29 December 2009

Dwindling Trust

Just about every day a new scandal hits, from toxic drywall to contaminated food to clothes that leave burns and rashes on our children. A quick skim of just TODAYS articles reveals some very interesting items. Tylenol that was contaminated with a chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole has been recalled after causing stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Cocaine users all over the US are coming to hospitals with flu-like symptoms and autoimmune problems because their drugs were cut with a horse dewormer known as Levamisole. RC2 has been slapped with $1.25 million dollar fine for importing Thomas The Train Engine toys with lead levels exceeding federal standards in 2006 and 2007 (after settling a class action lawsuit for the SAME problem back in 2006). This is just in todays headlines.

The next bite of food we take may poison us. The next can of Salmon Surprise we feed our cat could kill it. The next t-shirt you put on could burn you. This is the state our country has come to. We cannot trust the very things that are meant to keep us alive.