"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

New Study Exposes Flaws in "Green Chemistry" Movement

You have to admit that the members of the green environmentalist agenda are persistent if nothing else.  Their latest it to push "Green Chemistry which would force a lot of healthy foods off the shelves.  The environmental movement is so far out of control that it is mind boggling.  What they cannot seems to get through their heads is if they pushed their green agenda in a common sense manner, there are a lot of products that people would buy.

In fact I use green cleaners around the house when they do the same or better job than others.  Some of the green cleaners like those from Clorox do a better job.  Guess it goes back to the days before we had all the chemicals in window spray and other cleaners.  These people need to be supporting the 'green' portion that works instead of being radical and turning people off.  I bought green cleaning products because I trust Clorox -- figured it was worth a try and the trial was a success.  Over the years perfumed products have become worse and worse which causes reactions in allergy sufferers which green products eliminate.

A happy medium fueled by common sense would be nice instead of a leftist agenda which goes way too far and harms companies and costs the taxpayers big dollars.  Over regulation is a real problem when there should be a regulation on full disclosure that is large enough to read and not require a magnifying glass and then let the customer decide.

This "Green Chemistry" movement is scary and their agenda needs defeated in Congress.
New Study Exposes Flaws in "Green Chemistry" Movement
Authors Urge Lawmakers Not to Advance Risk-Averse Agenda
By Nicole CiandellaNovember 16, 2011 
Washington D.C., November 16, 2011 -- This holiday season, most Americans will be happily taking advantage of the comforts and conveniences of the modern world. But not everyone is thankful for the industrial processes that allow us to eat, travel, and shop the way we do. Environmentalist groups are currently pushing “green chemistry” reforms that could force many safe products off our shelves---and unfortunately, many state governments are buying into the propaganda that these anti-chemical groups are selling. 
Today, the Competitive Enterprise Institute released a new study that outlines the real risks and benefits of the products now under attack. In “Green Chemistry’s March of the Ostriches,” CEI Senior Fellow Angela Logomasini and Contributing Scholar Daniel J. Murphy document the long history of unfounded claims by the anti-chemical movement and urge lawmakers to let facts---not fears---shape the future of regulation. 
“When it comes to chemical regulation, precautionary policies are based on potential and often worst-case ‘hazards’ posed by products rather than the actual risks associated with realistic exposures,” the study explains. “For example, cyanide is certainly a hazardous substance to humans, but trace levels of cyanide naturally occur in healthy foods, such as almonds and lima beans, with no adverse consequence to human health. If the precautionary principle and ‘green chemistry’ regulations applied to these foods, we might have to ban them.” 
The authors conclude: “With action proceeding on chemicals in so many states, we have begun to overturn one of our cherished principles by giving government the authority to clog scientific inquiry without convincing evidence.” 
>> Read the full study: “Green Chemistry’s March of the Ostriches.” 
 Source:  CEI

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