3/08/2011

ALERT: Congressional Democrats uncover Republican plot to given them and their constituents cancer!

This is probably the most serious credible charge that I have seen made against Republicans. Personally, I don't know how they are going to be able to defend themselves against it. This is going to lead to disaster for Republicans in coming elections.

A group of Democrats complain Styrofoam cups in the House cafeteria could contain carcinogens.

In a letter to Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) and other Republican leaders, the nine Democrats say the Styrofoam cups and other dining materials could hold chemical components that could cause cancer. The Democrats are upset with the switch to Styrofoam from recyclable materials put into place when Democrats ran the House.

The letter asks Boehner to reconsider the switch away from recyclable to polystyrene-based foam containers, and warns that the health of visitors to the Capitol could be compromised.

"The irresponsibility of the decision to use polystyrene foam without considering other options is all the more egregious because the cafeteria is not merely used by House members and our staffers," the lawmakers write. "The health of constituents and visitors to the Hill who eat in the cafeteria will be impacted by this short-sighted decision." . . .

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Blogger John A said...

Well, perhaps they could use cups of recycled paper?

Or not -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12663183

"Researchers found toxic chemicals from recycled newspapers had contaminated food sold in many cardboard cartons.

"The chemicals, known as mineral oils, come from printing inks.

"Cereal firm Jordans has stopped using recycled cardboard and other firms are to ensure their recycled packaging does not contain any toxic oils."

3/08/2011 5:08 PM  

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