The United States and Canada have launched a major campaign against chemical companies that have been found to be using highly toxic chemicals, but are still selling the products, according to an article in The New York Times.
The article, written by investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill, notes that the companies that are making these chemicals are now using a new approach to their business, in which they are now making their products “toxic without harming anyone.”
Scahil points out that companies like Dow, DowDuPont, and BASF, which are big players in the chemical industry, have not only been accused of violating the Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxic Substances Control Act, but also of deliberately misleading consumers about the chemical’s toxic qualities.
Scahile says that these companies are selling toxic chemicals as the only solution to the problems of a changing world, and that the public should be skeptical.
Here’s what you need to know.
The Campaign to End Toxic Chemicals is Still on: Scahille says that the campaign, started by the National Consumers League (NCL), is still active and has not stopped since its inception.
The group’s executive director, David Schulz, says that it is still going strong and that “we are going to continue to fight against this toxic legacy.”
In a statement, the NCL said that the company that is most likely to be facing the biggest lawsuit over toxic chemicals is Dow Chemical.
DowDuopoly is not the only company to face lawsuits over toxic substances.
In December, it was announced that Dow Chemical had been found guilty of violating federal law for using dioxin, a cancer-causing carcinogen, in its Roundup herbicide.
Dow is also facing charges from environmental groups over its use of the pesticide glyphosate, a powerful herbicide that has been linked to health problems in humans.
Dow and Monsanto have been the focus of other investigations by the EPA, including one in which it was accused of illegally dumping toxic chemicals into the Mississippi River.
In February, the Justice Department announced that it would investigate Dow and its parent company Monsanto over the chemical use in its corn, soybeans, and cotton industries.
And on Tuesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Authority announced that its Chemical Safety Board was investigating Dow and two other chemical companies over their chemical pollution at a chemical plant in Iowa.
Companies Still Have a Chance to Avoid The Allegations: As with many issues in the media, Scahili points out the risk of legal action is high.
But the companies are still trying to find a way to avoid this scrutiny.
The companies say they are committed to their clean product and are not interested in going to court over their toxic products, which have been linked in the past to cancer and other health problems.
But that hasn’t stopped the companies from pursuing the legal fight.
“The biggest challenge in this fight is finding a way for the public to see the facts about the companies and the companies’ operations,” Scahilla says.
ScAHILL IS A REPORTER FOR The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and The Nation. “
I hope that the courts and regulators will see through these threats to the environment and to the public’s health, and if the public is willing to take action, we can have a healthy and prosperous future,” he concludes.
ScAHILL IS A REPORTER FOR The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and The Nation.
He has worked for publications ranging from the New York Observer to the Washington Post and CNN, and he has covered the global energy and environmental movement since 2002.