Body Burden V: Daily Poison

Exercise Incorporate a daily practice that demonstrates the theme of your research. 

Response Photograph myself with household items that I am regularly exposed to, and using exaggeration & conflation, demonstrate the negative effects of such exposure at an accelerated pace.

 

Tonalides are found in laundry detergents, soaps, synthetic fragrances and cosmetics. They are a known Endocrine disrupter. Currently they are not regulated.

 

Galaxolides are found in laundry detergents, soaps, synthetic fragrances and cosmetics. They are a known Endocrine disrupter. Currently they are not regulated.

 

BPAs are found in hard plastic casings and coatings in bottles like these. BPAs are synthetic estrogens that are known to cause obesity, early puberty, diabetes, diminishesIntellecutal/behavioral capacity, causes infertility & miscarriage, resistence to chemotherapy, asthma and cardiovascular problems. The FDA is considering regulation. Some form exists in Minnesota, CT, Chicago, and NY’s Suffolk & Schenectady Counties.

 

BPAs are also found in electronics and cell phone casings. BPAs are synthetic estrogens that are known to cause obesity, early puberty, diabetes, diminishesIntellecutal/behavioral capacity, causes infertility & miscarriage, resistence to chemotherapy, asthma and cardiovascular problems. The FDA is considering regulation. Some form exists in Minnesota, CT, Chicago, and NY’s Suffolk & Schenectady Counties.

 

Perfluororchemicals are found in non-stick, grease, stain and water resistant coating, including brands teflon, scotchgard and goretex. They are known to cause liver, pancreatic and breast cancers. The EPA is currently developing drinking water standards for these chemicals.

One thought on “Body Burden V: Daily Poison

  1. You could really take this far. Does it have any traction for you? It’s such a good start.
    Next, I suggest, would be a material question: can you make the toxins do some of the artistic work– you in collaboration with them?

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