Traverse City, Michigan. The industry that poisoned the land and water is looong gone, but today, 2015, they are still cleaning up from environmental contamination during the years of 1955-87–dry cleaning until 1987.
Tetrachloroethylene (PCE) (PERC) Note that it took only four hours to reach toxicity for rabbits, rats, and mice if I’m reading this correctly. It’s also very interesting that this toxic chemical can cause hepatitis.
1,2 dichloroethene (DCE) Note that the toxicity of rabbits, mice, and rat was also at 4 hours exposure.
Vinyl chloride Note that toxicity can include death. Ataxia is best described as walking like you’re drunk. You run into walls, you lose your balance easily. This is part of heavy metal poisoning and resulting leaky gut, as well. **edited to add 3.17.17: being off balance may have a co-factor of gallstones or gallbladder inflammation, due to a toxic liver.
And so we have the neocons/neolibs fighting EPA once again for cracking down on polluters….whining they are being too haaaard on them. I’d say they’re not hard enough. They started cleanup in 1970…45 freaking years to clean up after themselves is more than lenient. And they’re not even footing the bill…you, the public, are. And the fish. And the wildlife. And the no-see-ums that make up a healthy soil….