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Dear Mr Cameron: Don’t Let Fracking Be The Next Asbestos

Guess what David Cameron got for Christmas?

A fortune cookie laced with Asbestos?

AsbestosCookie for frackheads

No, it was a gift wrapped box of Asbestos, apparently!

Dame Vivienne Westwood and Santa Claus joined forces to hand deliver an Asbestos Christmas present to the UK Prime Minister, Mr David Cameron at no. 10 Downing Street. All in the name of driving home the dangers of Fracking. The British public should be pleased!

A recently published Annual report, Innovation Risk, Managing it, Not Avoiding it, by the Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Sir Mark Walport, which compares the potential health risks of Fracking with those of asbestos and thalidomide, was also hand delivered:

‘Walport’s report says: “History presents plenty of examples of innovation trajectories that later proved to be problematic — for instance involving asbestos, benzene, thalidomide, dioxins, lead in petrol, many pesticides, mercury, chlorine and endocrine-disrupting compounds…”’1.

More from Telegraph UK:

“Though the box of asbestos, which was carried by a gas mask-wearing Santa Claus, was not allowed through the Downing Street gates, Westwood and Corre were allowed to deliver a dossier of “independent medical reports” on the consequences of fracking.”

(Umm, why does it bother me when people use gas-masks for publicity stunts? Oh well, guess it’s for a good cause and all; ergo, best leave ours at home next time, hey? If we want to be taken seriously, that is.)

Kindly, they also gave Cameron a Christmas card to go with his Asbestos. A part of which read:

“Dear David,

… Although you have no democratic mandate to foist fracking onto the British people, or to sweep away our protections under civil law in order to allow drilling companies to drill under our homes, schools and environment without our consent, this is precisely what you are doing.

Please take some time over the festive period to consider the legacy that your decisions as Prime Minister will have on the British people and our green and pleasant land. We don’t want fracking to be the next Asbestos or Thalidomide, and we’re sure you wouldn’t want that on your hands either.

Wishing you a merry Christmas
Talk Fracking”

Inside the card was an open letter signed by 150 high profile individuals and organisations including Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), Naomi Klein, End Ecocide EU, Sir Paul McCartney, his daughter Stella, Yoko Ono, Helena Bonham Carter, Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Greta Scacchi, Sir John Elliot Gardiner, Bianca Jagger, Lily Cole, Thom Yorke, Russell Brand, Vanessa Redgrave and Sir Antony Gormley; calling for an immediate suspension of fracking in the UK.

You can watch the Fracas surrounding the fracking and Cameron below:

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From TalkFracking: What is Fracking?

Anti-Fracking Resources

References

1. Innovation Risk, Managing it, Not Avoiding it, by the Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Sir Mark Walport

‘Asbestos fortune cookie’ image source: Redkid

 

Michellina Van Loder is a Professional Writer, Journalist and Blogger. This is where she shares her tales about trail blazing her way out of the Labyrinth of Chemical Sensitivities and Mould. This is also where you will find the latest Research on related topics.

Fictional Characters: Environmentally Injured/Environmentally Sensitive

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Fictional Characters: Environmentally Injured / Environmentally Sensitive

This is a list of fictional characters who were injured by environmental exposures or who are unusually sensitive to environmental exposures.

1

Superman

Oct 17, 2012
Superman

environmental sensitivity: kryptonite

2

The Fantastic Four

Oct 17, 2012
The Fantastic Four

environmentally injured by: a storm of cosmic rays while they were in outer space

3

The Incredible Hulk

Oct 17, 2012
The Incredible Hulk

environmentally injured by: a gamma bomb

Oct 17, 2012 - goodreads.com - 176
Miles Vorkosigan in "The Warrior's Apprentice" and other works by Lois McMaster Bujold

environmentally injured by: his mother's exposure to a soltoxin gas grenade

5

Mike Monroe (played by Anthony Edwards) on Northern Exposure

Oct 17, 2012
Mike Monroe (played by Anthony Edwards) on Northern Exposure

environmentally sensitive to: chemicals

Oct 17, 2012 - goodreads.com - 150
Nicholas Halloway in "Memoirs of an Invisible Man" by Harry F. Saint

environmentally injured by: a scientific lab explosion

7

Plastic Man

Oct 17, 2012
Plastic Man

environmentally injured by: a chemical at Crawford Chemical Works

8

Ulysses Adair in "Earth 2"

Oct 17, 2012
Ulysses Adair in "Earth 2"

environmentally sensitive to: earth's environment

9

Sublett in "Virtual Light" by William F. Gibson

Oct 17, 2012
Sublett in "Virtual Light" by William F. Gibson

environmentally sensitive to: chemicals

10

The Joker

Oct 17, 2012
The Joker

environmentally injured by: chemicals

11

sandman

Oct 17, 2012
sandman

environmentally injured by: sand that had been irradiated by an experimental nuclear reactor

Michellina Van Loder is a Professional Writer, Journalist and Blogger. This is where she shares her tales about trail blazing her way out of the Labyrinth of Chemical Sensitivities and Mould. This is also where you will find the latest Research on related topics.

Are The Government Fracking Us Over?

In the US there are some states where fracking is banned, such as New York (frack-free), and in Texas, it’s been banned, also. The process of fracking is not allowed near schools due to cancer causing carcinogens. However, in the UK, where there have been earthquake related incidences, the controversy over fracking is heating up. In London, an Infrastructure bill, that is currently going through Parliament, will allow fracking to happen under peoples homes.

Russell Brand gives us fract-facts, figures (and a laugh):

For more information on this topic, go to www.talkfracking.org

Michellina Van Loder is a Professional Writer, Journalist and Blogger. This is where she shares her tales about trail blazing her way out of the Labyrinth of Chemical Sensitivities and Mould. This is also where you will find the latest Research on related topics.

Information, products and views presented by guest bloggers @The Labyrinth are not necessarily the same as those held by this blog's author, Michellina van Loder. Reviews are my own personal opinions (unless stated otherwise); and satire is used throughout personal posts. Any health topics discussed are not to be taken as medical advice. Seek out medical attention if needed and do your own research; however, you're welcome to use mine as a start.
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