May 23, 2008

Chávez toxic gifts

Not, the toxicity of Chávez does not comes only from his hell-produced fumes and his disgusting devil like monkey face.

For Cuba, from now on, his toxicity will also come smuggled in the 14, 000 plastic houses he's planning to "donate" to the island.

Houses that are going to be build with PVC (polyvinyl chloride), a plastic derived from oil that is consider the worst type of plastic.

PVC has also lately being associated with the release of dioxins and phthalates, which are some kind of hormone disruptor chemicals. Worst case scenario: Remember Viktor Yushchenko?

EPA has it in the list of top 33 worst air pollutants in urban areas.

Plastic #3 (Polyvinyl Chloride): The nonprofits Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ) and Environmental Health Strategy Center have asked companies to phase out the use of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a type of plastic widely used in construction and consumer goods, because it poses serious health threats at every stage of its life cycle.

In a report entitled “PVC: Bad News Comes in 3s,” the groups explain that PVC production requires highly polluting and cancer-causing chemicals that have contaminated the areas where PVC is manufactured. They also point out that PVC is often made with plasticizers such as phthalates, which can leach out of or evaporate from the finished products and have been shown to cause developmental and reproductive damage.

And, they point out that PVC incineration leads to the emission of dioxins, which are known to cause cancer, as well as reproductive, developmental, and immune problems. Landfilling PVC can cause the plastic’s toxic additives to leach into groundwater. PVC is very difficult to recycle and contaminates other kinds of plastics when recycled with them.

But, wait a minute, what the heck am I talking about?

After the inexplicable sickening of prisoners with tuberculosis, cancer and who knows how many other things, what difference will it make the slowly poisoning of thousands of homeless Cubans?

There is not ACLU or Greenpeace or anything like that in the tropical gulag... nobody is going to pay attention to those meaningless details, right? Even when most of the European countries are working to legally rule out that plastic from the construction materials, who cares?

Would it be possible that we need to "put things in perspective"and while Americans and Europeans need to protect their right to a healthy existence, second class Cubans only need a stupid roof to live and then, being eternally blackmailed by castros, inc and its monkey ally for that "gift".

Well, meantime, I guess I'll tell all my relatives, friends and neighbors back there to not buy, under any circumstance, the story behind chávez's gift. You know, por si acaso.

The ruins of the colonial buildings in Havana might be deadly, but you will always have the chance to run away from the derrumbe. After all, they were built years ago, with simple things as cemento, ladrillo y arena.

From these chemicals; well, I'm not quite sure they'll be able to run.

1 comment:

Aguaya Berlín said...

Ni les interesa ahora ni les interesará después. Ya se justificarán de alguna forma. Y si alguien osó decir o escribir algo en contra, eso está engavetado, ténlo por seguro... Mientras, aplauden a Chávez y lo ponen en la gloria........

Saludos, Mailyn!!