12 Jun '11, 6pm

What Dow Chemical doesn’t want you to know about your water: via @grist (attempts a PR 'greenwash')

@BioSci2020 So, if you're not connected with Dow, or the synthetic chemical manufacturing industry, why then do you carry their water (I'm assuming that you are an unpaid advocate) and blow smoke in our faces? "Some of your statements are not only misleading, but criminal". Oh, please, your shite won't sell on this site. "(L)egacy contaminants", PR-speak if ever I've heard it. Yes, dioxin is a group of chemical compounds (put "Russell Bliss" into a search engine; Times Beach, anyone?), not a single chemical. So what? That doesn't change the fact that it is a dangerous chemical, er, excuse me, group of chemicals. Dioxin is how most people know it, and refer to it. As for this, "You failed to address their simple request to mention the virtual conference which was meant to address the very ideas you claim to be an advocate for", well, isn't it rather possible that a corporat...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/pollution/2011-06-08-what-dow-chemic...

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