8.2.16

WHAT DO YOU SEE?


What do you see?

Athlete, talent, intelligence, beauty, health?

What else do you see?

Perhaps a world where one in two Americans will be diagnosed with cancer? How can that be?

Do you see a young woman in make-up, wearing hair, skin-care products and dressed in synthetic textiles? Exposed daily to untested combinations of hidden toxic chemicals from carcinogens to hormone disruptor's.

In 1965 Ralph Nader published a book ‘Unsafe at Any Speed’ accusing car manufactures of a resistance to introduce safety features and spend money on improving safety.

In 2016 do we need another Nader moment ‘Unsafe at Any Level’ accusing the chemical industry of a reluctance to rigorously test combinations of toxic chemicals prior to being used in consumer products?

It’s our time to act.
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5.2.16

LAST TO KNOW


DuPont faces 40 trials a year over cancer tied to water-repellent chemical known as PFC: C8 or PFOA.
This single case proves beyond doubt that chemicals in consumer products are insufficiently tested for safety prior to being used.
Just think how many brands (products) used this chemical for non-stick applications for decades; including cooking utensils and textiles. Many of us will still be using Teflon coated pans and waterproof apparel containing this toxic chemical.
To give you a specific example GR looked at leading sportswear brands RSL's and found PFOA stated in their polyester apparel. There is currently no legal obligation for clothing brands to disclose the toxic chemicals they use to their customers.
We can't be the only people who find this alarming 'cancer causing chemicals in your sportswear'.
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2.2.16

ROUNDUP


Glyphosate, the main ingredient in the Monsanto’s flagship product Roundup, is now the “most widely applied pesticide worldwide,” according to a report published today in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Sciences Europe.
Though mainly used in agriculture, Roundup has also been sprayed on gardens and golf courses. Does your local Golf course use RoundUp?
Other scientific studies link glyphosate exposure to adverse liver and kidney problems, as well as non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Last March, the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC), the World Health Organization’s cancer research arm, infamously declared that glyphosate was a “possible carcinogen.”
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1.2.16

THE C WORD.


What we do know is that the overall incidence of cancer has been increasing in recent decades. And there is a compelling—and growing—body of evidence linking this troubling trend to toxic chemicals in our daily environments: carcinogens and hormone disruptor's in our environment and consumer products.
There are more than 80,000 chemicals in commercial use. Chemicals in products we all use every day. Chemicals to which we are all exposed throughout the course of our lives.
The legislation “regulating” chemicals exempted about 60,000 chemicals from testing for safety. And in 40 years only 200 chemicals have been tested for human safety. Out of these, only five chemicals have ever been restricted due to their harmful impact on human health.
The conclusion is not that we have about 80,000 harmless chemicals on the market; the shameful truth is that our regulators and legislators have been asleep at the wheel and subservient to the lobbying of the powerful chemical industry, while we've all been exposed to countless toxic chemicals linked to cancer and other health problems.
Consumers need to start asking their favourite brands to disclose the carcinogens and hormone disruptor's in the products we love and use, as we cannot rely on anybody else.
Ref: Karuna Jagger - Health Insights.
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29.1.16

HORMONE DISRUPTOR


'Hormone Disruptor' polo.
From the 'honesty is not the best policy' 2016 Golf Refugees collection.
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How many hormone disruptor chemicals are used in your sports apparel?
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PERFORMANCE ENHANCING


Is Golf’s anti-doping policy a joke?

Professional golfers could use performance enhancing drugs such as HGH – human growth hormone, to gain extra distance off the tee and be confident that the Tours current anti-doping policy will not catch them.

HGH can only be detected by taking blood samples, which the Tour currently resist, citing taking blood could harm a golfers performance..

"I'm all for more testing" Rory McIlroy "I don’t think they should blood-test at tournaments. If you've ever had a needle in here [pointing to his arm], you get a dead arm for a day. But out of competition, testing is no problem at all."

But Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and McIlroy headlined a group of Tour stars who told in 2013, that they had never been tested away from a tournament venue. John Daly called the Tour's testing policy "a big joke" and said he and other Tour pros know exactly when they will be tested, a claim the Tour denies.

The Tour's drug-testing program was designed not so much to catch cheaters as to reassure sponsors that there are no cheaters to catch. The resulting program is too simple, too soft and too secretive to combat the increasingly sophisticated science of doping, according to top officials from WADA and the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
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28.1.16

NAME YOUR PRICE


Which golf pro would wear this polo shirt on tour?
Name your price.
Other shirts from this 'honesty is not the best policy' 2016 Golf Refugees collection are;
Carcinogens inside and hormone disruptor.
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