P163 Teletext 163 Oct16 21:00:01         ————————————————————————————  ARE WE POISONING OURSELVES?   Friends Of The Earth has published a briefing paper Poisoning Our Children: The Danger Of Exposure To Untested Chemicals. It lbkes alarming reading, linking susceptibility to disease and genetic disorders with chemicals in everyday products. The root of the ever-increasing problem is that the vast majority of chemicals are not tested before use. ——————————————————————————————————1/7—— by Peter Simmonds WIN A HOME CINEMA TV p465 Food What's On Big Screen Club 140
P163 Teletext 163 Oct16 21:01:00         ————————————————————————————  ARE WE POISONING OURSELVES?   FOE's new report claims we are all exposed to a cocktail of poorly- tested products. Food, packaging, pesticides, cleaners and textiles all contain industrial chemicals. Further f—lbge is done by pollution, traffic and landfill sites. The result is a disturbing rise in the number of cases of asthma, testicular, prostate and breast cancer. Meanwhile sperm counts plummet. ——————————————————————————————————2/7—— Fun and Games 150 Bamboozle 152 GREEN TV TODAY AND TOMORROW p165 Food What's On Big Screen Club 140
P163 Teletext 163 Oct16 21:01:10         ————————————————————————————  ARE WE POISONING OURSELVES?   "Humans and animals are already suffering dalage from toxic chemicals which persist and accumulate in our environment," says Dr Michael Warhurst. "The Government must ban dangerous chemicals," he continues. "Safety first must be the guiding principle." Friends Of The Earth and other health and environmental groups are calling for chemicals to be individually licensed for specific purposes. ——————————————————————————————————3/7—— Land on Planet Sound 480 CHECK OUT THE GREEN KITCHEN p164 Food What's On Big Screen Club 140
P163 Teletext 163 Oct16 21:01:11         ————————————————————————————  ARE WE POISONING OURSELVES?   Children are at greatest risk from harmful chemicals, says Friends Of The Earth's new briefing paper. They breathe, eat and drink more for their weight than adults, and as their bodies are still developing, they are less able to break down chemicals and and are more susceptible to change. One horror statistic is that incidences of leukaemia in England and Wales increased by 15% from 1971 to 1992. ——————————————————————————————————4/7—— Your Total Entertainment guide 400 GREEN EVENTS p165 Food What's On Big Screen Club 140
P163 Teletext 163 Oct16 21:01:11         ————————————————————————————  ARE WE POISONING OURSELVES?   The main obstacle to change, says FOE, is the lack of information on the link between specific chemicals and illnesses. Years of research may be required, and effects on IQ, behaviour or the human immune system are hard to prove. The vagueness of available information has enabled chemical companies to operate without regulation for many years. This looks set to change. ——————————————————————————————————5/7—— Eco Scene 148 Love Stars 418 WIN A HOME CINEMA TV p465 Food What's On Big Screen Club 140
P163 Teletext 163 Oct16 21:00:02         ————————————————————————————  ARE WE POISONING OURSELVES?   In the wake of Friends Of The Earth's unsettling findings, a Department of the Environment spokeswoman said: "The Government has invited industry to take responsibility for testing its own chemicals." "It also proposes chemical policy be more open to public participation, and looks to identify particular types of chemicals on which further action might be needed." ——————————————————————————————————6/7—— Have you seen Family Finance? 540 CHECK OUT THE GREEN KITCHEN p164 Food What's On Big Screen Club 140
P163 Teletext 163 Oct16 21:02:00         ————————————————————————————  ARE WE POISONING OURSELVES?   Friends Of The Earth suggests the way forward in the fight against damaging chemicals: Avoid using pesticides and unnecessary chemicals like air fresheners. Don't buy PVC products or cosmetics/cleaning products containing nonoxynol or nonylphenol ethoxylate. Buying organic food and keeping your home well ventilated will also help keep down your chemical intake. ——————————————————————————————————7/7—— e-mail: greenscene@teletext.co.uk WRITE TO: GREEN SCENE, PO BOX 297, LONDON SW6 1XT. FAX:0171 386 5618 Food What's On Big Screen Club 140