Breast Cancer Action Petition

NOTE: I support Breast Cancer Action because they investigate companies that are producing products that have chemicals not healthy for our bodies or the environment. Please read the message and sign the petition you agree. thanx to my friend Honey for sending it.  ellensue

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URGENT ACTION NEEDED: We’ll be delivering this petition to Gov. Brown in the upcoming weeks, and we need to collect thousands of signatures to show that people across the country want him to end the use of toxic oil wastewater in growing our nation’s food immediately. Please sign the petition now to stand up for public health!

P.S. If you have already taken action on this issue, please share this critical message far and wide!

No matter where you live in the U.S., if you eat fruits and veggies, you’re probably eating food grown in California. In fact, California grows over a third of the nation’s veggies and two-thirds of its fruits and nuts. It’s what’s sparked the saying, “California feeds the nation.”
But little do people know that California is feeding the nation food grown with oil wastewater.Tell California Governor Jerry Brown to stop this toxic process that exposes our food and our bodies to cancer-causing chemicals.
California is the third largest oil-producing state in the country. When all that oil is extracted from underground, water called wastewater comes back up with it. In California, oil companies have been increasingly trying to take advantage of farmers’ desperate need for water during the drought by selling them this toxic wastewater to irrigate our food.
Hundreds of chemicals that are linked to a variety of health problems are used in oil operations. No comprehensive, independent testing has been done around oil wastewater irrigation to ensure our food and our health are safe. But initial studies have found elevated levels of carcinogens in this water. A test of Chevron’s irrigation wastewater found the chemical benzene, which is linked to breast cancer, at higher concentrations than what is allowed in the state’s drinking water.
Even organic produce has been affected, so there’s no shopping your way out of this problem. As California braces for a dry summer, plans are underway to expand the use of oil wastewater for crop irrigation in the state. The state’s largest oil company has even planned to quadruple the amount of water it sells to farmers for irrigation.

In solidarity,

Alyssa Figueroa
Campaigns Coordinator
Breast Cancer Action

2 thoughts on “Breast Cancer Action Petition

  1. Thank you on keeping us up to date on how easily food can be contaminated without our being
    the wiser. So much is done on the pretense that it will not poison our food supply which makes us
    as consumers extremely vulnerable. Thanks for bringing this to our attention for we all need to be
    aware of the destructive consequences to our bodies and minds.

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