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E-M:/ Re: March on Dow Chemical
- Subject: E-M:/ Re: March on Dow Chemical
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Citizens for Alternatives to Chemical Contamination)
- Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 04:38:27 -0400
>Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 15:21:09 -0700
>From: Ruby Rahn <email@example.com>
>To: Charlie Cray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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>Subject: Re: March on Dow Chemical
> Soft hair products.
>It should also be noted that Dow manufactures benzene, widely acknowledged as
>Of course, all this information is faxed and internetted around the world,
>outside the U.S. will find the Dow subsidiaries in their countries and the
>they make. In the U.S. the reference text The Directory of Multinationals
>is a good
>source for the names of these subsidiary corporations.
>So to this point, you have much more than sufficient evidence of massive
>justify a boycott of Dow. You can also see that boycotting their products
>is in some
>cases awkward, because wholesalers and companies, not individuals, are Dow's
>customers. More reason to press disinvestment, making it unconscionable
>stock of this company.
>We welcome additions and more complete descriptions of products entered by
>researchers. But don't accept any softening of the boycott stance or
>how Dow is improving its environmental responsibility. Despite changes, these
>corporations are toxic from top to bottom. Do you negotiate with them?
>groups do that. This is a global educational campaign to isolate the
>companies from the rest of us who want a world we can live in.
>E x p o s e t h e n a k e d t r u t h . P o i s o n i s p o i
>s o n.
>P l e a s e S u p p o r t o u r B o y c o t t o f D o w P r o
>d u c t s & S e r v i c e s
>Corning Glass Wear
>Curl & Go
>Dow Bathroom Cleaner
>Dow Oven Cleaner
>Dow Tough Act
>Janitor In A Drum
>Resolve Saran Wrap
>Spray & Starch
>Spray & Wash
>Syle Hair Care
>Vivid : bleach
>S u b s i d i a r i e s
>Essex Chemical Corp.
>International Chempack, Inc.
>Film Tec Corp.
>S e l e c t e d J o i n t V e n t u r e s :
>Cormetech : Mitsubishi/Dow Chemical 50%
>Destec Energy : Dow Chemical 72%
>Dow Corning : Dow Chemical 50%/Corning, Corp. 50%
>Dow Elanco : Dow Chemical 60%/Ely Lilly & Co., 40%
>Samcor Glass : Samtel & Samsung-Corning 35%
>Pittsburgh C o r n i n g : Dow Corning 50%
>Samsung-Corning : Dow Corning 50%
>S i e c o r : Corning/Siemans 50% - Siemans sponsored CNN Fire and Fury,
>L a b S e r v i c e s :
>G.H. Besselaar Assoc.
>P.O. Box 68511
>Indianapolis, IN 46268
>317. 873-7319 FAX
>Corning, NY 14831
>607. 974-8551- Fax
>2030 Willard Dow Center
>Midland, MI 48674
>517- 832-1465 - Fax
>Excerpts from Revolt Against The Empire, Welcome To The Great Boycott
>by Jon Rappopport the complete boycott can be found @
>Some information from Hoovers Handbook of American Business.
>Information compiled by R M Rahn.
> F A C T S A B O U T S I L I C O N E I M P L A N T S
> 1. No Breast Implant Has Ever Been Approved By The FDA.
> The Breast Implant Industry Has Never Proven Breast Implants Are Safe.
> - No silicone breast implant has ever been approved by the FDA,
> regardless of what's inside the silicone elastomer shell.
> (silicone gel, saline or soybean oil)
> - No manufacturer of breast implants has ever proven their safety.
> - Dow Chemical Co. worked closely with its 50 percent-owned joint
> venture, Dow Corning Corp., in the 1960s and 1970s to develop drugs
> and even insecticides based on silicone compounds similar to those
> used in breast implants as shown in internal corporate documents.
> 2. Silicone is Silicone.
> - The facts about the dangers of silicone are not being told.
> - The morbidity and disfigurement resulting from liquid silicone exposure
> led to the injections being made illegal by the FDA.
> - All silicone implants have liquid silicone inside them, the same liquid
> silicone the FDA prohibits from being put into the body by injection.
> The only difference is the method of delivery into the breast tissue.
> One is injected directly into the breast, and the other is slowly
> from a semi-porous elastomer bag. The damage to the human body is
> identical whether the victim has been exposed through injection,
> or rupture.
> 3. Silicone Migrates To Distant Organs And Is Irretrievable.
> - All silicone implants leak into the body.
> - According to the manufacturersº own internal memos, this leak begins
> within the first 24 hours after the device is implanted. With bleed or
> rupture, silicone does not stay put, but travels, migrates and
> the subcutaneous and cutaneous tissues.
> - It then spreads into regional lymph nodes and into the blood through
> the lymphatic system. Once in the blood, it travels and circulates to
> every organ in the body including the brain, liver, lungs, heart and
> kidneys “ similar to the pattern of metastatic carcinoma.
> 4. 70% Rupture Rate Within 1 -10 Years.
> 100% Rupture Rate Within 20 Years.
> All Breast Implants Will Rupture !
> - The average life-span of older implants is 10.3 years.
> - For newer implants, it ranges from 4 to 7 years.
> - All implants will eventually rupture.
> - Many ruptures are undetectable, and surgical intervention is the only
> way to know for certain if a rupture has occurred.
> - It is not true that mammograms detect most ruptures.
> - The pressure that is applied to the breasts during mammography has
> caused many implants to rupture.
> - The implant shell ages and degrades with time and its strength and
> integrity are weakened.
> - The capsule that forms around all implants often becomes hard,
> deforming the shape of the breast. These capsules commonly calcify
> acting as an irritant to the elastomer shell. This friction also
>grates on the
> elastomer shell releasing tiny particles and fragments of
>elastomer. The oil,
> gel and fluids that bleed out of the shell act as a carrier for
> biodegradable plastic particles causing inflammation and foreign body
> reactions, just like a splinter would in your hand or foot.
> 5. There Is A Long Latency Period Between Exposure & Clinical
> - It can take from 1 to 15 years before severe problems become clinically
> evident, and catastrophic results are seen.
> - It is typical for there to be a lengthy latency period between
> carcinogens and the clinical evidence of disease. Due to this
> and to the increased numbers of women who have been implanted through
> the past decade, we can expect to see the numbers of seriously injured
> women grow dramatically during the next decade, eventually becoming an
> 6. A Foreign Body Reaction Is Progressive & Damage Is
> Medical Devices Put Into Healthy Individuals Create A Chronic
> Diseased State.
> - The silicone liquid, oil, gel and particles from the elastomer
> into the body by rupture or bleed resulting in a chronic foreign
> - A typical immune reaction to the presence of a foreign body is
> - With implant recipients, this inflammation is internal and chronic
> the plastic particles are non-biodegradable and embedded in the
> and circulatory systems. Chronic inflammation can lead to
> destruction, including in dense connective tissue such as
>cartilage and bone.
> - Other known symptoms include organic brain syndrome, neurological
> damage, paralysis, tumor formation, cancer, toxic shock and death.
> - Healthy, productive women are being permanently disfigured and disabled
> due to the damaging effects of exposure to breast implants.
> 7. Silica & Toxic Chemicals Are In The Implant Shell and Gel.
> - Documents obtained from the implant manufacturersº show that silica has
> been added to the shell.
> - Silica is one of the strongest known immune stimulants.
> - Besides liquid silicone and silica, each implant also contains a
>mixture of as
> many as 30 other toxic chemicals, including solvents, fillers,
> adhesives and platinum. Many of these chemicals have never been
> for safety.
> 8. Saline In A Silicone Bag.
> - The interior wall of all saline implants is lubricated with low
> weight silicone oil used to prevent the shell from drying out.
> - This silicone oil is the first thing to bleed or leak out of the
> when it is put into the body.
> - Eventually the saline dries out the shell, which creates cracks
>leading to a
> rupture. Saline implants have a notoriously high rupture rate
>because of this.
> - Any pharmacist will tell you the reason saline products have
> is because bacteria will eventually grow in it.
> - At 98.6, saline implants act like a petri dish for bacteria and
> - The elastomer bag is a two way street “ what's inside leaks out
> fluids with bacteria travel in.
> - Some women with saline implants have died from toxic shock after
> implants ruptured injecting their body with massive amounts of
> 9. Problems Reported To The FDA Do Not Accurately Reflect
> Number Of Women Who Have Been Injured Or Who Have Died
> Breast Implants.
> - Poor compliance with the FDAºs manufacturers Ñmandatoryæ reporting
> coupled with the FDAºs inability to enforce this law contribute
>to a under-
> reporting of injury.
> - As of February 1996, the FDA reported more that than 124,000
> injured and 93 were dead from silicone breast implants.
> - The FDA received an additional 23,000 reports on problems concerning
> saline breast implants.
>10. The Burden Of Healthcare, Disability & Welfare Payments
> Victims Of These Medical Devices Will Ultimately Be
> State & Federal Organizations. It Is The Taxpayers
>Who Will Pay !
> - As implant victims become too ill to work they are forced to
> welfare recipients.
> - There will be a tremendous increase in demand for State Healthcare and
> Social Services, as well as Federal Social Security Disability Funds.
> - These programs are already operating with huge deficits.
> - It is wrong for the taxpayers to be forced into assuming this
> it is the sole responsibility of the manufacturers.
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>MIDLAND, Mich., April 8 (UPI) - Talk of Love Canal-like buyouts has surfaced
>in Midland after government soil tests detected high levels of the toxic
>dioxin in the hometown of Dow Chemical Co.
>Environmental groups are calling Tuesday for cleanups, health testing and
>possible relocation of Midland residents after dioxin was found at local
>The groups said they obtained preliminary test results from the Michigan
>Department of Environmental Quality which show dioxin levels as high as 0.2
>parts per billion - a level that prompted pollution-related relocations
>Florida last year. The acceptable level for the carcinogen is 0.09 parts
>DEQ tests conducted a few months ago were federally funded as a follow-up to
>tests done by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Midland in the
>In 1985 the EPA declared Midland soil, area fish and mothers' breast milk
>contaminated by dioxin and other chemicals.
>In the latest tests, soil was collected from along the route taken by
>chlorinated waste from the Dow complex. Dow also incinerates waste. The
>makes a variety of chemicals for plastics, cleaners and industry.
>The local environmental groups - the Lone Tree Council, Citizens for
>Chemical Contamination and the Ecology Center - also called on Dow to stop
>Lone Tree Council Chairman Terry Miller said the groups wonder why health
>haven't discussed the latest results. "We haven't heard 'boo' from the
>Community Health," he said.
>Copyright 1997 by United Press International. All rights reserved.
>D O N ' T L E T D O W C O N T A M I N A T E Y O U R C O M M U N
>I T Y
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