23 Aug '11, 8am

Did the Plastic Industry Rewrite California's Text Books? - Earth Island Journal

Did the Plastic Industry Rewrite California's Text Books? - Earth Island Journal

Environmental groups, particularly those that have been actively supporting plastic bag bans in California, are apoplectic about the edits to the curriculum. "As a mother of two kids I say this: Is it not enough that for 100 years our children have been exposed to toxic chemicals from plastic in baby formula cans, plastic baby toys and baby products, baby shampoo and countless others?" said Daniella Russo, executive director of Plastic Pollution Coalition , an Earth Island Project. "Is it not enough that our babies are now born with chemicals in their blood? Now, they need to poison their minds also?! Plastic industry, get out of our bodies, our food, our air, and don't even try to get into the classrooms!"

Full article: http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListR...

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