I remember the celebration of the first “Earth Day” in the United States. It was April 22, 1970, founded by then U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson. I recall how moved I was driving to work down a lovely then-country, now urbanized, road. I was inspired by the beauty of that day: sparkling, crystal-clear Ceylon sapphire blue skies—no chemtrails!; powder pink flowering ornamental trees along the way; daffodils, tulips and other spring bulbs all showing off their grandeur, not to mention the ‘acid’ yellow of wild buttercups carpeting just about every bare spot along the way. By the time I got to work, I had written a poem in my head, which was published in the corporate newsletter. Everyone loved it; I wish I could find it to share with readers, as it seemed to be prophetic about what pollution can do.
Back then we didn’t have:
1. Shale gas fracking, which apparently contaminates individual homeowners’ wells and their faucet water that can alight and catch fire as demonstrated here.
2. GMO farming and crop agriculture, which use glyphosate (Roundup®) even as a pre-harvest crop desiccant, or another similar herbicide, glufosinate,  like they are water.
Aluminum Oxide Particles, Arsenic, Bacilli and Molds, Barium Salts, Barium Titanates, Cadmium, Calcium, Chromium, Desiccated Human Red Blood Cells, Ethylene Dibromide, Enterobacter Cloacal, Enterobacteriaceae, Human white Blood Cells-A (restrictor enzyme used in research labs to snip and combine DNA), Lead, Mercury, Methyl Aluminum, Mold Spores, Mycoplasma, Nano-Aluminum-Coated Fiberglass, Nitrogen Trifluoride Known as CHAFF), Nickel, Polymer Fibers, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Pseudomonas Florescens, Radioactive Cesium, Radio Active Thorium, Selenium, Serratia Marcscens, Sharp Titanium Shards, Silver, Streptomyces, Stronthium, Sub-Micron Particles (Containing Live Biological Matter), Unidentified Bacteria, Uranium, Yellow Fungal Mycotoxins .
4. Toxic, mercury-laden light bulbs—those curlicue bulbs called CFLs  which, when broken create a toxic or ‘hazmat’ [4-5] area that has to be treated as such .
5. High-tech industry “uses thousands of chemicals and is one of the “most chemical-intensive industries ever conceived.”  “Workers are exposed to corrosive chlorinated substances, photoactive chemicals, chemical strippers, etchants, toxic gases, a variety of acids, solvents, heavy metals, plastics and plastic additives such as isaproponal, acetone, methanol, glycol ethers, xylene, and a host of toxic elements and compounds such as antimony, arsenic, boron, phosphorous and fluoride.11”
Have you ever thought about all the toxins in your ‘smart’ appliances and gadgets which cause pollution during manufacturing, plus possible gas out or burn off on your end during handling and use?
6. All the chemicals used in plastics manufacturing and clothing chemicals, especially during the manufacturer of rayon (made from wood/cellulose) and “eleven fabrics are synthesized solely from chemical compounds. They are nylon, polyester, acrylic, modacrylic, olefin, spandex, anidex, saran, vinal, vinyon, and nytril.”  Have you realized how toxic your clothing can be? Do you pre-wash to eliminate most of the ‘sizing’ or finishing chemicals, which often contain formaldehyde, before wearing or placing new clothing on infants and children? Clue: those chemicals smell like perfume in most instances.
There are many more examples that I can cite since high tech and corporate manufacturers now may use toxic chemicals just about any which-way they want in the manufacturer of products. Those manufacturing processes cause pollution which affects ground water, the air we breathe, and the soil in which our food is grown. Ever think of that?
Here is the official EPA Superfund Site listing for all fifty U.S. states and territories. Scrolling through your state, you may be surprised to learn how close you live to one, especially if you have a well; municipally-provided water may not be that safe either, especially when fluoride is added.
April 22nd is the annual “Earth Day” celebration. Hopefully, this information brings thoughts about how to reduce much of the intentional pollution that’s being driven by technology, corporate endeavors, and an unfortunate ignorance due to consumerism.
11. Joseph LaDou and Timothy Rohm, “The International Electronics Industry,” International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health 4 (1) (January-March 1998). 
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Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.
Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.
Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.
Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick(2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)