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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: PFAS-ed Off

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It’s in the air. It’s in household dust. It’s in breast milk. It’s in food packaging. Fabric. Furniture. Clothing. It’s in our shampoo.

Whenever a cloudy day hits Mullumbimby we all know it’s only a matter of time before someone’s on a community Facebook group warning people about chemtrails. I’ve sat in a Meet the Candidates and heard an audience member ask an MP what they are going to do about chemtrails and watched them squirm.

Is there a special helmet? Do we stay indoors? Surely not mask wearing again? I’m not entirely sure what we’re supposed to do, or exactly what we are being sprayed with, but the conspiracists tell me it’s the government trying to dumb us down. I’ve never believed any government would bother with spraying us. Why would they poison us from the sky, when their shitty laws allow corporations to make billions by poisoning us on the ground instead? Hello asbestos? Big tobacco? Sugar? And of course, PFAS.

PFAS is a group of substances that include perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHxS). I don’t know about you, but these names are scary. I always say, if you can’t say it, don’t spray it.

Too late.

It’s in the air. It’s in household dust. It’s in breast milk. It’s in food packaging. Fabric. Furniture. Clothing. It’s in our shampoo. You don’t need secret agents Colin and Jeff taking off at Tyagarah in a plane full of poison. Thanks to Dupont it’s already here. On our supermarket shelves. In our boobs. And right now in Mullumbimby it’s been detected in ground water near the fire station, because fire retardants contain PFAS. Apparently as long as you don’t use bore water on your garden, fill your pool, or drink it, you’re fine. Hmm, really?

Science is telling us there is NO safe level of PFAS.

Yet in the US they have enforceable maximum contaminant levels in their water at four parts per trillion.

Here in Australia according to the EPA it’s something like 70 parts per trillion for PFAS and 560 parts per trillion for PFOS. So apparently, we can take more DNA-modifying poison than Americans. Amazing how the same poison can be less poisonous in different parts of the world.

Science assumes that objects and events in natural systems occur in consistent patterns that are understandable through measurement and observation. I’m no scientist, but if science says there is NO safe level, then I assume there is NO safe level of exposure ANYWHERE.

But don’t worry. Our governments are onto it. It’s only taken decades of lobbying and pressure from people dying of hideous cancers. By 1 July in 2025 those ‘FOREVER’ chemicals will be banned in Australia. See, they really do care!

Big chemical companies have known about the harm to human health since the 1960s. They kept it secret.

Who cares about living cancer-free when you can Scotchgard the couch?

What an amazing product – non-stick pans AND epigenetic perturbations!

Exposure is known to cause increase in cholesterol levels, lower response to vaccines, heart disease, and of course, weird-freaky-fucking-scary arse cancers.

3M is the corporate giant who delivered this chemical fingerprint that can be found everywhere all over the world. At Tartan High School in the US – the town 3M built – kids in primary, middle and high school were dropping off with cancer. It’s not a secret anymore.

The company has paid out billions.

And it’s unravelling here. In Wreck Bay, where the department of defence negligently allowed PFAS to leach into the water, the Aboriginal community that has been there for thousands of years can no longer live or fish on their traditional lands. Their cancer stats are through the roof. The government reached a settlement with the Wreck Bay Aboriginal community for a pathetic $22 million.

PFAS contamination is forever. The chemtrails aren’t in the sky.

They are in us.


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3 COMMENTS

  1. Mandy I have noticed the dumbing down has been effective for quite some time now so no need for them to try any harder.

    Thank you for your continuous rants against corruption and social injustice. Always good to hear you. Xx

  2. Life gets more and more surreal. What is the real motivation behind chemtrails? Thanks Mandy. This is a terrifying article and a lot of research went into it. Humans? A weird terrifying species. Corporations? Hell in the sky.

  3. Yes, big business making money out of nasty chemicals that cause scary arise chemicals are a worry. Governments should do something about it. Trouble is when Labor tried to ban vapes without a prescription, the Greens teamed up with the Nats to keep them legal!

    Wtf? They didn’t want to look uncool or draconian to their biggest constituency, the under 35s?

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