Over the past two and a half years that I have been researching crematory emissions, I can't tell you how many times I've heard the argument that crematories are safe made by people who either truly believe that to be true, or are ignoring the evidence out of arrogence, ignorance, or denial. It makes me think of all the things we humans have thought were great ideas at the time - but today we know are harmful. I've come up with a short list list of recent - and not so recent - examples to illustrate for the reader why just because it sounded like a good idea doesn't mean it IS, and why just because they didn't know better yesterday doesn't mean we should still do it today …here is a list of (just) 10.
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- Lead Paint
- Leaded Gasoline
- Xray shoe fitting machines
- Radium in personal products
- Cocaine in Coca Cola
- Heroin as "medicine"
- Morphine in infant products
- Formaldehyde in cosmetics
- Morgue to Maternity ward - without hand washing
I'm sure this list could be increased ad infinitum - but I'm just trying to make a point here. History has shown that we learn too often after the fact that things we thought were safe in fact cause great harm.
We should proceed with caution when it comes to approving or allowing crematories to operate near homes and schools, because today we know more about the potential for harm from the emissions. Otherwise we will find ourselves looking back upon this with the same kind of horror we experience when we consider the ideas of yesteryear.
Like cocaine in soda pop. Or morphine in teething gel.
Or radioactive suppositories ...
To learn more visit this link http://no2crematory.wordpress.com/the-toxic-truth-data/
This is a resubmission of this post from earlier today with some editing of LINKS