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Saturday, July 4th, 2009
12:59 pm
[rosylavie]
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hi,

I am sharing this information with you. I hope you appreciate, this is medicine for the future.

If the links are not working, it's better to go directly on the corresponding website (link at the end of this post).

Happy Independance Day,
Julie

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

By Jean Brandau, About.com

Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber

 
We're all concerned about our health, feeling good and having lots of energy. Everyone knows that we must have oxygen in order to live. Now oxygen is being recognized as a "new" healing therapy. According to Oxygen Therapy: The First 150 Years, "Supplemental or 'extra' oxygen is one of the most widely used therapies for people admitted to the hospital." Going one step further, Hyperbaric Oxygenationis being used as a supplement to conventional treatments of all kinds of diseases and medical conditions: breast cancer, asthma, cerebral palsy, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, headaches, multiple sclerosis, wound healing and stroke, just to name a few. People are using it to help themselves heal faster from surgeries and injuries.

"Hyper" means increased and "baric" relates to pressure. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy(HBOT) refers to intermittent treatment of the entire body with oxygen at greater than normal atmospheric pressures. As Dr. Cranton explains: "This increased pressure, combined with an increase in oxygen, dissolves oxygen in to the blood and in all body tissues and fluids at up to 20 times normal concentration-high enough to sustain life with no blood at all."

You've probably heard about Michael Jackson's use of a Hyperbaric oxygen therapy. I remember reading that he slept in an oxygen chamber. Many athletics can't afford to be sidelined for very long in their sport and need to recover as quickly as possible from any injuries. Professional athletes, like Lance Armstrong, own their on Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber and get back on their feet quicker than those who don't.

In Dr. Morton Walker's book Hyperbaric OxygenTherapy, he says:

  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is known to reverse the effects of strokes and head injuries. It has helped damaged tissues, fights infections and diseases. HBOT uses pressurized oxygen administered in special chambers, It has been used for years to treat divers with the bends. As time has gone on, doctors have discovered other applications for this remarkable treatment.
There are two different kinds of chambers--a monoplace chamber with an acrylic shell that holds one person in a supine position. The other type of chamber is multiplace and can hold from 2-10 people. You can usually sit up in these big chambers. For more information, see The History of Hyperbaric Chambers and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.


http://huntsville.about.com/od/spas/a/oxygentherapy.htm
Wednesday, June 24th, 2009
12:47 pm
[rosylavie]
Sign the Universal Declaration of Resistance to Mandatory Vaccination
Sign the Universal Declaration of Resistance to Mandatory Vaccination

(NaturalNews) Vaccine against the "swine flu" will be ready in July. It has been developed in half the time it used to take to develop flu vaccines due to Baxter International's patented technology. This means about 13 weeks from drawing board to injection instead of the usual 26. Never mind time for testing to see if it is safe. You remember Baxter, don't you? It is the company that in February delivered seasonal flu vaccine to 18 countries that was laced with live "bird flu" virus.

With the declaration earlier this month by the World Health Organization (WHO) that the "swine flu" has reached pandemic Level 6 (they had to change the definition of level 6 to make this determination work), a whole series of bureaucratic prerogatives have been triggered, and local, state, national, and international agencies have been further empowered. In the U.S., all laws and conditions are now in place to see to it that you are forced to be injected with the new "swine flu" vaccine, whether you want to be or not. In the U.S., the government is now able to mandate universal mass vaccinations at gunpoint.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, there will be no exemptions. "A certain amount of human wastage" is expected.

The new vaccine is made with squalene oil as an adjuvant. According to Dr. Viera Scheibner, micropaleontologist and world renowned researcher in the field of vaccine effectiveness and danger, squalene "contributed to the cascade reactions known as Gulf War Syndrome. GIs developed arthritis, fibromyalgia, lymphadenopathy, photosensitive rashes, malar rashes, chronic fatigue, chronic headaches, abnormal body hair loss, non-healing skin lesions, aphthous ulcers, dizziness, weakness, memory loss, seizures, mood changes, neuropsychiatric problems, anti-thyroid effects, anemia, elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, systemic lupus arythmatosus, multiple sclerosis, deadly Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Raynaud's Syndrome with paroxysms of lack of blood in fingers and toes, Sjogren's Syndrome with blurred vision, chronic diarrhea, night sweats, and low grade fever."

In 2002, a U.S. federal judge ruled that there was good cause to believe squalene to be harmful. He ordered the Pentagon to stop endorsing its use.

In 1976, during another flu scare and government insistence on flu shots, only one person died from the actual flu, while hundreds of Americans died for the vaccine, according to information chronicled by Paul Mickle of the Trentonian.

So far, the deaths of 87 people in the U.S. have been attributed to "swine flu". However, most or all of these deaths are likely the result of pre-existing conditions or compromised immune systems, according to journalist Jane Burgermeister in her charges against the WHO, United Nations, and Baxter International. Yet in the face of this almost non-existent risk, the WHO has just declared the first full fledged flu pandemic of the century, urging countries to shore up defenses against the virus they characterize as "not stoppable". Each year, the usual seasonal flu kills up to 500,000 people and infects up to five million people worldwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Is all this hype for the purpose of making Baxter shareholders rich by turning the population of the U.S. into lab rats? Or is it something more sinister? Could the vaccine mandated for the U.S. population also contain live flu virus? Whatever the answer to these questions is, there is a way to avoid being herded into nearby schools that are standing by to be turned into shot clinics.

Here is the link to the Universal Declaration of Resistance to Mandatory Vaccination website:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/a-universal-declaration-of-resistance-to-mandatory-vaccinations

There you can sign a petition targeted for the World Health Organization stating you do not recognize the authority of the WHO to mandate general forced vaccinations. With this petition you are able to stake a claim to the sovereignty of your body and stand up for exclusive self-determination. The petition holds elected governments accountable in this defense by issuing a notice of preemptive Class Action Lawsuit to be served in the event the inalienable rights of the people are forsaken. The petition is sponsored by the Vaccine Resistance Movement.

For more information: http://www.naturalnews.com/025760.html + http://www.naturalnews.com/022384.htmlhttp://www.naturalnews.com/report_HPV_Vaccine_0.html + http://www.naturalnews.com/025759_influenza_pandemic_NaturalNews.html

About the author
Barbara is a school psychologist, a published author in the area of personal finance, a breast cancer survivor using "alternative" treatments, a born existentialist, and a student of nature and all things natural.
Friday, June 12th, 2009
11:49 am
[rosylavie]
The madness MUST stop before it reaps its deadly havoc
Hi people,

I am sharing this information with you because it's too important.

Peace, love and real true health on Earth,

Julie

Pandemic Level Just Raised to Level 6!

Field Day for Vaccine Makers: Australia Orders Swine Flu Doses, Every Child in Scotland to Receive H1N1 Vaccine

 WAIT!  There IS No Pandemic.

The only dangers in this absurd "Pandemic" are the political dangers:

1. UN can take control of every country in a Pandemic see http://ochaonline.un.org/OchaLinkClick.aspx?link=ocha&docId=1095473 See also www.spp-psp.gc.ca/eic/site/spp-psp.nsf/vwapj/pandemic-influenza.pdf/$FILE/pandemic-influenza.pdf in http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?p=2698

2. State and Federal Laws allow choice of forced vaccination or incarceration in prisons or camps http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?p=2802 making it ESSENTIAL to demand the right to self-quarantine NOW: http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=27275

Read Free Natural Solutions Foundation White Paper on Self Quarantine:  http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?p=2752

3. Unsafe, untested and unnecessary weaponized vaccines are being produced against a non-existant threat at a global cost of trillions of dollars - and who knows how many lives? http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?p=2764

The madness MUST stop before it reaps its deadly havoc.  We are the force that MUST stop it.  If you have never understood the dangers before, if you have convinced yourself that others could take care of the problem, if you have harbored fantasies that Big Pharma, the UN and your own government would really not do you any harm, now would be a good time to wake up from that comfortable, but quite groundless dream.

I promise you that if we do not, in our millions, demand the right to self quarantine instead of unbelievable this vaccine or being marched off to a FEMA camp or State Prison, unbelievable numbers of us will fall ill and die - not from this clearly weaponized virus (even if it is re-engineered to make it a more successful killer than it has been so far) but from the vaccines and the social chaos which results from the marshal law and containment tactics used against us.

Here is the Action Item calling for the right to self quarantine again: http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=27275

USE IT NOW and SHARE IT WITH EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST. 

Don't forget the video of the day and the health freedom blog, both on our website, www.HealthFreedomUSA.org

Monday, March 12th, 2007
11:56 pm
[deita]
Hello everyone. I have just launched a new website about environmental issues from dangers of deodorant to energy use to toxic living. I really need objective opinions and critiques on how to improve the site. Do you find the content interesting, does it catch you attention, would you want to see something else there? I'm still working on it and updating it. This is very important to me, so please guys, if you have time take a look and tell me what you think. I am new to building websites. http://www.downwithbasics.com
(moderators, if you find this post inappropriate, by all means, delete it. I just thought that this would be the right type of community to ask for opinions on the subject environment. I am sorry if I have misread the rules).

crossposted in other communities
Friday, July 28th, 2006
10:42 am
[megamiasuka]
repost. Mrow.

Alaska's majestic gray wolves are in grave danger. Marksmen use low-flying planes to chase the wolves, run them to exhaustion and shoot them to death at point-blank range. More than 150 wolves have already been killed this year!

Help us Save America's Wolves! Sign the petition below to urge the Bush administration to end the brutal slaughter of these magnificent animals by enforcing the Federal Airborne Hunting Act.





Hundreds of Idaho wolves are at risk in Idaho, where in 2001 legislators passed a measure calling for the elimination of wolves "by any means necessary."

Fill out the form below to urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to deny Idaho’s recent requests to kill wolves in the Clear Water Basin and in areas where they are still protected under the Endangered Species Act.



Current Mood: mrow.
Saturday, June 10th, 2006
1:21 pm
[megamiasuka]
Some articles from Organic Consumers Association
Some articles I was emailed that I thought you guys might find interesting:

Monsanto Cotton killing goats and sheep...
Shows some of the horrible effects of GMOs.

Corn based ethanol and other fuel resources...
A few of the negative sides of corn based fuels over other more efficient oils and such.

Genetically engineered foods may produce herbicides in our stomachs...
A cycle within our stomachs that has somewhat ambiguous effects on our body.

Canadian health care vs US health care...

Current Mood: sort of disgusted
Tuesday, February 28th, 2006
2:19 pm
[daturafae]
Take Action!
ok, I'm hopping on my soapbox for a sec...

Congress Poised to Pass Bill Taking Away Your Right to Know What's in Your Food

Fight for honest food labels!

The House will vote March 2, 2006 on a bill that would gut state food safety and labeling laws. This makes it easier for big food corporations to hide some nasty ingredients (like known carcinogens!!) in your food.

This not only will allows us to be exposed to known toxins without our consent or knowledge, but is also a huge risk for people with certain food allergies.

Please read, and contact your state rep via --> THIS SITE <-- or your own direct action ASAP.
PLEASE spread the word!

Thanx,
Lau

(BTW, that site is part of a very reputable organization. Your info does not place you on any mailing lists and is only used to determine your local congressman/congresswoman and send the petition on your behalf.)

[x-posted in many appropriate places]
Wednesday, August 24th, 2005
10:18 pm
[tippy_cup_ella]
Please sign this petition to protect the National Forests of the United States. You must be a US citizen to sign. The petition reads:

To: U.S. Congress
Dear members of Congress:

Please introduce the Forever Wild Act, as supported by the Native Forest Council, to the 109th session of Congress. Our public lands, now owned and hereafter acquired, deserve complete and total protection from extractive industries. Do everything in your power to eliminate all logging, road building, grazing, mining, and drilling on every acre of Federal public lands, including but not limited to: National Forests, National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, Wilderness Areas, BLM lands, and National Monuments.

Sincerely,

The Undersigned


http://www.petitiononline.com/ZEROCUT/petition.html

thanks for your support!

Carey Ella
Saturday, June 11th, 2005
10:00 pm
[beginning]
Sustainable Long Island/Girl Scouts of Nassau County Patch Design Contest
I know a lot of LiveJournal users like making icons and other graphics, so maybe this will interest you.

Sustainable Long Island is having a contest to design the new "Brownfield Buster" patch for the Girl Scouts of Nassau County. According to SLI, "[t]he winning design will be made into the Girl Scouts' new Brownfield Buster patch, awarded to Girl Scouts in Nassau County who learn about and help raise awareness of brownfields cleanup and redevelopment." The winning designer will receive $250 (USD) for their work (though, really, whoever wins ought to decline the money so it can go towards future programs).

Brownfields are an unfortunate part of the landscape in many areas across the globe, but they're especially prevalent in urban/suburban areas like western Long Island, where businesses come and go and often leave a path of ecological destruction behind them. Brownfields are not only unsightly — they are usually hazardous to the environment and those living around them. The Girl Scouts of Long Island are working to clean up Long Island's 6,800 brownfields and help restore them as either parks or viable yet responsible commercial areas, and this patch will help to further encourage them to do so.

The following information is from SLI's news brief about the contest, but I'm posting it here in case the article is deleted soon:

"Submit your full-color designs by email (na@sustainableli.org) or by mail to Brownfield Buster, Sustainable Long Island, 55 Hilton Avenue, lower level, Garden City, NY 11530. The deadline for submissions is July 8, 2005. Designs may be any shape, but must include the words 'Brownfield Buster' and the Sustainable Long Island logo, which can be downloaded here.

Entries will be judged by an impartial panel. For more information, please contact us at (516) 873-0230. For past examples of Girl Scouts patch designs, visit www.gsnc.org."

Post about this in your graphics design communities! You can take my text as long as you give me (beginning) credit and ask others to do the same. (Linking back to this post would be ideal, thanks.) Please remember that designs must be clear, readable, and able to be stitched onto small patches. Those of you who were Scouts know how that goes. :)
Friday, June 10th, 2005
10:42 pm
[ameforstars]
re: the energy bill due out on the senate floor on mon. if activism= your thing, PLEASE HELP!
We would like @ least 100 copies of this letter sent to the sen. specter and santorum's energy aids that the Center for Creative Cooperation met with in DC on Wednesday, 8 June 2005. (letter = under this lj cut)Collapse )
Present at the meeting were 5 representatives (including myself) from a newly formed NEPA "activist umbrella" called The Center for Creative Cooperation, which is a center for activists groups who support sane energy policies, environmentalism and general social justice issues to coalesce and support one another. The Center fully advocates the autonomy of each group, but is in place to help garner support and numbers for grass roots organizations.

The first section of the letter highlights some of what they SAID to us during out 90 minute conversation/debate. The second section is what WE support (as the Center for Creative Cooperation). Between all of us and our groups, these aides, Mr. Dower and Mr. Beynon, need to receive at least 100 hundred of these emailed letters this weekend, since the energy bill hits the Senate floor Monday.

We fully understand that these letters may not change the course of energy bill history. HOWEVER

1. These letters will put these guys on notice that we weren't kidding when we said that we represented a "strong coalition of concerned citizen groups," I wasn't making it up - they need to know we have some numbers here.

2. They understand that for every letter they get, there are 10 more people in our groups who support what the letter says.

Please, spread the word to groups/people who you think may be interested........we would like @ least 100 letters/emails to be sent to these guys by monday.

If they only get a few, our impact int he future will be considerably less--if they get more than a few, we will matter more. GRASS ROOTS WORKS ON NUMBERS - So let's show them we have numbers!!!

All you have to do with the letter is:

paste the following two emails into the address line:
Matthew_Beynon@santorum.senate.gov Thomas_Dower@specter.senate.gov

if you know friends or other PA groups who would be interested in voicing similar (or the same) concerns, please forward this email to them, and have them send this message (or something similar...) to the email addresses listed above.

then, please sign your name (and address if you're from PA) under the "sincerely".

One more thing, i have recently started a (potentially... still have to file the paper work) non-profit group called S.A.F.E.R. (Student Action for Environmental Responsibilty). The only requirement to support this group is to be a student or a supporter of students/student action, so if you are interested in this (and you do not have to be a PA resident to "join") please let me know via a comment and if you are interested and choose to send a letter to san/spects reps please include something like:

Amie Monte
Member of S.A.F.E.R. (Student Action for Environmental Responsibilty)

after the closing "sincerely" of the letter.

thanks! if anyone has any ?'s about the meeting/lobbying for a sane energy policy lemme know:)

peace!

one more time: the letter we would like forwardedCollapse )


and please comment if you are forwarding the message because we would like to keep track of how many emails are being sent to the senators. thanks!!!

(cross-posted)
Friday, May 13th, 2005
7:36 pm
[knockoutapathy]




May 13, 2005

Corporate America and other American leaders are moving on global warming -- now it's time for Congress to do the same.

In recent weeks, the CEOs of General Electric, Exelon, Duke Energy and Xerox have announced their support for limits to carbon dioxide emissions.

We need to use this momentum to send a clear message to Congress: The time to act is now.

That’s why we’re placing this ad at right in the The Washington Post, Roll Call (the "official" newspaper of Congress) and selected newspapers in key states.

The ads will cost $100,000 and we must raise these needed funds in the next 24 hours. We simply cannot afford to let this opportunity pass us by, which is why I am turning to committed environmentalists like you.


The ad has two messages:
  • First, it shows recognition for leadership on global warming from businesses, the evangelical community and other influentials.

  • Second, it delivers the message to political leaders in Washington: American business and community leaders are ready for you to act.


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Friday, March 11th, 2005
9:14 pm
[beginning]
Green and Still Chic, Newsweek
Green and Still Chic
Forget Birkenstocks. The new generation of ecofashion even works with Blahniks

By Sarah Childress and Ginanne Brownell
Newsweek, March 14, 2005

Here's a peek into your closet of the future. That sleek bodysuit? Woven from bamboo threads. The orange sheath? Corn fiber. The sequins on that red bolero jacket? Recycled Coke cans. All of these one-of-a-kind creations made their debut during the recent New York Fashion Week, where designers like Oscar de la Renta and Diane von Furstenberg demonstrated their newly green cred in a show of environmentally friendly fashion. Expect more styles like them at a store near you very soon. This week, Bono and his wife, longtime anti-nuke activist Ali Hewson, will launch their own ecofashion line, Edun (nude spelled backwards), which is produced in family-run factories in Africa and South America, not sweatshops. They'll join designers like Katharine Hamnett in Britain and Los Angeles-based Linda Loudermilk, who have helped pioneer the concept of "conscious commerce," encouraging consumers to make decisions based on their convictions as well as esthetics. "You can make a healthy profit," says Hewson, "and at the end of the day, people know that the clothes they are wearing have a good story behind them." Read more...Collapse )
Wednesday, February 26th, 2003
9:58 pm
[blackmeout]
Hi everyone,

I wanted to tell you all about the Grassroots Animal Rights Conference coming up next month. It's from March 31-April 3rd in Manhatten, New York. Now is the time to register. Check out info about the conference at garc and The Grassroots AR Conference.

Hope to see you there,

t
Sunday, February 20th, 2005
4:04 pm
[spazzzz]
i was just wondering if anyone has seen any threads for the peace corps? i've been thinking about joining after i graduate from college - thanks in advance!

<3
Friday, January 21st, 2005
12:48 pm
[knockoutapathy]
Hello everyone. I recently made a new community about Peak Oil & The Energy Crisis, named powerswitch. I'd like it if people joined, as the topic relies importantly, as with most of these issues, on word of mouth.

For an introduction to the basic issue, go here, or alternatively, watch this lovely animation:



I know this may not sound like much of an environmentalist issue. However the two problems resulting from the burning of fossil fuels are obviously linked, and only add weight to the arguments of each other. Believe me, I am concerned about nothing more than I am global warming, but the concept of modern civilisation imploding completely at the same time.. fills me with grief.

Here's an article by the admin of Powerswitch UK that explains the connection better than I can.

The Twin Terrors
Contributed by James Howard

Wednesday, 10 November 2004


Oil depletion and global warming are twin terrors, intertwined problems that share several facets. Both have been caused by humankind, both are a threat to humankind’s future and both continue to be in dispute even in the face of ever stronger evidence. A further feature, arguably, is that not enough is being done about either – in part due to ignorance but also because solutions to both involve rapid reductions in the burning of fossil fuels and the need for investment in cleaner, renewable alternative energy that currently is just not seen as economical.

It is true to say that to reduce global warming does not necessarily require us to find alternative energy sources. Strictly speaking, those that want to tackle global warming need not demand clean and renewable energy – simply the sharp reduction of carbon emissions. Equally, oil depletion poses a challenge in terms of energy and culture but the solution does not need to be clean. In theory, coal, as dirty as it is, could provide an alternative to oil, to an extent.

So it seems that solving one does not necessarily solve the other. In reality it would be difficult to find someone who thinks global warming is a problem but doesn’t see a need for alternative energy and, equally, anyone concerned about oil depletion would tend to prefer clean renewable energy rather than coal or nuclear. This is because, ultimately, if you solve the energy problem with - for example - coal, humanity cooks itself to death, and if you solve the global warming problem without addressing the energy problem, humans are left in a world devoid of all the progress it has made over history. The aim, ideally, is to have both the energy and, at the same time, not destroying the one and only planet that we have to live on.

Read more...Collapse )
Thursday, January 6th, 2005
7:11 pm
[shednoblood]
I dont mean for this to be an advertisement
unite and help each others causes


humanmajority join
Monday, December 13th, 2004
11:58 pm
[dertodesengel]
Any more fellows like me out there?
I just joined this community and I would like to give my introduction!

I am a lumberjack from Maine and I'm so glad that I found this place! I just love the smell of freshly cut wood, don't you? My car seat is full of the sawdust that comes off of me after I cut down some wood. Its a lovely feeling! If I could, I'd do it day and night! The sound of sawing is like music to my ears!

I think I have an idea for us, though. I'm going to bring it to my boss who will bring it to the state, so hopefully things will follow through. We're thinking about sending half our company over to the Amazon. You know, to see what that wood is like. We could use it for funiture, fire wood, buildings.. There are just so many uses and it seems like a waste NOT to go down there!

Well, I'll let you guess toss some ideas to me! Maybe we can all meet up at the Amazon, huh?

[This post brought to you by kinky_pinkers and is not to be taken seriously.]
Tuesday, June 29th, 2004
10:16 am
[_viva]
Help do your bit for your future!
For those of you interested in worldwide environmental issues, I have this community gpcyberactivism to promote Greenpeace's campaigns. It provides a little information and links if anyone wants to help support their campaigns, no costs involved whatsoever of course! Just a way of increasing awareness to those interested in world events, who may not receive Greenpeace's newsletters, or read their site, or (even you do) a quick lj way to the latest news! :)
Tuesday, March 9th, 2004
12:01 pm
[thebluestar98]
Plastiks in Foooood.
http://www.checnet.org/healthehouse/education/articles-detail.asp?Main_ID=188

there are lots of studies going on now noting the chemical residues that leach into food products that are stored in plastics. the chemicals in plastics ARE NOT GOOD FOR YOU. lucky for us, most food is packaged and stored in plastics. hmph.

http://www.thegreenguide.com/doc.mhtml?i=77&s=plastics

"These chemicals include suspected carcinogens or endocrine disruptors, which have been linked to reproductive system harm." fun stuff....

so, better safe than sorry, these tests are still going on, tyr as much as possible to store food in glass or steel containers. plastic sucks for the earth anyway, it doesnt go away, its time to stop with the plastic craze. more companies are starting to use glass as a packaging alternative.

the greenguide site lists that ziplock bags are "safe", still nonbiodegradable methinks, but safe for ur food. they also have a comprehensive list of which plastics do the most and least harm. THE LIST IS SORTED BY WHICH NUMBER THE PLASTIC IS RECYCLED BY, SO PAY ATTENTION TO THE NUMBERS WHEN BUYING FOOD. i read that industrial grade plastic wrap [deli wrap] has more pvc's in it, and food should be taken out ASAP. the same source said that glad wrap [home use] is safer, dunno why tho.

in short:

#1 Polyethylene Terephthalate (PETE or PET): No known hazards.

#2 High Density Polyethylene (HDPE): No known hazards

#3 Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC or vinyl): Plasticizers are added to many PVC products to make them flexible. These include phthalates -- suspected endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). DEHA, another possible endocrine disruptor, was found to leach from PVC cling wraps into cheese in 1998 tests by Consumer Reports. Grocery stores commonly use PVC to wrap deli meats and cheeses. Reynolds cling wrap is PVC. Appalachian Mountain spring water and some vegetable oils are bottled in PVC. And PVC's manufacture and incineration produces highly toxic dioxins, as does the PVDC used in Saran Wrap, according to Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports.

#4 Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE): No known hazards.

#5 Polypropylene (PP): No known hazards.

#6 Polystyrene (PS or Styrofoam): Made from styrene, a suspected carcinogen, PS also contains p-nonylphenol; both chemicals are suspected EDCs. Do not consume fatty foods or alcoholic beverages from Styrofoam containers; styrene can leach into these substances. Some opaque plastic cutlery is PS, as well.

#7 Other Resins, including Polycarbonate (PC): Most clear plastic baby bottles and 5-gallon water bottles are made of PC. Bisphenol-A, an EDC in PC, has been found in water and heated infant formulas bottled in PC, as well as food cans lined with a plastic film.

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