As we have reported since governments and the mainstream media launched the COVID War and kept selling fear and hysteria to fight the COVID War, we found it appalling that they kept scaring the public while ignoring man-made human killers that are far more serious and widespread.
For example, the Lancet Planetary Health determined earlier this year that pollution is directly responsible for about 9 million premature deaths each year around the world. Since the outbreak began, COVID-19 has caused 6.37 million deaths around the world.
We have also pointed out how politicians would never stress the importance of diet and exercise considering risks for heart disease and certain cancers. Just fill up on drugs and it will all be alright.
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DuPont and 3M sold products for decades that they knew were toxic and harmful and now they have to pay, according to a lawsuit filed last week on behalf of California.
The lawsuit focuses on perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS that can be found in drinking water and remain in the human bloodstream for a lifetime. These “forever chemicals” are found in many household products.
The suit that was filed in California is considered the “broadest to date,” because it targets a wide variety of sources of contamination, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Rob Bonta, the California attorney general, addressed reporters last week and said there is not another case with “this scope, size, or impact.”
“We’re taking them to court to hold them accountable and we have the evidence to show that they’ve hurt and harmed an untold number of Californians,” he said. He said the companies named in the suit could be on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars.
TRENDPOST: For years, The Trends Journal has reported on these little-known chemicals that have been blamed for making Americans sick. (See “EPA LOWERS WHAT IT CONSIDERS TO BE SAFE LEVELS OF ‘FOREVER CHEMICALS’ IN DRINKING WATER” 21 Jun 2022, “DEADLY ‘FOREVER CHEMICALS’ IN U.S. WATER” 13 Apr 2021, “HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS COULD DEVELOP LIVER DISEASE DUE TO ‘FOREVER CHEMICALS FOUND IN NON-STICK PANS, TAKEOUT CONTAINERS” 10 May 2022 and “EPA ‘PROTECTION’: A JOKER’S JOKE.”)
We reported in 2020 that besides the chemicals, pesticides, and industrial poisons pumped and sprayed into the earth, water, air, and food, the Defense Department has cited 401 bases in the U.S. that release the firefighting foam-containing chemical perfluoroalkyls (PFAS), toxic chemicals that are in drinking water, in cities and suburbs across America… including some of the country’s largest metropolitan areas.
What Are PFAS?
PFAS are a group of over 4,000 synthetic chemicals that have been produced by industries since the 1940s. They are primarily used in fire retarding foams, non-stick cookware, water repellents, waterproof clothes, carpets, textiles, and take-out containers.
These toxic chemicals do not break down naturally and accumulate over time in humans, animals, and the overall environment. But their most common source is groundwater. These “forever chemicals” are linked to kidney and testicular cancers, thyroid disease, and high cholesterol. Health officials believe that 99 percent of Americans have at least some PFAS in their blood.
Because they take such a long time to break down and are so difficult to destroy, PFAS are often referred to as “forever chemicals.”
About 99 percent of California residents have traces of PFAS chemicals in their blood.
3M, DuPont Respond
3M told the WSJ that it will fight the lawsuit and its record of “environmental stewardship,” and DuPont told the paper that it should have never been named in the suit because it never produced PFAS chemicals in fire-fighting foam.
The lawsuit alleges that these companies marketed products that contained PFAS for decades even though they knew the substances caused cancers and other health problems.
Bonta said that these companies need to pay to clean up the PFAS that they produced.
“The damage caused by 3M, DuPont, and other manufacturers of PFAS is nothing short of staggering, and without drastic action, California will be dealing with the harms of these toxic chemicals for generations,” Bonta said.