Coca Cola used to contain cocaine …… that was OK…… for awhile.
Heart surgery in the 1930s often included the introduction of asbestos into the heart wall to stimulate blood flow……that was OK…..for awhile.
Radioactive Radium was commonly used in all sorts of ‘glow in the dark’ consumer products, including wristwatches…..that was OK…..for awhile.
Lead was a major component of gasoline worldwide to help smooth engine performance………that was OK…….for awhile.
Doctors used to recommend smoking to ease nerves, they said smoking was good for the ‘T’ zone…….that was OK until we figured out 500,000 people die every year from smoking related illnesses.
Smoking was OK…..for awhile.
There’s always the Money.
Smoking is still OK because the major Court settlements with the Tobacco companies include payments to the States of Billions of Dollars every year from tobacco profits. The States need the money, so even after we know that Tobacco’s no good, somehow the Money still makes Tobacco OK….for awhile.
We put fluoride in our drinking water thanks to the lobbying efforts of our Nation’s aluminum producers. Fluoride is a member of the Halide family of chemicals in the periodic table of elements. Fluoride behaves much more actively than its ‘cousins’ – Chlorine, Bromine and Iodine.
It is speculated that Fluoride displaces Iodine in the human Thyroid which regulates human metabolism. As many as One Third of all women in the United States may be HypoThyroid (causing weight gain, diabetes and many other diseases – all good for the Pharmaceutical industry), as a result of Fluoride exposure. Does my butt look big in this???
No Honey. And I love that big toothy smile. There has never been definitive scientific proof that fluoride prevents tooth decay. There has been an anomalous ‘correlation’ between areas of the country with fluoride occurring naturally in drinking water and dental hygeine but as they say, ‘correlation is not causation.’ Smokers used to get sick but so did non-smokers.
Cell Towers produce electromagnetic radiation. But there are no studies of the long term effects of such radiation. But what if continuous cell radiation exposure does have some subtle, wide reaching effects. Guess we’ll have to find that out….the hard way….after awhile.