When baby bottles get evil
A cute new animated video reveals the dirty tactics behind the toxic chemical lobby.
Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 12:02 PM
Image courtesy of Safer Chemicals Healthy Families
Did you love The Meatrix
, with Moofius exposing the scariness of factory farmed meat? Then here’s some more entertaining eco-edutainment for you, this time featuring evil baby bottles and scheming smart phones.
These animated characters are part of the toxic chemical lobby push to brainstorm ways to stop — or at least drastically water down — a reform of the current laws, which aren’t strong enough to keep cancer-causing chemicals out of basic consumer goods.
While humorous, the short video covers a lot of ground. You’ll get a crash course on what crazy chemical is in what seemingly benign everyday item, what sneaky techniques the chemical industry has used to halt reform in the past ("I know — we can put green on all our products!”), and what tactics they’re trying to use now to water down new efforts to regulate toxic chemicals.
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