Friday, February 25, 2005

homeland security?

Home just ain't the same anymore. And it sure ain't secure. When breast milk is a toxic hazard -- putting babies at risk for thyroid impairment among other things -- you know those that we trust to protect us have fallen down on the job:
Rocket-Fuel Chemical Found in Breast Milk "Scientists on Tuesday reported that perchlorate, a toxic component of rocket fuel, was contaminating virtually all samples of women's breast milk and its levels were found to be, on average, five times greater than in cow's milk.

The contaminant, which originates mostly at defense industry plants, previously had been detected in various food and water supplies around the country. But the study by Texas Tech University's Institute of Environmental and Human Health was the first to investigate breast milk...."