>Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2000 12:27:34 -0600
>Subject: Corporate Trustworthiness was Re: Rubber car tires, soaker hoses and heavy metals
>snip ...I have the notion that the scare about using old tires was probably
>an exageration, that is why I choose to ask directly the manufactures.
>Why on earth would you trust what the manufacturer has to say about their
>product's safety? After all, the manufacturer has a vested interest in
>Seeing, Hearing and Speaking no evil of a money making product.
>Remember, it was the tobacco companies telling us cigarette don't cause
>cancer and the electric power and oil companies telling us "No, there is no
>global warming". Ronald Regan even told us tree were the source of NOx
>pollution. Right, sure and now the National Reaseach Council come out with
>their report., "Oh, sorry world, we just fibbed a little, so uh um, yea
>there is a little global warming."
>I guess it is kind of poetic justice that now that when a corporation makes
>a statement no one will believe them even if it were true. Their
>credibility is shot, zero zip, nada. Sort of a reverse on the little boy
>who cried wolf story. We started down this Road of Doublespeak 20 or more
>years ago and now people not only don't believe Ralph Nader, they don't
>believe GM or other corporations either. Now with the expose about
>corporate lawyer hiring on at the FDA to oversee the approval of the
>products they worked on in the private sector, the government has fallen
>into the same credibility morass as their corporate handlers.
>Like the old saying, "What goes around comes around." and we are all worse
>off for this too. Mike Miller
I am not choosing to believe blindly in what anybody could say, that is why I ask Fiskars about the topic. I did not know that they use a plastic coating for example, so it was useful for me. In addition I did search the web for info on heavy metals leakage from recycled tires and also did a search for problems associated with the use of old tires in agriculture, landscaping and gardening. The info I have at this point is that tires are quite safe, but I would be most interested in seeing references on the contrary. Can you help ?
Guillermo Romero Ibarrola
Comala, Colima, MEXICO
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