Beloved Community – Rough Notes
Directly south of the city of Sarnia; Made up of huge chemical corporations; St. Claire
river; Solvent producers; Benzene exposure, formaldehyde, etc.
Birth ratio of boys to girls had changed; twice as many girls being born as boys;
Chemicals act as if they were hormones (disruptors); development of the fetus is
under the control of hormones; chemicals into the birthing environment will disrupt
the developmental process (and differentiation of sexes)
These chemicals released into environment causing abnormalities and deformities
Miscarriages (relation to girl/boy ratio?)
Hormonal Disruption in the life cycle; if fetus is development, profound effect on
health of person as a child, or in adult life, etc.
Fish with tumors; birth defects in community
Animals dying from drinking contaminated river water
Puppy drank from the river when pregnant: 3 puppies died right at birth due to
breathing problems; major developmental probl