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And the winner for most toxic chemical is....

Just in time for the Oscars, the environmental group Californians for a Healthy and Green Economy is holding its own red-carpet event. An eco version of the Razzies, the Toxies will take place Wednesday at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood and hand out awards for "bad actor" chemicals.

More than 80,000 chemicals are competing for awards in six categories, but it’s lead that will walk away with the "lifetime achievement in harm" award for its longstanding role in child poisoning; Bisphenol-A for "worst breakthrough performance" due to its leaching properties; and toluene, phthalates and formaldehyde for "best performance in an ensemble cast" (i.e., their widespread use in nail salons.

The first of what is planned as an annual event, the Toxies are timed not only for the Oscars but in advance of next week’s release of California’s Department of Toxic Substances’ Green Chemistry Initiative, a list of harmful chemicals and a set of requirements designed to keep toxics and non-biodegradable products out of the state.

"We wanted to make these issues accessible to people," said Martha Dina Arguello, executive director of L.A.-based Physicians for Social Responsibility, one of several groups involved in creating the Toxies. "When we do education on these issues, it tends to scare people, so we wanted a fun way to show how bad these chemicals are. They should not be in products. They should not get work, just like bad actors don’t get work."

-- Susan Carpenter

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Let's retire those "Bad Actor Chemicals!" Follow this link to take action and tell your representatives that we want safer alternatives to Toxies awardees

So lead was acknowledged as one of the bad actors. Hey Paul is there credible scinece that disputes the toxic effects of this heavy metal.

It’s clear among recent science frauds that partisan ideologies and cultish environmentalism have replaced prudent science in the issues of climate change. What is also clear is that environmentalism no longer offers any product or service in support of our future security and prosperity. Militant environmentalism and green-obsessed bureaucrats have become an “axis of antagonism” that we can no longer afford.

Kudos for coming up with such an entertaining and creative way to publicize such an important and otherwise depressing issue.

The event is tomorrow Wednesday, March 3rd, 11 am, Egyptian Theater. It is time to get rid of these bad actor chemicals from the products use everyday.


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