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on May 25, 2021, 10:19:59 pm
Balloons:

https://balloonsblow.org/

Which civilization invented these?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balloon#History

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The first modern, rubber balloons on record were made by Michael Faraday in 1824. He used these to contain gasses he was experimenting with, especially hydrogen. By 1825 similar balloons were being sold by Thomas Hancock

What is their impact?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balloon#Safety_and_environmental_concerns

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Released balloons can land anywhere, including on nature reserves or other areas where they can pose a hazard to animals through ingestion or entanglement.
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When balloons eventually return to the ground, they begin the degradation process. Latex balloons are the most used because of their ability to biodegrade. The problem with this is that it can take at least 4 weeks to show substantial degradation of the polymer in the environment, and around 6 months in aquatic environments.[17][18] This issue can have an effect on the wildlife on both land and in aquatic systems because animals will confuse deflated balloons as food, nesting material, or simply something to play with. When that happens, it can lead to negative effects for the animals. For example, a bird will use a deflated balloon as a component for its nest. When the eggs hatch, they will get tangled in the balloon and that can lead to death.[19]

Anthony Andrady says that releases of latex balloons that descend into the sea pose a serious ingestion and/or entanglement hazard to marine animals because balloons exposed floating in seawater deteriorate much more slowly than those exposed in air.[20] Balloon manufacturers will often state that a latex balloon is perfectly safe to release into the environment as it is made from a natural substance and will biodegrade over time. However, a latex balloon can take up to a year to degrade if it lands in the sea and during this time it is possible for a marine animal to ingest the balloon and die from slow starvation if its digestive system is blocked.
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Another environmental problem with latex balloons is not the effects the balloons have on the environment once they are decomposed, but when they are being made. When latex is being produced, it produces greenhouse gases, such as CO2, CH4, N2O. This is becoming an increasing problem, especially in Thailand which is responsible for 35% of the worlds natural rubber production.[27]

The relationship between balloons and Westerners:

(https://cdn.prime1studio.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/h/d/hdmmit-01_b22.jpg)
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: rp on May 26, 2021, 05:00:26 pm
Western Civilization is a health hazard for non-humans:
https://youtu.be/lsJqMmuFWO4

Even then, Westerners are only concerned with how it affects them, i.e. that they cannot consume the fish anymore. So Westerners are actually concerned that they cannot commit more violence!
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on May 29, 2021, 10:17:17 pm
Even worse than I imagined:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXCw39p69-o

As usual, remember that we wouldn't have this problem if Western civilization had never existed.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on May 31, 2021, 01:23:39 am
It's OK for polluters to be "white":

https://www.yahoo.com/news/chemicals-pipelines-destroying-black-communities-023153459.html

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Chemicals, pipelines destroying Black communities today. And poor of color are dying.

Along the Mississippi River in Louisiana, land where Black people were once enslaved on plantations is now being poisoned by petrochemical plants that have given the place a new name: Cancer Alley. In the fall of 2019, Robert Taylor told a Poor People’s Campaign gathering there about the toll of watching his family and neighbors die. Taylor’s daughter has a rare disease that her doctor told her she had a 1 in 5 million chance of contracting. She has since learned that three other neighbors are dying of the same disease.

Four hundred miles north in Memphis, Tennessee, Black residents invited the Poor People’s Campaign to support their organizing to stop the Byhalia Pipeline. The proposed crude oil pipeline would repeat the systemic racism of the 1970s urban renewal by running the line through Memphis’ African American communities. In this place where Ida B. Wells once challenged the lies used to justify lynching, Black Memphians are again resisting lies that would harm their community.

More than 150 years after slavery was abolished in the United States, descendants of enslaved Americans continue to challenge systemic racism because they experience the ongoing impact of America’s original sin on the very land where it first occurred.

But slavery’s legacy doesn't stop in those communities.

Neighborhoods of color across the country are hit by industrial waste and air pollution and deprived of green spaces at significantly higher rates than white communities. Poverty, redlining (a practice that segregated housing) and the overwhelming lack of diversity in the environmental space keep the cycle of pollution and community destruction concentrated in Black America.

In fact, whites in America experience 17% less air pollution than they cause. Black people experience 56% more than their consumption causes, according to a 2019 study.

Also:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/global-heating-study-shows-impact-150744439.html

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A new study says that black people living in most US cities are subject to double the level of heat stress as their white counterparts.

The researchers say the differences were not explained by poverty but by historic racism and segregation.

As a result, people of colour more generally, live in areas with fewer green spaces and more buildings and roads.

These exacerbate the impacts of rising temperatures and a changing climate.
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Using satellite temperature data combined with demographic information from the US Census, the authors found that the average person of colour lives in an area with far higher summer daytime temperatures than non-Hispanic white people.

For the purposes of the paper, the scientists defined "people of colour" as including all Hispanic people (regardless of race) and anyone who does not identify as white alone.

In all but six of the 175 largest urbanised areas in the continental US, people of colour endure much greater heat impacts in summer.

For black people this was particularly stark. The researchers say they are exposed to an extra 3.12C of heating, on average, in urban neighbourhoods, compared to an extra 1.47C for white people.


Exposure to heat not only leads to to increased mortality, it is also connected to a range of impacts including heat stroke, loss of productivity in work and impaired learning.

"Our study helps to provide more quantitative evidence that climate racism, environmental racism exists," said Dr Angel Hsu, from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the lead author of the paper.

"And it's not just an isolated incident, it's pervasive all across the United States."

While being poor was certainly a factor for exposure to increased urban heat in the summer, it didn't provide a full explanation.

In around half the cities, the average person of colour faced higher summertime heat than people living below the poverty line, even though just 10% of people of colour were classed as poor.
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With temperatures likely to increase due to global heating over the coming decades, this is a problem that is likely to get worse

We all know the solution. But no one will implement it.
Title: Heat Listed
Post by: guest5 on May 31, 2021, 12:40:04 pm
Heat Listed
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Chicago’s predictive policing program told a man he would be involved with a shooting.
But it couldn’t determine which side of the gun he would be on.
Instead, it made him the victim of a violent crime — twice.
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In McDaniel’s view, the heat list caused the harm its creators hoped to avoid: it predicted a shooting that wouldn’t have happened if it hadn’t predicted the shooting.
https://www.theverge.com/22444020/chicago-pd-predictive-policing-heat-list?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Westerners show us how to create a self-fulfilling prophecy using an algorithm.

Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on June 10, 2021, 12:39:15 am
https://www.techexplorist.com/space-travel-weakens-immune-systems/39441/

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astronauts became sick with colds or other infections within a week after returning from space. Some astronauts have also experienced reactivation of dormant viruses, such as the chickenpox virus.
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Jordan Spatz, Ph.D., a space scientist and UCSF medical student who became co-PI of the study after Hughes-Fulford’s death, noted that “as space travel becomes increasingly commercialized and more common, concerns over the health status of space travelers are likely to grow.”

“Early in the space program, most astronauts were young and extremely healthy, but now they tend to have much more training and are older. In addition, apart from astronauts, with the commercialization of space flight, there will be many more older and less healthy individuals experiencing microgravity. From space medical perspective, we see that microgravity does a lot of bad things to the human body, and we are hoping to gain the ability to mitigate some of the effects of microgravity during space travel.

How about simply giving up space travel in the first place? Oh, I forgot: you are Westerners.....
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: rp on June 13, 2021, 11:10:20 pm
Bird dies after getting tangled in coronavirus face mask:
https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/coronavirus-face-mask-bird-death-recycle-environment-conservation-a9475341.html
(https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2020/04/21/13/screen-shot-2020-04-21-at-8.16.48-am.png?width=982&height=726&auto=webp&quality=75)

Leave it to Western Civilization to screw up even face coverings. This is why I prefer cloth masks. BTW face coverings in non-Western countries long predate the invention of plastic masks, so the West should look to those cultures instead of promoting plastic masks because of "science".
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on June 17, 2021, 10:50:15 pm
Westerners and their hobbies:

https://sports.yahoo.com/daredevil-alex-harvill-dies-world-record-motorcycle-jump-002726827.html

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An attempt at setting a world record for longest dirt-to-dirt motorcycle ramp jump has reportedly ended in tragedy.

Stuntman Alex Harvill, 28 years old, died Thursday while attempting a 351-foot motorcycle jump at the Moses Lake Airshow in Washington state's Grant County International Airport, according to the Columbia Basin Herald's Charles Featherstone.

The deadly crash reportedly occurred when Harvill landed short of the downward slope of the landing ramp on a practice run. While the bike stopped when it hit the ground, Harvill flew over the handlebars and another 20 feet before landing. His helmet reportedly flew off during the crash.

However, the problem is not solved:

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Harvill is reportedly survived by his wife, Jessica, and children Willis, five years old, and Watson, a newborn.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on June 22, 2021, 10:33:57 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/bill-aims-force-canada-tackle-100002804.html

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For generations, marginalized communities in Canada have feared that heavy industry is slowly poisoning their air, land and water.

Aamjiwnaang First Nation, a small Indigenous reserve in Ontario surrounded on all sides by chemical facilities, has recorded anomalies in birth rates. Residents in Lincolnville, a Black community in Nova Scotia, suspect that a nearby landfill is the source of high cancer rates.

Ingrid Waldron, a sociology professor at Dalhousie University, has spent years interviewing residents of such communities, collecting data on environmental racism – the disproportionate presence of heavy industry and waste close to Black and Indigenous communities.

“It’s a term that brings them together with this collective shared experience around pollution and contamination in their community,” said Waldron, who turned the years of research into the book, There’s Something in the Water, and a documentary directed by actor Elliot Page.
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In a visit to Canada, human rights expert Baskut Tuncak found “blatant disregard for Indigenous rights”.

“Canada has the financial ability and the technical capacity to do things better. It still lags behind many of its peers in terms of industrialized countries. When it comes to environmental performance, its record on compliance leaves a lot of room for improvement,” he previously told the Guardian.

But rightists will continue with their narrative that the reason why "non-whites" try to move into predominantly "white" neighbourhoods is because "whites" are "better neighbours".....
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on July 04, 2021, 03:03:13 am
https://us.yahoo.com/news/sri-lanka-hundreds-sea-animals-072715409.html

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Hundreds of dead sea animals have washed up in Sri Lanka, weeks after a cargo ship carrying dangerous chemicals caught fire and sank.

The X-Press Pearl sank in early June off the coast of Colombo after it had been on fire for days.

The remains of 176 turtles, 20 dolphins and four whales have washed ashore since, a court has heard.

Experts fear the ship, which carried tonnes of oil in its tanks, will remain an environmental hazard for decades.

The X-Press Pearl had had been carrying 278 tonnes of bunker fuel oil and 50 tonnes of gas oil when it caught fire on 20 May. It was also carrying 25 tonnes nitric acid, along with other chemicals and cosmetics.

One environmental group had earlier said the ship's toxic cargo threatened to create "a chemical soup" in the area.

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There is now growing anger in Sri Lanka that the ship was allowed to enter the country's waters.

The Russian captain of the vessel - who has been bared from leaving the country - appeared in court on Thursday although he yet has to be charged.

See also:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/true-left-vs-right/homo-hubris/msg7289/#msg7289
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest55 on July 06, 2021, 08:51:34 pm
Leaky gaspipe ignites underwater ring of fire in the Gulf of Mexico
https://www.cbsnews.com/video/leaky-gaspipe-ignites-underwater-ring-of-fire-in-the-gulf-of-mexico/

'Eye of fire' after underwater gas leak in Gulf of Mexico – video
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An underwater gas leak caused a whirling vortex of fire to spew out of the ocean surface west of Mexico's Yucatán peninsula on 3 July. The fire began in an underwater pipeline connected to a platform owned by the state oil company Pemex. The fire took more than five hours to put out and no injuries were reported
https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2021/jul/05/eye-of-fire-after-underwater-gas-leak-in-gulf-of-mexico-video
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on July 06, 2021, 10:00:42 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxY2doigzA4

So, which civilization is to blame for this?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pipeline_transport

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Credit for the development of pipeline transport is disputed,[citation needed] with competing claims for Vladimir Shukhov and the Branobel company in the late 19th century
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on July 08, 2021, 03:30:55 am
https://www.yahoo.com/news/crystal-meth-waterways-turning-trout-180219256.html

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Crystal meth is turning brown trout into drug addicts, a study has found.

The drug, also known as methamphetamine, is increasingly polluting waterways and researchers are investigating the impact it has on marine life.
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Drugs reach waterways through a variety of routes. Improper disposal, such as being washed down a sink or toilet, is one, while the drugs can also invade the habitat of fish via the urine of people taking them, which re-enters the water system despite being filtered.

Which civilization is to blame?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphetamine#History,_society,_and_culture

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Amphetamine was first synthesized in 1887 in Germany by Romanian chemist Lazăr Edeleanu who named it phenylisopropylamine;[203][227][228] its stimulant effects remained unknown until 1927, when it was independently resynthesized by Gordon Alles and reported to have sympathomimetic properties.[228]

Going back to the first link, so how do Western scientists research this? You guessed it: by getting even more fish addicted! (And of course cutting up their brains afterwards.) What else do you expect from Western civilization FFS?!

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Researchers from the Czech Republic took 120 juvenile brown trout that were bred in captivity and kept them in two different tanks, each containing 60 fish and 350 litres of water.

One tank was then laced with methamphetamine to a concentration of one microgram per litre, a level often found in freshwater rivers in Europe and the UK.

Some water systems in the world have been found to be poisoned with amphetamine levels 25 times this.

The fish in the experiment stayed in their tanks for eight weeks before they were transferred to a different, drug-free aquarium.
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Researchers also took samples from the brains of the fish to see how far the drug had permeated.

“Methamphetamine preference was positively correlated with levels of amphetamine residues in fish brains, suggesting that addiction is linked to the presence of this drug metabolite in nervous system tissue,” the researchers said.

“Amphetamine was only identified in brain tissue of exposed trout.”
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A separate study recently found antidepressants are putting crayfish at increased risk of predators by making them more brazen. The crustaceans were found to spend more time searching for food – thereby putting themselves in danger – when water was polluted by Prozac.

For irony, check out this enemy headline:

https://vdare.com/posts/sailer-in-taki-s-magazine-no-forgiveness-for-1492-the-point-is-to-punish-whites-for-having-the-best-countries

No, the point is to punish "whites" for turning the entire planet into a toxic dump in ways that no one else could ever have imagined.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest55 on July 08, 2021, 09:42:58 pm
This:
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No, the point is to punish "whites" for turning the entire planet into a toxic dump in ways that no one else could ever have imagined.
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Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on July 09, 2021, 03:30:57 am
https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/1-billion-sea-creatures-cooked-042741236.html

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1 Billion Sea Creatures Cooked To Death In Canada In Record Pacific Northwest Heat Wave
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As he discovered endless rows of gaping dead mussels, along with dead clams, snails, sea stars and barnacles on Vancouver’s Kitsilano Beach in late June, Harley said he was “stunned.”
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Mussels can tolerate temperatures as high as 86 degrees Fahrenheit for short periods of time. But Harley and a colleague using a thermal imaging camera found temperatures as high as 122 degrees along the rocky shoreline of the Salish Sea.
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The deaths are just the latest dramatic sign that the environment is suffering severe consequences from climate change, Harley said.

“If we don’t like it, then we need to work harder to reduce emissions and take other measures to reduce the effects of climate change,” he told the CBC.

Which civilization made emissions a significant phenomenon?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrial_Revolution#Effect_on_environment

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The Industrial Revolution began in Great Britain, and many of the technological innovations were of British origin.[3][4]
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The emergence of great factories and the concomitant immense growth in coal consumption gave rise to an unprecedented level of air pollution in industrial centers; after 1900 the large volume of industrial chemical discharges added to the growing load of untreated human waste.[172]

Thought so.....
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on July 13, 2021, 10:14:58 pm
Bottled water:

(https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/HS6cjjmMV3H3SQZ8V_aKD15huyI=/0x0:1500x2430/1120x0/filters:focal(0x0:1500x2430):format(webp):no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/22696091/4_water_pet.jpg)

Before we continue, which civilization is to blame for introducing PET into the world?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyethylene_terephthalate#History

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PET was patented in 1941 by John Rex Whinfield, James Tennant Dickson and their employer the Calico Printers' Association of Manchester, England.

Yep, the same one as usual. Continuing:

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(https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ccpnR3Droo5DKnKPtXLiWYJNU9s=/0x0:1500x1188/1120x0/filters:focal(0x0:1500x1188):format(webp):no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/22696111/6_water_coastlines.jpg)

And here is our enemies' reaction:

http://www.occidentaldissent.com/2021/07/12/vox-the-spiritual-bankruptcy-of-bottled-water/

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The upshot is always coming up with a new reason to guilt trip you and make you feel horrible.

To rightists, our pointing out of their bad behaviour is the problem, never their bad behaviour itself. This is why it is a waste of time trying to reason with them. We simply have to eliminate their bloodlines.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on July 27, 2021, 09:48:26 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPADsDhhHe4
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest55 on July 28, 2021, 09:43:40 pm
Is city noise making us sick?
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Close your eyes and open your ears. What do you hear? Do the sounds you hear bother you? And, more importantly, do you have control over those sounds? As more and more the population migrates to urban environments - the urban population of the world has quadrupled
https://youtu.be/qryWWGP0kKs
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest55 on July 28, 2021, 10:14:14 pm
The Longest Running US Oil Spill You've Never Heard Of
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When Hurricane Ivan knocked over an offshore oil platform off the coast of Louisiana in 2004, oil started leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. The company that owned the platform went bankrupt and never had the well capped. It wasn't until 15 years later that the US Coast Guard hired Timmy Couvillion to use his specially designed containment device to start collecting the leaking oil. But to this day, the leak continues from America's longest running oil spill.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztT45A501Tc

Title: Re: If Western civilization does not die soon.....
Post by: guest55 on July 28, 2021, 10:16:27 pm
What The Rubber ‘Apocalypse’ Means For The U.S. Economy
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The global economy now faces a rubber shortage because of multiple supply chain disruptions. "We could be on the cusp of a rubber apocalypse," Ohio State University professor Katrina Cornish told CNBC. Rubber producers are working against all odds: climate change, disease and the fight for shipping containers. The global rubber market was valued at nearly $40 billion in 2020, but one analysis predicts the natural rubber market could be worth nearly $68.5 billion by 2026.

Rubber is a critical raw material needed for car tires, personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves, and many more everyday products. Anytime you’re going anywhere, you’re using rubber. Now, supply chain disruptions have thrown the rubber industry into a tailspin.

“We could be on the cusp of a rubber apocalypse,” Ohio State University professor Katrina Cornish told CNBC.

Rubber producers are facing climate change, the Covid-19 pandemic, a destructive fungus and the fight for shipping containers.

The global economy remains dependent on Asia for 90% of the natural rubber supply. For example, the U.S. imported $140 million worth of natural rubber in March 2021 alone, according to Census data.

The global natural rubber market was valued at nearly $40 billion in 2020, and demand for rubber is expected to increase. One analysis predicts the natural rubber market could be worth nearly $68.5 billion by 2026. One reason for the increased demand? Car tires.

“We are using tires more and more,” Stefano Savi, director of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber, told CNBC. “The amount of mileage that we’re going to do as a global population is definitely bound to increase, and that’s why the demand for rubber is really continuing to increase.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_9XvHBb3nw

Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest55 on July 28, 2021, 10:18:25 pm
Rubber tires — a dirty business
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The booming global tire market is worth billions - but this comes at a high price, both to humans and the environment. Over 50 million car tires are sold each year in Germany alone. But where does the natural rubber for them come from?

The biggest producer of natural rubber for tires is Thailand. More than four million tonnes of rubber are harvested annually in plantations there. And demand for rubber is ever growing - because ever more tires are needed. But the labor conditions in Southeast Asia are harsh - with working days of up to 12 hours and very low wages. In addition, toxic herbicides banned in Europe are used to fight weeds on the plantations. After the harvest, the ‘white gold’ rubber is sold to brokers, who, in turn, sell it on. German tire manufacturers, like Continental, for example, are keen to stress that they use "natural commodities conscientiously.” But many car drivers don’t give a second thought about where the rubber in their tires comes from - and why we don’t recycle used tires more effectively.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fusUxEPwsw
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest55 on August 01, 2021, 05:42:15 pm
Why A Looming Copper Shortage Has Big Consequences For The Green Economy
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Copper prices have surged in 2021. The base metal remains in high demand, much thanks to its need in green energy projects and electric cars. In May 2021, commodities analysts at Goldman Sachs called copper ‘the new oil.’ That’s because electric cars need several times more copper than their gas-powered counterparts. And power grids getting electricity from wind, solar and hydro sources also need copper—much more than the industry is currently producing. Here’s how copper became so important to the world economy and the green energy revolution.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LBC8ntzgIA
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest55 on August 02, 2021, 03:49:55 pm
How a Sovereign Group in Jamaica Is Fighting a US Mining Company
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Jamaica was once the world’s leading exporter of bauxite, which is the ore from which aluminum is made, but decades of mining have taken a toll on the land and the people. With reserves depleted, the government is now pushing to move mining operations into the most ecologically sensitive part of the island known as Cockpit Country. The people of Cockpit Country fought off the British in the 1700s and now they're conjuring the warrior spirit of their ancestors to take that fight to the mining companies.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nbHC24Z0rQ
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on August 06, 2021, 09:50:36 pm
https://us.yahoo.com/news/eat-microplastics-daily-effect-health-223612088.html

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Microscopic pieces of plastic are lodged in nearly every bite of food you eat, breath of air you take and ocean you swim in. It’s estimated we ingest enough microplastics each week to equal the weight of a credit card.

This never happened before Western civilization came along.

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Like all other things, what goes in must go out. But the effects these plastics have while in our bodies are poorly understood. No studies to date have examined their effects in people in a controlled study; only experiments done in animals or human cells in laboratory dishes are available.

And as usual, Westerners do more Western civilization in order to study the effects of Western civilization.

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Now, a new study has found that microplastics can latch onto the outer membranes — protective envelopes cells live in — of our red blood cells and stretch them out so much that it may affect their ability to transport oxygen throughout the body.

The discovery surprised researchers because cell membranes, particularly those of red and white blood cells, are known for their flexibility; they must morph into different shapes as they pass through narrow blood vessels to do their job.

Yet, microplastics’ ability to stretch cells out in turn tightens them, hampering their shape-shifting powers by destabilizing them.

Although the study was confined to cells in a lab dish, the researchers say their experiment suggests microplastics may have this effect on several other types of human cells or organs.

The research was published Tuesday in the journal PNAS.

“The possible toxicity of microplastics in human cells is currently being discussed. A priori, microplastics are not fatal immediately after ingestion into living organisms. However, it is increasingly recognized that microplastics can oxidize or stress cells through biological processes,” study co-author Jean-Baptiste Fleury of the University of Saarland in Germany, said in a statement. “The possibility that they may also stress a cell membrane through purely physical processes, however, is completely ignored by the vast majority of studies.”

While the effects microplastics have on our health are not well understood, scientists have grouped their potential consequences in two categories: physical and chemical.

Microplastics are typically less than five millimeters across — about one-third as long as an aspirin — but they can come in all shapes and sizes. Yet, it’s unclear how plastic’s physical properties can affect a person’s health.

Plastics are also slathered with chemicals, many of which are toxic, that give it qualities such as colors, transparency, added durability and resistance to temperature changes, bacteria and light radiation.

Some chemicals, including BPA, phthalates and some flame retardants, have been shown to be endocrine disruptors, meaning they affect the release of hormones in the body. These disruptors have been associated with breast cancer, reproductive problems, asthma, diabetes and obesity.

Imagine how much better the world would be if Western civilization ever existed.....
Title: Re: Agorism
Post by: guest55 on August 09, 2021, 07:57:14 pm
Chemical Farming & The Loss of Human Health - Dr. Zach Bush
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Zach Bush, MD is triple board-certified physician specializing in internal medicine, endocrinology and hospice care. He is the founder of Seraphic Group, an organization devoted to developing root-cause solutions for human and ecological health in the sectors of big farming, big pharma, and Western Medicine at large. And he is also the founder of Farmers Footprint https://farmersfootprint.us/, a non-profit coalition of farmers, educators, doctors, scientists, and business leaders aiming to expose the deleterious human and environmental impacts of chemical farming and pesticide reliance -- while simultaneously offering a path forward through regenerative agricultural practices.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw16LPVnNco
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on August 09, 2021, 11:33:59 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIdhK9XLczM
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest55 on August 11, 2021, 09:49:31 pm
'Forever chemicals' detected in water systems of nearly 2,800 US cities
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ABC News’ Devin Dwyer investigates the growing concern over PFAS contamination and mounting pressure on the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate the chemicals in drinking water.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocQMX0eKReA

I'm reminded of that jack-ass in San Diego who was told not to put fluoride in the drinking water because it's banned by the city but decided to put it in anyway....
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on August 12, 2021, 05:26:43 am
https://us.yahoo.com/news/russia-black-sea-oil-spill-180948878.html

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Russia: Black Sea oil spill much bigger than first thought
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The spill occurred over the weekend at the oil terminal in Yuzhnaya Ozereyevka near the port of Novorossiysk that belongs to the Caspian Pipeline Consortium, which pumps crude from Kazakhstan. The oil spilled while being pumped into the Minerva Symphony tanker, which sails under the Greek flag.

Authorities initially estimated that the spill covered only about 200 square meters (2,153 square feet), but Russian scientists said Wednesday after studying satellite images that it actually covered nearly 80 square kilometers (nearly 31 square miles).
Title: Re: Western civilization = sustainable evil
Post by: Zea_mays on August 13, 2021, 05:12:30 pm

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Environmental impact of bottled water ‘up to 3,500 times greater than tap water’

Researchers also find impact of bottled water on ecosystems is 1,400 times higher than that of tap water
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In the US, 17m barrels of oil are needed to produce the plastic to meet annual bottled water demand.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/05/environmental-impact-of-bottled-water-up-to-3500-times-greater-than-tap-water

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Tap water is thousands of times better for the environment than bottled water, according to scientists. In fact, it takes three times as much water to produce a plastic bottle as it can hold.
https://www.euronews.com/green/2021/08/05/bottled-water-is-3-500-times-worse-for-the-environment-than-tap-water-say-scientists

Sustainability means recycling a fraction of these bottles, just to continue to waste 3 bottles of water to make one!

Environmentalism means banning companies from manufacturing this nonsense.

Western Civilization means "developing" non-Western nations so their water becomes polluted with industrial waste, runoff from pesticides, manure from ranching, etc. so these nations have no choice but to drink bottled water... (It also means plundering the water from non-Westerners to sell to Westerners--see Fiji Water, Nestle (https://www.theguardian.com/global/2018/oct/04/ontario-six-nations-nestle-running-water), etc.)


Environmentalism means ending Western Civilization.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on August 13, 2021, 09:42:15 pm
Yes, see also:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/true-left-vs-right/western-civilization-is-a-health-hazard/msg7529/#msg7529

And then there's this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB3kuuBPVys
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on August 29, 2021, 09:55:00 pm
On a lighter note:

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/super-death-acceleration-roller-coaster-shut-down-for-literally-breaking-riders-bones_uk_612754d9e4b02be25b586ed5

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'Super Death' Acceleration Roller Coaster Shut Down For Literally Breaking Riders' Bones

So, which civilization invented roller coasters? Yep, the same one as usual:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_roller_coaster

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The world's oldest roller coasters descended from the "Russian Mountains," which were specially constructed hills of snow[1] located in the gardens of palaces around the Russian capital, Saint Petersburg, in the 18th century. This attraction was called a Katalnaya Gorka (Катальная Горка) or "sliding mountain" in Russian. The slides were built to a height of between 70 feet (21 m) and 80 feet (24 m), had a 50-degree drop, and were reinforced by wooden supports, and had ice on top. Sometimes wheeled carts were used instead of sleds. These slides became popular with the Russian upper class, and with Catherine II of Russia herself, who had such mountains built in the gardens of the Oranienbaum Palace near St. Petersburg, with a pavilion next to it for drinking tea after the sliding. "Russian mountains" remains the term for roller coasters in many languages, such as Spanish (la montaña rusa), Italian (montagne russe), and French (les montagnes russes). Ironically, the Russian term for roller coaster, американские горки (amerikanskie gorki), translates literally as "American mountains."[2]

Russian soldiers occupying Paris from 1815 through 1816, after the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo, may have introduced the Russian amusement of sledding down steep hills.[3] In July 1817, a French banker named Nicolas Beaujon opened the Parc Beaujon, an amusement park on the Champs Elysees. Its most famous feature was the Promenades Aériennes or "Aerial Strolls."[4] It featured wheeled cars securely locked to the track, guide rails to keep them on course, and higher speeds.[5] The three-wheel carts were towed to the top of a tower, and then released to descend two curving tracks on either side. King Louis XVIII of France came to see the park, but it is not recorded if he tried the ride. Before long there were seven similar rides in Paris: Les Montagnes françaises (The French Mountains), le Delta, les Montagnes de Belleville (The Mountains of Belleville), les Montagnes américaines (the American Mountains), Les Montages lilliputiennes, (The miniature mountains), Les Montagnes suisses (The Swiss mountains) and Les Montagnes égyptiennes (The Egyptian mountains).[3]

In the beginning, these attractions were primarily for the upper classes. In 1845 a new amusement park opened in Copenhagen, Tivoli, which was designed for the middle class. These new parks featured roller coasters as permanent attractions. The first permanent loop track was probably also built in Paris from an English design in 1846, with a single-person wheeled sled running through a 13-foot (4 m) diameter vertical loop. These early single loop designs were called Centrifugal Railways. In 1887, a French entrepreneur, Joseph Oller, the owner of the Moulin Rouge music hall, built Les Montagnes Russes à Belleville (The Russian Mountains of Belleville) a permanent roller coaster with a length of two hundred meters in the form of a double-eight, later enlarged to four figure-eight-shaped loops.[3]
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on September 05, 2021, 10:06:46 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ou77jXb3SM

Regarding 4:15, no, it's not a "man-made, human-made" chemical, it is a Westerner-made chemical. We need to more often use this description. Non-Westerners are not going to take the blame for what we had no part in.

Similarly, it is not "anthropogenic" climate change, it is occidentogenic climate change. And so on.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest55 on September 06, 2021, 03:07:40 pm
Millions of sleep apnea machines recalled over potential cancer risk
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A voluntary recall of millions of CPAP machines used mainly to treat sleep apnea has left tens of thousands of people wondering if they've been inhaling cancer-causing toxins while they slept. CBS News consumer investigative correspondent Anna Werner is hearing from people who are now faced with hard choices.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhzrWk5v57s

Thanks to Western civilization we're all breathing cancer-causing toxins all the time, not just when we sleep.

Many of the radioactive particles created by nuclear weapons tests will be with us on this planet for hundreds of thousands of years, bouncing around in the soil, water, and air, as just one example....
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on September 16, 2021, 11:40:06 pm
A problem created by Western civilization cannot be solved by more Western civilization:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/what-icelands-landmark-carbon-removal-project-means-for-the-fight-against-climate-change-201900746.html

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When the world’s biggest facility for sucking carbon dioxide out of the air and burying it underground opened in rural Iceland last week, it may have sounded like a miracle cure for climate change had finally arrived.
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So far, though, the Icelandic plant is on pace to remove only 4,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. For comparison, the United States’ net emissions in 2019 were 5.8 billion metric tons. And while Climeworks, the Swiss company that built the factory, is selling credits to companies such as Microsoft that want to go carbon-neutral, it currently costs the plant $600 to $800 per ton of carbon removed from the atmosphere — more than 10 times what carbon offsets trade for on the market.

Carbon removal is a very energy-intensive process. In Iceland, abundant geothermal energy is cheap and clean, but in the U.S., which still burns fossil fuels to generate electricity and heat, the carbon footprint of removing carbon currently could be as much as one-quarter of the carbon removed.

Furthermore, the carbon removed by this Western stupidity is simply buried underground (see first line), where it is subsequently chemically inactive. Thus this is at best a linear process. In contrast:

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Carbon can be removed from the air through natural means, like planting trees

carbon removed by a tree becomes incorporated into the body of the tree, in other words enables the tree to grow. The bigger tree will then remove even more carbon per unit time because it has become bigger! Thus the effect is superlinear. And of course trees are solar-powered. So why not just help the trees do their thing?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uNWM9EBhfg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=415an1V0FxQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xls7K_xFBQ

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Currently, the money that would be spent on sucking carbon from the air using fossil fuel sources of energy would deliver greater environmental benefit if it was spent on replacing those fossil fuels with solar or wind energy

Duh! Seriously, read the part in bold again. Does it make any sense at all FFS?!
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: arthuriana on September 19, 2021, 01:31:08 pm
https://www.itv.com/news/2021-09-17/case-of-infection-known-as-mad-cow-disease-confirmed-on-somerset-farm
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A spokesperson for the Food Standards Agency said: “There are strict controls in place to protect consumers from the risk of BSE, including controls on animal feed, and removal of the parts of cattle most likely to carry BSE infectivity.
“Consumers can be reassured that these important protection measures remain in place and that Food Standards Agency Official Veterinarians and Meat Hygiene Inspectors working in all abattoirs in England will continue to ensure that the safety of consumers remains the top priority.”

The best prevention for mad cow disease is to STOP EATING COWS!!!

Of course westerners won't do that, because their taste buds are more important than the feelings of other animals and the sake of public health.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest55 on September 20, 2021, 09:19:26 pm
Western civilization is a health hazard, especially for "blacks"! I wish more "blacks" would be anti-Western rather than actively promoting Western culture every chance they get! Seriously, WTF!?!?

Brain scans of Black women who experience racism show trauma-like effects, putting them at higher risk for future health problems
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Black women who have experienced more racism throughout their lives have stronger brain responses to threat, which may hurt their long-term health, according to a new study I conducted with clinical neuropsychologist Negar Fani and other colleagues.

I am part of a research team that for more than 15 years has studied the ways stress related to trauma exposure can affect the mind and body. In our recent study, we took a closer look at a stressor that Black Americans disproportionately face in the U.S.: racism.
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My colleagues and I completed research with 55 Black women who reported how much they’d been exposed to traumatic experiences, such as childhood abuse and physical or sexual violence, and to racial discrimination, experiencing unfair treatment due to race or ethnicity.

We asked them to focus on a task that required attention while simultaneously looking at stressful images. We used functional MRI to observe their brain activity during that time.

We found that Black women who reported more experiences of racial discrimination had more response activity in brain regions that are associated with vigilance and watching out for threat – that is, the middle occipital cortex and ventromedial prefrontal cortex. Their reactions were above and beyond the response caused by traumatic experiences not related to racism. Our research suggests that racism had a trauma like effect on Black women’s health; being regularly attuned to the threat of racism can tax important body-regulation tools and worsen brain health.
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Other trauma research shows that this kind of continuous response to threat can increase the risk of mental health disorders and additional future brain health problems.
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Why it matters

Black Americans continue to suffer from health disparities, including being at disproportionately greater risk for stroke, cognitive decline and neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease, compared with white Americans. Although research has consistently demonstrated that the chronic stress of racism can get under the skin and leave a biological residue of enduring health consequences for Black Americans over time, little research has explored the impact of racism on brain function and health.

There is a large and well-established history of research connecting traumatic experiences, such as childhood maltreatment, physical assault and post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms, to changes in brain functioning that lead to negative health outcomes. Our study is one of the first to consider how the brain might respond to experiences of racial discrimination above and beyond other traumatic stressors.

Black women may be particularly vigilant about threats within their environment because they have had to adapt to living in societal spaces that perpetuate racism. Knowing this could be a step forward in research and advocacy efforts aimed at reducing health inequity.
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What still isn’t known

Our research findings demonstrate that Black people’s experiences of racism can influence how the brain responds and adapts, which deserves greater research attention. My colleagues and I believe that neurobiology research is just beginning to appropriately investigate the effect that racism has on the health disparities seen in this population. Our study provides a preliminary glimpse into the need to consider the traumatic nature of racism in Black lives.

More research is needed across all stages of life, including in childhood, to understand how and when some Black people develop highly elevated vigilance to threats related to racial discrimination, and how that affects their health.
https://www.psypost.org/2021/09/brain-scans-of-black-women-who-experience-racism-show-trauma-like-effects-putting-them-at-higher-risk-for-future-health-problems-61867
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest55 on October 03, 2021, 11:57:42 pm
Major oil spill off California's coast could become an 'ecological disaster'
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A swath of the Southern California coastline is now covered with oil after 3,000 barrels' worth gushed into the Pacific Ocean this weekend, officials said.
The spill -- equal to about 126,000 gallons of post-production crude -- is a "potential ecological disaster," Huntington Beach Mayor Kim Carr said Saturday.
As of Sunday morning, "the leak has not been completely stopped," the city of Huntington Beach said in a press release. It said preliminary patching has been completed to repair the oil spill site, and additional repair efforts will be attempted.
"Currently, the oil slick plume measures an estimated 5.8 nautical miles long, and runs from the Huntington Beach Pier down into Newport Beach," the press release said.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkTzGQYaMBU
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: Zea_mays on October 06, 2021, 01:27:08 pm
Bezos, the richest man in the history of the planet, cuts corners on his self-aggrandizing space program and works his employees to the bone.

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The Federal Aviation Administration says it is reviewing allegations about safety issues at Blue Origin raised in an explosive essay by a group of current and former employees.

In an essay published on the website Lioness Sept. 30, the group of 21 current and former employees, most of whom are anonymous, claimed that an effort by company leadership to increase the flight rate of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle  “was seriously compromising flight safety.”

“In the opinion of an engineer who has signed on to this essay, ‘Blue Origin has been lucky that nothing has happened so far,’” it states. “Many of this essay’s authors say they would not fly on a Blue Origin vehicle.”
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The essay also warned of pressure from company leadership to increase the vehicle’s flight rates, with a goal of more than 40 launches a year. “Some of us felt that with the resources and staff available, leadership’s race to launch at such a breakneck speed was seriously compromising flight safety,” they wrote.

New Shepard flew only three times in 2019 and once in 2020. Blue Origin has conducted four New Shepard missions so far in 2021, using two different vehicles, one designed for payload-only flights and one for flying people. Blue Origin made its first, and to date only, crewed flight July 20.

The essay comes less than two weeks before the next New Shepard crewed flight, scheduled for Oct. 12 from the company’s West Texas launch site.
https://spacenews.com/faa-reviewing-blue-origin-safety-allegations/

Government-controlled space travel was bad enough, but billionaires and private corporations doing this **** with no oversight is going to be much, much worse.


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The safety concerns are just one part of the essay, which alleges a toxic work environment at the company, particularly for women. “Numerous senior leaders have been known to be consistently inappropriate with women,” the essay states, describing “a particular brand of sexism” at Blue Origin.

Lol, this is literally just Alt-Right "retro-futurism".
Title: Re: Western civilization = sustainable evil
Post by: Zea_mays on October 06, 2021, 01:54:06 pm
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The world's biggest carbon-removal plant just opened. In a year, it'll negate just 3 seconds' worth of global emissions.

Framed by a backdrop of volcanoes, a semi-circle of gigantic fans in Iceland are sucking in air, super-heating it, then filtering out the carbon dioxide.

This carbon capture and storage facility, named Orca, turned on two weeks ago after more than 18 months of construction. The fans are embedded in shipping container-sized boxes, and once the carbon dioxide is separated, it gets mixed with water then travels through snaking, fat tubes deep underground, where the carbon cools and solidifies.

Through this process, Orca can trap and sequester 4,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year — making it the largest facility of its kind in the world (though there are currently only two running).
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But as with many emerging technologies, direct air capture is expensive. Christoph Gebald, Climeworks' co-founder, told the Washington Post that it costs at least $600 to capture one metric ton of carbon dioxide, since super-heating the air takes a lot of energy.
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But even at that $100 price, removing all of humanity's annual carbon emissions would cost more than $5 trillion per year, according to Gates' book, "How to Avoid a Climate Disaster." That would require 50,000 Orca plants.

"It's probably the most expensive solution," Gates wrote.
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"The Orca facility does the work of 200,000 trees in 1,000 times less space," Friedmann said.
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But trees capture carbon at a much lower cost of $50 per metric ton.
https://www.businessinsider.com/carbon-capture-storage-expensive-climate-change-2021-9

According to this, they could have just planted 400 hectares (4 square km) of trees to capture 4000 tons of carbon per year:

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According to Myers and Goreau, tropical tree plantations of pine and eucalyptus can sequester an average of 10 tons of carbon per hectare per year.
https://www.unm.edu/~jbrink/365/Documents/Calculating_tree_carbon.pdf

According to the link above, the number of trees per hectare can range from 500 to 2000. Which calculates to 400 hectares to 100 hectares needed for the 200,000 trees Orca estimates their facility "replaces". I don't feel like converting tons to metric tons, but they are roughly equivalent, so that shouldn't make too huge of a difference in the calculations.

Doing yet another calculation, spending $5 trillion on trees would result in a reduction of 100 billion metric tons of carbon per year, requiring 10 billion hectares (100 million square km). Based on the Orca article's numbers, humans are releasing around 42 billion metric tons of carbon per year, so we only need half of those trees. (The world's total land area is less than 150 million square km, so we better stop polluting).

No need to thank me for making Orca obsolete by finding a way to remove the same amount of carbon in under half the cost.


By the way, what quantity of fossil fuels was involved in the manufacture of the Orca facility? Of transporting the materials to the Orca facility? Of running the Orca facility (including employees' vehicles and gasoline to get to work)?

Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest55 on October 08, 2021, 07:59:08 pm
Is Parkinson's disease related to pesticide use? | DW Documentary
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Around the world, more and more people are developing Parkinson's disease. Many of those affected have chosen a supposedly healthy life among orchards or vineyards in the countryside. Is the disease related to the use of pesticides?

"I noticed it when I was pruning roses," says Ulrich Elixmann. His hands simply didn't function anymore. He saw a doctor, and the diagnosis was a shock: He had Parkinson's disease. Today he is 60 years old. He takes 13 tablets a day, does gymnastics, occupational therapy and speech therapy. He hopes to slow the disease’s progression, and with it symptoms like a stiffening face and increasing immobility. But the questions continue to gnaw at him: Why Parkinson's, and why him? And, why are other gardeners and farmers he knows also being affected?

The number of Parkinson's sufferers has doubled since the 1990s. In Germany alone, about 400,000 people have it. Researchers like Bas Bloem of Radboud University in the Netherlands are calling it a pandemic: They say it is the fastest growing neurological disease in the world, and is mainly caused by environmental factors. Heavily industrialized countries are particularly affected, as numerous chemicals find their way into the environment.

Despite more and more studies showing increased risks among agricultural workers and gardeners, Parkinson's is not yet considered an occupational disease in Germany. But in France, things are different. Sylvie Berger is from Bordelais, one of Europe's major wine-growing regions. Particularly high amounts of pesticides are used there, and Sylvie Berger, who worked in viticulture, now suffers from Parkinson's. If she receives an occupational disability pension, then why not the gardener Ulrich Elixmann from Germany?

#documentary #farming #agriculture #Parkinsons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i2sJwxw5Uc

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Interesting. I have more than 4 family members, grandfather, uncle, cousins who all worked on farms and all died from Parkinson's. I truly believe the chemicals have had something to due with the rise in diagnoses.
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Once upon a time all food was organic.
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This is the problem with our ''modern'' society. The modern system places the highest value in economics and ''progress'' at the expense of everything else. In this type of system people will sacrifice their health, and health of the environment/ecosystem which we are a part of. We have deluded ourselves over thousands of years to feel that we are somehow separate from the ecosystem, and this is our fatal flaw as modern human beings. This mindset will most likely lead to our demise 😒.

The mindset the last commenter is referring to is Western culture a.k.a Judeo-Greco-Christian culture a.k.a Western civilization and it has been a health hazard since it's inception!
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on October 08, 2021, 09:58:45 pm
To say nothing of the impact of pesticides on the insects etc. themselves!
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on October 10, 2021, 04:50:17 am
Western civilization will kill you one way or another:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/hand-sanitizer-brand-unacceptable-levels-212922120.html

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Hand sanitizer brand has ‘unacceptable levels’ of cancer-causing chemicals, FDA warns

If you own a bottle of Artnaturals scent-free hand sanitizer, federal health officials want you to stop using it immediately and toss it in a hazardous waste container, not in the trash or down the drain or toilet.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration tests have found “unacceptable levels” of some cancer-causing chemicals, including benzene, acetaldehyde and acetal contaminants in some bottles, according to a warning issued Oct. 4.
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Benzene is among 20 of the most used chemicals in the U.S., commonly found in plastics, lubricants, rubbers, detergents and pesticides. Studies in both animals and people show benzene can cause cancer, particularly those in the blood.

Acetaldehyde can be found in perfumes, dyes, rubber and alcohol, among other products. Short-term exposure can irritate your eyes, skin and respiratory tract, but it can cause serious illness or death in the long-term. Studies conducted on animals suggest acetaldehyde can cause cancer in people.

(And as usual they had to experiment on animals just to confirm what we already knew.....)
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest55 on October 10, 2021, 03:00:47 pm
Shampoo is a Lie (for me...and maybe for you too??)
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Why I haven't washed my hair in 5 years
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-_HKFjxVl0
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The word shampoo entered the English language from the Indian subcontinent during the colonial era.[1] It dated to 1762 and was derived from the Hindi word cā̃pō (चाँपो, pronounced [tʃãːpoː]),[2][3] itself derived from the Sanskrit root capati (चपति), which means 'to press, knead, or soothe'.[4][5]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shampoo
Title: Re: Dietary decolonization
Post by: acc9 on October 12, 2021, 09:38:58 pm
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24526451/


Are you comfortable with the presence of nano-silica in table salt acting as non-caking agent? Why can't we simply put dehydrated grain granules into the salt dispenser to absorb the moisture in the salt as people used to do?

Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on October 18, 2021, 09:51:10 pm
Finally mainstream journalism is picking up on this theme which we promoted!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZFkGecIqK0

Of course, none of the guests are serious by our standards. If they were, they would propose prohibiting reproduction by (rather than merely lowering the living standards of) the bloodlines of what they call the "Global North").

Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on October 21, 2021, 01:54:18 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VWXOOcaafE

So, Western civilization uses kerosene-fuelled aircraft to fly in bottled water because the local water supply has been contaminated by kerosene. And they tell us Western civilization is superior.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on October 21, 2021, 09:51:00 pm
While on the subject of water, let's just consider it more generally. Before Western civilization, when we needed water:

(https://www.jasonswatersofteners.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/well-water-source.jpg)

which leads to Aryan architecture:

(https://eamonnmallie.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/18-640x459.jpg)

and when we have to manually lift all the water we use, we automatically use it much less wastefully:

(https://image.shutterstock.com/image-photo/water-dropping-clay-jug-garden-260nw-1131615632.jpg)

Then Western civilization came along, and now when we need water:

(https://previews.123rf.com/images/normaals/normaals2001/normaals200100068/137342158-water-purification-plant-filtration-process-explanation-vector-illustration-labeled-steps-from-raw-r.jpg)

all of which costs vast quantities of additional energy and land area:

(https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/water-treatment-plant-along-maas-river-port-rotterdam-port-rotterdam-largest-port-industrial-32336972.jpg)

and at the end of it all we get:

(https://southairdriesmiles.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/water-or-flouride.png)

Westerners call this "progress". See also:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/true-left-vs-false-left/leftists-against-progressivism/
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on October 22, 2021, 09:42:23 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fqdLwd1234
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on October 23, 2021, 11:56:46 pm
Something else we didn't have to worry about before Western civilization came along:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/man-covered-poop-passing-plane-095510542.html

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A man was 'covered' in poop after a passing plane dumped toilet waste over his backyard, lawmaker says

A man was enjoying the sun in his backyard in Windsor, southeast England when a passing plane dropped toilet waste over him and his garden furniture, a local councilor said during a recent meeting.

The unfortunate incident, in which a plane "discharged sewage," took place in July, according to the minutes of Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead's most recent aviation forum.

"His whole garden was splattered in a very unpleasant way," said Karen Davies, ward councilor for Clewer East, during the October 14 meeting. "He was out in his garden at the time and it was a really horrible, horrible experience," the local lawmaker continued.

The "whole garden, garden umbrellas, and him" were "covered" in poop, Davies explained. "It's absolutely dreadful," she said during the meeting.

Davies said that there are several incidents every year in which "frozen sewage" is dropped along flight routes. Windsor is on the flight path to London's Heathrow Airport, which is about 8 miles away from the historic town.

In June, The Sun reported that Portsmouth, in southern England, locals were left "terrified" after "frozen poo" fell from the sky.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest55 on October 28, 2021, 08:15:55 pm
Chemicals in shampoo and makeup are linked to early death, study finds
 
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   Phthalates exposure was linked to early death in a new study.

    The chemicals are known to disrupt hormones, leading to a range of health problems.

    They're commonly found in food-storage containers, toiletries, and some children's toys.

Exposure to a common class of chemicals called phthalates was linked to premature deaths, especially deaths caused by heart disease, a new study published on Tuesday in Environmental Pollution found.

The man-made chemicals are found in hundreds of consumer products, including food-storage containers, shampoo, makeup, perfume, and children's toys.

For decades, scientists have known that phthalates can interfere with important hormone function. Even the smallest hormonal disruptions can cause significant effects - including developmental and reproductive issues, as well as problems with the brain and immune system - the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences said.

Phthalates exposure has been explicitly linked to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease in several studies.

"These chemicals have a rap sheet," Leonardo Trasande, the lead author and director of NYU Langone's Center for the Investigation of Environmental Hazards, told CNN. "And the fact of the matter is that when you look at the entire body of evidence, it provides a haunting pattern of concern."

Trasande and colleagues at NYU Grossman School of Medicine analyzed data from more than 5,000 adults between the ages of 55 and 64. They found that those with the highest level of phthalates in their urine were more likely to die earlier than expected, especially of heart-related causes.

The study calculated that between 91,000 to 107,000 American adults a year suffer premature deaths linked to these chemicals. The authors put a price tag on those early deaths: an estimated $40 billion to $47 billion each year in lost economic productivity.
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/chemicals-shampoo-makeup-linked-early-162316006.html
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: arthuriana on October 29, 2021, 12:42:43 pm
Factory farms of disease: how industrial chicken production is breeding the next pandemic.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/oct/18/factory-farms-of-disease-how-industrial-chicken-production-is-breeding-the-next-pandemic
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work should start immediately on developing a vaccine.

Or you could just simply stop breeding and consuming chickens.

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The bugs are now resistant to antibiotics as a result of overuse of medicine,” he says.

Western solution to western problem creates an even bigger problem. Shocker.

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Greger argues that there have been three eras of human disease: first, when we started to domesticate animals about 10,000 years ago and were infected with their diseases, such as measles and chickenpox; then in the 18th and 19th centuries, when the Industrial Revolution led to epidemics of diabetes, obesity, heart disease and cancer; and now, because of the agricultural herding intensification that is leading to zoonotic, or animal-borne, diseases such as bird flu, salmonella, Mers, Nipah and Covid-19.

Jews and gentiles create disease, got it.

Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on October 30, 2021, 11:17:33 pm
"shampoo"

Water that has previously absorbed starch from cereals makes a good Aryan cleaning liquid. I myself use it mainly for washing dishes (replacing Western dishwashing liquid) but it can also be used to wash hair (among other uses):

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/food-news/dont-throw-that-rice-water-away-use-it-like-this/photostory/78751228.cms

Atlantean version:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shampoo#Pre-Columbian_South_America

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Before quinoa can be eaten the saponin must be washed out from the grain prior to cooking. Pre-Columbian Andean civilizations used this soapy by-product as a shampoo.[21]
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on November 01, 2021, 11:55:45 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzxiUA9NAQ0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq04GpzRZ0g

Which civilization introduced semiconductors into the world? Answer: the same one as usual.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semiconductor

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Thomas Johann Seebeck was the first to notice an effect due to semiconductors, in 1821.[28] In 1833, Michael Faraday reported that the resistance of specimens of silver sulfide decreases, when they are heated. This is contrary to the behavior of metallic substances such as copper. In 1839, Alexandre Edmond Becquerel reported observation of a voltage between a solid and a liquid electrolyte, when struck by light, the photovoltaic effect. In 1873, Willoughby Smith observed that selenium resistors exhibit decreasing resistance, when light falls on them. In 1874, Karl Ferdinand Braun observed conduction and rectification in metallic sulfides, although this effect had been discovered much earlier by Peter Munck af Rosenschold (sv) writing for the Annalen der Physik und Chemie in 1835,[29] and Arthur Schuster found that a copper oxide layer on wires has rectification properties that ceases, when the wires are cleaned. William Grylls Adams and Richard Evans Day observed the photovoltaic effect in selenium in 1876.[30]

A unified explanation of these phenomena required a theory of solid-state physics, which developed greatly in the first half of the 20th century. In 1878 Edwin Herbert Hall demonstrated the deflection of flowing charge carriers by an applied magnetic field, the Hall effect. The discovery of the electron by J.J. Thomson in 1897 prompted theories of electron-based conduction in solids. Karl Baedeker, by observing a Hall effect with the reverse sign to that in metals, theorized that copper iodide had positive charge carriers. Johan Koenigsberger classified solid materials like metals, insulators, and "variable conductors" in 1914 although his student Josef Weiss already introduced the term Halbleiter (a semiconductor in modern meaning) in his Ph.D. thesis in 1910.[31][32] Felix Bloch published a theory of the movement of electrons through atomic lattices in 1928. In 1930, B. Gudden stated that conductivity in semiconductors was due to minor concentrations of impurities. By 1931, the band theory of conduction had been established by Alan Herries Wilson and the concept of band gaps had been developed. Walter H. Schottky and Nevill Francis Mott developed models of the potential barrier and of the characteristics of a metal–semiconductor junction. By 1938, Boris Davydov had developed a theory of the copper-oxide rectifier, identifying the effect of the p–n junction and the importance of minority carriers and surface states.[29]

Are we seeing a pattern yet?
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on November 04, 2021, 04:33:17 am
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobalt#History

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Swedish chemist Georg Brandt (1694–1768) is credited with discovering cobalt circa 1735, showing it to be a previously unknown element, distinct from bismuth and other traditional metals. Brandt called it a new "semi-metal".[31][32]

Insanity is letting Western civilization do what it wants over and over again and expecting different results:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipOeH7GW0M8

If something is causing a problem, you have stop doing that thing altogether, not just keep doing it in a slightly modified way. Whatever a car is powered by, they are still cars (ie. extra mass that has no reason to be moved around merely in order to move a smaller mass around):

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/true-left-vs-right/western-civilization-is-a-health-hazard/msg6166/#msg6166

Similarly, turning Westerners atheist will not cause them to behave differently than they used to behave when they were theist. They are still Westerners (ie. extra hubris that has no reason to be allowed to constantly initiate violence on everything else):

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/true-left-vs-false-left/progressive-yahwism/

Want to really solve the problem? The locals in the video need to stop mining ASAP and instead move to Western countries:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/issues/climate-refugees/

Once there, they must help us kill Western civilization. Preferably starting with:

(https://image.cnbcfm.com/api/v1/image/106926995-1628885360355-elon2.jpg?v=1634674400)
Title: Re: Climate refugees
Post by: acc9 on November 07, 2021, 12:58:34 am
https://ideas.ted.com/environmental-impact-of-charcoal-barbecue/

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/what-your-barbecue-is-doing-to-the-environment...


While leaders of the world are stressing the urgent need to fight climate change by cutting down carbon emissions, no one seems to have called attention to the high level of carbon emission resulting from the recreational activity of barbecue so popular in the West. Apparently, the bulk of charcoal produced in Nigeria is exported to European countries while Paraguay's to the US and Canada. In China, however, barbecue has been banned since 2013.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: Zea_mays on November 08, 2021, 02:12:39 pm
The yearly daylight saving time recently ended in the US. Only Western Civilization could make something so needlessly complicated.

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Industrialized societies usually follow a clock-based schedule for daily activities that do not change throughout the course of the year. The time of day that individuals begin and end work or school, and the coordination of mass transit, for example, usually remain constant year-round. In contrast, an agrarian society's daily routines for work and personal conduct are more likely governed by the length of daylight hours[4][5] and by solar time, which change seasonally because of the Earth's axial tilt. North and south of the tropics, daylight lasts longer in summer and shorter in winter, with the effect becoming greater the further one moves away from the tropics.

By synchronously resetting all clocks in a region to one hour ahead of standard time, individuals who follow a clock-based schedule will wake an hour earlier than they would have otherwise; they will begin and complete daily work routines an hour earlier, and they will have available to them an extra hour of daylight after their workday activities.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time


Instead of just...starting the work day earlier...Western Civilization changes noon on the clock to one hour ahead of actual solar noon, disrupting people's circadian rhythms and leading to many health problems on the actual day where one hour of time is lost:
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Research shows a 24 percent jump in the number of heart attacks occurring the Monday after we “spring forward” for daylight saving time compared with other Mondays throughout the year.

That lost hour of sleep may play a bigger, perhaps more dangerous role in our body’s natural rhythm, according to a 2014 study led by the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center.

Although researchers can’t say precisely what is driving this rise in heart attacks, they have a theory.

The reason more heart attacks happen on Monday mornings could be attributed to several factors, including the stress of starting a new workweek and inherent changes in our sleep-wake cycle. Previous studies have linked poor or insufficient sleep with heart disease.
https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/heart-health/why-daylight-saving-time-could-increase-your-heart-attack-risk


To solve these health risks? Western Civilization wants to have permanent daylight savings time. Instead of just waking up an hour earlier, Westerners think it is more practical to permanently disconnect solar noon with noon on the clock. Wtf.
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A move to permanent daylight saving time (staying on summer hours all year with no time shifts) is sometimes advocated and is currently implemented in some jurisdictions such as Argentina, Belarus,[145] Iceland, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco,[45] Namibia, Saskatchewan, Singapore, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Yukon.
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Advocates cite the same advantages as normal DST without the problems associated with the twice yearly time shifts. However, many remain unconvinced of the benefits, citing the same problems and the relatively late sunrises, particularly in winter, that year-round DST entails.[9]
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Since daylight saving time creates the illusion of the sun rising and setting one hour later on the clock, but does not add any additional daylight, the already later sunrise times under standard time are pushed an hour later on the clock with daylight saving time. Late sunrise times can become unpopular in the winter months which essentially forces workers and schoolchildren to begin the day in darkness. In 1974 following the enactment of the Emergency Daylight Saving Time Act in the United States, there were complaints of children going to school in the dark and working people commuting and starting their work day in pitch darkness during the winter months.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time#Permanent_daylight_saving_time

Which cultural movement messed up timekeeping? Ah yes, the Renaissance:
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Ancient civilizations adjusted daily schedules to the sun more flexibly than DST does, often dividing daylight into 12 hours regardless of daytime, so that each daylight hour became progressively longer during spring and shorter during autumn.[15] For example, the Romans kept time with water clocks that had different scales for different months of the year; at Rome's latitude, the third hour from sunrise (hora tertia) started at 09:02 solar time and lasted 44 minutes at the winter solstice, but at the summer solstice it started at 06:58 and lasted 75 minutes.[16] From the 14th century onwards, equal-length civil hours supplanted unequal ones, so civil time no longer varied by season.


(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/16/DST_Countries_Map.png/1024px-DST_Countries_Map.png)
Dark gray = never used DST, light gray = stopped using DST.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on November 08, 2021, 09:19:02 pm
About DST, see also:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/true-left-vs-right/western-civilization-is-a-health-hazard/msg4851/#msg4851

Healthwise, DST is basically stationary jetlag. (Jetlag as a result of excessively fast travelling can also be blamed on Western civilization for normalizing fast travel that crosses hours' worth of time zones within a single day.)
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: Zhang Caizhi on November 08, 2021, 10:20:06 pm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Standard_Time

It is surprising to see that Iran, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan still use daylight saving time.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest55 on November 12, 2021, 12:43:54 pm
Throwing Good Money After Bad Car Infrastructure - Wonderland Road
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My hometown is a typical sprawling suburban city that is dealing with the the results of decades of car-centric development. The city was prepared to spend over $200 million to widen a short 8 kilometer stretch of stroad; their largest infrastructure project of all time.

But this project was recently cancelled, due to concerns about climate change. Will this be a turning point in car-dependency, or just a speed bump on the way to transforming "Forest City" into "Asphalt City"?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds-v2-qyCc8
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on November 25, 2021, 09:13:37 pm
Beavers >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Westerners (who also wore beavers as hats):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lT5W32xRN4

It's OK for hats to be "white":

(https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Gregory-Lewallen-2/publication/323884935/figure/fig4/AS:631602296135742@1527597130711/Different-styles-of-hats-made-from-beaver-felt-Figure-copywritten-by-batashoemuseumca.png)
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: Zea_mays on December 04, 2021, 05:57:06 am
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It was supposed to improve Cleveland’s image and show the world a city on the rise. But 35 years ago Monday, a monumental event quickly turned disastrous, causing multiple accidents and hampering the search for two missing fishermen in Lake Erie.
[...]
It took months of planning and thousands of volunteers to inflate the 1.5 million balloons that were to be released. They were held in place by a specially constructed netting structure.

At that time, the thinking about environmental impact was different, and people thought the balloons would reach an altitude where they popped and disintegrated. The year before, in 1985, Disneyland had launched 1 million balloons to honor Walt Disney on what would’ve been his 84th birthday.
[...]
“They wanted to put Cleveland into the Guinness Book of World Records, they wanted to do something bigger and better than anybody else,” said John Grabowski, chief historian at the Western Reserve Historical Society and Case Western Reserve University history professor.
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The 1.5 million colorful balloons began plummeting back down to the ground.

“We drove down the Shoreway, and it was like a multi-colored river down the road. Motorists were running into each other, running into fences,” Zurcher said. “Then Burke Lakefront Airport was even more of a mess. The runway was covered with balloons.”

The airport and Shoreway both had to be temporarily shut down, and he said a bulldozer was brought in to help clear the balloons.
[...]
Severe storms the night before had caused significant damage across Northeast Ohio and capsized a boat. It washed ashore the morning of the launch, but the two fishermen were still missing.

The U.S. Coast Guard was searching for the men by helicopter and by boat when the balloons began raining down on them. That forced the pilot to land and made it virtually impossible to recover the men.

“I caught the guy flying the Coast Guard helicopter, and he said it was like flying through an asteroid belt. You just couldn’t see,” Zurcher said. “And the balloons on the water looked like heads, and the men weren’t found until several days after the balloons.”
https://www.wkrn.com/news/national/cleveland-marks-35-years-since-1-5-million-balloons-fell-on-city-in-disastrous-balloonfest/
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: Zea_mays on December 16, 2021, 07:28:58 pm
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This London skyscraper can melt cars and set buildings on fire

Local shopkeepers have complained about carpets catching fire and smoldering front doors. A restaurant owner told London news site City A.M. that slate tiles on his doorstep had shattered in the heat.

The building — designed by internationally renowned architect Rafael Viñoly — is a dramatic edifice with curved exterior walls. Built at 20 Fenchurch Street in London's financial center, the 38-story skyscraper is known locally as "the Walkie-Talkie" for its unusual shape.

But that curvilinear shape is exactly what's causing the problem: The south-facing exterior wall is covered in reflective glass, and because it's concave, it focuses the sun's rays onto a small area, not unlike the way a magnifying glass directs sunbeams onto a superhot pinpoint of light.
https://www.nbcnews.com/sciencemain/london-skyscraper-can-melt-cars-set-buildings-fire-8c11069092


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Vegas Hotel Pool 'Death Ray' Burns Tourists

Guests at the new Vdara hotel have been complaining that because of an architectural flaw on the glass skyscraper, the sun's rays are being magnified and reflected onto an area of the pool, causing severe burns. There have been reports that even plastic has melted from the heat.

Bill Pintas almost lost some hair from his experience with the hot spot.

After a recent swim in the pool just after noon, he went back to his lounge chair.

"I'm sitting there in the chair and all of the sudden my hair and the top of my head are burning," Pintas told ABC News. "I'm rubbing my head and it felt like a chemical burn. I couldn't imagine what it could be."
[...]
Then Pintas learned he wasn't the first person to experience the magnified sunlight. At the bar, he explained the intense heat to some employees.

"They're kind of giggling and say: 'Yeah, we know. We call it the death ray,'" Pintas recalled.
https://abcnews.go.com/Travel/las-vegas-hotel-pool-sunlight-swimming-tourists/story?id=11739234
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: Zea_mays on December 16, 2021, 07:38:49 pm
When will Western civilization be stopped?


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Microplastics revealed in the placentas of unborn babies

Health impact is unknown but scientists say particles may cause long-term damage to foetuses
[...]
Microplastic particles have been revealed in the placentas of unborn babies for the first time, which the researchers said was “a matter of great concern”.

The health impact of microplastics in the body is as yet unknown. But the scientists said they could carry chemicals that could cause long-term damage or upset the foetus’s developing immune system. The particles are likely to have been consumed or breathed in by the mothers.
[...]
The microplastics were mostly 10 microns in size (0.01mm), meaning they are small enough to be carried in the bloodstream. The particles may have entered the babies’ bodies, but the researchers were unable to assess this.
[...]
Microplastics pollution has reached every part of the planet, from the summit of Mount Everest to the deepest oceans. People are already known to consume the tiny particles via food and water, and to breathe them in.
[...]
Elizabeth Salter Green, at the chemicals charity Chem Trust, said: “Babies are being born pre-polluted. The study was very small but nevertheless flags a very worrying concern.”

A separate recent study showed that nanoparticles of plastic inhaled by pregnant laboratory rats were detected in the liver, lungs, heart, kidney, and brain of their foetuses.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/22/microplastics-revealed-in-placentas-unborn-babies

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Our fruits and veggies are sucking up microplastics through their roots
https://www.fastcompany.com/90521397/our-fruits-and-veggies-are-sucking-up-microplastics-through-their-roots



This is also why statism is so important. Only through the state's power is there any hope of fixing this.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on December 18, 2021, 08:30:20 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf4NVo6_8Z0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRQOh-bIFbU
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on December 19, 2021, 08:49:39 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXqpnXcbWBQ
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on December 27, 2021, 08:19:12 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWmdkwnq7tw
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on January 08, 2022, 10:50:38 pm
As usual, those who suffer the consequences are not those who created the problem:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dq3L8XQl64
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: Zea_mays on January 11, 2022, 11:39:15 am
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"A mountain of discarded clothing, including Christmas sweaters and ski boots, cuts a strange sight in Chile’s Atacama, the driest desert in the world, which is increasingly suffering from pollution created by fast fashion.
[...]
Chile has long been a hub of second-hand and unsold clothing, made in China or Bangladesh and passing through Europe, Asia or the United States before arriving in Chile, where it is resold around Latin America.

Some 59,000 tonnes of clothing arrive each year at the Iquique port in the Alto Hospicio free zone in northern Chile.

Clothing merchants from the capital Santiago, 1,800km (1,100 miles) to the south, buy some, while much is smuggled out to other Latin American countries. But at least 39,000 tonnes that cannot be sold end up in rubbish dumps in the desert.
[...]
According to a 2019 UN report, global clothing production doubled between 2000 and 2014, and the industry is “responsible for 20 percent of total water waste on a global level”.

To make a single pair of jeans requires 7,500 litres (2,000 gallons) of water.

The same report said clothing and footwear manufacturing contributes 8 percent of global greenhouse gases, and that “every second, an amount of textiles equivalent to a garbage truck is buried or burned”.

Whether the clothing piles are left out in the open or buried underground, they pollute the environment, releasing pollutants into the air or underground water channels.

Clothing, either synthetic or treated with chemicals, can take 200 years to biodegrade and is as toxic as discarded tyres or plastic materials.

Chile, the richest country in South America, is known for the voracious consumerism of its inhabitants."
https://www.aljazeera.com/amp/gallery/2021/11/8/chiles-desert-dumping-ground-for-fast-fashion-leftovers

(https://www.aljazeera.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/000_9PK6MQ.jpg?resize=1170%2C780)

(https://www.aljazeera.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/000_9PK6MZ.jpg?fit=1170%2C780)
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: Zea_mays on January 16, 2022, 08:44:45 pm
Democracy is bad for our health:
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It wasn't just Trump: Four years later, politics still make people sick

2020 surveys show huge numbers of Americans perceive that politics exact a chronic negative toll on their health

Scrolling social media, reading websites, listening to podcasts, watching news. With so many options, it’s never been easier to follow American politics, but at what cost?

According to research from University of Nebraska–Lincoln political scientist Kevin Smith, all the political jockeying is harmful to our health, has been for some time, and even a change in party power didn’t help.

In a follow-up to the groundbreaking 2017 survey study where he first measured the effects of the political climate on Americans’ physical, social, mental and emotional health, Smith has published a new article in PLOS ONE. Smith repeated the same 32-question survey twice in 2020 — two weeks prior to the election, and two weeks after. The 2020 findings mirrored the 2017 results, and again found that a large proportion of American adults blame politics for causing them stress, loss of sleep, fractured relationships and more.

Similar to the 2017 findings, the 2020 surveys found that an estimated 40% of Americans identified politics as a significant source of stress. Additionally, between a fifth and a third of adults (50 to 85 million people) blamed politics for causing fatigue, feelings of anger, loss of temper and triggering compulsive behaviors. About a quarter of adults reported they’d given serious consideration to moving because of politics.

That the results remained mostly stable after nearly four years is cause for alarm, Smith said.
[...]
Besides pointing to a possible health crisis, Smith warned the findings could be a bad recipe for democracy.

“There’s potential for a demobilization effect here,” Smith said. “If people view politics as so conflictual, and potentially a threat to their own well-being, they’ll say ‘heck with it, I don’t want to get involved.’ And democracies depend on participation. We need civically-engaged citizens.”
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/940003

(It's not "politics". One party states with no elections don't have this kind of stress which is unique to democracy...)

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So, how can these effects be mitigated? Smith said that’s a question he plans to explore further in future research, though his team has identified one possible tool: becoming more politically knowledgeable. 

“People who were more politically knowledgeable were less likely to report these negative outcomes,” Smith said. “Something I’d really like to look at would be if you took somebody who’s politically interested, but not particularly politically knowledgeable, and they were given information about the political system, would that reduce these negative costs of politics? That could be a positive outcome of civic education that’s never been considered before.”

Excuse me? Wtf? Politically knowledgeable people are burnt-out, miserable husks. Politically knowledgeable people watched a coup unfold in real time and have spent over a year watching literally nothing be done about it, while the coup organizers organize future coups in public... For every single person I've seen, the longer they've followed politics and the more knowledgeable they are about it, the more miserable they are.

In fact, one can find a plethora of news article blog things suggesting turning off the news and ignoring everything to be the cure for democratically-induced stress.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest55 on January 18, 2022, 05:14:05 pm
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huge numbers of Americans perceive that politics exact a chronic negative toll on their health

I feel like Western politics in general have had a major negative impact on my health. I feel the rest of us who aren't barbarians deserve some kind of compensation for the negative impacts on our health that barbarians in the political arena have forced upon us without our consent.

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Excuse me? Wtf? Politically knowledgeable people are burnt-out, miserable husks. Politically knowledgeable people watched a coup unfold in real time and have spent over a year watching literally nothing be done about it, while the coup organizers organize future coups in public... For every single person I've seen, the longer they've followed politics and the more knowledgeable they are about it, the more miserable they are.

INDEED!!! Politics by Westerners is now almost as miserable as being cold, wet, tired, and hungry, for myself atleast. I need serious shelter away from most of these people....
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on January 22, 2022, 04:14:50 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JO4hEaQEHFI

Their bloodlines should be eliminated. Anything else is insufficient.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: Zea_mays on January 25, 2022, 01:43:57 am
And what will be done to address this? Nothing, as long as democracy remains in place.
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Chemical pollution has passed safe limit for humanity, say scientists
[...]
The study concludes that chemical pollution has crossed a “planetary boundary”, the point at which human-made changes to the Earth push it outside the stable environment of the last 10,000 years.

Chemical pollution threatens Earth’s systems by damaging the biological and physical processes that underpin all life. For example, pesticides wipe out many non-target insects, which are fundamental to all ecosystems and, therefore, to the provision of clean air, water and food.

There has been a fiftyfold increase in the production of chemicals since 1950 and this is projected to triple again by 2050,” said Patricia Villarrubia-Gómez, a PhD candidate and research assistant at the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) who was part of the study team. “The pace that societies are producing and releasing new chemicals into the environment is not consistent with staying within a safe operating space for humanity.”
[...]
“There’s evidence that things are pointing in the wrong direction every step of the way,” said Prof Bethanie Carney Almroth at the University of Gothenburg who was part of the team. “For example, the total mass of plastics now exceeds the total mass of all living mammals. That to me is a pretty clear indication that we’ve crossed a boundary. We’re in trouble, but there are things we can do to reverse some of this.”

Villarrubia-Gómez said: “Shifting to a circular economy is really important. That means changing materials and products so they can be reused, not wasted.”
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jan/18/chemical-pollution-has-passed-safe-limit-for-humanity-say-scientists


Scientists, journalists, and politicians who claim to care about environmentalism but aren't CONSTANTLY DECLARING WE MUST GET RID OF DEMOCRACY every single breath they take need to be called connivers.

Revised headline:
Scientists are allowing chemical pollution to pass the safe limit for humanity since they care more about preserving democracy than doing anything about pollution.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on January 25, 2022, 01:54:10 am
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human-made changes to the Earth

Which humans? Only those belonging to one particular civilization, as our enemies proudly tell us:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/true-left-vs-right/homo-hubris/msg10546/#msg10546
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on January 25, 2022, 07:46:12 pm
Periodic reminder that problems created by Western civilization cannot be solved with more Western civilization:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61SWIYwCaSE

They can only be solved by killing Western civilization completely.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on January 30, 2022, 10:54:12 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj7DNGU-17A

There have always been volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis, but in the old days these did not lead to oil spills because there was no oil industry. (Similarly they did not lead to nuclear disasters because there was no nuclear industry.) Every other historical civilization was successfully avoiding these problems, and then Western civilization came along and ruined it for everyone.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest55 on February 01, 2022, 04:53:07 pm
Holding in the deep: what Canada wants to do with its decades-old pileup of nuclear waste
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Canada plans to store spent nuclear fuel deep, deep underground in the Great Lakes basin. That is, if an industry group can find a community willing to play host
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The final resting place of Canada’s most radioactive nuclear waste could be a cave about as deep below the surface as the CN Tower is tall.

If it happens, the chamber and its network of tunnels will be drilled into bedrock in the Great Lakes basin. Pellets of spent nuclear fuel — baked into a ceramic form, loaded into bundles of metal tubes the size of fireplace logs, then placed into a metal container encased in clay made from volcanic ash — will be stacked in the underground chamber sealed with concrete 10 to 12 metres thick. Though the radioactive pellets will have spent several years cooling down in pools and concrete canisters, they will still emit so much energy that their presence will heat up the space where they sit for 30 to 60 years. The warmth will linger for anywhere from a few centuries to a few millennia.
https://thenarwhal.ca/nuclear-waste-ignace-bruce/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Disposing of spent fuel clearly does not consume any energy or time....

Sounds really efficient to me.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on February 06, 2022, 08:44:14 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/images-show-100-000-dead-175552385.html

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France and the European Commission have launched inquiries into how a Dutch-owned supertrawler deposited more than 100,000 dead fish in the Atlantic Ocean off the French coast on Thursday.
...
Images of the spill show a carpet of dead blue whiting, a sub-species of cod used to mass-produce fish fingers, covering a surface area of over 32,000 square feet, said conservation group Sea Shepherd France, per The Washington Post.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FKq5A2iXoAM8fpJ?format=jpg&name=4096x4096)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FKq5DKzXIAU2OzS?format=jpg&name=4096x4096)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bottom_trawling

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Trawling gear produces acute impacts on biota and the physical substratum of the seafloor by disrupting the sediment column structure, overturning boulders, re-suspending sediments and imprinting deep scars on muddy bottoms.[11] Also, the repetitive passage of trawling gear over the same areas creates long-lasting, cumulative impacts that modify the cohesiveness and texture of sediments. It can be asserted nowadays that due to its recurrence, mobility and wide geographical extent, industrial trawling has become a major force driving seafloor change and affecting not only its physical integrity on short spatial scales but also imprinting measurable modifications to the geomorphology of entire continental margins.[12]
...
Bottom trawling can both resuspend and bury biologically recyclable organic material, changing the flow of nutrients and carbon through the food web and thereby alter geomorphological landscapes.[12] Ocean sediments are the sink for many persistent organic pollutants, usually lipophilic pollutants like DDT, PCB and PAH.[citation needed] Bottom trawling mixes these pollutants into the plankton ecology where they can move back up the food chain and into our food supply.[19]

Phosphorus is often found in high concentration in soft shallow sediments.[20] Resuspending nutrient solids like these can introduce oxygen demand into the water column, and result in oxygen deficient dead zones.[21] Even in areas where the bottom sediments are ancient, bottom trawling, by reintroducing the sediment into the water column, can create harmful algae blooms.[22][23] More suspended solids are introduced into the oceans from bottom trawling than any other man-made source.[24]
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The Secretary General of the United Nations reported in 2006 that 95 percent of damage to seamount ecosystems worldwide is caused by deep sea bottom trawling.[28][29]

So, which civilization introduced trawling? The same one as usual, of course:

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The development of this type of craft, the sailing trawler, is credited to the fishermen of Brixham in Devon. The new method proved to be far more efficient than traditional long-lining. At first its use was confined to the western half of the English Channel, but as the Brixham men extended their range to the North Sea and Irish Sea it became the norm there too.

By the end of the 19th century there were more than 3,000 sailing trawlers in commission in UK waters and the practice had spread to neighbouring European countries.

By the way, credit to Hugo Chavez:

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Venezuela was the first country to ban industrial trawling in its territorial waters and EEZ in 2009.[39][40]
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on February 09, 2022, 05:03:04 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPhisLwLs2U

No non-Western civilization would ever have created this problem:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/true-left-vs-right/homo-hubris/msg10546/#msg10546
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on February 13, 2022, 08:25:15 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jILK3w6dVDM

Besides, there is no reason for the US navy to be in Hawaii in the first place.

See also:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/issues/military-decolonization/
Title: Re: If Western civilization does not die soon.....
Post by: guest55 on February 14, 2022, 08:51:27 pm
Oil demand may run up to 103M barrels a day in 2022, says Hotchkis & Wiley's Stan Majcher
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b2tv0w7RJE
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on February 22, 2022, 08:03:43 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-8PU0tHZHc
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on February 27, 2022, 07:45:22 pm
When Western civilization hits Western civilization:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/radioactive-waste-disposal-site-near-kyiv-hit-by-airstrike-ukraine-officials-say-143227754.html

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Russian bombs struck a radioactive waste burial facility near Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, overnight, the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine said on Sunday morning.

In a post published to its official Facebook page, the organization wrote: “At [1.20 a.m.] Kyiv time as a result of the mass bombing of Kyiv with all types of anti-aircraft and missile weapons available to the Russian Federation, the missiles hit the radioactive waste disposal site of the Kyiv branch of the State Specialized Enterprise ‘Radon.’”
...
The extent of the radiation will be assessed by portable devices as soon as the bombing has finished, the agency said.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_zcR5Ay5JA
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: Zea_mays on March 01, 2022, 04:13:56 pm
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America’s obsession with road salt is hurting freshwater ecosystems — and our drinking water
[...]
Hintz’s findings reveal that human-induced salinization causes substantial die-off of zooplankton populations in lakes across North America. Zooplankton are tiny microorganisms that feed on bacteria and algae. Creatures higher up in the aquatic ecosystem food chains in turn eat the zooplankton.

Mortality increased even in lakes where chloride levels — indicators of salinization — are at or below acceptable thresholds according to U.S. and Canadian laws. Chloride is often combined with sodium to create the salt (NaCl) often used in deicing salts, so it is a good marker for determining how much salt is in water.

In more than 70 percent of the lake sites studied where significant zooplankton mortality occurred, chloride levels did not exceed the legal limit.
[...]
Saltier lakes could potentially mean bad news for humans, too. We depend on freshwater ecosystems for our drinking water. The Great Lakes on the Canada-U.S. border provide drinking water for more than 40 million Americans.

“Once salts get into our freshwater supplies, it is difficult or in some cases impossible to get salt out, and high salt concentrations can persist for decades,” Hintz says.
https://www.inverse.com/science/america-road-salt-hurting-ecosystems-drinking-water
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest55 on March 03, 2022, 08:00:17 pm
Western civilization hits Western civilization again:

Fire At Ukraine's Nuclear Power Plant After Russian Attack
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There has been fierce fighting between local forces and Russian troops, Dmytro Orlov said in an online post.
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Europe's largest nuclear power plant was on fire Friday after Russian strikes hit the Ukrainian facility, with the country's foreign minister demanding an immediate ceasefire at the site to avoid disaster.
https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/russia-ukraine-crisis-fire-at-ukraines-nuclear-power-plant-after-russian-attack-2802588

A fire could disrupt the cooling system at the plant, says nuclear expert
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James Acton, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, joins Shep Smith to discuss the fire at nuclear power plant in Ukraine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRBBdEyvp_w

AP: Russian Troops Shelling Europe’s Largest Nuclear Power Station In Ukraine
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The Associated Press is reporting that Russian troops are shelling Europe's largest nuclear power station in Ukraine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlRSmV_oSnY

Kuleba: Nuclear threat 10 times larger than Chernobyl | Biden speaks to Zelensky about fire | WION
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Russian Invasion of Ukraine enters day 9 and reports of a fire at Europe's largest nuclear plant has sent the world in shock. In the latest, Biden spoke to Ukraine President Zelensky.

#Biden #Zelensky #Nuclear
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PZ5NWX4oV0
Title: Re: If Western civilization does not die soon.....
Post by: guest55 on March 03, 2022, 08:11:50 pm
Until you human-beings accept the fact that you live on a finite planet with finite resources and start behaving like it there will be a WWIII! It's only a matter of time! (That was extremely mild compared to what I actually wanted to write here!).
See also: https://trueleft.createaforum.com/issues/population-and-demographics/

Most of you are currently either economists at heart, or madmen!?!? Judging from Western social media and News media I'd say a mixture of both!
(https://www.azquotes.com/picture-quotes/quote-anyone-who-thinks-that-you-can-have-infinite-growth-on-a-planet-with-finite-resources-david-attenborough-105-23-79.jpg)

Russia's Lavrov Warns WW3 Can 'Only Be Nuclear'
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Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier raised the specter of nuclear war, putting his country's nuclear forces on high alert, but his foreign minister shrugged off questions of whether Russia could escalate the conflict with nuclear weapons, saying such talk comes from the West. He spoke to foreign reporters in a virtual press conference Thursday from Moscow. This translation is provided by the Associated Press.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBHYb1FA1CU


Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: Zea_mays on March 04, 2022, 10:39:44 pm
Welp...

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South Korean President Moon Jae In instructed officials on Friday to swiftly put out a wildfire that broke out near a nuclear power plant on the country's eastern coast.
https://www.msn.com/en-xl/news/other/s-korea-scrambles-to-put-out-wildfire-near-nuclear-power-plant/ar-AAUBzTm

After Chernobyl and Fukushima Westerners still insisted nuclear power was the safest form of energy known to mankind, so I'm sure Ukraine and South Korea won't faze them.


This is the only form of energy that has the potential to create a global cataclysm from just a single power generation site malfunctioning, but Westerners tell us a nuclear meltdown every few decades is completely safe and normal and nothing to worry about.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest55 on March 08, 2022, 01:01:31 am
IAEA: Nuclear facility in Kharkiv damaged | No increase in radiation levels reported | English News
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IAEA says that a nuclear facility in Kharkiv has been damaged by Russian shelling. This comes after Russia already took control of Chernobyl and Zaporizhzhya nuclear plants in Ukraine.

#IAEA #Kharkiv #Nuclear
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ4hvLqNfqo
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest55 on March 15, 2022, 01:25:43 am
Peru’s ‘catastrophe’ oil spill slams small-scale fishermen
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The large spill is having a devastating effect on ‘poverty line’ fishermen who depend on small daily catches to make a living.
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A huge recent oil spill in Peru which the government called an ecological “catastrophe” has wreaked havoc on the lives and livelihoods of many fishermen who rely on the small amounts of fish they harvest close to the shore for their daily income.

Walter de la Cruz scrambled down a large sand dune in the fog to reach a rock overlooking the Pacific Ocean, where he has fished for 30 years. He cast a hook into the waters off Peru’s coast several times, with no luck. One attempt yielded a piece of plastic stained with oil.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/3/14/perus-catastrophe-oil-spill-slams-small-scale-fishermen
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on March 15, 2022, 01:41:48 am
Not that the fishermen deserve any sympathy, of course. The only real victims of the oil spill are the fish!
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on March 25, 2022, 10:32:01 pm
You do not have to be a Westerner to have Western civilization inside your blood:

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tiny-particles-plastic-detected-human-172104226.html

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Tiny particles of plastic have been detected in human blood for the very first time. They can’t be filtered out
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The study, published in the journal Environment International, tested 22 anonymous blood samples and found plastic particles in 80% of people tested—indicating plastic particles may be able to travel around the body and lodge themselves in organs.

Enormous amounts of plastic waste is dumped in the environment each year, which researchers estimate could more than double in the next 20 years—from 188 million tonnes in 2016 to 380 million tonnes in 2040. It was previously known that humans were consuming plastic particles through food and water, as well as just breathing it in through the air, with microplastics detected in the feces of babies and adults.

The implications of the new study, first reported by the Guardian, are unknown but researchers warn microplastics can cause damage to human cells and find the new results concerning. “It is certainly reasonable to be concerned,” Dick Vethaak, an ecotoxicologist at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands and lead researcher of the study, told the Guardian.
...
“We can’t filter ourselves out of this mess,” says Sherri Mason, at the State University of New York in Fredonia previously told the Guardian, who conducted the tap water analyses. “Our study indicated that even water which undergoes filtration still has plastic. It is a ubiquitous contaminant, so if we really want to solve this problem, we need to start with our daily habits and [reducing] consumption of this material. I know this isn’t the answer people want, but it’s the inconvenient truth.”
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on March 29, 2022, 12:02:38 am
https://us.yahoo.com/entertainment/artificial-sweeteners-found-cause-cancer-021400484.html

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the researchers say people consuming any kind of artificial sweetener had a 13-to-14 percent higher chance of developing cancer.

There are many types of artificial sweeteners out there. However, the researchers focused on three common options: aspartame, sucralose, and acesulfame potassium. You can find aspartame marketed as NutraSweet or Equal. You can find these brands in many restaurants and grocery stores. Companies market acesulfame potassium as Sunett or Sweet One. Finally, sucralose is sold under the name Splenda.

None of these would exist if Western civilization did not exist.

Also, Westerners had to do more Western civilization just to reach the above conclusion:

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For decades, scientists have posited that artificial sweeteners cause cancer in mice. Despite all of the evidence pointing toward an increased risk of cancer in mice, scientists previously determined that research on rodents just isn’t definitive about the risk that these sweeteners hold towards people.

whereas from the first time I tasted an artificial sweetener as a child, I instantly knew sugar was better. Of course, sugar predated Western civilization by millennia:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/16/Map_showing_centers_of_origin_of_Saccharum_officinarum_in_New_Guinea%2C_S._sinensis_in_China%2C_and_S._barberi_in_India.png/1024px-Map_showing_centers_of_origin_of_Saccharum_officinarum_in_New_Guinea%2C_S._sinensis_in_China%2C_and_S._barberi_in_India.png)
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on March 31, 2022, 08:51:27 pm
LOL:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/russian-troops-suffer-acute-radiation-083839177.html

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Russian Troops Suffer ‘Acute Radiation Sickness’ After Digging Chernobyl Trenches
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The troops, who dug trenches in a contaminated Red Forest near the site of the worst nuclear disaster in history, are now reportedly being treated in a special medical facility in Gomel, Belarus. The forest is so named because thousands of pine trees turned red during the 1986 nuclear disaster. The area is considered so highly toxic that not even highly specialized Chernobyl workers are allowed to enter the zone.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest55 on April 05, 2022, 11:36:18 am
Indigenous groups launch caravan in defence of land they live on
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Indigenous groups in Southern Mexico have launched a month-long caravan across nine states in defense of land they live on and farm.

They say mining corporations, water bottling plants, and other extractive industries are threatening their lives and livelihoods. Michael Fox has the story.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQQ7UoCJ_BQ
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on April 05, 2022, 10:17:39 pm
https://us.yahoo.com/news/russia-latest-atrocity-unleashed-nitric-113009782.html

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Russian forces on Tuesday reportedly struck a tank of nitric acid in Ukraine’s Luhansk region, sparking panicked warnings for residents to protect their faces and remain indoors.

Serhiy Gaidai, the head of the Luhansk regional administration, issued a video address warning residents the toxic fumes can cause “severe damage.”

“Prepare protective face masks soaked in soda solution. When applied locally to the eyes, nitric acid causes severe damage with extensive necrosis of the cornea and conjunctiva, leading to loss of vision,” he said, urging those living near Rubizhne to remain indoors and seal up their windows.

“This chemical is very toxic and we don’t know where the toxic cloud will go. We will be monitoring the air and waiting for rain,” he said.

So, which civilization introduced nitric acid into the world? Yep, same one as usual:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitric_acid#History

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In the 17th century, Johann Rudolf Glauber devised a process to obtain nitric acid by distilling potassium nitrate with sulfuric acid. In 1776 Antoine Lavoisier cited Joseph Priestley's work to point out that it can be converted from nitric oxide (which he calls "nitrous air"), "combined with an approximately equal volume of the purest part of common air, and with a considerable quantity of water."[32][a] In 1785 Henry Cavendish determined its precise composition and showed that it could be synthesized by passing a stream of electric sparks through moist air.[30] In 1806, Humphry Davy reported the results of extensive distilled water electrolysis experiments concluding that nitric acid was produced at the anode from dissolved atmospheric nitrogen gas. He used a high voltage battery and non-reactive electrodes and vessels such as gold electrode cones that doubled as vessels bridged by damp asbestos.[33]

The industrial production of nitric acid from atmospheric air began in 1905 with the Birkeland–Eyde process, also known as the arc process.[34] This process is based upon the oxidation of atmospheric nitrogen by atmospheric oxygen to nitric oxide with a very high temperature electric arc. Yields of up to approximately 4–5% nitric oxide were obtained at 3000 °C, and less at lower temperatures.[34][35] The nitric oxide was cooled and oxidized by the remaining atmospheric oxygen to nitrogen dioxide, and this was subsequently absorbed in water in a series of packed column or plate column absorption towers to produce dilute nitric acid. The first towers bubbled the nitrogen dioxide through water and non-reactive quartz fragments. About 20% of the produced oxides of nitrogen remained unreacted so the final towers contained an alkali solution to neutralize the rest.[36] The process was very energy intensive and was rapidly displaced by the Ostwald process once cheap ammonia became available.

Another early production method was invented by French engineer Albert Nodon around 1913. His method produced nitric acid from electrolysis of calcium nitrate converted by bacteria from nitrogenous matter in peat bogs. An earthenware pot surrounded by limestone was sunk into the peat and staked with tarred lumber to make a compartment for the carbon anode around which the nitric acid is formed. Nitric acid was pumped out from a earthenware[37] pipe that was sunk down to the bottom of the pot. Fresh water was pumped into the top through another earthenware pipe to replace the fluid removed. The interior was filled with coke. Cast iron cathodes were sunk into the peat surrounding it. Resistance was about 3 ohms per cubic meter and the power supplied was around 10 volts. Production from one deposit was 800 tons per year.[37][38]

Once the Haber process for the efficient production of ammonia was introduced in 1913, nitric acid production from ammonia using the Ostwald process overtook production from the Birkeland–Eyde process. This method of production is still in use today.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: Zea_mays on April 06, 2022, 08:49:32 pm
Thanks Western Civilization. I wonder why the media is just now taking interest in all these studies on microplastics? In this thread we've posted recent articles about microplastics in the blood, fetal placentas, lungs, and who knows what else.
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Scientists discover microplastics in deepest section of the lungs
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Of the Microplastics detected, there were 12 types, which have many uses and are commonly found in packaging, bottles, clothing, rope/twine, and many manufacturing processes. There were also considerably higher levels of microplastics in male patients compared to females.
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Researchers found the most abundant microplastics were polyethylene, from for example degraded plastic packaging or carrier bags; and nylon, which may be from clothes; as well as resins, which could come from degraded roads, paint marking or tyre rubber. Researchers also found microplastics of the size and shape which are inhalable by humans.
https://www.hull.ac.uk/work-with-us/more/media-centre/news/2022/scientists-discover-microplastics-in-deepest-section-of-the-lungs
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on April 08, 2022, 10:11:36 pm
Periodic reminder that the bloodlines which did not cause the health hazard are the bloodlines which suffer the worst effects of it:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/californias-pandemic-shutdowns-reveal-traffic-210600883.html

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In California, communities of color tend to see higher levels of pollution than white communities, but it can be hard to discern the sources of that pollution. The state’s Covid-19 stay-at-home orders offered some insight. According to a new study, the near-halt in traffic resulting from the orders revealed the outsized role that cars and trucks have in polluting Hispanic and Asian communities.
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Comparing levels of particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide before and after the shutdown in early 2020, researchers found that pollution fell in Asian and Hispanic communities more than it did in white communities. The results suggest that traffic is to blame for poorer air quality in Asian and Hispanic neighborhoods. Income only explained 15 percent of the disparity.
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“One would think that in a state with strong environmental policies, where we track what is being emitted where, that our regulatory system might do a good job of protecting everyone equally,” said Jennifer Burney, an environmental scientist at the University of California, San Diego and co-author of the study. “But this is really strong evidence of systemic bias. Pollution sources from everything that was shut down, transportation, businesses, restaurants, etc. all add up during business-as-usual conditions. Thus, the total system is tipped, exposing racial and ethnic minorities to more pollution.”
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on April 21, 2022, 02:09:13 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IfOLtlvZuI
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on May 05, 2022, 11:22:21 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/healthy-people-risk-liver-disease-145957804.html

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More patients are requiring liver transplants late in life, and scientists have identified exposure to industrial chemical compounds as a contributing factor to increased rates of liver disease.

In the next decade, scientists expect to see non-alcoholic fatty liver disease become the leading reason for liver transplants. The disease, which is estimated to affect 25% of the world's population, has already caused millions of elderly Americans to require new livers.
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PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are notoriously difficult to get rid of once they've been manufactured. They're known for their waterproof, stain-resistant, and grease-resistant properties, making PFAS popular additives in everything from rain gear to take-out containers.

Scientists have found that virtually all Americans are exposed to some PFAS in the air or contaminated drinking water, and the chemicals remain in the bloodstream for a lifetime. High levels of exposure to PFAS have been linked to health risks related to some cancers, weakened immune function, and developmental delays in children.

Scientists who study environmental health have suspected a connection between PFAS and liver damage for years now, but the field needed a large-scale review to prove a link, lead author Elizabeth Costello said in a news release.

And once again Western scientists had to deliberately endanger the health of even more victims in order to reach their conclusions:

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Studies in rodents exposed to PFAS revealed that the chemicals bind to receptors for fatty acids, causing abnormal fat buildup in the liver. This effect was linked to several indicators of fatty liver disease, including increased cholesterol, triglycerides, and uric acid.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on May 08, 2022, 08:19:48 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/forever-chemicals-found-nearly-60-090029343.html

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‘Forever chemicals’ found in nearly 60% of children’s ‘waterproof’ or ‘stain-resistant’ textiles

Nearly 60% of children’s textiles labeled “waterproof”, “stain-resistant”, or “environmentally friendly” that were tested as part of a new study contained toxic PFAS substances known as “forever chemicals” due to their persistence in the environment.

Among products checked were clothing, pillow protectors, bedding and furniture.

“It’s definitely a concern because these toxic chemicals can make their way into children’s bodies,” said Laurel Schaider, one of the study’s authors.

PFAS, or per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a class of more than 9,000 compounds typically used across dozens of industries to make products water-, stain- or heat-resistant. They’re in thousands of everyday consumer products such as stain guards, cookware, food packaging and waterproof clothing.

The chemicals are linked to cancer, birth defects, liver disease, thyroid disease, decreased immunity, hormone disruption and a range of other serious health problems. They’re dubbed “forever chemicals” because they do not naturally break down, and they accumulate in humans.
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PFAS in clothing can get in the body via several routes. The chemicals are volatile, meaning they can break off from the products to which they’re applied, then move through the air and be breathed in. They can also attach to dust that’s breathed in or ingested, or they can be absorbed through the skin.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on May 09, 2022, 08:34:45 pm
https://finance.yahoo.com/m/10dd2386-1773-3ca8-97d0-1c2ccb3ea005/the-cause-of-the-next.html

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The cause of the next pandemic is probably already here

A bird flu is spreading again. Several cases of very contagious avian influenza have been identified in the states of Washington, Oregon, Maryland, and Delaware, where over 3 million cases in chickens have been identified since February. Last week, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also reported a case of human avian influenza A(H5) in Colorado, the second associated with the current outbreak of avian flu among birds, which started in 2021.

Which civilization is to blame? The same one as usual, of course:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avian_influenza#History

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The most widely quoted date for the beginning of recorded history of avian influenza (initially known as fowl plague) was in 1878 when it was differentiated from other diseases that caused high mortality rates in birds.[12]
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Outbreaks have become more common due to the high density and frequent movement of flocks from intensive poultry production.[citation needed]

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/true-left-vs-right/western-civilization-sustainable-evil/msg72/#msg72
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: Zea_mays on May 14, 2022, 02:08:06 pm
Did the next 5,000 generations of humans consent to this risk?
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This Underground Tomb in Finland Will Store Nuclear Waste for 100,000 Years
Onkalo, meaning “deep pit,” is slated to open in 2024.

The repository is located in this watertight rock, and it’s intentionally seated in the center, as far away as possible from two nearby earthquake faults. (This is one reason why the nuclear plants are already located in Olkiluoto.) The process for actually storing waste will involve drilling into the underground rock and then observing if there are any, even tiny, cracks in the dense bedrock. If there are, those specific locations won’t be used.

When waste arrives on site, it will first be packaged in a cast-iron vessel. Following that, a layer of inert argon gas is introduced, then it’s all closed inside a copper vessel that is welded shut. The real worry is corrosion, which is caused by oxygen—in this case, dissolved in the water itself, hypothetically. The experts at Posiva say by the time any water manages to make it into the sealed copper casks of nuclear waste, the dissolved oxygen will already be consumed by bacteria and other agents acting on the water.

“In Finland, there is a very high level of trust in science and in the authorities. If the national authority says the repository is safe, they don’t need to worry about it,” political science researcher Matti Kojo tells Science. “If you tried to implement the same thing in a country with much lower levels of trust, it would probably fail.”
https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/a39396407/finland-nuclear-waste-repository/

Also, do you trust your ancestors from 100,000 years ago?
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on May 19, 2022, 03:45:02 am
Western civilization is at least 100 times as inferior as all other civilizations combined:

https://us.yahoo.com/news/climate-change-swells-odds-record-233820207.html

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Climate change makes record-breaking heatwaves in northwest India and Pakistan 100 times more likely, a Met Office study finds.
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The region should now expect a heatwave that exceeds the record temperatures seen in 2010 once every three years.

Without climate change, such extreme temperatures would occur only once every 312 years, the Met Office says.

Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on May 19, 2022, 07:57:02 pm
Can you guess which civilization he was part of?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV3dnLzthDA
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on May 24, 2022, 03:38:12 am
Western civilization = sleep deprivation:

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Climate change will harm sleep: Study
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By the end of this century, warmer temperatures will cost humans an average of 50 to 58 hours of sleep per person per year, according to a new study in the journal One Earth.
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The effect of lost sleep isn’t just a matter of comfort. Lack of sleep has a host of potential health implications, including heart disease and mental health problems.
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sleeping bodies shed heat into their surrounding environment. That becomes harder as temperatures rise.

And temperatures are rising due to greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels. The global average temperature is 1.1 degrees Celsius (2 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than it was before the Industrial Revolution. If warming continues, sleep will suffer.

And yet again, the ones who will suffer most from the effects will not be the ones who caused it:

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The diminished rest will not be evenly distributed. It will fall much harder on developing countries with warmer climates, such as India, where air conditioning and reliable electricity are scarce.
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The fact that sleep loss was three times as great in poorer countries in regions such as South Asia implies that people do not get used to falling asleep at warmer temperatures, although the study did not adjust for the main likely reason: more prevalent air conditioning in northern countries, such as those in Europe and North America, which tend to be richer. On the other hand, countries in Africa were underrepresented in the study, meaning that extreme heat could have even stronger effects on sleep than the study showed, researchers said.

The only way to anything resembling fairness requires mass migration:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/issues/climate-refugees/
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: guest55 on May 29, 2022, 02:48:24 pm
Is globalization dying or transforming? | DW Business Special
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This year's World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos was a more anxious affair than usual. The received wisdom that international trade creates a more peaceful world is being challenged. Now people talk of 'the end of globalization' and a new order to world trade. In this DW Business Special, we discuss whether globalization is a thing of the past or whether it's simply morphing into something else.

#WEF #Davos #Globalization
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5qt5fFOJl0

International trade just speeds up the poisoning and degradation of this planet...
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: Zea_mays on May 30, 2022, 12:31:51 am
(https://i.redd.it/3ynifvh0yt091.jpg)

See also:
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A man died in a burning Tesla because its futuristic doors wouldn’t open, lawsuit alleges
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After the crash, and after firefighters extinguished the blaze, Awan’s Tesla was transported to a tow yard. Once there, it reignited and burned again.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/10/23/man-died-burning-tesla-because-its-futuristic-doors-wouldnt-open-lawsuit-alleges/
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on May 30, 2022, 12:40:06 am
I never even understood why they had to make electric switches for car windows. When I was a child, car windows were still opened/closed by a hand crank:

(https://image.shutterstock.com/image-photo/car-window-hand-crank-handle-260nw-1488200723.jpg)

which was far more reliable.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: NSFAN on June 04, 2022, 11:28:31 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz2nhRaBjQo
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on June 05, 2022, 11:40:00 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/carbon-dioxide-earths-atmosphere-soars-203704764.html

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The amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere is now more than 50% higher than pre-industrial times – and is at levels not seen since millions of years ago when Earth was a hothouse ocean-inundated planet, federal government scientists announced Friday.

“Carbon dioxide is at levels our species has never experienced before,” said Pieter Tans, senior scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Global Monitoring Laboratory.
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Prior to the Industrial Revolution, carbon dioxide levels were consistently around 280 ppm for almost 6,000 years of human civilization, NOAA said. Since then, humans have generated an estimated 1.5 trillion tons of carbon dioxide pollution, much of which will continue to warm the atmosphere for thousands of years.

And one particular civilization is solely to blame for the Industrial Revolution. Those "humans" are not just any humans, but Westerners.

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The slowdown from the pandemic did cut global carbon emissions a bit in 2020, but they rebounded last year.

"It's depressing that we've lacked the collective willpower to slow the relentless rise in CO2,” said geochemist Ralph Keeling of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

The only way to acquire this collective willpower is to make it not just about reducing emissions, but about killing Western civilization altogether.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on June 10, 2022, 01:54:55 am
Our enemies say:

https://www.amren.com/news/2022/06/why-not-a-white-pride-month/

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we should celebrate the contributions and situations that have been created primarily by white people.

What kind of situations? How about the following situation?

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/climate-change-warning-microplastics-found-in-fresh-snow-in-the-worlds-most-remote-place-11654808878

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Scientists have for the first time found microplastics — tiny particles that can be ingested — in freshly fallen Antarctic snow.

The discovery, from researchers at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, joins a small collection of recent research on this type of plastic, which can be so small it’s invisible to the naked eye and is derived both from the breakdown of larger plastic pieces or is produced this small intentionally, to create grit in toothpaste and sunscreens, for instance.

The implications of the discovery span health issues to additional climate change stress already felt in the poles.
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“It’s incredibly sad but finding microplastics in fresh Antarctic snow highlights the extent of plastic pollution into even the most remote regions of the world,” she said.

“Looking back now, I’m not at all surprised,” team member and associate professor Laura Revell said of their initial belief that the pole was too remote to contain plastic. “From the studies published in the last few years we’ve learned that everywhere we look for airborne microplastics, we find them.”
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Humans eat or breathe in about 2,000 tiny plastic particles each week, the World Wildlife Federation found in a 2019 study. Many are ingested from bottled and tap water.

Microplastics may also be increasing the impact of global warming, studies show.

Snowfields, ice caps and glaciers around the world are already melting fast, and scientists say dark-colored microplastics deposited here can make things worse by absorbing sunlight and enhancing local heating.

Clean snowpacks, icefields and glaciers can reflect much of the sunlight, but other polluting particles such as black carbon have also been found on icefields and glaciers of the Himalayas — and scientists say they accelerate the melting there.

Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on June 15, 2022, 09:30:05 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/extreme-heat-kills-sickens-strains-120437138.html

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How Extreme Heat Kills, Sickens, Strains and Ages Us

Replace "extreme heat" with "Western civilization".

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Kenney has looked at how heat stress affects a range of people in intense environments: football players, soldiers in protective suits, distance runners in the Sahara.

Of late, however, his research has focused on a more mundane subject: ordinary people. Doing everyday things. As climate change broils the planet.

See?

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Already, the link between greenhouse-gas emissions and sweltering temperatures is so clear that some researchers say there may soon no longer be any point trying to determine whether today’s most extreme heat waves could have happened two centuries ago, before humans started warming the planet. None of them could have.

And if global warming is not slowed, the hottest heat wave many people have ever experienced will simply be their new summertime norm, said Matthew Huber, a climate scientist at Purdue University. “It’s not going to be something you can escape.”
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Heat is climate change at its most devastatingly intimate, ravaging not just landscapes and ecosystems and infrastructure, but the depths of individual human bodies.

Heat’s victims often die alone, in their own homes. Apart from heatstroke, it can cause cardiovascular collapse and kidney failure. It damages our organs and cells, even our DNA. Its harms are multiplied in the very old and very young, and in people with high blood pressure, asthma, multiple sclerosis and other conditions.

When the mercury is high, we are not as effective at work. Our thinking and motor functions are impaired. Excessive heat is also associated with greater crime, anxiety, depression and suicide.

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Venugopal gets frustrated when asked, about her research on Indian workers, “India is a hot country, so what’s the big deal?”

Nobody asks what the big deal is about having a fever, but heatstroke puts the body in a similar state.

And as usual with Western civilization, the most innocent and undeserving are victimized the worst:

https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/news/article/2022/06/14/heat-stress-kills-estimated-10-000

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Heat Stress Kills Estimated 10,000 Head of Kansas Feedlot Cattle
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What is known is that leading up to these heartbreaking losses, temperatures in the area were over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, there was humidity, and there was little to no wind to help cool the animals. Temperature readings reported for Ulysses began to exceed the 100-degree mark on June 11. By June 13, the high temperature was reported at 104 degrees, with humidity levels ranging from 18% to 35%.
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Large losses in feedlots due to heat stress seem to start every year around June, said veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff, who works with Kansas State University Extension. He explained that when there is a "perfect storm" of too much heat and no opportunity for nighttime cooling, cattle can accumulate heat and die from the stress. It's a situation, he added, that can hit both feedlot and grazing animals.

Then again, Western scientists do the same thing deliberately:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/true-left-vs-right/western-civilization-sustainable-evil/msg12823/?topicseen#msg12823
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: rp on June 15, 2022, 10:21:28 pm
https://www.aol.com/tom-cruise-had-perfect-response-064644515.html
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On Tuesday, Miles Teller swung by Late Night With Seth Meyers and revealed that he got terribly sick while shooting Top Gun: Maverick. The actor was doing some aerial exercises in a jet and upon landing, he realized something was very wrong

“So we landed, I'm just like, ‘I'm not feeling too good,’ Teller explained. “And I was really hot, and I just started itching like crazy. So I get out of the jet, and I'm just covered in hives, like, head to toe.”

Teller went to the doctor and had a blood analysis performed. He then spent the evening in an oatmeal bath, trying to reduce the hives on his skin. The following day, he received some interesting news from his doctor.

“My bloodwork comes back, and I have flame-retardant, pesticides, and jet fuel in my blood,” Teller said.

But Westerners are willing to risk even this for the "thrill" of it. By the way:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_Teller#Early_life
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Teller was born in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.[5] His mother, Merry, is a real estate agent, and his father, Michael, is a nuclear power plant engineer.[6][7] He has two older sisters, Erin and Dana.[6][8] His paternal grandfather was of Russian Jewish descent,

Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: NSFAN on June 16, 2022, 08:38:29 pm
The only downside being that non-Westerners are probably likewise polluted by now:

Research into falling sperm counts finds 'alarming' levels of chemicals in male urine samples
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Scientists searching for the causes of falling sperm counts are getting a clearer picture of the role played by chemical pollutants - and it’s not a pretty one.

A study of urine samples from nearly 100 male volunteers has uncovered "alarming" levels of endocrine disruptors known to reduce human fertility.

Cocktails of chemicals such as bisphenols and dioxins, which are believed to interfere with hormones and affect sperm quality, were present at levels up to 100 times those considered safe.

The median exposure to these chemicals was 17 times the levels deemed acceptable.

"Our mixture risk assessment of chemicals which affect male reproductive health reveals alarming exceedances of acceptable combined exposures," wrote the authors of the study, published on Thursday in the journal Environment International.
https://www.euronews.com/next/2022/06/10/research-into-falling-sperm-counts-finds-alarming-levels-of-chemicals-in-male-urine-sample

 
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: NSFAN on June 18, 2022, 11:25:23 pm
Displacement from Ship causing damage
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Since publication of this footage, shipping traffic has been slowed to proper speeds and monitored by the US & Canadian Coast Guard to ensure all vesels maintain compliance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sEdgHH9F10
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on June 19, 2022, 01:43:23 am
Related:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/colonial-era/the-suez-canal/
Title: Re: Western civilization = sustainable evil
Post by: NSFAN on June 20, 2022, 12:58:32 am
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Sources and transportation pathways

PFC gases do not exist naturally in the atmosphere but are produced synthetically. The most important transportation pathway is by emissions to air from industrial processes. In Sweden, emissions are reported from larger operations within the sector production and processing of metals (primary aluminium production).

Effects on environment and health

PFCs are potent greenhouse gases that contribute to the increased greenhouse gas effect3. The increased greenhouse gas effect results in an increase of the average temperature on earth, which for example leads to climate change and rising of the sea level4,5. Some PFCs can also cause harmful long-term effects on aquatic organisams6.

Health effects vary somewhat between different perfluorocarbons. Some PFCs may cause damages to liver and kidneys7, whereas others may irritate the skin and cause severe eye irritation8,9.

International agreements and regulations

Perfluorocarbons are regulated by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as well as by the EU MMR (525/2013/EU), the EU ETS (2003/87/EU) and the EU F-gas regulation (517/2014/EU). The UN Protocol on PRTRs and the EU E-PRTR regulation regulate how data on perfluorocarbons is made available.
https://utslappisiffror.naturvardsverket.se/en/substances/greenhouse-gases/perfluorocarbons/

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One of the most common halons has the chemical formula CBrClF2, denoted as H-1211 in an industry-devised shorthand. The compounds live long enough in the atmosphere (eleven years in the case of H-1211) to reach the stratosphere, an upper region of the atmosphere located between fifteen and fifty kilometers above the earth's surface, where the sun's more intense ultraviolet (UV) radiation breaks down the molecule and releases chemically active bromine and chlorine atoms. These free atoms enter into cycles of chemical reactions that destroy ozone.
https://www.encyclopedia.com/earth-and-environment/ecology-and-environmentalism/environmental-studies/halon

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How is Halon 1301 Produced?
Although the manufacturing process of Halon 1301 is not disclosed, it’s chemical properties are well-known. The chemical name for Halon 1301 is Bromotrifluoromethane. Bromotrifluoromethane is an organic halide which is a precursor to trifluoromethyltrimethylsilane, a popular reagent used in the organic synthesis. The chemical formula of Bromotrifluoromethane is CBrF3. As a fire extinguishing agent, it does not produce the characteristic white cloud similar to CO2. Because of this, it is not ideal to be used for fighting large fires.

How is Halon 1211 Produced?
The chemical name for Halon 1211 is Bromochlorodifluoromethane. It is a haloalkane that is used for fire suppression, particularly for costly equipment. The chemical formula of Bromochlorodifluoromethane is CF2ClBr. Bromochlorodifluoromethane is an excellent fire extinguishing agent with low pressure, low toxicity, liquefied gas. It is very effective for extinguishing all common types of fires. Bromochlorodifluoromethane is commercially synthesized from chloroform via a two-step process. Similar to Halon 1301, the production process of Halon 1211 is not disclosed.

How is FM-200 Produced?
The exact method of manufacturing FM-200 is not disclosed, but its chemical properties are well-known. The chemical formula of FM-200 is C3HF7. The FM represents the chemical called Heptafluoropropane which is a colorless and odorless gas. The FM-200 fire suppression system is made up of elements such as hydrogen, fluorine, and carbon. Heat absorption is the primary mechanism through which this agent gets rid of fire. It is considered as the halocarbon agent which is safe even when used in the presence of people.

For storage, FM-200 is liquified under pressure. This compound of carbon, hydrogen, and fluorine is electrically non-conductive. The fire suppression agent used in FM-200 fire extinguishers is an acceptable replacement for Halon because it has no ozone depleting potential.
https://www.halon.us/how-are-halon-1301-halon-1211-and-fm-200-produced/
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on June 24, 2022, 08:39:22 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/bear-dies-heat-accidentally-locking-124552416.html

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A bear scrounging for food got stuck in someone’s parked car and died when temperatures inside reached an estimated 140 degrees, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

It happened Wednesday, June 22, outside a rental cabin in Sevierville, a tourist destination 15 miles north of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

“The car’s owner left the cabin in a different vehicle around 10 am and found the bear dead inside upon returning at 6:45 pm.,” the agency said in a news release.

“It appears that the bear got inside the car by using its teeth or paws to open the unlocked door and was trapped inside after the door shut behind it. We believe that heat likely killed the bear as outside temperatures exceeded 95 degrees yesterday meaning the vehicle’s interior possibly reached over 140 degrees.”

Western scientists are also known for doing the same intentionally:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/questions-debates/aryanism's-hostility-towards-russia-and-eastern-european-people/msg8684/#msg8684

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/true-left-vs-right/western-civilization-sustainable-evil/msg12823/?topicseen#msg12823
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: NSFAN on July 03, 2022, 03:19:56 pm
Chimp Goes Absolutely BALLISTIC After Being Given Xanax: Travis the Chimp
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In today's documentary, we're covering an unbelievable case of chimpanzee ownership gone horribly wrong: the true story of Travis the Chimp. Travis the Chimp had been kept as a beloved pet by his owners Sandra and Jerry until the fateful day of February 16th, 2009, when Sandra's world would be turned upside down. The events of that dreadful day were documented in a haunting 911 call, where you can hear Sandy begging the police to come to her home. Travis had snapped, mauling her friend and causing irreversible damage. The reasons why Travis went berserk remain a complete mystery, but one thing is for certain: this video shows why you should NEVER own an exotic pet. Although this true story is truly haunting, it's also educational, as it shows why you should NEVER take a wild animal out of its habitat and try to treat it like a domesticated animal. Join us for a chilling storytime covering the case of Travis the Chimp.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HriBqgx9ZPU
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on July 04, 2022, 12:48:19 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaL7J5x_7ks

All of this could have been avoided if we had gone back to non-Western medicine. This is why we need:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/issues/re-psychological-decolonization/
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on July 04, 2022, 08:07:38 pm
For thousands of years, every non-Western civilization around the world, when needing to clean something, dipped a piece of cloth into water, used it to clean, and then rinsed the cloth. There were no problems. Then Western civilization came along:

(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/51ZrQZBjUCL.jpg)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wet_wipe

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Ninety percent of wet wipes on the market are produced from nonwoven fabrics made of polyester or polypropylene.[4]

The material is moistened with water or other liquids (e.g., isopropyl alcohol) depending on the applications. The material may be treated with softeners, lotions, or perfume to adjust the tactile and olfactory properties. Preservatives such as methylisothiazolinone are used to prevent bacterial or fungal growth in the package. The finished wet wipes are folded and put in pocket size package or a box dispenser.

And then:

https://us.yahoo.com/news/huge-mass-used-wet-wipes-153303358.html

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A "wet wipe island" the size of two tennis courts has formed in the Thames, causing the river as it flows through London to change course, according to The Times of London.
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Most wet wipes are made with plastic, which does not break down when flushed, according to environmental charity Thames21.

Furthermore, they can break down into microplastic and damage aquatic life and the Thames' ecosystem, the charity said.
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Last year, volunteers for the charity collected more than 27,000 wipes over two days at a different site next to Battersea Bridge.

Wet wipes also make up nearly 90% of the materials contained in "fatbergs," which are masses of solid waste made of grease and fat that can block sewers.

Moral of the story: Western civilization is the most inferior civilization in world history.

Question: what should be done with those who claim that Western civilization is superior?
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: NSFAN on July 05, 2022, 12:54:12 pm
I will say this about Wet Wipes: They're great for soldiers who have been in the field for extended periods of time with no opportunity to properly bathe themselves.

Then again, pure alcohol on a cloth would have the same disinfecting affect I suppose...
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: Polinc_Socjus on July 09, 2022, 03:13:11 pm
What do you get when you cross the Hindenburg, Titanic, and Chernobyl?
https://youtu.be/73DXyqW9vvE
One Unholy Turducken, The HINTANOBYL!
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on July 09, 2022, 05:29:07 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/disturbing-weedkiller-ingredient-tied-cancer-093002351.html

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‘Disturbing’: weedkiller ingredient tied to cancer found in 80% of US urine samples
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The report by a unit of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that out of 2,310 urine samples, taken from a group of Americans intended to be representative of the US population, 1,885 were laced with detectable traces of glyphosate. This is the active ingredient in herbicides sold around the world, including the widely used Roundup brand. Almost a third of the participants were children ranging from six to 18.

Which civilization invented weedkillers? The answer is always the same:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbicide#History

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The first modern herbicide, 2,4-D, was first discovered and synthesized by W. G. Templeman at Imperial Chemical Industries.
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Independently, a team under Juda Hirsch Quastel, working at the Rothamsted Experimental Station made the same discovery. Quastel was tasked by the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) to discover methods for improving crop yield. By analyzing soil as a dynamic system, rather than an inert substance, he was able to apply techniques such as perfusion. Quastel was able to quantify the influence of various plant hormones, inhibitors and other chemicals on the activity of microorganisms in the soil and assess their direct impact on plant growth. While the full work of the unit remained secret, certain discoveries were developed for commercial use after the war, including the 2,4-D compound.[8]

The very term "weed" is the botanical equivalent to the term "non-white". As a child, I never understood why adults arbitrarily called some plants "plants" and other plants "weeds" and treated the two groups differently. I myself would always water the "weeds" along with the other plants. (But my parents would then pull the "weeds" out.....)

Which is not to say that Westerners have any true empathy for plants not categorized as "weeds". If they did, they would not have gardens which look like these:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/true-left-vs-right/western-civilization-is-ugly-48/msg4050/#msg4050
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: Zea_mays on July 19, 2022, 08:20:16 am
Supporters of the losing candidate experience decline in mental health after elections (this happens to Democrat Party supporters in previous studies too):
https://www.psypost.org/2022/07/trump-supporters-report-worse-mental-health-outcomes-compared-to-biden-voters-following-the-2020-election-63503
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on July 20, 2022, 07:23:12 pm
Never forget which civilization is singularly to blame for all of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nADhWieuFLc

https://www.yahoo.com/news/europe-having-heat-wave-people-214646519.html

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Dr. Nikos Christidis, a climate attribution scientist, said that 104-degree summers in the UK are now up to 10 times likelier than they would be “under a natural climate unaffected by human influence.”

Non-Western humans would never have caused such heating either. So no, the problem is not "human influence", but Western influence.

See also:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/true-left-vs-right/western-civilization-is-a-health-hazard/msg14112/#msg14112
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on July 21, 2022, 07:58:40 pm
This cannot be repeated enough:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/increasing-death-toll-u-extreme-102055055.html

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Like all public health issues in this country, the burden of extreme heat falls unequally on certain people.
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Due to the long history of segregation and discriminatory housing practices in the U.S., Black Americans tend to live in neighborhoods that are uniquely vulnerable to extreme heat. In New York, buildings in minority neighborhoods are hotter and more humid than those in white neighborhoods. Tree cover, an important defense against the sun, is lower in minority neighborhoods, and Black Americans are less likely to have access to air conditioning. The injustice of this disparity is highlighted even more by the fact that CO2 emissions from white households are significantly higher than from Black households.

This is how Western civilization is designed to operate: to provide the worst people with ways to avoid the consequences of the havoc that they caused while punishing everyone else who had little or no part in causing the havoc.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on July 23, 2022, 02:03:32 pm
Further details:

https://us.yahoo.com/gma/why-extreme-heat-endangers-more-102543901.html

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The rates of emergency department visits for heat-related causes increased by 67% for African Americans, 63% for Hispanics, 53% for Asian Americans and 27% for white people from 2005 to 2015, according to a report in the Wilderness and Environmental Medicine journal.

Between 2004 and 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that Indigenous groups had the highest rates of heat-related death, followed by Black populations.
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People of color were exposed to more extreme urban heat than white people in almost every major U.S. city, a 2021 study published in the research journal Nature found.
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"We find that the average person of color lives in a census tract with higher SUHI intensity than non-Hispanic whites in all but 6 of the 175 largest urbanized areas in the continental United States," the report says.

This discrepancy is caused by redlining and housing discrimination that pushed Black and brown communities into neighborhoods with fewer trees and green spaces and heavier traffic, experts say.
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People of color are also disproportionately exposed to extreme heat through their occupations, according to health research organization KFF.

Researchers found that noncitizen and Latino migrant workers respectively make up 50% and 75% of agricultural workers in the U.S. It’s a group that’s about 20 times more likely to die from heat-related illnesses compared to other U.S.-based workers, the organization says.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on July 24, 2022, 08:01:40 pm
And now for something completely different (but still uniquely Western):

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/skittles-sued-containing-titanium-dioxide-133655979.html

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In a lawsuit filed last week, a consumer alleged that Skittles were "unfit for human consumption" because the rainbow candy contained a "known toxin" – an artificial color additive called titanium dioxide.
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Titanium dioxide is used in a wide range of food products and consumer goods – from candy to sunscreen and house paint.
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Titanium dioxide, or TiO2, sometimes referred to as E171, is an inorganic, solid substance used in a wide range of consumer goods including cosmetics, paint, plastic and food, according to the American Chemistry Council.

In food, titanium dioxide is often used as an artificial color additive. Tasha Stoiber, senior scientist at the consumer health nonprofit Environmental Working Group, says titanium dioxide can generally be thought of as a "paint primer" – it often goes on a hard-shelled candy like Skittles before the color is added to give it a "uniform shine."

Titanium dioxide "can also be found in dairy products to make them whiter and brighter … like frosting or cottage cheese," Stoiber told USA TODAY, adding that the additive is used in other products – such as food or beverage instant mixes – as an anti-caking agent.
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Genotoxicity is the ability of chemicals to damage genetic information such as DNA, which may lead to cancer.

"After oral ingestion, the absorption of titanium dioxide particles is low, however they can accumulate in the body,"

Well, at least now the microplastics have company.....

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/true-left-vs-right/western-civilization-is-a-health-hazard/msg12279/?topicseen#msg12279
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on July 25, 2022, 07:28:57 pm
Today let us talk about the following Western product:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunscreen

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The first sunscreen in the world was invented in Australia, by chemist H.A. Milton Blake, in 1932[3] formulating with the UV filter 'salol' (Phenyl salicylate) at a concentration of 10%.[4]
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Research by the FDA on the safety of the main three organic (chemical) UV filters, oxybenzone, homosalate and octocrylene found that the three ingredients could be detected on the skin, in blood, in breast milk and in urine samples weeks after no longer being used.[10][11][12] Further research has linked chemical UV filters to human carcinogen cancer causing chemicals.[13][14][15][16][17][18]
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Certain sunscreens in water under ultraviolet light can increase the production of hydrogen peroxide, which damages phytoplankton.[138]

A 2002 study suggests that sunscreen causes an increase in virus abundance in seawater, leading to poor marine environment health similar to that of other pollutants.[139]

A 2008 study that tested different sunscreen brands, protective factors, and concentrations found that they all caused bleaching on hard corals, and the rate of beaching increased with increased quantity of sunscreen. Of the compounds found in sunscreen that were tested separately, "butylparaben, ethylhexylmethoxycinnamate, benzophenone-3 and 4-methylbenzylidene camphor caused complete bleaching even at very low concentrations."[140]

At least some places are reacting:

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On 1 January 2020, Palau became the first country in the world to ban sun cream that is harmful to corals and sea life. The ban came into effect immediately after an announcement by President Tommy Remengesau Jr.[129]
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The state of Hawaii banned the commercial sale of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate on January 1, 2021 due to concern of environmental effects linked to the two ingredients and their contribution to increased coral bleaching.[135]

Contrast with the Aryan method of sun protection which has been used since the Golden Age and which is completely environmentally friendly:

(https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/Hf74332729c1b4ebfb91a0b686d2db78dT.jpg)

Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on July 27, 2022, 06:15:27 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/woman-falls-off-bow-boat-112522207.html

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Woman falls off bow of boat and gets sucked under it into propeller, Florida cops say

Sails had been used for thousands of years all around the world without problems (and also requiring no fuel). Then Western civilization came along:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propeller#History

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In 1693 a Frenchman by the name of Du Quet invented a screw propeller which was tried in 1693 but later abandoned.[6][7] In 1752, the Academie des Sciences in Paris granted Burnelli a prize for a design of a propeller-wheel. At about the same time, the French mathematician Alexis-Jean-Pierre Paucton suggested a water propulsion system based on the Archimedean screw.[5] In 1771, steam-engine inventor James Watt in a private letter suggested using "spiral oars" to propel boats, although he did not use them with his steam engines, or ever implement the idea.[8]
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By 1827, Czech-Austrian inventor Josef Ressel had invented a screw propeller which had multiple blades fastened around a conical base. He had tested his propeller in February 1826 on a small ship that was manually driven. He was successful in using his bronze screw propeller on an adapted steamboat (1829). His ship, Civetta of 48 gross register tons, reached a speed of about 6 knots (11 km/h). This was the first ship successfully driven by an Archimedes screw-type propeller.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on August 02, 2022, 07:49:15 pm
Why Western civilization is so bad for the human body:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/why-extreme-heat-bad-human-182433604.html

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Why Extreme Heat Is So Bad for the Human Body
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on August 03, 2022, 06:13:51 pm
There is no escape from Western civilization:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/pollution-forever-chemicals-rainwater-exceed-123032793.html

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New research shows that rainwater in most locations on Earth contains levels of chemicals that "greatly exceed" safety levels.

These synthetic substances called PFAS are used in non-stick pans, fire-fighting foam and water-repellent clothes.

Dubbed 'forever chemicals', they persist for years in the environment.
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Soil around the world is similarly contaminated, evidence suggests.

The study's findings lead the authors to conclude that a planetary boundary has been crossed - that there simply is no safe space on Earth to avoid these substances.

And problems created by Western civilization cannot be solved by Western civilization:

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In the Netherlands in 2018, the infrastructure ministry set new limits on concentrations of PFAS in soil and dredging material.

But this caused 70% of building projects involving soil removal or using excavated material to be halted. After protests, the government relaxed the guidelines.

According to the new study, this type of relaxation of safety levels is likely to happen with water contamination as well.

"If you applied those guidelines everywhere, you wouldn't be able to build anywhere," said Prof Ian Cousins.

"I think they'll do the same thing with the US drinking water advisories, because they're not practical to apply.

"It's not because there's anything wrong with the risk assessment. It's just because you can't apply those things. It's just impossible, from an economic viewpoint to apply any of those guidelines."

Nothing will improve until we kill Western civilization.

From the comments:

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Humans pollute and ruin everything they touch.

Which non-Western humans ever independently invented PFAS?
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on August 10, 2022, 07:42:26 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/scientists-forever-chemical-exposure-development-220000029.html

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Scientists in a new study have identified a link between “forever chemical” exposure and the development of the most common type of liver cancer.

One specific type of forever chemical, called perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), may have a particularly strong connection to the manifestation of this deadly disease, according to the study.

PFOS is one of thousands of humanmade per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and is found widely throughout the environment.

Notorious for their presence in jet fuel firefighting foam and industrial discharge, PFAS are a set of toxic chemicals found in a variety of household products, including nonstick pans, waterproof apparel and cosmetics.
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Scientists first demonstrated a “probable link” between PFAS and six conditions — diagnosed high cholesterol, ulcerative colitis, thyroid disease, testicular cancer, kidney cancer and pregnancy-induced hypertension — in 2012, as part of a settlement in West Virginia.
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participants who ranked in the top 10 percent for PFOS exposure were 4.5 times more likely to develop liver cancer than those with the lowest blood levels of the compound
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on August 11, 2022, 04:23:59 pm
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bad-news-earth-rainwater-no-191000347.html

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Remember when you were a kid, and it was fun to tip your head back during a rainstorm and open your mouth to drink the drops? You shouldn’t do that anymore. That’s because you’ll be ingesting too many particles of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), the hazardous chemicals that leach from the ultra-durable plastics we’ve created for about the past 120 years.
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“Based on the latest U.S. guidelines for PFOA in drinking water, rainwater everywhere would be judged unsafe to drink. Although in the industrial world we don’t often drink rainwater, many people around the world expect it to be safe to drink and it supplies many of our drinking water sources,”
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There are thousands of different PFAS substances floating around. The study compared the levels of four common forms (PFOS, PFOA, PFHxS, and PFNA) in various sources: rainwater, soils, and surface waters such as streams, lakes, and oceans. They found that levels of at least two forms of PFAS in rainwater, PFOA and PFOS, “often greatly exceed” the safe levels in drinking water

This article even provides some history:

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Plastic changed life in the 20th century. The first 100 percent synthetic plastic emerged in 1907. Later in the century, energy companies like ExxonMobil and DowChemicals were trying to turn the waste material leftover from processing crude oil and natural gas into something useful. Their experiments led to the creation of Perspex, polyethylene, Nylon, Teflon, and many other plastic compounds that have made their way into everyday life. Being super durable, plastic never rotted or broke down.

Plastic made manufacturing of all kinds of goods cheaper and faster. It soon took over all kinds of products, from hair clips to cameras, and even clothing and baby bottles. And plastic could be designed to resemble various other materials that were traditionally more expensive or in short supply. Bakelite, for example, gives a rich, almost woody look to household staples like telephones and radios, and it was all the rage in the 1930s. Depending on the compound, plastic can have useful properties, like heat resistance. During World War II, polyethylene plastic was an ideal insulator for radar cabling and, after the war, stocked household pantries in the form of Tupperware. People all over the world hailed plastic as one of the most versatile inventions ever.

While it’s certainly convenient, plastic now permeates everything. The polyethylene terephthalate, (PET, a form of polyester) bottle used for water and other drinks, is light, cheap, and unbreakable compared to traditional glass bottles. It’s so ideal, that about 500 billion PET bottles are now made every year.

So, which one civilization is solely to blame for all of this?

Some of the comments are close to getting it:

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It only took 120 years to destroy water that has been around for billions of years.  All is lost, all is lost!

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Thank you petrochemicals

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Great job SCIENCE!!!

Which civilization was dominant during the last 120 years? Which civilization introduced petrochemicals? Which civilization calls its knowledge "science"?
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on August 12, 2022, 06:17:08 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/hotter-nights-could-lead-60-175245597.html

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Hotter nights could lead to a 60 percent rise in global mortality: study
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Previous research on the deadly effects of rising heat has typically focused on excessive day-time temperatures, while “the risks of increasing temperature at night were frequently neglected,” explained study co-author Yuqiang Zhang of the University of North Carolina in a statement.

Night-time ambient heat can interrupt the normal physiology of sleep and subsequently lead to a host of complications including immune system damage, chronic illness, and systemic inflammation, authors said. In urban areas, these outcomes might be exacerbated due to the urban heat island effect.

And of course those dying from this will not be those causing the heating, such as the following commenter:

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This summer has been brutal AC on 24/7 weve never done that before

See also:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/news/climate-weather-and-climate-effects-2020-and-beyond/msg14830/#msg14830
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: NSFAN on August 14, 2022, 04:29:34 pm
Germany's Nuclear U-Turn Explained
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For a while Germany has been ardently against nuclear power. However, with the energy crisis looming and a cold winter ahead, some are considering a u-turn on their nuclear hesitance. So let's outline the nuclear hesitance & if it's set to change
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfWlgMTg_28

Great top comment:
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The strong anti-nuclear movement in germany is way older than Tchernobyl and has a bit more complex backstory.
I find it interesting how the current crisis forces europe finally to actually tackle those issues we have ignored like how a CO2 neutral energy policy is possible in the light of the crule fact that a good energy mix is also a fundamental problem of national security.
We have to (re-)learn a lot of things. It is going to be painful and I hope it will be honest and fact based.

The fact is that if Westerners did not believe that they are meant to conquer the planet and that human-beings are the at the top of the hierarchy of life, all the problems in regards to energy and energy consumption would slowly diminish over time. Anthropocentric worldviews are the worst thing western colonialism ever taught non-westerners:
https://trueleft.createaforum.com/ancient-world/antropocentricism-the-most-dangerous-ideology-in-the-world/

Energy problems are only a concern to those who cannot stop reproducing themselves:
https://trueleft.createaforum.com/issues/population-and-demographics/ 
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on August 17, 2022, 03:03:56 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/fast-warming-ailing-med-sea-064826769.html

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Marine heat waves are caused by ocean currents building up areas of warm water. Weather systems and heat in the atmosphere can also pile on degrees to the water's temperature. And just like their on-land counterparts, marine heat waves are longer, more frequent and more intense because of human-induced climate change.

Again, non-Western humans never induced climate change.

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Garrabou points out that seas have been serving the planet by absorbing 90% of the earth’s excess heat and 30% of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere by coal, oil and gas production. This carbon-sink effect shields the planet from even harsher climate effects.

This was possible because oceans and seas were in a healthy condition, Garrabou said.

“But now we have driven the ocean to an unhealthy and dysfunctional state," he said.

Who's "we"? Please be clear about this.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on August 18, 2022, 04:57:37 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/mystery-toxin-suspected-huge-fish-150646685.html

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Mystery toxin suspected in huge fish die-off in major European river

Berlin — A river on the German-Polish border has become a mass grave. Volunteers and authorities have been busy for days removing tons of dead fish floating on the surface of the Oder River.

The cause of the massive die-off, which has affected a stretch of the river more than 300 miles long, remains a mystery, but Sascha Maier, a water policy officer at the BUND environmental organization, told CBS News on Wednesday that "everything points to a manmade catastrophe."

Authorities are struggling to find answers.

More than 500 firefighters are taking part in the efforts to clean up the mess on the Polish side of the river. Maier said at least 110 tons of dead fish had been removed from the river as of Wednesday.
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"One thing is clear, the water in the Oder River is polluted, only with what is not clear so far,"

Anyone want to guess which civilization is to blame for producing the mystery toxin?
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: NSFAN on August 18, 2022, 09:09:35 pm
Russian occupiers announce the date of the "incident" on Zaporizhzhya NPP
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Old russian tradition: if I can't have it - I'll destroy it.
This is how they live and this is exactly what's happening on Zaporizhzhya #NPP right now.
Kremlin threatens to blow up the biggest NPP in Europe and at the same time is asking about negotiations.
While the world is just watching how a bunch of savages are waving a big stick in the last place where they can do it.
#RussiaIsATerroristState
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbM9g7GQ7hs

I'd say western barbarian's are still waving their big stick in places other than Zaporizhzhya though....

#WesternCivilzationIsATerroristCivilization
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on August 21, 2022, 05:18:54 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/over-5000-dolphins-perish-black-103416072.html

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Due to the ongoing Russian aggression against Ukraine, animals continue to die in the Black Sea. At least 5,000 dolphins have already died.
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According to the biologist, the cause of their death is the use of surface vessels and submarines with sonars.
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The warships use extremely loud sonar that can literally be heard for thousands of miles. The sonar is so loud that it bursts the membranes around the animals ears

Which civilization invented sonar?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonar

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The world's first patent for an underwater echo-ranging device was filed at the British Patent Office by English meteorologist Lewis Fry Richardson a month after the sinking of Titanic,[7] and a German physicist Alexander Behm obtained a patent for an echo sounder in 1913.[8]

The Canadian engineer Reginald Fessenden, while working for the Submarine Signal Company in Boston, Massachusetts, built an experimental system beginning in 1912, a system later tested in Boston Harbor, and finally in 1914 from the U.S. Revenue Cutter Miami on the Grand Banks off Newfoundland.[7][9] In that test, Fessenden demonstrated depth sounding, underwater communications (Morse code) and echo ranging (detecting an iceberg at a 2-mile (3.2 km) range).[10][11] The "Fessenden oscillator", operated at about 500 Hz frequency, was unable to determine the bearing of the iceberg due to the 3-metre wavelength and the small dimension of the transducer's radiating face (less than 1⁄3 wavelength in diameter). The ten Montreal-built British H-class submarines launched in 1915 were equipped with Fessenden oscillators.[12]

During World War I the need to detect submarines prompted more research into the use of sound. The British made early use of underwater listening devices called hydrophones, while the French physicist Paul Langevin, working with a Russian immigrant electrical engineer Constantin Chilowsky, worked on the development of active sound devices for detecting submarines in 1915. Although piezoelectric and magnetostrictive transducers later superseded the electrostatic transducers they used, this work influenced future designs. Lightweight sound-sensitive plastic film and fibre optics have been used for hydrophones, while Terfenol-D and PMN (lead magnesium niobate) have been developed for projectors.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on August 25, 2022, 05:37:17 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/dangerous-heat-predicted-hit-3-155859354.html

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What's considered officially “dangerous heat” in coming decades will likely hit much of the world at least three times more often as climate change worsens, according to a new study.

In much of Earth's wealthy mid-latitudes, spiking temperatures and humidity that feel like 103 degrees (39.4 degrees Celsius) or higher — now an occasional summer shock — statistically should happen 20 to 50 times a year by mid-century, said a study Monday in the journal Communications Earth & Environment.

By 2100, that brutal heat index may linger for most of the summer for places like the U.S. Southeast, the study's author said.

And it’s far worse for the sticky tropics. The study said a heat index considered “extremely dangerous” where the feels-like heat index exceeds 124 degrees (51 degrees Celsius) — now something that rarely happens — will likely strike a tropical belt that includes India one to four weeks a year by century's end.

“So that’s kind of the scary thing about this,” said study author Lucas Zeppetello, a Harvard climate scientist. “That’s something where potentially billions of people are going to be exposed to extremely dangerous levels of heat very regularly. So something that's gone from virtually never happening before will go to something that is happening every year.”

Which civilization is to blame for this?

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The study found a three- to ten-fold increase in 103-degree heat in the mid-latitudes even in the unlikely best-case scenario of global warming limited to only 3.6 degrees (2 degrees Celsius) since pre-industrial times — the less stringent of two international goals.

Which civilization ended pre-industrial times?

But (and this cannot be repeated enough), under Western civilization, those who will suffer worst as a result of the problem are never the ones who caused the problem:

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There's only a 5% chance for warming to be that low and that infrequent, the study found. What's more likely, according to the study, is that the 103-degree heat will steam the tropics “during most days of each typical year” by 2100.
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Already hot places will become uninhabitable as heat indices exceed dangerous thresholds, affecting humans and ecosystems alike. Areas where extreme heat is now rare will also suffer increasingly, as infrastructure and living things are ill-adapted to the crushing heat.”

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The only realistic solution is mass migration of billions of people northwards:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/issues/climate-refugees/

The top priority now is to physically exterminate all those who intend to prevent climate refugees from entering.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: rp on August 25, 2022, 08:40:19 pm
Note that areas in the US itself will also be affected, such as Florida (the state where I currently live) due to it's tropical climate. And people used to say Florida has the best weather in the US...

Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on September 11, 2022, 02:58:56 am
Previously:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/true-left-vs-right/western-civilization-is-a-health-hazard/msg12347/#msg12347

Now:

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/artificial-sweeteners-linked-higher-risk-164500873.html

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Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke, Study Finds
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The study found that total artificial sweetener intake was associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. Artificial sweeteners were more particularly associated with cerebrovascular disease risk, compared to coronary heart disease.

The intake of aspartame, a specific kind of artificial sweetener, was associated with an increased risk of cerebrovascular events, such as stroke. On the other hand, acesulfame potassium and sucralose, both different kinds of artificial sweeteners, were associated with increased coronary heart disease risk.

Which civilization is to blame?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspartame#History

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Aspartame was discovered in 1965 by James M. Schlatter, a chemist working for G.D. Searle & Company.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acesulfame_potassium#Discovery

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Acesulfame potassium was developed after the accidental discovery of a similar compound (5,6-dimethyl-1,2,3-oxathiazin-4(3H)-one 2,2-dioxide) in 1967 by Karl Clauss and Harald Jensen at Hoechst AG.[17][18]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sucralose#History

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Sucralose was discovered in 1976 by scientists from Tate & Lyle
Title: The "Black People" were Not Responsible for Gender Disease
Post by: antihellenistic on September 17, 2022, 10:30:14 am
But them. See this historical scientific medical observation by their own medical institution :

Source : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2668906/ (National Library of Medicine - National Center for Biotechnology Information)

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In the relevant regions, the early 20th century witnessed very high GUD incidences especially in fast growing cities and socially changed semi-rural areas. This trend started around 1885, when European powers decidedly rushed to control the interior. Many sources explicitly state that syphilis was absent from nearly all forested areas where chimpanzees, gorillas, and sooty mangabeys live, up to 1885 [50]–[54], although it was present before in seaports with European presence [52], [55], [56], and in savannah-forest interface regions connected with Arab states [50]. Yaws (Treponema pallidum pertenue) has a longstanding and high prevalence in these forests [47], [52], and exhibits cross-immunity with syphilis (Treponema pallidum pallidum) [52]. However, this is not the explanation of why syphilis did not generate epidemics there during centuries. Indeed, these populations did experience epidemic syphilis, when they were recruited to cities, and when social disruption due to colonial practices entered deep in the yaws-riddled forests (e.g., in the networks of posts in the Ogooué (Gabon) and Sangha (French Congo) riversides, in the Équateur province (Belgian Congo), and in southern Cameroon [47], [54], [57]–[59]). Recent simulations show that syphilis epidemics are very dependent on highly promiscuous minorities [46]. Chancroid is also very dependent on CSWs for its spread [49], [60]. Since our review of colonial medical and ethnographic papers reveals that no CSWs with levels of sexual promiscuity comparable to those operating in the West existed in forested equatorial areas before organized colonialism (excepting in the coast and in the savannah-forest interface regions frequented by Arab traders) [56], [61]–[63], we assume that it was this absence of CSWs that was keeping syphilis, chancroid, and the other STDs at bay.

In the period 1890–1920, colonization produced generalized social disruption, sex work flourished, and syphilis (and to a lesser extent chancroid and LGV) invaded all these areas [50], [52]–[54], [57]. Except for tertiary and purely serological diagnoses, colonial doctors of this period were not mistaking yaws for syphilis. Most yaws cases are presented in children [52]; unlike syphilis, yaws is not venereal, seldom affects mucosa, and does not cause primary chancres [53], [64]. In addition, syphilis appeared correlated in time and space with other STDs and with presumed sexual promiscuity in a community (e.g, syphilis was frequent in the colonial posts, and absent in the still undisturbed villages around, and its incidence raised in the posts upon arrival of ships, caravans and military contingents [50], [52], [54], [58]).

A common ironical pun was “Nous leur avons apporté la syphilization” (“We have brought them syphilization”).GUD invasion accompanied the social disruption that resulted from colonial development of each region [47], [48], [50], [52]. We hypothesize that this promoted sexual transmission of several zoonotic SIVs. Among these zoonotic strains, those arriving to cities, not only could rapidly generate a larger hub of infected people but also, being placed at a major traffic node, would have had more long-term epidemic possibilities. Cities started to grow fast, and riverine traffic intensified only after 1920 [47], [65].

In Kinshasa (then Leopoldville), capital of the DRC (then Belgian Congo), GUD was much more intense in its early growth period, and then declined steadily after the mid 1930s (Figure 1; Text S1).

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The low incidences of phimosis in Mali and Senegal are explained by the Islamic practice of circumcision in childhood. The phimosis data support the findings of our ethnographic study that circumcision was far from general in Central Africa in 1910–35, and of lower rates in Kinshasa and Douala than in Brazzaville (Figures 3A and ​and4A;4A; Text S2; Dataset S1). Table 2 presents all the phimosis statistics we found that referred to a city; in addition to these, we collected many dozens of other phimosis statistics at the country level. They tend to corroborate the between country differences in circumcision levels that we obtained through the ethnographic approach (data not shown).

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The year 1958 was chosen as a time point beyond the window defined by our phylogenetic dating study; although the city population had considerably expanded, GUD infections were generally under control and circumcision was almost universal. Finally, we have explored a “pre-colonial village” scenario to reflect a large settlement in the region before colonization, characterized by a healthy population structure and the absence of GUD infections and sex work.

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A related important result of the simulations is the inability of zoonotic HIV to generate epidemics in the pre-colonial village scenario (characterized by the absence of GUD and CSWs), which explains the long standing absence of HIV epidemics in the pre-colonial environments. According to these results, the window of high permissivity for epidemic HIV emergence was open by the spread of GUD infections due to the organized colonization of the relevant African areas, and probably closed by the aggressive treatment campaigns against GUDs from the mid thirties.

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Independently of the regional differences encountered, our finding of a very widespread trend of adoptions of circumcision, in early 20th century, by ethnic groups previously not practicing it, and the resulting temporal increase of circumcision rates in most relevant countries, is a solid result. It explains, as far as we know for the first time, the discrepancy between modern levels of circumcision, as showed by the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) [89], and the levels inferred from the Ethnographic Atlas [92], [93]

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Our simulations suggest that city size per se was not an important factor for initial HIV transmission. Therefore, we cannot rule out that the first transmissions (and possible initial adaptation of the virus) occurred in smaller settlements such as Bangui, Yaoundé, Kribi or Brazzaville. However, the larger size of Kinshasa and Douala in that period may have been important for, at least, three reasons. First, a larger city attracts more immigrants per unit time, and hence potentially more SIV infections. Second, their larger size reflected early industrialization associated with start-up infrastructure projects (fluvial and sea harbors, railways), and this led to hasty recruitment of young male labor force, and thus to a extremely male-biased sex ratio, favoring commercial sex work and GUD. In the 1920s and 1930s, industry, public works, and business in general, were more advanced in Kinshasa and Douala than in the other Central African cities. Accordingly, sex work was “by far more flourishing” in Kinshasa than in Brazzaville [129]. Douala was also a major center of sex work and GUD [59], [71], [130], [131]. In West Africa, sex work was widespread in Abidjan [79], [132], whereas it only “existed on a small scale” in Monrovia [133]. Thus, high GUD prevalence might have depended indirectly on population size.

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Thus, major, well-connected centers, such as Kinshasa and Douala (which were better served by railway and fluvial connections, and had far more traffic than the other cities), may have acted as an “attractor” and a “hub” for HIV epidemics. Although these ideas were not explicitly modeled in this study, they may help to understand why exactly two HIV-1 strains evolved and spread considerably in Central Africa, and perhaps may give clues on the origin of the subtypes.

I don't know why the "White Europeans" deserve to live, can you explain me the reason?

The written sentences which given bold show the superiority of "black people"'s way of life rather than (((them)))
Title: The "Black" People were Not Responsible for Smallpox Disease
Post by: antihellenistic on September 17, 2022, 10:35:50 am
But them. See this written content about smallpox by their own medical institution :

Source : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2668906/ (National Library of Medicine - National Center for Biotechnology Information)


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One question often asked in colonial health reports, especially in colonies where smallpox was under control, was the origin of new outbreaks of the disease. The answer was usually that it was imported into the colony from outside. This could come in one of two ways. First there were traditional overland travel patterns, for example trade and pilgrimage routes across the Sahara, which continued after colonial boundaries were drawn. In addition, new disease patterns followed new routes made possible by investments in colonial transportation, especially railways and seaports, early in colonial rule.32 This can be seen in a series of smallpox outbreaks in the period before 1920, including an epidemic in 1913–14 that followed the Dakar–St Louis Senegal railway line, an epidemic in 1909 on the new Tanganyika railway line, and even earlier (1890) an outbreak along the construction route of the Matadi–Stanley Pool railway in Congo. The ports of Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar also recorded smallpox epidemics before the First World War.33

"Black" People don't deserve to be blamed for most world's problems
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: 90sRetroFan on October 04, 2022, 02:31:02 am
Westerners' sexual dimorphism obsession strikes again!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwNRvBESIeI
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: Billy Kid on November 11, 2022, 08:05:28 pm
Space Has Become a Junkyard, and It's Getting Worse. https://www.cnet.com/science/features/space-has-become-a-junkyard-and-its-getting-worse/

As if polluting this planet is not bad enough, westerners have to pollute the rest of the universe with their machinist bullshit.
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: Billy Kid on November 12, 2022, 06:29:45 pm
Microplastics are associated with the biological risks of water-borne viral transmission
https://www.news-medical.net/news/20221102/Microplastics-are-associated-with-the-biological-risks-of-water-borne-viral-transmission.aspx
Title: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
Post by: NSFAN on November 24, 2022, 05:18:53 pm
Ukraine energy chief: Russian strikes risked nuclear 'catastrophe' | DW News
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Ukraine's nuclear energy chief said on Thursday Russia risked causing a nuclear and radioactive catastrophe by launching attacks in which all Ukraine's nuclear power plants were disconnected from the power grid for the first time in 40 years.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVYF2SpDoJU