Chemical Disclosure

In 2009, President Obama authorized funding to develop an open and easily searchable database listing all medical, chemical, and research information on the 800,000 chemicals used in everyday consumer and industrial products. Grants from the NINDS, which were funded in part through the Recovery Act, went to medical Universities, NIH, and other non-profit research hospitals to study the health and genetic effects caused by exposure to these chemicals. These studies report and confirm that exposures to these chemicals cause an increase in Obesity, Diabetes, Parkinson, Bi-polar, Schizophrenia, Autism, Allergies, Asthma, Immune disorders, and Cancers.

The Department of Defense partially funded a study on the potential exposures to military personnel of these common chemicals. Vinclozolin, a fungicide used in the wine industry; Permethrin and DEET, a mixture in pesticides; Bisphenol A (BPA) and Phthalates (DEHP, DBP), mixtures that are used in plastics, and jet fuel, when it's used in road dust control. The study linked these chemicals to ovarian diseases in multi-generations of female offspring with no further exposure.

On January 4, 2011, President Obama passed the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years. These reforms aim to ensure that the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it.
Does your vote blindly follow politicians who talk of smaller government and less regulation for the benefit of large corporations? Or should your future vote count for the protection of your health and the health of future generations?