||06-04-2012 06:01 AM
Originally Posted by pucks101
Look closely at the warning. It says "known to the State of California to cause cancer".
The "State of California" pretty much thinks every single product you can buy can cause cancer.
One of the things that always amazes me is that people who have never lived anywhere near California know so much about it and that everybody in it ever are bleeding heart tree huggers. Quite the contrary is true and under Reagan especially California was an environmental disaster surpassed perhaps only by New Jersey with people making and dumping anything just about anywhere and hoping it did not wash up on Malibu Beach. It has some of the toughest environmental laws and research into waste management because it had no choice. People would not behave themselves on their own. And come on, if California finds that substances being dumped are carcinogenic through scientific testing should we not at least consider the data?
Even Ronny got bit when his offshore drilling buddies and donors built a crappy leaky rig and destroyed the beaches of Santa Barbara. He had to give in to at least some environmental protection of the California Coastline. It is a major source of income. And California grows more food for this country not requiring processing before we eat it than any other. We cannot, for example, eat most of the corn grown in the Midwest before it is processed. Do you really want chemicals being dumped on your California grown strawberries or lettuce in larger quantities than already? Many heavy metals from the semiconductor industry end up in fertilizer sacks under inert ingredient labeling loopholes.
The FDA was born here for the same reasons. Human and animal carcuses were washing up from the Chicago River banks on to peoples front yards. The river flowed red into Lake Michigan which is shared with Michigan and Wisconsin. You would think people would figure out on their own this was not a good or healthy thing but it went on for along time. A government agency had to be formed because people would not regulate themselves or their behavior.
I am sure people criticized those who cleaned up the river too and called them animal huggers or worse.