The burning of hazardous chemicals following Ohio train derailment unleashed TOXIC materials used in PVC plastic
The controlled burn of hazardous chemicals three days after the Norfolk Southern train disaster in East Palestine has led to the release of toxic materials, including key elements in plastic production
According to the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA), at least five of the 20 railcars
transporting the toxic chemicals contained vinyl chloride
, a gas categorized as carcinogenic. The rest of the railcars had other chemicals that are also vital in plastic production. These included butyl acrylate and ethylhexyl acrylate. All of these toxins were burned and released into the air, surface water and surface soils.
Despite reports on these, Norfolk Southern and the EPA have repeatedly assured residents that levels of chemicals in the air and water are at levels deemed safe for human consumption
. But there is still widespread concern about safety, especially given the confirmation that 3,500 fish died in local streams, numerous reports of other dead animals and resident complaints about lingering headaches and irritated eyes.
's Brenda Baletti wrote: "Thousands of research papers have linked chemicals used in plastics
to a host of environmental and health impacts... including endocrine-disrupting compounds that cause problems in the body's hormonal systems and are linked to reproductive issues, obesity, diabetes, ADHD and autism." These chemicals also contain microplastics that are linked to respiratory, immune, reproductive and digestive system problems and increased cancer risk.
Vinyl chloride, a chemical used to make PVC (polyvinyl chloride) plastic, was the chemical released in the greatest quantity in the controlled burn at the train derailment site. Now, PVC is widely considered to be the most toxic plastic
, releasing dioxin and phthalate plasticizers at every phase of its life cycle. It is also one of the most commonly used and discarded forms of plastic, despite the fact that its toxic environmental and health effects have been extensively documented.
"Sadly, this is yet another painful reminder of the dangers of making, transporting, using and disposing of chemicals in plastics, especially PVC plastic," Toxic-Free Future, a nonprofit, said in a statement regarding the Ohio chemical catastrophe.
The production process for PVC exposes workers and surrounding communities not only to vinyl chloride but also to asbestos and the industrial "forever chemicals" known as PFAS.
The Center for Biological Diversity has been pressing the EPA since 2014 to regulate PVC waste as hazardous, calling it a "toxic time bomb" and "the most hazardous consumer products ever made."
"As long as we continue to use PVC, we will continue to have accidents like this and it is entirely preventable," Emily Jeffers, an attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity, told Inside Climate News
. "If we regulate PVC as the hazardous waste that it is, that could potentially force producers to develop materials with less toxic properties."
Authorities are covering up one of the most massive ecological nightmares in American history
In a recent interview with Resistance Chicks Michelle and Leah Svensson, Health Ranger and Natural News
founder Mike Adams revealed that the controlled burn may have also created dioxin, a persistent organic pollutant that is the scariest and most toxic molecule
created by mankind. Dioxin can be toxic at parts-per-quadrillion concentrations.
The persistent chemical can cause toxic effects on the human body at concentrations 100,000 times lower than where glyphosate begins to show toxicity. "That's just an estimate. The real number may be a million times or more," Adams clarified. He added that dioxins are always created when chlorinated compounds are burned within a certain temperature range.
As of writing, EPA and the local government of Ohio are still refusing to test for dioxins, not even admitting that the harmful chemical has been released into the ecosystem. Adams thinks they actually already did some tests but concealed the results.
"No doubt they already have their own secret dioxin test results and they are panicked over those numbers, trying to figure out how to sweep this whole problem under the rug without having to face the reality of an evacuation order that will likely soon be necessary," he commented. (Related: East Palestine toxic chemical spill could affect far-off cities and suburbs
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