Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Toxins! Toxins! Everywhere

Ah, the Daily Mail Leading Question.

Have toxins damaged millions of children?


'Millions of children around the world may have suffered brain damage as a result of industrial pollution, scientists warn today.' Ah yes, this monolithic block of scientists again.

'The disorders include conditions such as autism, attention deficit disorder, mental retardation and cerebral palsy.' Autism has, debatably, always been around - Isaac Newton was almost certainly on the autistic spectrum - but we have only recently started diagnosing it. Same with ADD. Children with cerebral palsy and retardation (resulting from birth trauma), again, until recently, rarely survived birth. Industrialisation has coincided with modern medicine, which has dramatically cut infant mortality. Correlation is not causation, you fucktards.

'Chemicals have created a pandemic, which is 'silent' because the damage caused by individual chemicals is not obvious in health statistics, says the report.' Hmm, maybe it doesn't EXIST, then. Maybe?


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